Articles By Brian Jackson

‘March Madness’ of coding contests highlights two trends

If you’re not familiar with the Association of Computer Machinery’s (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM Corp., just think of it like the “March Madness” of computer programming. Just like

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Half of all new top-level domains will fail, CIRA says

Internet domain name managers and corporate branding gurus alike are waiting with baited breath for the Internet's first batch of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to be released after a technical glitch delayed

Published on: May 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

ShoeSense prototype enables gesture-based control over smartphone

It’s a little bit different from the shoe phone that satirical spy Maxwell Smart used, but the team at ShoeSense has a modern take on how your footwear could be used to control

Published on: May 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Insider fraud cost firms as much as $3.5 trillion in 2011

The smallest organizations are the most vulnerable to occupational fraud, according to a new study from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).The 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse

Published on: May 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Primus offers hosted call centre to SMBs

Small businesses who want to run a call centre but have been put off from starting one because of the high capital costs now have another option, Primus Business Services announced today.The Toronto-based

Published on: May 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canadians willing to trade booze, chocolate for Internet

The Internet has become so important to the daily lives of Canadians that many would give up the pleasures of alcohol and chocolate rather than suffer being disconnected, a new survey from Rogers

Published on: May 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Motoactv offers alternative ‘smart watch’ option to Pebble

As the success of Pebble's Kickstarter project shows, there's a lot of people out there interested in a smart watch that will work as an extension of their smartphone.As of May 3, the

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Harper jumps on Startup Canada bandwagon

Startup Canada champion Victoria Lennox can check one more item off her campaign wish list today after winning federal government support and a letter of endorsement from the Prime Minister.Lennox, the co-founder of

Published on: May 2nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Express IT: Have the Webbys sold out?

The Webby award winners were announced today. But do they really reflect the best content the Internet has to offer?A Wired Magazine article points out the registration fees for the Webbys have been

Published on: May 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Ontario government upgrades to slightly less obsolete browser

Ontario’s public service workers will soon be working with Web technology that is slightly less obsolete with an upgrade from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8. A memo from the Ontario Public

Published on: May 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Saint John: Radian6 success one part of this intelligent community’s bigger ICT story

When the technical mind behind Radian6 approached Mariner Partners chairman Gerry Pond with his early idea for “anomaly detection” software in 2006, the former CEO of NBTel says he had no idea where

Published on: April 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Primus brings BEX to four more Canadian cities

Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. is offering its Business Ethernet Xtended (BEX) service to more locations today with the addition of Vancouver, Edmonton, and the Ontario cities of Brampton and London to its service

Published on: April 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

ShopLocket lets ‘micro-retailers’ sell products online

New Toronto-based Web startup ShopLocket is launching an open beta of its product today that is designed to allow anyone to sell an item online with just a few minutes of setup and

Published on: April 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Express IT: Nickelback sucks, lets award videogames instead

Aren't you sick of Nickelback being recognized as one of the best artistic efforts that Canada has to offer?Well if you want to change the focus of who's getting recogntion for our nation's

Published on: April 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Toronto’s startup success celebrated too early

Toronto’s startup community has been somewhat deflated by a recent blog post from the Startup Genome project. The irony is that Startup Genome had been the source of that misplaced pride just several

Published on: April 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson