Articles By Jeff Jedras

Future Shop closes all stores across Canada

Future Shop has closed all its stores across Canada with employees being informed as they showed up to work Saturday morning, according to several published reports. Visitors to the web site and users

Published on: March 28th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

HP laptops are no longer getting down to those sick Beats

Hewlett-Packard Co.’s nearly six-year partnership with Beats for premium audio on its high-end laptops was on borrowed time since Dr. Dre sold the company to Apple, and now it’s officially over with HP

Published on: March 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry is back in the tablet business, and it brought friends

The BlackBerry Playbook didn’t last very long in the market, but the Canadian vendor is hoping a laser focus and some big partners will make its latest foray into the tablet market a

Published on: March 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Watch out Meerkat; Twitter raises Periscope on video streaming app

Meerkat may have been first to market, but Twitter is looking to tame it with Periscope, its own app for live streaming video. Much like Meerkat, Periscope is an iOS app for your

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Corporate training can be a game; want to play?

Instead of corporate training being a chore, Waterloo, Ont.-based Axonify is using gamification to not only make it fun, but help ensure that people actually retain the information imparted. With customers such as

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Dating web site PlentyOfFish pays $48,000 for alleged CASL violations

While the second penalty faced by a Canadian business under the Canadian anti-spam law (CASL) is just a fraction of the first, it’s still likely to cause some pain to the alleged offender.

Published on: March 25th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Toronto’s Turnstyle can help you monetize your Wi-Fi

A graduate of the Jolt technology accelerator has two new solutions that can help businesses monetize their Wi-Fi networks. While Wi-Fi has become a customer expectation and competitive differentiator for many retailers, restaurants,

Published on: March 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Toronto startup mines Facebook & Twitter for SMB leads

Marketers apparently see gold in those social media hills. LinkedIn has launched a lead generation for its platform, and now a Toronto start-up has a solution for Twitter and Facebook. Launched last week,

Published on: March 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Square and Jobber announce integration for unified payment process

Payment solutions vendor Square Inc. has announced the integration of its platform with Jobber, a business and customer management platform. With the integration, Jobber customers will be able to connect their accounts with Square,

Published on: March 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Happy Birthday to Twitter, now nine years old

When Twitter founder Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet on March 21, 2006, the service was called Twttr and his first tweet was no more inspired than most of the other first tweets

Published on: March 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Smartphones grabbing larger share of smart connected device market

A new forecast from IDC Corp. pegs the global market for smart connected devices at 2.5 billion by 2019, up by one billion from 2014, with smartphones forecast to lead the way. The

Published on: March 22nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

LinkedIn gets into the lead generation business with Lead Accelerator

LinkedIn wants to be your link to leads. The career-focused social network is expanding its marketing solutions portfolio with a new tool focused on lead generation. It’s the latest step by LinkedIn to

Published on: March 20th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

HP Zvr brings 3D to your desktop and your classroom

Las Vegas -- With its Blended Reality vision, Hewlett-Packard Co. is looking to break down the barriers between the physical world and the digital world. Blended Reality is HP’s name for the printing

Published on: March 19th, 2015 Jeff Jedras