Articles By Brian Jackson

HP unveils new high-end Chromebook 13, undercuts Pixel

  HP Inc. is adding to its Chromebook line with a new laptop that's billed as having the right specs and style for business professionals, the vendor announced on Thursday. The notebook features

Published on: April 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto joins New York, Paris, Mumbai as latest city to host YouTube Space

Aspiring viral video creators in Toronto may want to head down to George Brown College's Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology to do their next shoot, as Google announced that it's opening

Published on: April 27th, 2016 Brian Jackson

SAS Customer Intelligence 360 release promises to take marketers beyond prediction

LAS VEGAS - Marketers struggling to pool together data from across myriad channels, both digital and traditional, now have one more solution available to them as the SAS Institute added a new product

Published on: April 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Quebec PhD students win international analytics competition

LAS VEGAS - A team of students from Universite Laval won an international student competition with a very wordy analysis at the SAS Global Forum. Analytics software powerhouse SAS challenged post-secondary students to

Published on: April 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Dreams of ‘delivery by drone’ await regulatory runway in Canada

A Toronto-based company that announced a deal last fall with Shop.ca to provide drone deliveries to its ecommerce customers says while current government legislation doesn't allow its business to operate today, it sees the

Published on: April 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Is it time to upgrade your PCs? Use this calculator to find out

Companies are upgrading PCs less often than ever before, but is it possible that maintaining your old PCs is costing you more than an upgrade would? That's the question that this calculator tool

Published on: April 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canada’s top 10 most ransomware-infected cities [Malware map]

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from March 2016. Malware infections across Canada spiked almost 15 per cent in March and the country's problem with ransomware was made evident when an

Published on: April 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

UberPitch tales of frustration, success trend on Twitter

"All investors are in meetings. Please check back soon!" That was the message I was staring at for four hours yesterday as I continually requested an UberPitch ride in Toronto. My plan was

Published on: April 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Mayors’ trip promoting ‘The Corridor’ to Silicon Valley gets mixed reaction from entrepreneurs

At the CityAge conference in San Francisco, Toronto Mayor John Tory stood next to a large, simplified map comparing the distance between Toronto and Waterloo, Ont. to that of San Francisco and San

Published on: April 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Watch as we livestream an UberPitch ride on Periscope (or at least try)

We told you earlier this week about Uber's collaboration with investors across Canada to get them in front of aspiring entrepreneurs 15-minutes at a time, and on Thursday we're hoping to bring you

Published on: April 6th, 2016 Brian Jackson

BitGold’s Business Accounts lets merchants get paid in gold

Toronto-based BitGold Inc. launched its Business Accounts and merchants processing service today at the Money 20/20 Europe conference in Copenhagen. The service gives ecommerce merchants a modern option to accept a currency that

Published on: April 6th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto mayor pitches city as a startup to CityAge conference

Toronto Mayor John Tory painted a picture of Toronto as a startup that prizes diversity as its key differentiator in the innovation space, according to the text of a speech to be delivered

Published on: April 5th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Uber plans to deliver investors on demand with one-day only event

Canadian entrepreneurs might daydream about tapping that UberPool button, then opening the door to their ride and discovering their backseat buddy is an investment luminary such as W. Brett Wilson or Ryan Holmes.

Published on: April 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Meet ITWC’s new CMO, all over again

We've got news here at ITWC. Recently, President of IT World Canada Fawn Annan has taken on a new role at the company as its chief marketing officer. You've seen Annan in our

Published on: April 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Digital marketing tips from the CMOs of McDonald’s and Comedy Central

How would you run the marketing campaign for the roll out of a new Happy Meal toy? What about selling a new host for a popular and influential late night TV show? If

Published on: April 1st, 2016 Brian Jackson