Articles By Candice So

Privacy watchdog’s Web sweep looks for poor privacy policies

Businesses who collect their customers’ data online need to be clear and transparent in their privacy policies or risk breaking privacy laws, says Jennifer Stoddart, the federal privacy commissioner. From May 6 to

Published on: May 8th, 2013 Candice So

QuickMobile gets another injection of cash, wrestles with demand

Vancouver startup QuickMobile Inc. has netted another $3.2 million in funding, thanks to its investors BDC Venture Capital IT Fund and Vancity. QuickMobile, which builds multi-event mobile apps for enterprise and small to

Published on: May 7th, 2013 Candice So

Practice good ‘password hygiene’ to avoid social media hi-jacking

Nearly one-third of Internet users stay logged into social media sites, leaving themselves open to attacks, according to a new study. In a voluntary survey of about 10,000 people worldwide, security software provider

Published on: May 7th, 2013 Candice So

Fongo creates new brand-friendly skins for its app

Canadian mobile telecommunications company Fongo Inc. has launched a new program that will allow its users to create customizable skins for its app. Branded as “Fongo Faces,” the program allows users to play

Published on: May 7th, 2013 Candice So

Canadian startups building rather than selling, report says

Fewer Canadian startup CEOs are thinking of up and selling their companies, preferring to stick it out for the long haul, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In a report released

Published on: May 6th, 2013 Candice So

Acer launches new monitors geared towards IT

Acer America Corp. has released two new lines of monitors aimed at IT employees, ones that come with slimmer bodies, mobile stands, sharply defined images and that are touted as environmentally friendly. Both

Published on: May 3rd, 2013 Candice So

Panasonic targets SMBs with its ‘most advanced’ server

Panasonic Canada Inc. has released a new Internet Protocol (IP) business communications server, one that it says is the most advanced of its fleet. The KX-NS1000 server, released in Canada last month, is

Published on: May 2nd, 2013 Candice So

Brian Burke lawsuit puts anonymous commenting back in the spotlight

When Brian Burke filed a defamatory lawsuit against 18 anonymous Internet users in April, the former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager said he was aiming “to stop people who post comments on the

Published on: May 2nd, 2013 Candice So

Webbys name Canada’s best-of-Web: McDonald’s campaign, the Biebs

Canadian marketing companies garnered a number of wins at the 17th annual Webby Awards this year, scoring nods for their work in advertising, public service and activism. The Webby Awards, which honour Internet

Published on: May 1st, 2013 Candice So

Startup Canada Communities to bind together entrepreneurs nation-wide

Entrepreneurs from across Canada can soon connect via a new Web site from Startup Canada – one that’s slated to be an online community for finding support, mentors, events, workspace and funding. The

Published on: May 1st, 2013 Candice So

Fundica roadshow to teach entrepreneurs how to pitch

Entrepreneurs and funders looking to make a valuable connection may get their chance, thanks to the first Funding Roadshow moving across Canada this month. For about two weeks in May, the roadshow is

Published on: April 30th, 2013 Candice So

Canada’s e-commerce managers not feeling executive love

Canada is trailing behind other G20 countries when it comes to e-commerce because managers face significant challenges that are unique to this country, according to a new survey. Canadian companies feel they can’t

Published on: April 30th, 2013 Candice So

Twitter names Canada manager, to open Toronto office

Social networking giant Twitter Inc. will be opening an office in Toronto, with the former head of CBC’s English services at the helm. The San Francisco-based company made the announcement on Monday. It

Published on: April 29th, 2013 Candice So

HP, Lenovo see most manuals downloaded by Canadians

Canadian businesses and individuals looking for documentation about technology products are most likely to be downloading materials about Hewlett-Packard Co. and Lenovo Group Ltd., according to an online catalogue firm. Product information publisher

Published on: April 29th, 2013 Candice So