Articles By Christine Wong

Data lost or breached at 82.5 per cent of government IT systems in Canada

Government IT managers in Canada are over-confident and reactive rather than proactive when it comes to protecting public data from security threats, a new study suggests. Although 97.5 per cent of government IT

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Christine Wong

Are startups just for young, single guys?

When I met Aliza Pulver a few weeks ago, I felt like I’d just met an alien. A woman. Over 30. With two young kids. Who founded a startup!? Yet there she was,

Published on: June 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Starting Point: June 18 to 24

What are the hottest startup events coming up ahead of summer's official kick-off? Find out by watching Starting Point, informing you of all the best events you'll want to attend next week.Think we

Published on: June 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Uplifting escalator ad pitch wins 19-year-old student $25,000

Douglas Lusted has nowhere to go but up after pocketing $25,000 for his winning pitch on escalator advertising technology at a recent University of Waterloo competition.Lusted, just 19, has developed technology to place

Published on: June 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

Salesforce.com promises to keep Rypple and Radian6 in Canada

Salesforce.com swept through Toronto on Wednesday for its cloud-based social enterprise roadshow, delivering a message aimed squarely at Canadian ears: the acquisitions it's made north of the border are here to stay. Salesforce.com

Published on: June 7th, 2012 Christine Wong

Ladies Learning Code founders launch HackerYou startup

The ladies behind Ladies Learning Code have a new startup called HackerYou.This time, it's aimed at men as well as women -- and it's a for-profitventure. HackerYouwill hold part-time evening classes for its

Published on: June 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

What happens once the acquisition honeymoon is over?

It's a pretty safe bet that the founders of Instagram aren't exactly slumming it since selling their photo app startup to Facebook for a billion bucks. They're the new poster boys for startup

Published on: May 29th, 2012 Christine Wong

Psst! Top startup secrets revealed at Mesh Conference 2012

by Christine Wong The best way to find out what it’s really like to launch a tech startup – and get advice for your own startup venture – is to get the goods

Published on: May 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

From lawful access to Quebec student riots, democracy goes social

It wasn't just the students protesting in the streets of Montreal that doomed the political career of Line Beauchamp, who recently resigned as Quebec's education minister. As Beauchamp later stated herself, it was

Published on: May 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Starting Point: Hot events May 23 to 25

With the flurry of startup activity taking place across Canada lately, it can be hard to keep up with all the events. In our new video series, Starting Point, staff writer Christine Wong

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Toronto’s Interaxon lands first VC deal for thought-controlled IT gear

Toronto startup Interaxon has landed its first venture capital infusion just months before it will launch its thought-controlled computing headset on the consumer market. No official announcement has been made regarding the funding,

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Is Facebook the only route to success for social media startups?

Facebook Inc.'s monster initial public offering today has solidified its perch as king of the social media universe. But is riding on Facebook's coattails the only way Canadian socialmedia startups stand a chance

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Day after IPO will be business as usual: Facebook’s top Canadian exec

Talk about a big week for Jordan Banks. Banks celebrates hisbirthday today. And tomorrow his company, alittle something called Facebook Inc., is expected to raise about $100billion in its initial public offering. If Banks,

Published on: May 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

Why digital kids’ content hasn’t totally replaced books…yet

Shockingly in today's digital world, traditional children's books aren't dead yet. Digital books still haven't replaced the original kind made out of paper and ink designed just for miniature minds. And according to

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

Wave Accounting lands US$12 M in series B financing

Toronto startup Wave Accounting has landed a series B round of financing worth US$12 million, plus some impressive new backers that include a former Facebook vice-president. The funding comes from OMERS Ventures (the

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Christine Wong