Articles By Brian Jackson

Hands on with BlackBerry PlayBook LTE

Research in Motion (RIM) has a new BlackBerry PlayBook out on the market. So what's different about this tablet compared to the one it launched more than a year ago?Aside from two key

Published on: August 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

CIRA investigating dot-ca phishing scammers, CEO says

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is working with police to investigate a phishing scam that targeted dot-ca domain owners, according to its CEO Byron Holland.The PayPal page set up by the scammers

Published on: August 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Ex-Google employee turns attention to ‘living photos’ with new mobile app

Looking at a close-up photograph by Jamie Beck, the first thing you might notice is the woman's hot-pink lipstick. Framed so you only see from her upper lip down to a pearl necklace,

Published on: August 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Indie game developer incubator to launch in Montreal

The former executive director of the International Game Developers Association is planning to launch a new incubator focused on independent game developers in Montreal this September.Jason Della Rocca, the founder of Perimeter Partners,

Published on: August 8th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Clarity’s dial-a-mentor service completes 10,000 calls

The “dial a dealmaker” service launched by a native of Moncton, N.B. has completed 10,000 phone calls since opening its lines at the beginning of the year, the firm announced today.Clarity, which splits

Published on: August 7th, 2012 Brian Jackson

CloudFlare opens new data centre to grease pipes on Canadian Web traffic

Content delivery network CloudFlare announced the opening of its first Canadian data centre in Toronto yesterday, placed to address the growing amount of Web traffic seen originating from Canada.CloudFlare offers Web site performance

Published on: July 31st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Motorola Defy Pro survives drop and dunk tests

Smartphones are such useful tools that we like to carry them with us wherever we go. But that can sometimes result in doling out some serious punishment in the form of drops and

Published on: July 27th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Hands on with Motorola Atrix HD LTE

Motorola has debuted its Atirx HD LTE smartphone, set for release in Canada later this summer.A sequel to last year's Motorola Atrix, this model sports a larger, HD screen and connects to a

Published on: July 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Webcast replay: Early stage uber-investor Howard Morgan

function popup(){test=window.open("http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/24245113","window","height=300,width=480")}Howard Morgan has a strange motto that has guided his investments over more than 25 years of successful entrepreneurial endeavours - "invest early, and invest way too early." As president of New

Published on: July 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Incubes incubator grooms Internet startup firms

Welcome to Incubes, where Internet-focused startup businesses are supplied with an office space, access to entrepreneurial mentors, and all the Red Bull that they can drink.Founded late last year by CEO Ben Zlotnick,

Published on: July 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Why crowd design contests aren’t all bad

Two design contest Web sites have recently set up a local shop in Canada. Both DesignCrowd and 99designs have registered a dot-ca address to cater to the Canadian market within the past year.

Published on: July 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Kickstarter’s poor success rate shows crowdfunding risks

If Canada is going to support the crowdfunding model here, as the U.S. has decided to do with the passage of the JOBS act, then it must consider one important question: How likely are crowdfunded

Published on: July 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘Be human’ best advice for social media success

Context can make us do strange things, especially in how we interact with people.For example, you'd never walk into a stranger's home and then sit in a chair, open your mouth wide and

Published on: July 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Tech CEOs all over ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards

Canadian technology entrepreneurs are featuring prominently in this year's Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.The awards show is in its 19th year and is featuring finalists from four regions of Canada;

Published on: July 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

CATA pressures government to provide broadband Internet for all

Canadians love to complain about their various services that they must pay for on a monthly subscription basis, Internet being just one of those items. But when compared to the rest of the

Published on: July 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson