Articles By Christine Wong

S.O.S. for SMS: Never pay for text messages again

We love to text. We just hate paying for it.First, with apologies to Celine Dion, let’s talk about love: ouraddiction to texting is a global phenomenon.Canadians send a staggering 199 million text messages

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 24th, 2011 Christine Wong

Green tech sector siphons VC money away from IT startups

Canada's venture capitalists are going green, but putting less green - as in cash - into IT startups at the same time. Second quarterVC investment in Canadian IT startups totalled $136 million, down

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 17th, 2011 Christine Wong

Web-based speech therapy service dubbed ‘SMB of the year’

Don't let the name TinyEYE Therapy Services fool you – the small Saskatoon-based company is using simple online technology to change children's lives in a big way. Using three straightforward tools – a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 16th, 2011 Christine Wong

Researcher awarded for finding Facebook privacy glitch

A researcher who uncovered a privacy glitch that could disclose the sexual orientation of Facebook users has won an award from Ontario's privacy commissioner. Aleksandra Korolova, a computer studies PhD candidate at Stanford University

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 11th, 2011 Christine Wong

Manulife Web redesign nabs Toronto firm international award

Toronto-based digital design and consulting firm Delvinia Interactive Corp. scored a double win at an international business competition with its Web site redesigns for Manulife Financial and the Canadian Opera Company (COC). Delvinia's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 9th, 2011 Christine Wong

Traditional resume is dead, careers site proclaims

Aleksey Vayner became a viral laughing stock when a video resume he submitted to Wall Street giant UBS Group hit Youtube, immortalizing the ambitious young jobseeker in all his karate chopping, ballroom dancing,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 5th, 2011 Christine Wong

Silicon Valley meets Vancouver at startup conference

Delegates from some of the biggest players in Silicon Valley – including Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. – will land in Vancouver soon to size up 15 Canadian tech startups at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 5th, 2011 Christine Wong

Express IT: Tips to keep your social media audience ‘liking’ your brand

A recent study by Ipsos Loyalty shows Canadians aged 18 to 34 are more likely than older Canadians to follow a brand based on a “like” recommendation on social media. But they're also

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 3rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Toronto program teaches young entrepreneurs about love and Web development

Sunny Verma is used to tossing ideas around with other would-be CEOs over drinks at a local bar, but a new 10-week boot camp for startups recently had him dining at the Bridle

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 3rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Get ready for a BYOD invasion

More companies are leaving employees to their own devices, a new study finds. In a global survey of 700 IT professionals conducted for virtualization software company Citrix Systems Inc., 92 per cent say

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 29th, 2011 Christine Wong

Younger Canadians ‘like’ to follow brands via social media

The good news for SMBs trying to get their message out online?  Younger Canadians really “like” following brands recommended to them on social media like Facebook and Twitter. The bad news? They’re also

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 27th, 2011 Christine Wong

Mobile apps a slam dunk for Score Media

It may seem surprising that Score Media Inc. is hiring a whole bunch of techie types these days. And they’re not there to keep the computers from crashing at the company’s specialty sports

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 26th, 2011 Christine Wong

Facebook app lets bands sell and promote their music directly to fans.

A new app for Facebook is designed to put music distribution, marketing power and – ultimately – money directly into the hands of artists.The ONErpm app, released by New York-based company One Revolution

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 21st, 2011 Christine Wong

Toronto team in top 3 at Harvard biz contest

Frances Ho's top three finish in a global contest for Harvard business grads isn't due to long nights toiling over accounting books or browbeating Bay Street for mentorship tips. It all stemmed from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 20th, 2011 Christine Wong