27 Oct '15, 2am

#news #business Exclusive: Shopify, Google boosting presence in BlackBerry's hometown #singapore

#news #business Exclusive: Shopify, Google boosting presence in BlackBerry's hometown #singapore

TORONTO: Tech giants such as Google Inc and upstarts like Shopify Inc are rapidly expanding their presence in and around BlackBerry's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario, even as the smartphone maker further pares back some of its teams. Canada's newest tech darling Shopify, which went public this year and is valued at US$2.75 billion, will soon announce a major expansion in the region, according to three sources familiar with the matter. The sources, who asked not to be named as the plans have not yet been made public, said the e-commerce facilitator has just leased space in Waterloo that would let it boost its presence from about 20 people to potentially a few hundred in the region. A spokeswoman for Shopify declined to comment on the plan. Shopify, which has roughly 800 employees spread across its home base in Ottawa and satellite offices in Toronto, Montreal and the adjoinin...

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