The software giant Lightspeed (TSX: LSPD.TO) from Quebec, valued over 1.4 B$, went public last Friday, on March 8, at the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Dax Dasilva founded Lightspeed in 2005, an adapted and specific solution with the aim of helping retailers manage in digital age and recreate the shopping experience of their customers. Its cloud-based software system can assist mid-sized companies manage inventory, take orders, process payments, analyze customer shopping patterns and develop an […]

Shopify acquires swedish competitor Tictail

News broke on November 26th 2018. Shopify (TSX: SHOP) bought Tictail, a swedish startup also in the ecommerce business. This acquisition shows Shopify is going forward with its business strategy. It consists of looking outside of North America in order to gain more market shares and continue its growth. No […]

A major success for SmartHalo, the Quebec gadget that turns traditional bicycles into intelligent transportation

The Montreal startup CycleLabs has developed the SmartHalo technology that transforms any bike into a smart mode of transportation. This device is attached to the handlebars of the bike and acts as a navigation device by connecting directly to the cellphone of the user. It calculates optimized routes for cyclists and […]

The dark side of a giant

The American multinational, founded on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, creates and markets electronic objects for everyone. From the first Macintosh computer on the market on January 24, 1984, through the disputes iPhone, iPad, iTunes and the watch “AppleWatch”, the company combines innovation and […]