Articles By Brian Jackson

Fashion Forward hones in on used clothing in online classifieds market

A Toronto-based business is trying to provide an online solution for those with overflowing wardrobes that is more specific than hocking stuff on Craigslist. Fashion Forward offers free accounts to Canadians and Americans

Published on: January 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Zoo poo and crowdfunding power biogas plant plan

When life gives you poo, make a biogas plant. Daniel Bida, the founder of Zooshare Biogas Co-operative Inc., has probably heard that joke or something like it about a million times. It’s just

Published on: January 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Compromise sought on government Internet surveillance

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is negotiating with the Conservative government on how to satisfy police desire for easier access to Internet subscriber information while maintaining proper judicial oversight, the Globe and Mail

Published on: January 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Online business also risky business in Canada, law firm says

Has government laid down new red tape that is making it riskier to conduct business online? If you ask Toronto-based law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), the answer is yes – new

Published on: January 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Spark Centre kindles two e-health startups

Toronto residents are often accused of being too self-centred by those who live outside the city, and it’s no exception when it comes to startup activity.It’s easy to get sucked into the large

Published on: January 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Entrepreneurship 101 calling business founders back to class

Many students are heading back to class after the winter break today, and Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District for those with entrepreneurial ambitions to do the same.It’s opened up registration for its Entrepreneurship 101

Published on: January 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Anti-spam regulations published, consultation opens

The latest draft regulations for Canada’s anti-spam law were published today in the Canada Gazette and the government is asking for consultation on them until Feb. 4.While Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) received Royal

Published on: January 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Tougher Gorilla Glass to debut a CES next week

If you've ever dropped your smartphone and time seemed to slow as you watched it plummet to the ground, but then gasped with relief when you picked it up unbroken, then you probably

Published on: January 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Customer suggestion led to Verelo’s last-minute acquisition

After announcing it would scrub its Web site monitoring business at the end of last year, Toronto-based Verelo Inc. has been acquired by Manchester, N.H.-based Dyn.Dyn, which also offers Web infrastructure services in

Published on: January 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

TeamBuy and Dealfind set to merge: report

Two Toronto-based group buying Web sites – TeamBuy.ca and Dealfind -  are set to merge, reports the blog of the Canadian Deals Association. The unconfirmed merger marks the consolidation in the group buying

Published on: January 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Tax cut needed for IP owners, CATA says

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) wants the government to cut taxes to income gained as a result of intellectual property ownership.By creating a “patent box” checkmark area on tax returns to indicate

Published on: January 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

FreshBooks CEO sad about RIM

The CEOs of some of Canada’s leading-edge technology firms are excited for the year ahead, but a little bit sad that Research in Motion is suffering tough times, a CBC News story reports.

Published on: January 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Office coming to iPad despite alternatives

When Microsoft Corp. brings Office to Apple’s mobile devices, will you switch to it from the productivity suite you’re already using? Blogger Eric Eckel is looking forward to Microsoft Office being released on

Published on: January 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Humans often the weak link in cybersecurity defence

Considering the state of cybersecurity threats these days, many yearn for a simpler time when IP spoofing was the biggest identity theft concern people had in regards to the Internet.A roundup of the

Published on: January 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Video collaboration service connects filmmakers with talent

Video production can be challenging to organize, it involves creative collaboration between script writers, actors, producers, and technical crew; so a Toronto-based startup wants to ease that burden by helping video producing teams

Published on: January 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson