Articles By Brian Jackson

Wind Mobile CEO resigns to lead new venture capital firm

Anthony Lacavera says that after surpassing 600,000 subscribers at Wind Mobile, he feels the time is right to move on and leave management of the company to Cairo-based Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E.Lacavera will

Published on: January 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Phybridge launches new VoIP-friendly switch

Network switches aren't always as glamorous as new digital media ventures or startups making spy-grade smart watches, but a small Oakville, Ont.-based firm is winning attention in the telecommunications industry for its unique

Published on: January 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Plastic Mobile delivers Pizza Pizza iPad app

Canada's most popular pizza delivery chain has now built out an iPad and iPhone app before touching other mobile platforms. Pizza Pizza launched an iPad app Jan. 7 and is already taking orders

Published on: January 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Sage favours Meetup.com over software user groups

Some Meetup groups are formed to go on wilderness hikes, or swap tips on crocheting techniques, or perhaps organize a singles night – other groups meet to check out the latest accounting software.

Published on: January 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Mesh 2013 conference to bring in more startups

Toronto's Mesh 2013 conference will feature a keynote from Salesforce.com's chief scientist and a greater focus on startups than previous years, organizers announced yesterday.Mesh has become a marquee event in the Toronto digital

Published on: January 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry creator recruits Canada’s top astronaut for quantum physics project

Canada's top astronaut has been recruited by Research in Motion co-founder Mike Lazaridis to lead a team pursuing breakthroughs in quantum physics, according to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).Steve MacLean will be departing

Published on: January 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Graph Search: Facebook and Microsoft team up to take on Google’s search dominance

Facebook drew attention to a big “mystery announcement” today and then used the event to announce a new front end to Bing. Graph Search will be the new empty field next to a

Published on: January 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Stephen Harper sits in Dragon’s chair with $400 million to invest

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has released new details on how a budget line item of $400 million ear-marked to help startups will be spent, a Globe and Mail article reports.With access to capital

Published on: January 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Telepresence robot a moving way to work

A robot that improves your telepresence experience by giving you the ability to physically move around the office is close to shipping its first units.Double Robotics sold out its first production run of

Published on: January 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

TekSavvy buys more time in copyright case vs Hollywood studio

An independent Chatham, Ont.-based Internet service provider has bought itself more time to inform subscribers they may be the target of lawsuits from a Hollywood movie studio.A judge granted an adjournment in court

Published on: January 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Nortel ‘not guilty’ verdict concludes prominent white collar crime trial

Former Nortel Networks CEO Frank Dunn and two other executives are not guilty of manipulating financial reports in order to reap larger bonuses, a judge ruled today in a Toronto court room.In a

Published on: January 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Asus Memo Pad offers Android tablet under $150

Asus Computer International has launched the latest entry into what’s becoming a busy market for Android tablets with seven-inch screen size and an affordable price tag.The Memo Pad will retail for USD $149

Published on: January 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

3 IBM patents that lead to cyborg future

IBM Corp. registered the most U.S. patents than any other corporation in 2012, including at least three that could be used to create a futuristic cyborg. Well, it's possible. Out of the 6,478

Published on: January 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Social media content requires more than ‘just a few minutes’

Content is important. That's the message that Tara Hunt, author and social media speaker, hammers home in capital letters in a blog post today. Hunt makes good points for companies that are considering

Published on: January 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

ventureLAB’s BUILD ‘bootcamp’ free, but not a free pass

ventureLAB's entrepreneurial education program might be free of charge and it won't turn anyone away, but CEO Jeremy Laurin wants to make it clear that it's no cake walk. ventureLAB is one of

Published on: January 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson