Articles By 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

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

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

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

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

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

Published on: July 20th, 2011 Christine Wong

Logitech closing its Canadian office

The king of mice is scampering out of Canada. Logitech International is shutting down its Mississauga office, the lone Canadian location of the recently beleaguered maker of computer mice, webcams, keyboards and other

Published on: July 18th, 2011 Christine Wong

First Thunderbolt storage device strikes the market

The first storage solution based on Apple Inc.’s Thunderbolt interface technology has hit the market, and it’s designed to give a jolt of speed and flexibility to media and entertainment SMBs. The Pegasus

Published on: July 14th, 2011 Christine Wong

Spiceworks gives users a taste of new e-commerce feature

Austin, Texas-based Spiceworks Inc. is adding a dash of new e-commerce features to its unique recipe blending social networking and free software, a move it hopes will lure more Canadian users to its

Published on: July 13th, 2011 Christine Wong

Cloud storage demand drives growth for Toronto firm

It's not part of the company's official corporate slogan, but “here we grow again” has a nice ring to it at Asigra Inc. these days. The Toronto company is on a hiring blitz,

Published on: July 11th, 2011 Christine Wong

Watchdog wants CRTC to tackle SMS short codes

Canadians love firing off text messages using short codes, but surprise fees and subscription clauses are creating a wireless wild west that needs to be more strictly regulated, a consumer watchdog says. Short

Published on: July 6th, 2011 Christine Wong

‘Daily deals’ portals face survival of the fittest crunch time

The rise of daily deals aggregator Web sites is helping bargain hunters find sweet deals online, but the outlook for many of those sites will sour over the next year, analysts warn. Inspired

Published on: June 30th, 2011 Christine Wong

Canada Post strike

The Canada Post strike and lockout are over but some e-tailers say it will take a long time to recover from the damage done to their businesses. “A half-million-dollar-a-year business was reduced to

Published on: June 28th, 2011 Christine Wong

Beware

When it comes to protecting yourself against financial fraud and identity theft, don’t just safeguard your computer and other tech devices – it still pays to be careful on that old school device

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Staples fails to wipe returned hard drives, Privacy Commissioner finds

The continued failure of retail giant Staples Canada Inc. to wipe personal information from all data storage devices resold in its stores after various consumer complaints is “very surprising and hugely concerning,” says

Published on: June 21st, 2011 Christine Wong