Articles By Jeff Jedras

All Hands on Tech: Sony Xperia ZL smartphone

Spring has sprung, and it’s positively raining smartphones. Last week Samsung launched the Galaxy S4, and this week it’s Sony’s turn with the Xperia ZL. Much like the Galaxy S4, the Xperia ZL

Published on: March 21st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Visual computing appliance brings computing power to SMBs

Nvidia has released what it calls the industry's first visual computing appliance, and it says it will allow any business – including small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) – to deliver fast GPU performance

Published on: March 21st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Toronto video marketing startup lands $6 million in financing

A Toronto-based startup that has developed a video marketing platform for business has closed a Series A financing round worth $6 million. Vidyard is a video marketing platform that helps marketers add video

Published on: March 21st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Rogers brings NFC payments to Android and BlackBerry smartphones

Rogers Communications customers with select Android or BlackBerry smartphones will now be able to use the company’s Suretap payment service. The company said Wednesday that its Suretap service has been certified for the

Published on: March 20th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Software piracy snitch line leads to $106k payment by Ontario company

Beware – the software copyright police are watching. The Business Software Alliance (BSA), a software industry led and funded organization dedicated to raising awareness of software piracy issues – and forcing compliance –

Published on: March 20th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Ontario invests $50 million in new venture capital fund

More governments in Canada seem to be dipping their toes into the venture capital business. The most recent to test the waters is the Province of Ontario, which said Tuesday that it’s investing

Published on: March 20th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

All Hands on Tech: Samsung Galaxy S4

NEW YORK CITY -- Samsung Electronics launched its new Galaxy S4 last week at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, and ITBusiness.ca was among the first to get its hands on the

Published on: March 19th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Salesforce brings Chatter to Android and iOS devices

Business software vendor Salesforce.com has launched the latest edition of Chatter, its enterprise social networking application. Native Chatter apps are now available for Android and iOS, and users are gaining the ability to

Published on: March 19th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

How to make Twitter an indispensable business tool

To tweet, or not to tweet? This may no longer be the question for many small businesses. Your potential customers are on Twitter, and so you should be too. Because if you’re not,

Published on: March 19th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Ottawa vendor brings SMB video conferencing to the cloud

Ottawa-based visual collaboration company Magor Corp. has launched Aerus, which extends its peer-to-peer video collaboration software architecture to the cloud. According to the vendor, the cloud-based Aerus platform lets people collaborate and communicate

Published on: March 19th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

SMBs remain lukewarm to Windows 8: survey

A survey of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) on their use of mobile devices conducted for business software vendor Sage North America shows that SMBs remain lukewarm when it comes to the adoption of Windows

Published on: March 18th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Crowdfunding site hits one million loans with help from Canada

Crowdfunding platform Kiva, which offers microloans and focuses on the ”social good,” said Monday that it has hit the one million mark – over one million people in 65 countries have received over

Published on: March 18th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Consumer packaged goods & banking lead online advertising spend in Canada

When it comes to spending on online advertising in Canada, the big banks and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers are leading the way, according to two recent reports looking at the Canadian digital

Published on: March 18th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry Secure Work Space for iOS & Android aims at Samsung Knox, Galaxy S4

Just as Samsung Electronics was taking the wraps off the Galaxy S4 smartphone on Thursday – its first phone with Samsung Knox to create separate and secure personal and work personas – BlackBerry

Published on: March 15th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Google buys U of T neural networks startup

Search giant Google has developed an interest in neural networks, and has acquired a startup out of the University of Toronto’s department of computer science doing research in this area. “Geoffrey Hinton’s research

Published on: March 14th, 2013 Jeff Jedras