Articles By Brian Jackson

Yahoo, AOL Canada battle for Web advertisers

Small businesses advertising on the Web are starting to get more reasons to look beyond Google as Yahoo Canada and AOL Canada ramp up efforts north of the 49th parallel.Both big names that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

’4G’ joins ‘HD’ as meaningless marketing label

If you’re a marketer, the temptation of adding two letters to your product or service description that is immediately associated as “good” in the mind of consumers is just too irresistible. That’s why

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 9th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Bell launches Web-based app store aimed at small firms

Bell launched a Business Apps Store on Feb. 2 that invites small firms to subscribe to, compare, preview, and manage Web-based applications.Built with San Francisco-based AppDirect (owned by Origo Networks Inc.), the store

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 8th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Ontario registrar stopped from selling dot-ca domains

A registrar with close ties to a reseller that the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) accuses of sending misleading solicitations to domain owners has lost its licence to sell dot-ca domains.Markham, Ont.-based Brandon

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Facebook and Google plot to disrupt group buying momentum

With the launch of Facebook Deals in Canada and Google’s addition of location-based check-ins through Latitude, the group buying trend may find itself disrupted just as its hitting its stride. Group buying services

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 2nd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Facebook Deals comes to Canada, beta features 11 retail partners

A beta program of Facebook Deals is now live in Canada and features discount offers from 11 different retail partners, according to the social network's Canadian headquarters.Deals is an extension of Facebook Places,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Privacy by Design a must for small tech startups

Small businesses must do their part to ensure privacy when creating technology products and dealing with customer's personal information, says Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner.The law of the land and the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Wind Mobile close to announcing Playbook support

Wind Mobile’s product line may soon be a lot more appealing to businesses and consumers alike. Wind is close to announcing support for Research In Motion’s Playbook tablet and several new Google Android

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 26th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Cisco offers SMB-focused switches, firewalls, online storage

Cisco Systems Inc. announced three new products to its small business line today, adding managed switches, a secure firewall, and a cloud-based backup service for its storage products.Cisco's "Connect" product portfolio of entry-level

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson

App Store only place worth selling mobile games, say developers

Mobile game businesses interested in making money should focus only on Apple’s App Store and ignore other mobile platforms, according to independent developers.Three Toronto-based independent game developers speaking at GameON Finance agreed that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 24th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Palm Pre 2 polishes predecessor’s performance

HP's first product bearing the Palm and webOS brands improves upon its predecessor in many subtle, yet important ways and perhaps represents what the Palm Pre should have been when it first launched.The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 20th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Internet exchanges cut latency and costs for small providers

Kevin Blumberg knows the key to success when running a small Internet provider is to move data packets as fast as possible. That’s why The Wire, the small ISP Blumberg is chief technology

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 19th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Super crimeware kit expected to hit underground economy soon

Security researchers are reminding businesses to bolster computer security measures as two of the most widely used do-it-yourself cybercrime kits are soon to be combined into one super kit.Attack toolkits or crimeware are

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 18th, 2011 Brian Jackson

‘Holodeck’ prototype project gets government funding

A project that seeks to combine digital holography with haptic feedback – meaning you could actually feel interactions with the holograms – has received funding from the federal government alongside 11 other projects

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 17th, 2011 Brian Jackson

CES blows up tablet hype, poll deflates it

If there’s one thing that we know about Las Vegas, it’s that the town is all hype. A thick veneer of glitz and superimposed luxury disguise what is really a seedy money trap

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 13th, 2011 Brian Jackson