Indoor-positioning-startup Wifarer has landed its first customer, the Royal BC Museum, in Victoria, Canada. Wifarer and the BC, however, aren’t just slinging location-triggered coupons. The museum is using Wifarer technology to create an object-aware virtual guide to its exhibits.
Flush with new funds, social dining startup Grubwithus has made its first acquisition, Vancouver’s The Social Feed. The deal will allow the Grubwithus to expand to Canada as well as explore the “supper club” format The Social Feed has popularized.
The idea behind the V-Pole — a concept utility pole and art project from the brain of Vancouver-based writer Douglas Coupland — is basically: make it transparent, design it well and it put it all in one place.
Telus will launch Canada’s third LTE network on Friday, rolling out the mobile broadband technology in 14 cities from Vancouver to Halifax. It plans to expand the network throughout 2012 to cover 25 million Canadians, 71 percent of the country’s population, by year end.
Twitter’s purchase of Summify, which delivered an email summary of interesting links from a user’s social networks, shows Twitter is trying to get smarter about how it filters the flood of information users are exposed to. It’s a challenge that’s only going to grow.
As the technology boom (or bubble) continues to roll on, more “incubators” are trying to duplicate the kind of success that Y Combinator has seen in producing startups: one of the most recent to launch is GrowLab, based in both British Columbia and Silicon Valley.
Networking giant Cisco has teamed up with building efficiency startup Pulse Energy to track and manage energy use in city buildings in Vancouver. The partnership is one of the first times that Cisco has brought in a startup to work with its EnergyWise building controls platform.
The co-founder of venture fund and incubator Bootup Labs has apologized publicly for the failure of the company’s Y Combinator-style startup camp, which fell apart last week after it failed to raise enough money to back all of the startups it had accepted into the program.
Startup incubator Bootup Labs has come under fire from startups after one of the entrepreneurs who was accepted into the group’s program said he and his co-founder had their dreams dashed and were left penniless as a result of promises Bootup Labs made and couldn’t keep.
The data is starting to roll in for the full Vancouver Olympics. NBC (NYSE: GE) hasn’t been to provide some of the stats we’ve asked for –…