Articles By Brian Jackson

Influitive launches AdvocateHub marketing platform

Toronto-based Influitive Inc. launched its business-to-business marketing tool AdvocateHub Web service today, the firm announced.AdvocateHub takes a different approach to marketing, by allowing companies to build up communities of customers and partners who

Published on: September 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Glenn Gould’s vision inspires iPad app

A Toronto-based mobile app maker is attempting to bring famed Canadian musician Glenn Gould's vision to life with the release of a musical app for iOS, it announced today.Gould lived in Toronto and

Published on: September 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Android claims smartphone throne in Canada

Google's Android operating system is now the most popular smartphone platform used in Canadian households, according to a new survey from Ipsos Reid.As Apple is set to start selling its new iPhone 5

Published on: September 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

iPhone 5 features performed on Samsung Galaxy S III

All eyes were on Apple this week as it launched the iPhone 5, the latest version of the world's most famous smartphone.But the initial response to what was unveiled has been underwhelming. Maybe

Published on: September 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Competition Bureau seeks $30 million in fines from incumbent telcos

Canada's incumbent telecommunications carriers are facing legal action from the Competition Bureau for misleading advertising, the Ottawa-based consumer protections body announced today.The legal action in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice follows a

Published on: September 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Facebook search engine could capture half of market: survey

Facebook could capture up to 50 per cent of the online search market within a few years if it chooses to challenge Google in that area, a London-based SEO consultant firm says.Though possible,

Published on: September 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Keeping good online reputation important for small business too

It’s a dog-eat-dog online world out there. Just ask any business owner that’s seen their online reputation ruined by one scorching review on Yelp, or an angry customer causing trouble on the Web

Published on: September 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Toronto firm launches mobile app at TechCrunch Disrupt

A group of Toronto-based ex-Google employees launched a new app from TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco that allows Android users to take photos, then animate specific areas of the frame.Alex Kennberg is the founder

Published on: September 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

With iPhone 5, Apple playing catch-up with Android devices

When the iPhone first came out, I didn’t get what all the hype was about. Before it was even available in Canada, we heard the hype from the U.S. launch about this magical

Published on: September 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Webcast replay: Incubes Demo Day from TSX

Join ITBusiness.ca for a special live broadcast from the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday, Sept. 12 starting at 1:25 PM EST. Editor Brian Jackson will be hosting a webcast of the Incubes Demo

Published on: September 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

iPhone 5 event: 3 new features Apple will include

As Apple fanboys, tech enthusiasts, and mobile maniacs eagerly await the technology firm’s launch of the iPhone 5 tomorrow, rumours abound about what the device will include.But if you’ve followed any Apple product

Published on: September 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Sophos Mobile Control released in cloud version

As employees are bringing smartphones to work more often and using them as productivity tools, many small and medium businesses are likely grappling with how to approach managing and securing all those new

Published on: September 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson

500 Startups’ Paul Singh: How to avoid death by ‘creative suicide’

Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and seed fund 500 Startups is created by founders, for founders, partner Paul Singh says.At a fireside chat hosted by Startup Grind Toronto, the venture capital fund manager dished

Published on: September 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Wind Mobile releases Facebook Cover Photo Maker app

Wind Mobile is launching an Android app designed to turn smartphone photos into Facebook cover art today, the wireless carrier announced today. Facebook's Timeline design that started rolling out in February allows users

Published on: September 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Sophisticated ‘Elderwood’ hackers targeting defence industry, Symantec warns

A group of highly skilled and organized attackers, likely backed by some serious computing power, have been conducting targeted attacks against North America’s defence industry supply chain for the past three years, according

Published on: September 7th, 2012 Brian Jackson