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Now or Never: Why the government must step up to help the tech industry

It’s never been a better time to start a tech company. But a shortage of domestic cloud-computing services could spoil the party >

From Compaq With Love

Edmonton’s meat-and-potatoes technical school has partnered with a global technology company in an unprecedented strategic technology relationship.
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Edmontons Space and Science Centre has Lift off

If you”ve ever dreamt of sitting cross-legged on a human tongue or sticking your fist up a nostril, Edmonton’s expanded and renovated Space and Science Centre will be your kind of heaven.
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Continental Shift

As lights dimmed in California and drivers felt the pinch at the gas pump, freshly inaugurated U.S. President George W. Bush began to muse aloud about the creation of a continental energy policy. >

The Computer Upgrade Treadmill

When you buy software, you’re hopping on a treadmill. At first, everything goes slow and easy as you load your program. Then the upgrades begin. You pick up speed as you load upgrade after upgrade.
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INDUSTRY REPORT: The Wireless Wave

I'm sure my Dad's VCR has a place reserved in the Toshiba hall of fame. Roughly the size of an armoured personnel carrier and nearly as expensive, this early-1970s marvel came with a real neat gadget that let you play or rewind the tape from any chair in the family room. >

High-Tech Dusting

Alberta high-tech firms lost their appetite in 2000. The ferocious hunger for capital and human resources of 1999 was expected to continue, but the needs were satiable, according to the second annual Alberta Technology Report 2000 sponsored by Ernst & Young, TD Bank, Ipsos Reid, CompCanada Atlas and Silicon Valley North.
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Diving Into a Data Pol

A stroll through an Alberta forest on a windless day confirms there is no shortage of mosquito species. Canada’s sparse population has allowed most of its wide variety of plants and animals to live, but a few are extinct and 106 are currently classified as endangered or threatened.
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Creation of Knowledge Capital

Most Respected Corporations: Recognizes a company that actively invests in building its base of research and knowledge to ensure the company is positioned for future development and growth >

Telecommuting + Employees = Productivity?

Despite a general trend towards an increased number of telecommuting workers, it seems executives of larger companies have mixed feelings about the benefits of employees working from the home.
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Smart as a Chip

Edmonton is the launching site for the first implementation of EarlyRain’s smart card based loyalty program, Affia. The program is being offered to local merchants through the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with TELUS Advertising Services and the Edmonton Examiner.
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