Articles By Jeff Jedras

Bringing dating technology to your job search

Searching for a job and searching for a significant other are both popular online activities, and both activities have inherent similarities: you want a match that challenges and enriches you, and fits your

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 14th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

One moment in time: Google’s top searches of 2012

Search giant Google has released its list of the top search terms of 2012 for Canada and, as usual, it's heavy with pop-culture and celebrity references.The late Whitney Houston topped the list, putting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Smartphone apps gain added security, privacy features

Security vendor McAfee has released an updated version of its Mobile Security offering that now includes AppLock, a new feature focused on user privacy within their smartphone apps. Related Story | McAfee's Android

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 11th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

$10 million China-backed incubator launches in Ottawa

The ZDG Ottawa International Incubation Centre opened in Ottawa on Tuesday, as part of a partnership between Invest Ottawa and the Zhongguancun Development Group (ZDG).Invest Ottawa is the city's economic development corporation, while

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 11th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

New BlackBerry Messenger adds voice

One of the few remaining differentiators for Research in Motion's BlackBerry smartphones is its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service, and with the launch of BBM 7 this week RIM is looking to build on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 11th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Seven resources for your Windows 8 migration

With the release of Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ: MSFT) new Windows 8 operating system earlier this fall, many small businesses will be considering making the transition to the new OS. If so, there are

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 10th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Big data startup gets big seed funding

A big data startup in Kanata, Ont. outside of Ottawa has secured a big seed financing round. According to a report from Canadian Private Equity, Openera Inc. has raised $250,000 in seed financing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 10th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Google Apps no longer free for businesses

Businesses looking to use the free, basic edition of Google Apps can no longer count on a free ride: they'll now need to sign up for the premium version, Google Apps for Business,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 10th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Best in Canadian digital media honoured with Digi Awards

The best in Canadian digital media was honoured this week in Toronto, with the presentation of the 2012 Digi Awards at the Carlu. The annual showcases Canada's digital elite and highlights innovation and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Tutoring start-up launches from Ryerson DMZ

The latest company to benefit from the assistance and resources of Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone (DMZ) officially launched Friday – online learning forum Rayku.com. Related Story | Princes Charles tweets from the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Run your SMB’s finances from your iPhone

Subscribers to QuickBooks Online, Intuit's cloud-based bookkeeping software for small businesses, will now have an app for that as well. Related Story | Wanted: Intuit's next killer finance appIntuit said this week that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Evernote hopes you’ll pay for its business edition

Evernote has built a loyal subscriber base of individual users for its online document editing, sharing and storage application. Now it's hoping to monetize on that user base with a corporate edition, called

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 6th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Media-focused app development platform goes live

You could soon have better mobile apps on your phone for reading the Toronto Star or British Vogue, thanks to a new development platform from Polar Mobile.The Toronto-based mobile technology provider for media

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 6th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Edmonton’s app competition took open data to the people

NEW YORK CITY -- Releasing the data is only the first step. Making it accessible to citizens is the key to making a government's open data initiative a successAt a recent event held

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 6th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Big data train leaving the station without Canadian businesses

A study by research firm IDC Canada warns Canadian businesses are at risk of falling behind their international competitors when it comes to big data. Coincidentally, SAS Institute, which sponsored the study, has

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2012 Jeff Jedras