Waterloo

Apple Acquires Waterloo-Based Startup Inductiv to Work on Siri, AI and More

According to Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, Apple has confirmed the acquisition of Waterloo, Ontario-based startup, Inductiv: Apple Inc. bought machine-learning startup Inductiv Inc., adding to more than a dozen AI-related acquisitions by the technology giant in the past few years. The engineering team from Waterloo, Ontario-based Inductiv joined Apple in recent weeks to work on Siri,...

Honk Mobile Parking App Launches in Waterloo: First City to Go Mobile-Only

Honk Mobile launched in Waterloo today, now allowing drivers to pay for parking from their mobile devices. Mayor Dave Jaworsky, Councillor Melissa Durrell, and Patti Brooks with the Uptown Waterloo BIA, were present to kick off the launch reports 570News. Image via Erin Anderson, 570News  Mayor Jaworsky says the Honk Mobile launch will make it easier...

Google WiFi Hits Canada, Priced from $179

Google WiFi, the mesh router that Google unveiled in October, is now available in Canada. The router sells either individually for $179, or in a 3-pack for $439, which is pretty close to U.S. pricing given current exchange rates. The mesh networking approach means that it can seamlessly extend by pairing with other units to […]

Bylaw Legalizing Uber Set for Vote in Waterloo This August

Uber is about to become legal in Waterloo region: the licensing and hearings committee finalized a bylaw encompassing “traditional and non-traditional taxi services,” reports CBC News. The bylaw will now head to the Region of Waterloo council and may pass in August this year. In drafting the bylaw, the committee took into consideration feedback from...

Waterloo Taxi iPhone App Launches to Compete with Uber, First Ride Free

Uber launched back in late July in the Waterloo Region, part of a larger debut of the ‘ridesharing’ service in Southwestern Ontario. Despite warnings from bylaws offers in the Waterloo Region stating Uber Drivers could face fines of up to $250, the service still operates. While regular taxi drivers have protested Uber, Waterloo Taxi is fighting...

Uber Drivers in Waterloo Region Could Face Fines of up to $250

Bylaw officers in the Waterloo Region said they will lay charges against Uber drivers if they are caught. Regional Councillor Jane Mitchell, the chair of the licensing and retail committee, said: "They come under that bylaw because it's driven cars for hire. They're taking people places just like taxis do. Under our present bylaw it...