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Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit. His careers and interests are somewhere in the middle of mobile technology and new/social media. After working at Blackberry in the software developtment department, Douglas started his own media company, which produced two industry recognized blogs: BlackBerry Cool (the longest running BlackBerry news blog) and QuicklyBored (initially a mobile gaming industry blog). Three years later, Douglas started with at RIM, where he was responsible for starting and building a blogging program. While at RIM, he worked on foursquare and other social apps.


Douglas exhibits a rare commitment to content and the editorial process, and goes all-in on every project. He’s consistently leading the charge with veteran instinct, despite being still relatively early in his career." - Todd Denis, Executive Director, Brand @ Team Canada

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AlayaCare acquires New York-based Arrow Solutions to tackle US Medicaid market

Healthtech startup AlayaCare, which develops solutions for home care providers, has acquired New York-based software company Arrow Solutions. This represents the fourth acquisition for Montréal-based AlayaCare. “The acquisition of Arrow Solution...

Toronto machine learning startup Dessa acquired by Square

Dessa, a Toronto-based startup that builds machine learning applications, has been acquired by Square. While terms of the deal have not been disclosed, Dessa will continue to operate under its brand and will maintain its headquarters in Toronto. Squ...

Today in funding: Inkblot Therapy, UrtheCast, and Screenfluence

Three Canadian startups have announced fresh funding rounds to fuel their growth. Here’s the latest on who raised how much, from whom, and what they’ll be putting the new funds toward. Inkblot Therapy raises $1 million seed round Toronto-based I...

Today in hires: Nudge Rewards, Sportlogiq

Recently, two tech organizations have announced new members to their teams. Here’s a breakdown of who is joining and what they bring to the table. Nudge Rewards appoints new CRO, adds board members Toronto-based Nudge Rewards, which offers a way f... receives privacy certification developed by Ann Cavoukian

Toronto-based has received the Privacy by Design certification, which aims to help companies enhance their privacy awareness and compliance. claims it is the first AI company in the world to receive the certification. “We...