Articles By Christine Wong

‘Catvertising’ video creators up for Webby award

Cats that practically run an ad agency. A guy who’s definitely not a supermodel living on-camera in his underwear for a month. And a bunch of guys who obviously are supermodels demonstrating breast

Published on: April 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Adopt ‘be your own IT manager’ mindset to deal with BYOD

The bring your own device trend is creating a “be your own IT manager” mindset among small business owners -- and pushing device makers and carriers to be IT consultants, not just sell

Published on: April 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Is the acquisition frenzy creating a startup bubble?

by Christine Wong Is there a startup bubble forming?   I’d have to say yes – but not the same kind we saw a decade ago when the dotcom bubble burst.   This most recent

Published on: April 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Just how much cloud storage can you get for free?

The cloud isn't just getting personal. Luckily for consumers, it's also getting cheaper. Heck, a lot of it is now absolutely free.Cloud storage is becoming so ubiquitous and so cheap that Gartner Inc.researchers

Published on: April 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

Aging workforce may hurt Canada’s coming ICT hiring spree

Canada's information and communications technology sector (ICT) is poised for a surge in job openings but an aging talent pool threatens to leave more of them unfilled than recruiters would like, a new

Published on: April 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Over $400M for early stage funding in federal budget

Ottawa is earmarking $400 million dollars in this year's federal budget specifically to boost startups and also spending $67 million to shift the National Research Council's focus to more business-led innovation.In the budget

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Christine Wong

How Canada’s SMB cloud providers are changing the global landscape

Toronto-based Rypple became a poster child for Canadian cloud success stories when Salesforce.com announced plans to buy the firm last December.Although the financial value of the Rypple acquisition deal wasn'tdisclosed, it proved that

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Toronto firm awarded world’s first RaaS patent

Joshua Geist's brand new lucky number is a long one: 8,135,838.That's the U.S. Patent and Trademark number assigned to the recovery-as-a-service (RaaS) technology developed byGeist's Toronto company,Geminare – the first RaaS patent ever

Published on: March 20th, 2012 Christine Wong

Unzipping the privacy concerns around wearable technologies

Privacy and user control are emerging as key concerns in wearable technology as innovations in computing are increasingly interwoven into what we wear, two Toronto experts say.Just as privacy is an issue with

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

Who’s doing due diligence on the Dragons?

by Christine Wong  Tech startups are constantly reminded that even when it looks like a financing or acquisition deal is done, it ain’t over til the due diligence is done. But who’s performing

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

‘Moneyball’ for startups new way to analyze entrepreneur influence

A Toronto company is using Moneyball-like metrics to rank the most valuable - and undervalued - players in the startup world.Cdling(pronounced ‘seedling’) Capital Services Inc. has developed ananalytics platform that measures the reputational

Published on: March 9th, 2012 Christine Wong

Bridging the gap between Ottawa’s two tech solitudes

In case you missed it, two solitudes have emerged in Ottawa over the past decade that have nothing to do with French and English. A cultural split has developed in Ottawa's technology sector,

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup Canada campaign offers opportunity to build ‘startup culture’

by Christine Wong Startup Canada officially got off the ground today when a beta version of its Web site went live. The new charitable foundation is hoping to build a national strategy to

Published on: March 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Bodog case could affect all Canadian sites using U.S. domains

The shutdown of a Canadian billionaire's online gambling Web site shows the U.S. government is willing to assert its legal authority over Internet properties outside American boundaries – even those based in Canada,

Published on: February 29th, 2012 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