Articles By Brian Jackson

Oh baby! The secret to winning the attention of young Moms on mobile

Young mothers - say ages 18 to 32 - are a hot demographic that many advertisers would like to woo, so what types of ads do they actually respond to? According to a

Published on: February 10th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Key to future business success? Build a platform: Accenture report

Enterprises around the world are partnering with digital platform creators as a business strategy to transform themselves into valuable industry players, according to a research report from Accenture Technology Labs. A new wave

Published on: February 10th, 2015 Brian Jackson

SocialTwist launches social referral tool for service industry professionals

A social media marketing firm that normally focuses on Fortune 500 companies today launched a new social referral platform aimed at professional service providers called KnownCircle. Mountain View, Calif.-based SocialTwist Inc. says the

Published on: February 10th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Plantronics releases 4 new headsets that drown out background noise

If you've ever been embarrassed during a conference call because your dog was barking in the background, or because your office colleagues were loudly debating their theories about Game of Thrones, then you'll appreciate

Published on: February 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Government money earmarked for venture capital finding way to Canadian tech sector

Some of the money set aside by the Conservative government for tech startups in the 2013 budget is making its way into the eco-system, fueled by private investors that are kicking in their

Published on: February 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Twitter’s user growth slowing, deal with Google is confirmed

The business of Twitter Inc. continues to accelerate, but at the same time Twitter the social network is seeing its growth slow down, investors and media learned in Twitter's Q4 earnings call yesterday.

Published on: February 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

It’s 6 o’clock, do you know where your tweets are?

You might read a tweet in about one second, but often the scribe that crafted that perfect 140-character gem has spent much more time writing it. With so much effort going into one

Published on: February 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

How Ryan Seacrest’s Typo keyboard tried to sidestep BlackBerry’s court injunction (and lost)

A Las Vegas-based company that shipped thousands of units of its iPhone keyboard accessory to Canada in an attempt to work around a court dispute with BlackBerry has had its fingers slapped by

Published on: February 5th, 2015 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