Articles By Grant Buckler

Canadian startups jumping on wearable tech bandwagon

Google Glass and Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch have drawn attention to wearable technology, but the action isn’t all south of the border. Canadian startups are developing products that use gestures to control

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Real-world 3D printing isn’t about guns and goodies

Some exotic uses of 3D printers have been in the news lately, from printing goodies with chocolate to turning out guns. Intriguing as those examples are, the reality is that 3D printing has

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 21st, 2013 Grant Buckler

Toronto startup Top Hat’s software boosts student participation

Dr. Ian Hunt teaches two courses with about 200 students in each class. In the past, the University of Calgary chemistry instructor says, “there were one or two students who would be always

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Wayfinding tech points to emerging service market for Canadian firms

By fall, visitors to Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto will use digital displays to find their way around and learn about what they’re looking at. The reconstructed brick factory will have about 30 of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 13th, 2013 Grant Buckler

SweetIQ helps manage local search results

If a major pizza chain’s phone number was incorrect in local search results in Toronto,  that company could lose around $2.5 million in sales annually. That’s what Michael Mire, co-founder and chief executive of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Venture capital drought over, would-be entrepreneurs told

After a decade-long drought, venture capital has become plentiful again in Canada, attendees at the National Business and Technology Conference in Toronto were told on Saturday. “We’ve gone from a decade of inactivity ...

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 11th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Mobile security startup Fixmo adds partners

Four-year-old Toronto startup Fixmo Inc. is in the business of securing mobile devices, and is developing some impressive connections. A year after its founding in 2009, the mobile security firm linked up with the U.S.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 21st, 2013 Grant Buckler

Small firms raid online marketplace with startup-powered solutions

When Winnie Yip launched her Toronto home decoration and vintage goods shop Even & Odd in spring 2012, her target market was working people in their 30s and 40s. That group is likely

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 4th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Small businesses offered easy e-commerce options

Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. started because founder Tobias Lutke wanted to sell snowboards online. Finding he could either list them on eBay or a similar service, with little ability to build a brand, or

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2013 Grant Buckler

Despite challenges, Canada

There may be some truth to the complaints often heard from Canadian entrepreneurs, but they're the same problems that business founders around the world face, or at least that was the consensus of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2012 Grant Buckler

You can’t have smarter cities with stupid people

Technology can change the world’s cities radically in the next couple of decades – if people and politics will let it.That was the impression left by a panel discussion entitled Planetary Intelligence and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 26th, 2012 Grant Buckler

World Summit Youth Awards honour global digital projects for good

Launched in 2005, the World Summit Youth Awards each year recognize the best applications and Web sites created by young entrepreneurs to take action on the Millennium Development Goals of  reducing poverty, hunger, disease,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2012 Grant Buckler

Larry King asks where digital age is going

Vivek Ranadivé vividly remembers the first moon landing in 1969. It inspired him to pursue a technology career that today has made him founder and chairman of Tibco Software Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2012 Grant Buckler

ScribbleLive bringing mass media and social media together

When Michael de Monte and Jonathan Keebler started Scribble Technologies Inc., they faced a challenge. When they left the CTV television network in July 2008 to concentrate on their Toronto startup, De Monte

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 30th, 2012 Grant Buckler