Moonshots, Robocalls and Powerful Female Leaders: Mission North’s Client Spotlight

From market-moving product launches to profiles of female leaders in tech, Mission North helped tell valuable stories about our clients this month. Read on for coverage highlights from Fast Company, CNBC, WIRED and more.

An Alphabet Moonshot Wants to Store the Security Industry’s Data” WIRED – Cybersecurity moonshot Chronicle, which launched from Alphabet’s X factory in 2018, made a splash with its first product announced during San Francisco’s annual security conference, RSA.

Why 800 numbers are getting their own robocalls” Fast Company – This feature dives into the mystery of robocalls and the technology behind it. James Brown, senior manager of infrastructure and security at Invoca, notes that robocallers aren’t trying to make money by selling or stealing from the lines they’re calling– they’re looking to get a portion of the long-distance charges paid by the owners of toll-free numbers.

Forget Silicon Valley, Gen Z women see India and China as the next tech hubs” CNBC – This story features data from HackerRank’s 2019 Women in Tech Report, including predictions from female Gen Z developers about the future tech hubs of the world.

Hackers can take over heart devices, DHS warns” FOX News – Armis’s Nadir Izrael is quoted in an article about Medtronic defibrillator vulnerabilities, showcasing the company’s work with healthcare clients and the real-world threats they’ve seen in connected medical devices.

Meet the woman who won over Google, Apple and Intel to get more girls into tech” CNBC MakeIt – In this profile, Tara Chklovski, CEO of STEM education nonprofit Iridescent, discusses her efforts to teach girls and families around the world how technology can be used to tackle local problems in their communities.

Ottawa’s stock option tax plan could cost Shopify and other big tech firms more than a fortune” Financial Post – League CEO Mike Serbinis was featured in this Financial Post story about how a Canadian tax change could impact recruiting top tech talent to the country.

Breather’s new CEO wants to compete with WeWork by protecting tenant privacy and playing nice with landlords” The Logic – This feature dives into Breather’s growth plans in Canada and what sets the company apart from other flexible space providers.