Articles By Brian Jackson

Canada one of most popular countries to host malware, phishing operations: Websense

Canada is one of top countries in the world most affected by malware and phishing, according to a report from a San Diego-based security vendor. The biggest cyber-security threat faced by businesses over

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

How to scale your video sharing service to handle 6 million users in 30 days

Who doesn’t have time to watch a 36 second long video? Not many people it turns out, as the Toronto-based video sharing service Keek has proven by registering six million users in just

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Cometdocs like Dropbox with file conversion

It’s rare to find a PC user in the business world that hasn’t suffered the pain of weird document formats. Either because your work computer won’t give you admin rights to install the

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Government-backed monopoly may be needed for broadband networks, ITU says

Ever wonder what the industry leaders of the telecommunications industry think the future holds for the future of ICT? Well a 35-page report on the outcomes of discussions like that can be downloaded

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Instamonial makes social media referrals a snap

There is a strong trend in social media sharing towards visual content lately, and a new Toronto-based startup wants to help businesses take advantage of that with an iPhone app. KnexxLocal is planning

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Coupon app cashes in on Facebook mobile ad units

A Toronto-based mobile coupons startup is crediting a Facebook advertising unit in part for its popularity after just a couple of months in the App Store. Checkout 51 offers consumers a mobile app

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Apple releases cheaper, faster MacBook Pros

If you're in the market for a new laptop, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has released new MacBook Pro with Retina display models that offer updated processors and lower prices. The 13-inch laptop now starts at $1,499

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

3 strengths, weaknesses of BlackBerry 10

Walking around Toronto with the BlackBerry Z10 in hand after BlackBerry's big launch event, yet before it went on sale in Canada, the shiny new device caught the eye of several strangers who

Published on: February 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

HP Chromebook coming to Canada

Canadians are used to our friendly neighbours to the south getting their hands on tech toys well before they migrate north, and Google's Chromebook is no exception. Though Americans could use the Samsung-built

Published on: February 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

‘Frienemies’ at work – is your data safe?

If you have children or are young enough to remember back to your school days, the term “frenemy” might be familiar – the concept that someone inside your group of friends might be

Published on: February 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadians discovering small business on mobile more often

The shift of Web traffic from desktop and laptop computers to mobile devices tipped dramatically towards the latter, according to a Web-traffic analysis released yesterday by Rogers Communications Inc.Rogers' OutRank service offers small

Published on: February 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Million dollar botnet Bamital taken down

A major clickfraud Trojan that's been operating for more than three years and reaped more than $1.1 million in returns for its operators has been shut down, Symantec Corp. announced this morning.Working with

Published on: February 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Z10 sees best BlackBerry launch day sales ever

How successful was BlackBerry’s big launch day in Canada? Record setting sales if you ask the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker or the carriers, but less impressive if you look to the search engine

Published on: February 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadian business and technology associations oppose anti-spam regulations

A list of 13 business and technology associations in Canada are using the opportunity to comment on the proposed anti-spam regulations to fight for the right to put spyware on your computer and

Published on: February 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Toronto social marketing firms merge after ‘divine intervention’

Two Toronto-based social software startups are merging after Influitive Corp. announced its acquisition of Engagio yesterday, but the teams have already been working together for nearly two weeks, according to the founders.Influitive offers

Published on: February 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson