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Wave of tech layoffs tips power back in favour of employers in sector

Wave of tech layoffs tips power back in favour of employers in sector

TORONTO — Members of Canada's technology industry say another wave of layoffs the sector saw this week is tipping the power dynamic back in favour of employers.

Waterloo tech company Magnet Forensics sold to U.S. firm Thoma Bravo for $1.8B

Magnet Forensics Inc. says it will be bought and taken private in a $1.8-billion deal signed with Thoma Bravo, a U.S. private equity firm operating in the software sector. Waterloo, Ont.
Tech company Hootsuite lays off 7% of staff, names Irina Novoselsky new CEO

Tech company Hootsuite lays off 7% of staff, names Irina Novoselsky new CEO

VANCOUVER — Social media technology company Hootsuite Inc. is laying off seven per cent of its staff in its third job cut in the last year and replacing its chief executive.
Women's tech collective Toast launches with aim to diversify hiring, reduce wage gaps

Women's tech collective Toast launches with aim to diversify hiring, reduce wage gaps

TORONTO — When Marissa McNeelands was hiring a senior artificial intelligence product manager last year, she asked recruiters to suggest an equal number of male and female candidates.

Michele Romanow steps down as Clearco CEO as company lays off staff again

TORONTO — Michele Romanow is stepping down from her chief executive role at Clearco as the e-commerce investing business she co-founded lays off staff.
Uber public policy head wants Ontario to move 'faster and further' on gig economy

Uber public policy head wants Ontario to move 'faster and further' on gig economy

Uber's vice-president and global head of public policy wants Ontario to speed up its efforts to deliver gig economy legislation and act on its pitch to boost gig worker benefits.
Project Arrow debuts first Canadian zero-emission vehicle at CES in Las Vegas

Project Arrow debuts first Canadian zero-emission vehicle at CES in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — The first Canadian zero-emission vehicle debuted today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
'That '90s Show,' 'The Menu,' 'The Last of Us' among January streaming highlights

'That '90s Show,' 'The Menu,' 'The Last of Us' among January streaming highlights

TORONTO — Here's a look at some of the standout TV series and films debuting on subscription streaming platforms in January: “That ‘90s Show” Swap out your bell bottoms for cargo pants and disco records for grunge CDs.
Shopify won't move into The Well, will develop current space at King Portland Centre

Shopify won't move into The Well, will develop current space at King Portland Centre

TORONTO — Shopify Inc. says it won’t move into a high-profile retail, office and residential building in Toronto.
Andrew Chang on jump-starting CBC's new free streaming service with 'About That'

Andrew Chang on jump-starting CBC's new free streaming service with 'About That'

TORONTO — Andrew Chang built his name as an anchor on CBC's nightly newscast "The National," but recently he traded in his tailored suits for a hoodie and jeans as host of a daily show on the public broadcaster's free news streaming channel.
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