Articles By Brian Jackson

Startup Canada should endorse crowdfunding to address fundraising gap

When the Startup Canada campaign hits its climax in a series of coordinated press conferences across Canada on Tuesday, it should strongly advocate for the path for equity-based crowdfunding to be laid in

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Nettalk Duo WiFi

The landline is dead. Now that everyone is always carrying around cell phones, having a home phone number is obsolete. Many people are cutting the cord entirely and cutting the expense of a

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Voice-activated computer Ubi calls on crowdfunding

The voice control offered on smartphones, such as Siri for iPhone, is pretty impressive. But what if you could have that same sort of technology to control your home? That's what the voice-activated

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘Secret agent’ wrist watch says the time is now for crowdfunding

Division Furtive is an independent Montréal-based watchmaker that has designed a wrist watch where the traditional rotating hour and minute hands are replaced by horizontal linear cursors. Their Kickstarter campaign is currently still in

Published on: November 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

2 million reasons why Canadians love the .ca domain

When retired schoolteacher Leora Rissin registered a dot-ca Web site for her new bed and breakfast this week, she never considered that she’d contribute to a digital milestone in Canada. But she’s delighted

Published on: November 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Stact’s elegant wine rack a crowdfunding success

Stact is a modular wine rack that you hang on your wall. It's available in a number of different colours and textures, and the panels can be adapted to any space. What's important

Published on: November 21st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Businesses embracing cloud software: IDC

Cloud-based software offerings overcame recent high profile data breaches to grow 27 per cent in the Canadian market, according to an IDC Canada study.Revenues from cloud software, or software as a service (SaaS),

Published on: November 21st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Upverter makes electrical design social

It seems like almost every niche community is getting its own social networking site lately, and now electrical engineers or DIY soldering-iron wielding enthusiasts can count themselves among that crowd. Related Story |

Published on: November 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘Day Job’ doc maker finds crowdfunding options lacklustre

Sitting among the fledgling tech firms in the open concept loft that is Extreme Startups, David Chan is unique. His video production startup Fidelity Format isn't technically one of the teams in the

Published on: November 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

SalesChoice readies all-Canadian alternative to Salesforce.com

As the President and CEO of a small company, Camille Peters feels like her time is stretched pretty thin, and she especially felt like she didn’t have time to endlessly fill out all

Published on: November 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Shopify deal reaches 27 million new potential customers

A build-your-own Web site tool and a create-your-own online store service are combining forces to offer a complete self-service package to small businesses.A deal announced today will see Ottawa-based Shopify’s e-commerce service being

Published on: November 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Are you having trouble deciding what type of mobile device you should buy? If you can't choose between a smartphone or tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note Two might be for you.With its 5.5

Published on: November 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Chinese product turns anything into interactive touch interface

If you're a part of the do-it-yourself crowd and can tolerate long shipping times, you may want to turn your attention to Shanghai-based Polytouch Interactive Systems. The company sells a hand-sized electronic component

Published on: November 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startups jump on board SAP’s big data platform

Software firm SAP is quickly growing its startup following of its big data platform HANA, signing 20 new firms to run production applications on it.Not only will 20 firms be using SAP’s in-memory

Published on: November 15th, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘WiFox’ could vastly improve Wi-Fi connections

We've all experienced the frustration of a lacking Wi-Fi connection before. Whether at a conference where the routers are overloaded with devices trying to connect, or at a coffee shop where the speeds

Published on: November 15th, 2012 Brian Jackson