Articles By Brian Jackson

The Next 36 gets it right with peer networking focus

What do entrepreneurs need in their local region to have a good chance at success? Well one thing that helps is having other entrepreneurs. You might think that not having other entrepreneurs around

Published on: August 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

McAfee’s Android app updated after more than 1 million downloads

Computer viruses and malware have become such an expected part of the Internet experience that it has become the habit of every Windows PC user to install some sort of security software product.

Published on: August 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

OnLive woes show challenges of cloud startups

It was a long weekend for California-based cloud video games firm OnLive, and not the good kind. On Friday, an e-mail went out to all the employees at the firm were told they'd

Published on: August 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

New entrants should ‘check their egos,’ says Public Mobile CEO

The new entrants to Canada’s wireless carrier industry have held conversations about possible mergers, according to Public Mobile CEO Alex Krstajic.Those talks have always fallen apart in the end, though, he says. Public

Published on: August 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Ex-MP builds Web business as Canada’s ‘gas price guru’

It was in 2007 and as a Liberal Member of Parliament for Pickering-Scarborough East that Dan McTeague launched a Web page to advertise gas prices at the pumps 24 hours in advance.  Just

Published on: August 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Hands on review: Acer Iconia A700 tablet

Acer's second-generation tablet is out, and the Iconia Tab A700 shows this hardware vendore is getting more sophisticated in its mobility game.The form factor isn't the slickest around, packing a bit more heft

Published on: August 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Venmo acquisition won’t be the last in hot mobile payments market

The frenzy of activity in the mobile payment space continues to accelerate, as New York-based Venmo Inc. has been acquired by mobile payments firm Braintree, the New York Times reports.Venmo was founded in

Published on: August 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mint opens voting on future of digital cash

Canadians can now vote on what they consider the best ideas for the future of digital money in this country, the Royal Canadian Mint announced yesterday.The Mint announced a challenge for software developers

Published on: August 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Vancouver’s Sitemasher team plays key role in newly unveiled Salesforce Communities

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com is taking its business social software Chatter and is allowing customers to create externally-focused networks in a new product called Salesforce Communities, the firm announced yesterday.Salesforce Communities will allow businesses

Published on: August 15th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Public Mobile launches unlimited music download service

Public Mobile, one of the new entrants to the Canadian cell phone carrier space, announced today an unlimited music download service available to its customers using Android smartphones.Dubbed Siren, the Toronto-based firm is

Published on: August 14th, 2012 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