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Twitter UK promises more protection from online threats, showing Facebook how it's done

Take note, Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg: the head of Twitter UK publicly apologized on Saturday to a group of women who have been the target of death and rape threats from twitter users,...
Mayor Gregor Robertson and a V-Pole: Artist's rendition

V-Poles: Douglas Coupland writes the future of the telephone pole

The future of utility poles: wireless and open-source.

I Am a Gamer: Jamming to develop a video game with a strong female lead

An inside look at the iamagamer 48hr game jam that challenged developers to make strong female leads. I was a jammer and our team won a prize.

2013 GROW Conference links design thinking and entrepreneurship

Saskatoon native Debbie Landa is the founder of GROW, a three day technology conference in Vancouver. GROW aims to help build the next billion-dollar company by connecting successful entrepreneurs,...

Robot Vacuum and Desert Bus: Patience as a video-game virtue

What's the slowest video game you've ever played?

This Chrome extension makes you awesome at cocktail parties

Counting: An obsession for human and Muppet alike.

Vancouver Observer membership drive kicks off: Meet your host

We tell the stories that effect change. Our stories entertain you and make you think. Now, here's why we'll be asking you to buy a monthly membership to the VO.
Jennie Lamere wins TVNext hackathon

This teen girl will save you from spoilers: Jennie Lamere hacks television

17-year-old Jennie Lamere will save you from spoilers with the magic of computer science.

Canada Can Do Better

We're still waiting to see if Christian Paradis, the Minister of Industry, will put an end to the Big Telecom’s backroom deal. This is the deal that would allow Rogers to acquire public assets from...
HootSuite office mural (image courtesy of HootSuite)

HootSuite doubles down on Vancouver presence with new Mount Pleasant office

HootSuite commits to Vancouver in massive office expansion.