Articles By Christine Wong

How one Canadian media giant is embracing the startup model

The paywalls have gone up. First at Postmedia, publisher of newspapers such as the National Post,Montreal Gazette and the Ottawa Citizen. Then at the Globe and Mail andmost recently at the Toronto Star.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

Security the top Internet concern for Canadians: CIRA study

Security, accessibility and cost are the biggest concerns Canadians have about the Internet, according to a new study released by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). In a far reaching study including two

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Hacked!: Coping when your company’s email gets hijacked

What would you do if hackers had compromised your company's online identity and sent a fraudulent email purporting to be from your business? It's a question Toronto firm J. Goss + Associates was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Cisco invests in Waterloo incubation centre and smart grid research

Cisco is making two new investments in Ontario's Kitchener-Waterloo area. The company officially opened the new Cisco Incubation Centre onThursday morning. It will be part of the David Johnston Research andTechnology Park at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Spently’s strategic shift away from the mobile wallet masses

The mobile wallet space is starting to get just as crowded and jam packed as the traditional wallets the technology was meant to replace. After surveying the increasingly competitive mobile wallet landscape,Toronto startup

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

Canada Post delivers new online tools for e-tailers

Canada Post continues its push into the digital realm with the launch of some new e-commerce tools. The Canada Post Web Services tools are aimed at retailers and designedto be integrated into their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

Mobilicity launches 4G service

Mobilicity has launched its 4G service by offering two new data plan options. The Toronto-based wireless carrier, which operates as an upstartalternative to Rogers, Telus and Bell, said in a news release that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

How to keep the Startup Canada ball rolling

By Christine Wong The tour is over but the journey is just getting started for Startup Canada. At least, that’s what I’m hoping. Startup Canada has accomplished a mindboggling milestone by visiting 36

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup Canada adds tech and VC giants to new leadership team

A who's who of the Canadian startup scene has been named to a new leadership team at Startup Canada following the wrap-up of its national tour. Among the members of the organization's new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

HootSuite, Wattpad, Wajam among entrepreneur of the year winners

This year's winners of the Ernst & Young Canadian entrepreneur of the year awards include a strong showing by both startups and more established tech firms. Martin-Luc Archambault picked up the award for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Google unveils Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet

Sandy got the biggest headlines Monday for storming ashore and Microsoft got second billing for its official launch of Windows Phone 8. But Google also announced some new products yesterday, even though itslaunch

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Demand for iOS talent softer after tepid iPhone 5 launch, Maps disaster

Demand for iOS talent cooled in the third quarter after tepid iPhone 5 reviews and the Apple Maps fiasco, according to new data on tech hiring trends around the world. Postings for iOS

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Big data meets building trades as BuildDirect raises $4 million

A Vancouver company that's using cutting edge big data technology to cut costs in the construction sector has raised $4 million from BDC IT Venture Fund. BuildDirect is an e-commerce firm that uses

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2012 Christine Wong

Telecom complaints jump by 35 per cent

Consumer complaints about Canadian telecom services rose by 35 per cent in the past year, with wireless services targeted by the bulk of unhappy customers for the fourth year in a row. Wireless

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Privacy commissioners issue guidelines for mobile apps

The privacy commissioners for Canada, Alberta and British Columbia jointly issued a set of guidelines today to help mobile developers bake privacy protection into their apps. The guidelines were released on the closing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong