Articles By 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

Canadian startups go abroad for cash and customers

Just how far will Canadian tech startups go for money and mentorship?For some, going overseas is just the ticket. Antsy for Canada’s financing scene to rebound but wary of the crowded,cutthroat startup scene

Published on: January 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

2012 will see rise of the two tablet household, Deloitte predicts

Mobile payments, big data, and the rise of multi-tablet households will likely dominate IT trends this year, according to a list of key tech predictions presented Tuesday by Deloitte & Touche LLP. About

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Moncton startup dials into demand for big name business advice

You could call it dial-a-dealmaker.One of Canada’s best-known, east coast, high-tech entrepreneurs is usinga low-tech way to connect budding entrepreneurs with big name businessexperts: the phone. Would-be CEOs can get one-on-one advice over

Published on: January 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

Tech tinkering key to kids’ IT literacy, experts agree

Hands-on tinkering must replace textbook teaching as the primary tool for inspiring Canada's kids to be the next generation of IT innovators, the leaders of a Toronto brainstorming event declared Wednesday.About 100 people

Published on: January 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Why aren’t there more women in the tech startup scene?

by Christine Wong I’ve asked myself the exact same question while departing various startup events here in Toronto over the past few months.   Where are all the women?   At one such

Published on: January 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

Make data breach reporting mandatory, consumer group says

Canada’s proposed new law on data breaches is a toothless piece of legislation that amounts to little more than a sugar pill when it comes to protecting consumers’ privacy and personal information, an

Published on: January 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

ShopMyClothes sees big dollar signs in used designer duds

The more successful Jonathan Elias's resale clothing Web site gets, the tougher it is on his eyes.Let's explain: although Elias is president and CEO of ShopMyClothes,the Toronto startup remains bootstrapped. So he and

Published on: January 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

Head of ‘costly and cumbersome’ e-waste program quits

The head of Ontario's e-waste program has left the heavily scrutinizedagency for another job, a move that could give the program a cleanslate to make much needed changes, critics say. Carol Hochu has

Published on: January 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

Web service reveals hidden fees of buying a new home

You've finally signed the down payment cheque to buy your dream house – mission accomplished, right? Not so fast. What about lawyer's fees, land transfer taxes, propertytaxes, home insurance, monthly utilitiesand the cost

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Christine Wong

2011 showed us what Canadian startups are really made of

by Christine Wong Forgive me for stealing from Charles Dickens but it is the holiday season after all: was 2011 the best of times or the worst of times for startups? Christine WongThere

Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Canadians replacing PCs, TV, and landlines with mobile tech

PC use, landline phones and paid TV service subscriptions are on thewane as consumers gravitate toward mobile devices and free content, anew KPMG study of global convergence trends shows.PCs are still more popular

Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

How Blue Man Group stayed mum on stage but got social at work

Six months ago, Blue Man Group had successfully performed before 17 million people around the world over two decades – but still couldn't find a way for its own 500 staff to share

Published on: December 21st, 2011 Christine Wong

Rypple deal proves Canadian startups can stay home to succeed

Salesforce.com Inc.'s deal to buy Toronto-based Rypple proves Canadian startups can compete with the best in Silicon Valley – but don't necessarily have to move there to do it, Canadian startup watchers say.Salesforce.com

Published on: December 16th, 2011 Christine Wong