Articles By Christine Wong

Startup Canada launches a national approach to entrepreneurship

A new organization launching this week wants to become a national clearing house of services and support for Canada's quickly expanding startup ecosystem.Set to debut on March 1, Startup Canada is a charitable

Published on: February 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

CA Technologies taps into hybrid cloud market

CA Technologies is the latest cloud vendor to hitch a ride on the hybrid model with a new product that gives small and medium sized businesses ( SMBs) a mix of on-premise and

Published on: February 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Location-based marketing poised for mass adoption

Don't panic if you see more people waving their smartphones at billboards and TV screens these days. They're not crazy – but they are part of a location-based marketing (LBM) craze that's on

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

How location-based ads make you a moving target for marketing

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Published on: February 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

PC Museum showcases best of hi-tech history

Some of us might have an old computer or two sitting in a dustry storage room somewhere, but almost no one can claim to have more than 20,000 artifacts of computer history in

Published on: February 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canada lags behind U.S. in supporting small businesses

by Christine Wong We Canadians tend to get our backs up when people assume we’re exactly the same as Americans, but with different accents, eh? For proof of just how different we are,

Published on: February 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

Three new startups get on board Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone

And then were three more. Three new startups have set up shop at Ryerson’s University’s Digital Media Zone incubator,bringing the total number of ventures housed at the high tech hot spotto 31. The

Published on: February 9th, 2012 Christine Wong

Ayoudo: a social way to ask for help and lend a hand

When Michael Tippett launches a new venture, people take notice. No wonder. He founded NowPublic, an Emmy-nominatedsocial media news site that harnesses crowdsourcing for citizenjournalism, sold it in 2009 for an undisclosed sum

Published on: February 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

Should New York look to Montreal for tech hub model?

by Christine Wong What’s the best way to turn a city into a world class hub for high tech startups? Does a “build it and they will come” overnight approach really work? Or

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Legalize crowdfunding or risk losing startups to U.S., CATA says

Canadian tech entrepreneurs will lag behind their American rivals if Canada doesn't mirror U.S. moves to allow online crowdfunding for startups, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance warns. Under current U.S. and Canadian laws,

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

The final status update: Facebook app makes organ donor wishes known

A Canadian Web site that lets you be as social in death as you are in life is now offering users the chance to share their organ donation wishes online too. Mysendoff.com, which

Published on: January 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

Undressing the social media success of a guy in his underwear

Would you go online to watch an average Canadian guy order pizza, meet a blind date and belly dance -- all while wearing nothing but his underwear -- at his house for 25

Published on: January 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Waterloo still a top tech hub despite RIM’s slide

Waterloo will thrive, not just survive, despite the recent turmoil and management shakeup at Research in Motion, the leader of the city's local tech startup incubator says.The southwestern Ontario city has become somewhat

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian startups cashing chips way too early?

  by Christine Wong Assessing the debris of the Research in Motiondebacle – longtime co-CEOs swept aside, stock price in shambles, failed PlayBook launch and customer confidence rocked by service outages – it’s

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

RIM flubbed on helping small firms cope with employee devices: analysts

Research in Motion has already missed the SMB sweet spot created by the BYOD trend and new CEO Thorsten Heins will have to play catch up to recover, some analysts say.In his first

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Christine Wong