Articles By Brian Jackson

3 brutally honest lessons learned about landing pages

When someone begins a review blog post with a big photo of Simon Cowell, you just know things are going to get nasty. Actually, while Oli Gardner of Unbounce doesn't really get nasty

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

SmoothPay combines mobile payments with loyalty and discovery

Walk into Patty & Frank's Gourmet Burgers & Hot Dogs restaurant on the Danforth in Toronto and you've got a fast way to pay for your fast food. Pull out your smartphone, display a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

CASL strikes Canadian inboxes: 5 strange and unique requests for consent

If you haven't heard of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) by now, then you're pretty good at filtering out email. The new law that went into effect July 1 has many businesses blasting out

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Shopify’s ‘gangbusters’ growth draws international ecommerce developers

What was originally created  as a way to sell snowboards on the Internet is quickly becoming the go-to e-commerce solution for small merchants worldwide. As Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. passes the 100,000 merchant mark, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Why all your smart devices are cluttering up the Internet

Having an IP address is suddenly the coolest trend going. Every consumer gadget hitting the market these days is getting assigned its very own defining coordinates to facilitate data transfer - from smartphones

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

University of Toronto top Canadian performer at ‘World Cup’ of coding contests

Three university students from St. Petersburg State University walked away from a global coding competition as world champions in their home country at the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM Corp.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Web registrar says CIRA should face competition to operate dot-ca domain

One Toronto-based web domain registrar is upset about the Canadian Internet Registration Authority's (CIRA) plans to expand its mandate by offering new services. Mark Jeftovic, the CEO of easyDNS Technologies Inc. has written

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

2 surprising charts that show high school students don’t read BuzzFeed as much as you think

The attempts of an older generation to understand the way younger people use technology is often a fruitless and confounding exercise, but thanks to a fairly comprehensive survey conducted by Niche of 7,000 high

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Windows 8 becoming more popular among Canadian SMBs: survey

Windows 8 is winning a good chunk of the Canadian market when it comes to business PCs and tablets, according to a new survey from Sage Group PLC. Microsoft Corp.'s newest operating system

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

University of Waterloo misses ‘World Cup’ of computer programming for first time in 20 years

There's an international competition taking place this week and the top stars from teams around the globe are descending upon one city where they'll go head-to-head to determine who will be crowned the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft leaks Surface Mini tablet in Surface 3 manual

A user guide writer at Microsoft Corp. has made a not-so mini-mistake in revealing the existence of a Surface Mini tablet by mentioning it four times in the user manual with the larger

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Why your double opt-in email list isn’t good enough for CASL

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) is only days away now from its July 1 official enforcement deadline and many in the business world are hustling to get into compliance ahead of then. Canadians are

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Twitter users combining business with social change #FollowFriday

So often in business, the almighty dollar is the bottom line. Private corporations are out to make a profit for their investors and operations are conducted with that at front of mind. Bigger

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Tangerine gives employees mobility ‘Nudge’ towards community volunteerism

Jacqueline Emes, community investment manager for Tangerine Bank, spent the day of May 29 volunteering to help a Girl Guide camp prepare for the influx of hundreds of girls - but she wasn't

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson