Articles By 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

Canadian SMBs may have a false sense of IT security: study

Canada's small and medium sized businesses may be underestimating the need to plan for IT disasters compared to SMBs in other countries around the world, a new survey shows. Symantec surveyed 2,053 businesses

Published on: May 14th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canada’s startup services scene getting crowded

by Christine Wong Startup Grind is the newest entry on Canada’s red hot tech startup scene. The U.S.-based organization, which already has branches in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Tx., San Francisco, Tempe,

Published on: May 11th, 2012 Christine Wong

PEI’s big pitch: grow Canada’s tiniest province through tech sector

The premier of Prince Edward Island was in Toronto on Thursday, pitching Bay Street on his plan to use small businesses and tech-based sectors to grow the economy of Canada's tiniest province. Although

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 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