Articles By Brian Jackson

Poynt’s creditor protection move a result of disagreement with Toronto-based partner

Poynt develops a mobile app available across many platforms and trades under the PYN symbol on the TSX, filed a notice of intention under the bankruptcy and insolvency act at 12:29 AM ET

Published on: July 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Freelancer.ca launches with acquisition of ScriptLance

Toronto-based freelancer online marketplace Scriptlance has been acquired by Freelancer.com, the firms announced today.Scriptlance is the fifth-largest freelance marketplace in the world with more than 360,000 users, according to the site. Its members

Published on: July 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Poynt files for creditor protection

Calgary-based mobile app firm Poynt Corp. announced today it has filed for creditor protection under the bankruptcy and insolvency act.The notice of intention filed freezes the company's creditors from being able to collect

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Tim Hortons announces free WiFi access

Coffee-addicted Canadians now have one more excuse to slurp down double-doubles and scarf Timbits as they work, with Tim Hortons announcing free WiFi today.A majority of the coffee shops, which have arguably become

Published on: July 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Flash in the pan: time to create a transition plan for your Web site

Steven Zussino sensed that the Flash ship was sinking and jumped off to swim for the nearest shore when he heard Apple would never support the software on its mobile iOS devices.The president

Published on: July 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Online poll takers just messing with us, poll shows

The creditability of online polling is being called into question by a poll that’s been running on ITBusiness.ca since March 29. When posed the question “Do you ever vote in online polls?” and

Published on: July 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘Dark day’ for musicians as proposed microSD levy blocked

A decision by the Minister of Industry to exempt microSD memory cards from copyright levies is a major blow to musicians, says the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC). Industry Canada issued a notice

Published on: July 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Entrepreneurs turn smartphones into guardian angels

For Deena Douara, fear was the catalyst for invention. Walking to her car late one night at a public transit stop, she was faced with travelling up a long ramp in the darkness.

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Women’s council endorses personal safety app

The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) is endorsing a smartphone app designed by a Waterloo, Ont.-based firm to help keep women safe.Mindr Mobile Inc. released its Personal Monitor app to Google

Published on: June 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Webcast replay: Paul Connor exits as president of Network of Angel Organizations

function popup(){test=window.open("http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/23609711","window","height=300,width=480")}For four years Paul Connor has been helping make Angel investing better in this country.  In progressively more senior roles, most recently as the Executive Director of the Network of Angel Organisations -

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Government invests $1.1 million seed funding into STEM startups

The federal government has provided $1.1 million to the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) today to fund 30 startups in the science, technology, education, and medical (STEM) fields, Conservative MP Kellie Leitch announced

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Toshiba unveils new business laptops, huge tablet

Toshiba Ltd. announced new business laptop models today, showing off thin and light-weight notebooks but not adhering to Intel's Ultrabook standards.The new laptops introduce an ultraportable to the Portege line and also updates

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Cloud computing network to help small firms win government bids

A new network is looking to help small cloud computing providers win government contracts with an online marketplace and accelerator centres in Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver.The Canada Cloud Network announced today its Cloud

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Data stored by organizations passes 2 zettabyte mark

Information stored by Canadian small businesses is expected to grow more than 2.5 times faster than data stored by their large enterprise counterparts, and they are paying more to manage it, according to

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Express IT: New Web domains good for trust

The Internet will soon look very different.ICANN, the non-profit organization that manages top-level domain names on the Internet, is opening up the space to the right of the last dot. So instead of

Published on: June 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson