Articles By 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

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

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.

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

Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

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

Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

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

Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

AOL launches new Alto email tool

AOL (yes, AOL) has released a beta version of a new email tool called Alto. According to our source story from PCAdvisor, Alto helps users visuallyorganize email more easily. For example, you can drag

Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canada’s mobile app sector generates $775M in revenues, employs 51,000

Revenue generated annually by Canada's mobile app industry will more than double by 2016 to reach $2.2 billion per year, a new report forecasts. The sector now generates about $775 million in revenue

Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

East Coast startup InNetwork set to unveil social marketing platform, VC deal

Something social is brewing in Halifax and Toronto it's got at least one big name from the East Coast startup scene attached to it. InNetworkInc. is set to launch out of offices in

Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

iPad Mini will cannibalize 15-20 per cent of ‘original’ iPad sales: analysts

Two analysts have weighed in with a prediction that the iPad Mini will cannibalize Apple's regular iPad sales. According to our source story from NetworkWorld, Bill Choi of JanneyCapital Markets and Gene Munster

Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian universities hit by worst research funding slump in 10 years

Research funding at Canadian universities hit $6.6 billion in 2011, a paltry 2.2 per cent rise from the $6.48 billion raised for R&D in 2010 – and the smallest gain in the past

Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Ottawa boosts cybersecurity spending to $155 million by 2017

The federal government is putting more money into cybersecurity. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said Wednesday Ottawa will spend $155million over the next five years through the Canadian Cyber IncidentResponse Centre, up from

Published on: October 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

Nissan to bring ‘robot’ controlled cars to market within 12 months

The automation of the car industry means robots and computers have taken over much of the work of building vehicles. Now, thanks to Nissan, they could soon be driving the vehicles for us

Published on: October 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

Most Canadian startups don’t know equity crowdfunding is still illegal: survey

Although many members of Canada's startup community are eager to raise financing through crowdfunding, nearly two thirds don't even realize that equity crowdfunding is still illegal here. In a new online survey gauging

Published on: October 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

Kaspersky, Symantec take top honours in antivirus tests

Drum roll, please. The testing is now over and Dennis Technology Labs has released its list of the most effective antivirus products on the market today. Kaspersky and Symantec came out on top

Published on: October 17th, 2012 Christine Wong