Articles By Brian Jackson

Agency targeting ads based on social media conversations about TV expands to Toronto

Montreal-based social media ad service Seevibes is opening up an office in Toronto as it evolves its product and has hired a new executive to head up its next push into the North

Published on: January 28th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Twitter update adds group messaging, 30-second video

Twitter Inc. upgraded its social networking service this morning to take even even further beyond 140 characters containing about bunch of @ symbols and hashtags. The San Francisco-based firm says in a blog

Published on: January 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Microsoft acquires firm dedicated to building on open-source code

Microsoft Corp. is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to embracing the open-source community and acquiring Mountain View, Calif.-based Revolution Analytics. Since Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella took the

Published on: January 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Why CFOs and audit groups should care about the Windows Server 2003 ‘end of life’ deadline

Chief financial officers and audit groups should be taking notice of an issue that would normally be the domain of the IT department and make sure their company has a plan to move

Published on: January 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Meet Ross, the Watson-powered ‘super intelligent’ attorney

A group of University of Toronto students, pictured above from left to right: Andrew Arruda, Shuai Wang, Pargles Dall’Oglio, Jimoh Ovbiagele, and Akash Venat, are behind a new startup that built a legal

Published on: January 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Passport gets ‘gold’ limited edition look

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry has been bold and shameless about the odd look of its square-edged rectangular phone since it launched the device last year. CEO John Chen parroted company marketing materials when he

Published on: January 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Xerox adds cheque duplicate detection to financial solutions

The company that everyone knows for helping them make copies will now be helping them detect copies they don't want - specifically, when they come in the form of duplicate cheques. With the

Published on: January 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Netflix sends cease and desist letter to virtual border-hopping service

Netflix Inc. has sent a cease and desist letter to a paid service that allows users to bypass Netflix's geographic restrictions and access movies and television shows they wouldn't normally be allowed to

Published on: January 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

4 in 10 Canadian small business owners get ‘F’ for financial literacy

It looks like Canadian entrepreneurs aren't as smart as they think they are, at least when it comes to financial literacy, according to the results of a survey sponsored by Intuit. While nine

Published on: January 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

What Obama’s mandatory data breach reporting law could mean for Canada

The U.S. government is planning to bolster protection of consumer data through a new law requiring companies to report data breaches – and that law could set a new standard for the way

Published on: January 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Windows 10 set to move past major milestone this week

Windows 10 is due to pass its next big landmark on its way to commercial release later this year with an all-day event planned at Microsoft Corp. headquarters in Redmond. Here's what ZDNet

Published on: January 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Why reports of death of Google Glass are greatly exaggerated

While the Google Glass Explorer program is set to cease sales of single units of its wearable head gear on Jan. 16, enterprises will still be able to bulk order up to a

Published on: January 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Head Honcho Hangouts with Marie Hattar, CMO of Check Point Software

Us Canadians are always a bit sensitive about our own kind drifting south of the border to work for an American company - especially when we know that person is talented. But you'll

Published on: January 15th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Windows 7 begins slow exit with end of mainstream support

It's hard to believe that Windows 7 is already being phased out of Microsoft Corp.'s support plans, but when you consider it was launched all the way back in 2009 and we're likely

Published on: January 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Google Translate update decodes foreign signs in real-time

World travellers can now make even more use of the Google Translate app after a big update adds some real-time features making use of a smartphone's camera and microphone. The Word Lens feature

Published on: January 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson