Canadian startups woo Silicon Valley expats for top jobs

Technology startups in Canada are seeking to lure back expatriates from Silicon Valley with the promise of executive roles, generous stakes and the chance to stamp their mark on a nascent industry.

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OpenText shells out $1M to open data center in Australia

Waterloo, Canada-based software giant OpenText invested $1 million to open a data center in Sydney, Australia, to help companies deal with problems centered on enterprise data.

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Beat the Q bags $1M in funding to partially fund acquisition of Australian app eCoffeeCard

Waterloo, Australia-based mobile payment startup Beat the Q bagged $1 million in funding from high-net worth individuals to partially fund its planned acquisition of Sydney-based loyalty app eCoffeeCard.

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Canadian parcel pickup firm BufferBox shuts down standalone service in US and Canada to integrate into Google

Waterloo, Canada-based parcel pickup startup BufferBox is shutting down its standalone service in the US and Canada beginning March 31 to integrate it into Google Shopping products such as Google Shopping Express.

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Canada's Waterloo region sees massive rise in venture capital funds- report

Canada's Waterloo region posted a substantial rise in venture capital funds, with the creation of Open Text Applications Venture Fund and the Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund, TheRecord.com reported.

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Co-founder Lazaridis cuts stake in BlackBerry

Mike Lazaridis, co-founder of Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry, has sold 3.5 million shares in the troubled company for $26 million, according to documents filed with US regulators.

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