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B2B News for Thursday, August 11, 2022: More Electronic Vehicle Charging Stations, New Tool to Protect Decentralized Finance Blockchains

Indigo Park Canada has been granted over $2.4 million CA by the federal government to install of 500 Level 2 EV chargers in its owned, leased and some of its managed parking facilities across British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. The installations will be complete by March 2024.   The grant comes from Natural Resources […]

CannaBNN News for Wednesday, August 10, 2022: Lantern Launches Social Equity Incubator, Curaleaf Acquires Four 20 Pharma and More!

Lantern has launched the New York Cannabis Project, a multi-faceted social equity incubator program. The program provides resources, training and education to entrepreneurs entering the cannabis industry in newly legal markets.  The New York Cannabis Project has already worked with Bronx community organizations to support The Bronx Cannabis Hub. “For far too long, the criminalization […]

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B2B News for Tuesday, August 9, 2022: Automotive Parts Merger, Cloud 9 Acquires Toothfairy, Rocketlane Launches Customer Onboarding Platform

Edge Autonomy has acquired its supplier, Adaptive Energy, a designer and manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) for backup, off grid and UAV power. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan Adaptive Energy has twenty years of fuel cell manufacturing experience and nearly 2,000 SOFC systems deployed worldwide. The company’s lightweight, energy dense SOFC have been integrated as critical technology […]

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B2B News for Friday, August 5, 2022: Amazon to Acquire iRobot, to Launch Monday, Psychological Safety Supports Innovation

Amazon will acquire cleaning product producer iRobot. “We know that saving time matters, and chores take precious time that can be better spent doing something that customers love,” said Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices. “Over many years, the iRobot team has proven its ability to reinvent how people clean with products that are incredibly […]

CannaBNN News for Friday, July 29: Halo Nixes Phytocann Purchase, WEED Inc Acquires Hempirical Genetics and More

Halo Collective Inc has announced they will not be pursuing the acquisition of PhytoCann Holdings SA citing market conditions. “I have worked in the legal U.S. cannabis industry for nearly a decade and frankly have never seen market conditions as challenging as what we are experiencing today. In conjunction with the Board of Directors, I […]

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B2B News for Monday, July 25. 2022:  Accenture Acquisition Highlights On-Shoring Trend, More HVAC Merger and Acquisition Activity

The long predicted on-shoring trend is starting to show in mergers and acquisitions. Accenture will acquire Eclipse Automation. Eclipse provides customized manufacturing automation and robotics solutions from its headquarters in Cambridge. Financial terms of the deal remain undisclosed. “Technology, data and AI are fundamentally transforming every part of a company,” said Aaron Saint, North America […]

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B2B News for Thursday, July 21, 2022: Maestros of the Metaverse List, Pivotree Partnership

What companies are poised to become the “Maestros of the Metaverse”? IFI CLAIMS, a digital science company, believes patent applications will tell us. The company’s partners at Barcelona-based IALE Tecnología studied all of the metaverse-related patent applications made over the past five years. “Our analysis has found that over the past five years, metaverse-related patent […]

CannaBNN News for Wednesday, July 20, 2022: MediPharm and OneLife Botanicals Reach Deal, Delta 9 Trading Halted, New Dosing Device

OneLife Botanicals, one of Australia’s leading cannabis wellness and medical product companies, has struck a deal to buy MediPharm Labs Australia PTY Ltd for $6.2M. The acquisition will expedite OneLife Botanicals commercialization efforts. “This sale represents a major milestone for MediPharm Labs as it continues to focus on rightsizing the business to achieve profitability. As […]

Network diversity requires access: Canadian businesses deserve their choice of telecom provider

By Todd Hofley The July 8 services outage was a wake-up call for our industry and its regulators to address the lack of competition in our communications ecosystem. As a telecom provider, we recognize the Rogers outage was every telco’s worst nightmare. We understand how such a disaster can affect businesses deeply. There has been a lot of discussion about how much Canadians need an […]

Retain Your Employees With These In-Demand Benefits

Retain Your Employees With These In-Demand Benefits

The average small business hires fewer than 20 employees, which is far below the employee threshold for most federally-mandated benefits. However, to remain competitive and reduce turnover, small business owners should still offer attractive benefits packages to their employees. Companies can choose from a range of financial and creative perks to show their appreciation for […]

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B2B News for Friday, July 15, 2022: Blending instead of Balancing Work and Life, What’s Up with Elon Now

Apparently, due to the pent-up demand for travel, there is a shortage of cars to rent this summer. For the car rental agency, that news could only have meant one thing. Inviting global competition to set up shop in Canada. SIXT is expanding into the billion-dollar Canadian car rental market.  The first location will open […]

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B2B News for Wednesday, July 13, 2022: Evolving Agents of Transformation, Construction Industry Tech Expanding

What are elite global technologists up to in 2022? They’re supporting the Experience Economy. That’s from the AppDynamics report Agents of Transformation 2022. It’s the fourth annual report that analyzes the skills and attributes of this segment of professionals. According to AppDynamics, theses elites are a new class of technology experts who pivot between business […]

CannaBNN Headlines for Friday, July 8, 2022: High Tide and Choom Expansion, Spain Strides toward Medical Access

Consolidation of the legal cannabis industry is continuing. High Tide Inc. is acquiring nine of Choom Holding Inc.’s brick and mortar stores across Canada. “I am thrilled to be announcing this deal today, which represents the third public company whose assets we have integrated into the High Tide portfolio since November 2020, following the acquisitions […]

CEOs: It’s Time to Double Down on Your Customers

By Scott Salkin, SVP and GM of Gainsight Essentials at Gainsight. The economic headwinds buffeting the U.S. are already reaping significant damage on SaaS companies around the world. From public stock prices to private valuations, overfunded and overspent SaaS companies are proving to be some of the most vulnerable and hardest-hit by high inflation, rising interest rates, […]

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B2B News for Thursday, July 7, 2022: More Cloud Mergers, a Super Nasty Acquisition Drama by Press Release

The trend toward consolidation and growth plans in cloud-based companies is continuing. The trend is now seeing international moves coupled with the usual appointments following acquisition. Airties, a provider of cloud-based managed Wi-Fi solutions has appointed Tony Ball as the new Chairman of its board. Philippe Alcaras will continue to serve as CEO. The company’s corporate headquarters is […]

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B2B News for Tuesday, July 5, 2022: Zonetail and ROAR Partner Up, Cloud Investments Explained

Working remotely just got even more convenient. Zonetail Inc. has partnered with booking platform ROAR. Zonetail is a mobile platform provider for residents and guests of high-rise residential buildings while ROAR is a booking and payment platform. The partnership will provide Zonetail users direct access to an expanded set of services ranging from personal care to fitness […]

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B2B News for Thursday, June 30, 2022: Cloud Data Engineering and Security Deals

Watch the weather B2B folks! There is lots of cloud-based activity. Accenture will acquire Ottawa-based XtremeEDA under undisclosed conditions. XtremeEDA provides semiconductor engineering services.    The acquisition of XtremeEDA will expand Accenture Cloud First’s capabilities.   “We believe silicon engineering has enormous potential to help organizations uncover new ways to differentiate and personalize experiences in the digital world,” said Karthik […]