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Women's tech collective Toast launches with aim to diversify hiring, reduce wage gaps

Women's tech collective Toast launches with aim to diversify hiring, reduce wage gaps

TORONTO — When Marissa McNeelands was hiring a senior artificial intelligence product manager last year, she asked recruiters to suggest an equal number of male and female candidates.

Michele Romanow steps down as Clearco CEO as company lays off staff again

TORONTO — Michele Romanow is stepping down from her chief executive role at Clearco as the e-commerce investing business she co-founded lays off staff.
Uber public policy head wants Ontario to move 'faster and further' on gig economy

Uber public policy head wants Ontario to move 'faster and further' on gig economy

Uber's vice-president and global head of public policy wants Ontario to speed up its efforts to deliver gig economy legislation and act on its pitch to boost gig worker benefits.
Project Arrow debuts first Canadian zero-emission vehicle at CES in Las Vegas

Project Arrow debuts first Canadian zero-emission vehicle at CES in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — The first Canadian zero-emission vehicle debuted today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
'That '90s Show,' 'The Menu,' 'The Last of Us' among January streaming highlights

'That '90s Show,' 'The Menu,' 'The Last of Us' among January streaming highlights

TORONTO — Here's a look at some of the standout TV series and films debuting on subscription streaming platforms in January: “That ‘90s Show” Swap out your bell bottoms for cargo pants and disco records for grunge CDs.
Shopify won't move into The Well, will develop current space at King Portland Centre

Shopify won't move into The Well, will develop current space at King Portland Centre

TORONTO — Shopify Inc. says it won’t move into a high-profile retail, office and residential building in Toronto.
Andrew Chang on jump-starting CBC's new free streaming service with 'About That'

Andrew Chang on jump-starting CBC's new free streaming service with 'About That'

TORONTO — Andrew Chang built his name as an anchor on CBC's nightly newscast "The National," but recently he traded in his tailored suits for a hoodie and jeans as host of a daily show on the public broadcaster's free news streaming channel.
Tech job postings down 32% since May, nearing pre-pandemic levels: Indeed

Tech job postings down 32% since May, nearing pre-pandemic levels: Indeed

TORONTO — Job search company Indeed says postings on its site for Canadian tech roles have dropped 32 per cent since May and are showing no signs of stabilizing as the sector grapples with layoffs.
Privacy-first, ads-free search engine Neeva launches in Canada

Privacy-first, ads-free search engine Neeva launches in Canada

TORONTO — Around 16 years into Sridhar Ramaswamy’s career at Google, he realized he was having difficulty reconciling the actions of advertisers with the needs of consumers, and their differences were often creating a negative online experience.
'Incredible challenges': Shopify president talks pandemic, stock plunge and layoffs

'Incredible challenges': Shopify president talks pandemic, stock plunge and layoffs

When Kim Kardashian unveiled her beauty line SKKN with a Los Angeles mall pop-up in November, the world took note of her minimalist store, where concrete tissue boxes sold for US$89 and spheres of eye cream went for US$105.