Articles By 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

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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

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‘Day Job’ documentary follows life at five Canadian startups

A new documentary following the trials and tribulations of five companies on the Toronto startup scene is in the works. The film, called Day Job,is being put together by Fidelity Format andExtreme Startups,

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Six startups set to pitch at first Jolt demo day

It's time for six Jolt startups to strut their stuff. They'll be pitching at the first ever demo dayheld Tuesday by Jolt, the accelerator for early stage Web and mobilefirms at Toronto's MaRS

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RIM inks mobile payments technology deal with EnStream

The EnStream consortium has sold one major mobile payments asset but inked a deal with Research in Motion to develop another. EnStream, a mobile payments group consisting of Rogers, Bell and Telus,said Monday

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 22nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Don’t just create tech talent, import it, Stanford U prez tells Waterloo

The Canadian government's proposed startup visa program may be onto something, at least when compared with recent remarks by a bastion of Silicon Valley tech training and education. Stanford University president John Hennessy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

And the winner of the Multiplicity Accelerator challenge is … cream.hr

Toronto startup firm cream.hr has won the first ever Power Up Sales Challenge held by local accelerator Multiplicity. The company, founded in January this year, uses a proprietary algorithmto show which employees at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

VC deal sizes and amounts shrink in U.S. during third quarter

Access to startup funding got tighter south of the border during the third quarter of this year. According to figures reported by the Washington Post in our sourcearticle, startup funding in the U.S.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

At $249, Samsung’s newest Chromebook is a cloud-centric bargain

The flood of devices aiming to be lighter, smaller and cheaper continues. In a review for Computerworld,J.R. Raphael takes a closer look atSamsung's newest version of the Chromebook, which sells for just $249.The

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Intuit’s recipe for IT bliss: one room, two pizzas and 24 hours

Ever wondered (or dreamed) about how to whittle down the time between when your employees submit ‘tickets' to your IT department and the end point when they're actually resolved? Intuit CIO Sasan Goodarzi

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Rogers inks deal with Microsoft on Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices

Rogers Communications Inc. will be the exclusive Canadian dealer for certain Windows 8 and Windows Phone products under a new partnership with Microsoft Corp. In the deal announced Friday and reported by the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong