Articles By Brian Jackson

FreshBooks CEO sad about RIM

The CEOs of some of Canada’s leading-edge technology firms are excited for the year ahead, but a little bit sad that Research in Motion is suffering tough times, a CBC News story reports.

Published on: January 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Office coming to iPad despite alternatives

When Microsoft Corp. brings Office to Apple’s mobile devices, will you switch to it from the productivity suite you’re already using? Blogger Eric Eckel is looking forward to Microsoft Office being released on

Published on: January 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Humans often the weak link in cybersecurity defence

Considering the state of cybersecurity threats these days, many yearn for a simpler time when IP spoofing was the biggest identity theft concern people had in regards to the Internet.A roundup of the

Published on: January 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Video collaboration service connects filmmakers with talent

Video production can be challenging to organize, it involves creative collaboration between script writers, actors, producers, and technical crew; so a Toronto-based startup wants to ease that burden by helping video producing teams

Published on: January 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Sustainable Development Technology Canada broadens scope to early-stage firms

There’s a new opportunity for tech startups that have an environmental focus to tap government money with the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) announcing a virtual incubator fund.The SD Tech Fund Virtual Incubator

Published on: January 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadians vie for top SMB influencer recognition

Several Canadians have been nominated as top small and medium-sized business influencers in a worldwide competition held by a U.S.-based awards effort to name the top 150 SMB influencers.Online daily voting is currently

Published on: January 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Anti-spam law adds exceptions, delayed until 2014

The anti-spam legislation passed into law more than two years ago will not be coming into force until late in 2013 and possibly not until 2014, according to an Industry Canada official. It’s

Published on: December 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Verelo failed fast to avoid ‘zombie company’ fate, founder says

Verelo Inc. founder Andrew McGrath says he’s taking the “fail fast” philosophy to heart as he closes down his Web site monitoring business and seeks to return his early investor’s funds. McGrath sent

Published on: December 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mountain Equipment Co-op takes Xtreme approach with mCommerce app

Outdoorsy types who shop at Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) can do so from their iPhone this holiday season, thanks to the work of Toronto-based Xtreme Labs that helped develop the app. MEC has 16

Published on: December 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

The coffee is better in space

Early this morning in Kazakhstan, Milton, Ont.-native Chris Hadfield blasted off in a Russian Soyuz rocket and is currently orbiting the Earth, en route to the International Space Station. Not only will Hadfield

Published on: December 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Influitive announces $7.3 million funding round

A Toronto-based startup firm that helps companies turn happy customers into marketing advocates has raised a $7.3 million Series A round of funding.Influitive, also co-headquartered in San Francisco, announced yesterday it closed the

Published on: December 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Hollywood studio’s bid to get TekSavvy customer information delayed

A Los Angeles-based movie production studio that is suing a small Chatham, Ont.-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) for its customer’s personal information will have to wait at least a bit longer to have

Published on: December 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Founder Fuel

FounderFuel is an intensive 12-week mentor-driven startup accelerator that will help your startup increase traction, secure partnerships, and get to revenue faster, all in effort to help you raise follow-on funding. We provide

Published on: December 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Hyperdrive

HYPERDRIVE is a new $30+ million tech startup incubator program with a global focus to seed, fund, and grow new businesses.

Published on: December 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Incubes

For start-ups: INcubation gives your Startup private offices in the heart of Canada’s business district downtown Toronto during a 3 month INtensive Acceleration Curriculum, in an optimum collaborative work environment, and complete business

Published on: December 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson