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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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University of Waterloo launches new quantum initiative, merging academia and industry

The University of Waterloo has launched a new program that brings academia and industry together to collaborate on developing new quantum technologies. The Quantum Alliance program is led by Transformative Quantum Technologies, an existing research ...

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Koho officially launched its new metal credit cards on Thursday, making the new product available to some of the tens of thousands of consumers that signed up for the waitlist. Fully launching its waitlist at the beginning of Q4, Koho has seen aroun...

Creative Destruction Lab opens newest location in Atlanta’s Georgia Tech

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) announced on Thursday, the newest location for its accelerator program. Opening in Atlanta, Georgia, CDL is partnering with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) Scheller College of Business for CDL-Atlant...

Valent Low-Carbon Technologies raises $30 million led by Kensington Private Equity Fund

Valent Low-Carbon Technologies, a Canadian cleantech company focused on renewable fuels and refinery processes, has received a $30 million investment led by Kensington Private Equity Fund and CFFI Ventures. “It is this coalition cocktail that crea...

R|T: The Retail Times – Shopify arms the rebels

The Retail Times is a weekly newsletter covering retail tech news from Canada and around the globe. Subscribe to R|T using the form at the bottom of this page to ensure you don’t miss out on the most important retail tech news every week! BROUGHT ...