Region’s plan for future intensification recognized with award

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BlackBerry’s meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada’s Silicon Valley


(Reuters) – The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster for

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“Many great talented people left to join a variety of other start ups and brought a nice stimulus of experience to some of these fledgling start-ups that has caused them to mature at a much faster rate,” said John Ruffolo, chief executive of OMERS Ventures.

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THEMUSEUM lands major touring exhibition from Egypt

In partnership with the Egyptian Ministries of Antiquities and Tourism, the Grand Egyptian Museum set to open in 2015, THEMUSEUM announce Unwrapping Egypt on display May 15th, 2014 to January 4th, 2015.

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Covering two levels of THEMUSEUM, visitors will marvel at the incredible 5,000 years of Egyptian history and culture including Pharaonic, Greek and Roman, Coptic and Islamic artifacts in addition to the King Tutankhamun artifacts.

Produced by the Egyptian Art Center, the collection will allow visitors to experience artifacts that are not allowed to travel beyond Egypt’s borders. The exhibition has toured extensively, including stops in Hong Kong, Japan, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and North America.

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Laurier becomes long-term home for National Youth Orchestra of Canada’s Summer Training Institute

Following a successful first season together in 2013, Wilfrid Laurier University and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada have entered into a long-term commitment to hold the NYOC’s annual Summer Training Institute at Laurier’s Waterloo campus.

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BlackBerry acquires stake in American medical tech company


BlackBerry is reaching into the health-care sector with the purchase of a minority stake in U.S.-based technology company NantHealth.

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NantHealth said its cloud-based platform is installed in about 250 hospitals and connects more than 16,000 medical devices.

Medical professionals will be able to use BlackBerry services, like an enhanced-security version of BlackBerry Messenger, to communicate. The companies say BlackBerry’s QNX division, which developed the BlackBerry 10 operating system, is seen as a key part of diagnostic and monitoring devices in hospitals and home-care environments.

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Leading Organizations Invest in BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Solutions


WATERLOO, ONTARIO – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that several leading Canadian customers are deploying BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 (BES10), including: Volker Stevin, City of Waterloo and Samuel, Son & Co., Limited.

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“Our enterprise customers know they can trust BlackBerry because they’ve long counted on our mobility solutions to arm their employees with the best tools to help them be more productive and collaborative – all without ever having to worry about the security of their data,” said John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry.

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Wearable technology shirts may reduce lower back pain and neck sprains

Wearability, a company founded by Waterloo Engineering students, has designed the latest in wearable tech – shirts that measure electrical activation in muscles to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders including lower back and neck sprains and strains.

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Patenting various components of their technology is a critical next step for the co-founders. They are talking to potential investors and health care partners about how to integrate more kinesiology knowledge into the Wearability platform.

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