Articles By Brian Jackson

Ashley Madison CEO responds to dispute between competitor and PayPal

No stranger to controversy, Toronto-based dating Web site Ashley Madison is in the news again – this time it's being called out by a competing online dating service.AshleyMadison.com, owned by Avid Life Media,

Published on: September 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Real-time map of Kickstarter projects to launch Monday

An independent Web blog is launching a real-time map of active Kickstarter projects Sept. 10, according to one of the site's co-founders.Kickstarter allows individuals and businesses to ask for donations from many different

Published on: September 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Guardly partners with security firm Code Blue

Physical security firm Code Blue Corp. will partner with Toronto-based Guardly to roll out its mobile personal safety app to its emergency communications product suite.Guardly's mobile app acts like and panic button that

Published on: September 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Social CRM firm Jugnoo lays off 14

Toronto-based Jugnoo Inc. has finished a round of layoffs that reduced its staff size from almost 100 to between 80 and 85 employees, according to the firm.Jugnoo, which offers a Web-based customer relations

Published on: September 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Spongelab welcomes teachers back to class

It might be the first day back to school after summer vacation for students across Canada, but Toronto-based Spongelab Interactive is offering to allow teachers to do the same.At least, for a few

Published on: September 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mobilicity to sell phones at Loblaw’s locations

Toronto-based wireless carrier Mobilicity will have its cell phones sold next to groceries on the shelves of Loblaw Companies Ltd., the firm announced today.Mobilicity's handsets will be sold in Loblaw's Prepaid Cell Phones

Published on: September 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Acer releases TravelMate P243 notebook in Canada

Acer Canada announced today that its latest business-class notebook is now available in Canada.The TravelMate P243 has been on sale in the U.S. since the middle of August and is now shipping in

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Relive Grow 2012 presentations via Slideshare decks

If you weren’t able to get out to Vancouver last week for Grow 2012, the conference that helps businesses adapt to the digital era, not to worry – you still have a chance

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

HP announces Windows 8 hybrid tablet, ultrabooks

Hewlett-Packard Co. announced its first several products based on Windows 8 today, showcasing a new multi-touch tablet hybrid and two new notebooks also with touchscreens. As the general availability of Windows 8 in

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

What can ‘Call me maybe’ memes teach us about cultural genetics?

Hey, you just clicked me And this is crazy But memes aren’t just for Facebook So read on, maybe? The term meme has become very popular in the last couple of years thanks

Published on: August 29th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Paul Singh of 500 Startups coming to Toronto

A prominent U.S.-based investor that wants to apply the Moneyball approach to funding startups is visiting Toronto on Sept. 10 to meet with select Ontario firms. Paul Singh is a partner in 500

Published on: August 29th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Scan receipts on the go with FineScanner app

Keeping track of receipts while you’re on a business trip can be a hassle. Those little pieces of carbon paper seem to disappear into your wallet or go missing in your luggage before

Published on: August 29th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Guardly app becomes Toronto school’s pocket panic button

A downtown Toronto university will be giving its students a free panic button in their pockets this fall, rolling out a mobile app that they will use to call for help in on-campus

Published on: August 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Evernote Business launching in December

Evernote Corp. is launching a business version of its popular notes-in-the-cloud software this December, it announced today.Evernote Business will see the introduction of a multi-user version of the Evernote application, which is a

Published on: August 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Old Adobe Flash installs on Android could be security risk

Just as Google’s Android platform has officially dropped support for Adobe Flash, more security issues have emerged for the software that’s still widely used on the Web.As reported in PCWorld, Adobe’s quarterly update

Published on: August 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson