Articles By Christine Wong

Startup Canada adds tech and VC giants to new leadership team

A who's who of the Canadian startup scene has been named to a new leadership team at Startup Canada following the wrap-up of its national tour. Among the members of the organization's new

Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

HootSuite, Wattpad, Wajam among entrepreneur of the year winners

This year's winners of the Ernst & Young Canadian entrepreneur of the year awards include a strong showing by both startups and more established tech firms. Martin-Luc Archambault picked up the award for

Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Google unveils Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet

Sandy got the biggest headlines Monday for storming ashore and Microsoft got second billing for its official launch of Windows Phone 8. But Google also announced some new products yesterday, even though itslaunch

Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Demand for iOS talent softer after tepid iPhone 5 launch, Maps disaster

Demand for iOS talent cooled in the third quarter after tepid iPhone 5 reviews and the Apple Maps fiasco, according to new data on tech hiring trends around the world. Postings for iOS

Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Big data meets building trades as BuildDirect raises $4 million

A Vancouver company that's using cutting edge big data technology to cut costs in the construction sector has raised $4 million from BDC IT Venture Fund. BuildDirect is an e-commerce firm that uses

Published on: October 29th, 2012 Christine Wong

Telecom complaints jump by 35 per cent

Consumer complaints about Canadian telecom services rose by 35 per cent in the past year, with wireless services targeted by the bulk of unhappy customers for the fourth year in a row. Wireless

Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Privacy commissioners issue guidelines for mobile apps

The privacy commissioners for Canada, Alberta and British Columbia jointly issued a set of guidelines today to help mobile developers bake privacy protection into their apps. The guidelines were released on the closing

Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Radian6 job losses are Canadian startup scene’s net gains: Martell

Salesforce's loss is the Canadian startup scene's gain after the layoffs at Radian6, says leading east coast entrepreneur Dan Martell. This morning ITBusiness.ca broke the news of the layoffs atFredericton, N.B.-based Radian6 in

Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

What can be learned from the government’s cybersecurity bungling

Would you sleep at night knowing your business is only protected from cybercriminals during regular banker's hours? Apparently the bureaucrats in Ottawa thought that plan was just a-okay(or is that ‘eh-okay'?) for this

Published on: October 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

IT World Canada president honoured with Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

The president of ITBusiness.ca's parent company was honoured in Montreal this past weekend for her contributions to Canada's IT sector. Fawn Annan, president and group publisher of IT World Canada, receiveda special Queen

Published on: October 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian mobile payment firms sizing up Square’s move north

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has chosen Canada as the first global expansion market for his newest startup, Square Inc. As reported in today's FinancialPost, San Francisco-based Square isofficially launching in Canada today after

Published on: October 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

SmartDraw visual data tool adds cloud and mobile access

SmartDraw has introduced the 2013 version of its flagship product and it gives users greater ability to create, use and share visual graphics from anywhere. SmartDraw 2013 creates illustrated graphics, diagrams, and othervisuals

Published on: October 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Facebook most lucrative social site for sharing Canadian events

Canadian event organizers get more bang for their buck by sharing their events on social media than people in most other countries, a new study shows. According to new data collected by Eventbrite,

Published on: October 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Valve’s secret to HR success

Valve Corp. is well known for the phenomenal success of its games but its unorthodox management structure has largely remained a mystery – until now. After a copy of Valve's employee handbook was

Published on: October 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Four Canadian cities on list of world’s 21 ‘smart’ communities

Four Canadian cities have landed on this year's list of 21 smart communities around the world. Winnipeg and three Ontario cities – Stratford, Kingston and Toronto –are among the cities chosen for the

Published on: October 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong