Innovation

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What had SXSW buzzing this year?

Why VR and Snapchat were on everyone’s minds during the annual innovation conference.

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Gadgets you wish you thought of first

Hundreds of startups pitched their seriously smart ideas at SXSW. Here are four you need to know.

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2016: less shiny?

Publisher Mary Maddever asked some industry folks to weigh in with predictions for the year ahead.

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Scotiabank’s factory focus

The bank launches a Toronto tech hub to stay on the cutting edge in an increasingly digital category.

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Signs of the sky (not) falling

Publisher Mary Maddever looks past the doom and gloom of agency consolidation, and extols signs of reinvention.

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The drones are coming

Catch up on the state of drone delivery, as players beyond Amazon jump into the mix.

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How to find the next (real) big thing

Publisher Mary Maddever on authenticity fatigue, and going beyond wows and likes.

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When data becomes your friend

With AI reaching new heights, the “relationship era” is about to take hold, predicts editor Emily Wexler.

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Next Big Things

Need some future-looking inspiration? You won’t want to miss these big ideas pundits predict to make waves.

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Next Big Things: New tech will lead to new storytelling

How VR, AR and even UHD will open the doors to different kinds of content and entertainment experiences.

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Next Big Things: The new internet of things frontier

Plus, what health care tech can do for the industry, and more predictions about wearables and connected devices.

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Science fiction tech gets a reality check

From mind control to teleportation (well, sort of) the future of marketing is here.

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Next Big Things: Creativity gets automated

Keep your eye on neural networks, and forget devising just a single clever campaign, our pundits say.

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Mondelez taps into entrepreneurial culture

The CPG co is partnering with tech startups and retailers on Canadian pilot projects.

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Moneris partners with Razorfish

The Toronto shop will develop a new digital platform for the payment tech provider as part of a broader digital strategy.