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Canadian Expat Network NewsNovember 1, 2011

Ottawa Tech company Shopify, Makes Friends with Angry Birds       

Shopify Employees Toss Angry Birds    


Shopify was founded by Tobias Lütke in 2004. Lütke was a huge snowboarding fan and wanted to open an online store to sell snowboarding equipment. When it came time to add a shopping cart, Lütke couldn't find a solution that met his needs. He states "to make a long story short, after trying a series of existing online store software packages I got so disgusted with the quality of the whole lot, that I wanted to do something about it just to spite them."

Read more about Shopify and their connection with Angry Birds and Tim Ferris.

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