John Gray

John Gray

Always Curious

Co-founder/CEO of @Mentionmapp - "Discovering more Twitterverse". Freelance writer. Former West Coast Editor @BetaKit. Keeping humanity in the conversation.

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Hacking for Health: A Weekend of Designing Better Healthcare

This past weekend an energetic and highly motivated collection of healthcare professionals, developers and designers descended on the Centre for Digital Media to spend 48 hours hacking for health.

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Smarter Devices, Smarter Healthcare: How M2M Technology Can Impact Canada's Economy

"Will mobile devices replace doctors in 2013?" Outrageous thinking, perhaps, but there’s no question that significant changes to our healthcare system are coming.
While doctors obviously won’t be repl...

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Canadian Startup Jiber Evolves the Handshake into Meaningful Mobile Experience

There’s the “good to meet you” handshake, the secret handshake, the funky handshake, and the golden handshake.
The history of the handshake can be traced back to ancient Greece, and now thanks to Cana...


Weddingful Makes Planning the Big Day Easy and Social

It’s estimated that Valentine’s Day accounts for about 10% of the total number of wedding proposals each year.
A little wine, fine dining, chocolate, the "rock," the nervous big question, and then the...


Startup WillPwn4Food Enables Canadians to Earn Money While Playing Videogames

Online poker isn’t your game. You don’t have enough hours in the day to play StarCraft or Call of Duty to find yourself in that elite 1% of the big money professional e-sport world. You like gaming an...


Canadian App Mixing Up Advertising Space

Today’s "Mad Men" are undoubtedly getting stretched to their creative limits. So much noise, so much clutter, and so much fragmentation—engaging an audience has never been more challenging.
It’s the a...

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Wavefronts Wireless Summits Successfully Driving Productive Connections

Combine top-of-mind topics with some the top minds to discuss them, and you're likely going to hold a very successful three day event. Wavefront’s recent Wireless Summits achieved exactly that.
The fi...

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Canadian Startup Wundr Wants to Blow Up Digital Publishing

Ask 10 friends if they have a book idea, and probably eight do. Of course, there’s a big difference between having an idea and getting that book started—let alone finishing and actually publishing it....

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Wavefront Wireless Summits Begin on Monday, February 4

Based on the success of last year’s sold-out inaugural Wireless Summits event, Wavefront bringing it back. This second annual Summits Week is focused on addressing industry-specific challenges with mo...

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Canadian Startup Spokal Makes Online Marketing Easy for Small Businesses

According to Industry Canada, as of December 2011 there were 615,599 businesses with one to four employees. That represents 55% of all the businesses operating in our country.
Life for many small busi...


Canadian Startup Bazinga Transforms Condos into Communities

While some of us might call a condo home, sometimes it really doesn’t feel like a community. So Vancouver-based startup bazinga is changing the way people interact with their neighbours and interface ...

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Canadian Startup SpaceList Makes it Easy to Find Office, Retail, and Warehouse Space

A personal experience is often the genesis of founding a startup.
For Bill MacEwen, the early spark came from having an interest for starting a co-working space in Vancouver.
“I walked all of downtown...