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Canadian WeedTech: Who Is Cashing in on the Reefer Gold Rush?

This summer, the Canadian government is expected to fully legalize the sale of cannabis for recreational purposes across the country (but Bill C-45 more or less leaves it up to the provinces and territories to decide for themselves). While this is certainly a groundbreaking moment, what really caught my attention was the Ontario government’s recent announcement of a deal with Shopify to conduct both online and in-store legal cannabis sales through its e-commerce platform. This partnership with a Canadian unicorn is essentially a marriage made in heaven to help the government make some serious profit from selling legal weed.

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How to Interview a MEAN Stack Developer

So you’re looking to hire a MEAN stack developer for your bootstrap startup or established company and you’re going to conduct the interviews yourself. What questions should you ask to identify the candidate that will be a good fit for your team and project?

How Much Does It Cost to Develop a Mobile App in 2018

Like the Internet transformed the world a couple of decades ago, mobile is changing how we live, work, and engage with each other. The booming mobile economy is also driving entrepreneurship and it isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.

5 Effective Ways to Evaluate the Skills of Software Developers and Hire the Best

Very often when we discuss with our customers the hiring challenges of the tech industry, we talk about talent shortage and competition with other companies. However, according to the 2018 Developer Skills Report, done by HackerRank, a lot of tech businesses struggle with a different aspect of recruiting - skills evaluation.

Top 4 Companies Innovating Financial Services in Canada

The financial services industry which has been historically highly averse to change has been going through a period of significant transformation and innovation. It makes sense that this sector finally took the digital leap because these institutions have a considerable advantage over other industries.