Articles By Monica Goyal

Google’s new “Sponsored Email” feature – is it CASL-compliant?

Google’s new “Sponsored Email” feature is being rolled out and tested slowly across many areas. The program has been in some states in the United States for at least a year, but now it's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 6th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Will Google bring the right to be forgotten to Canada?

About a year ago on ITBusiness.ca, I examined the question whether we had the right to be forgotten. Then, It seemed that individual’s ability to be forgotten on the Internet was still up

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 30th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Hong Kong VC firm appoints AI to Board of Directors

Our future robotic overlords took one step closer to realizing their future of world domination.  In what can only be a page ripped directly from Skynet’s playbook, Deep Knowledge Ventures (DKV), a Hong

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 16th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Freedom of speech gives Baidu right to censorship, judge rules

The U.S. courts upheld first amendment rights of Baidu, a Chinese search engine that's also the world's third-largest with an estimated 70 per cent share of the Chinese-language market. Baidu won the court

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 15th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Why having a social media policy is a good idea

Laraine Cook was a substitute teacher and girls' basketball coach in the Pocatello School District in Idaho. Over the summer break, she and her boyfriend attended a family reunion.  Cook posted pictures of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 14th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Google Glass while driving court case illustrates legal challenges for innovative tech

A traffic case out of California highlighted for many the concerns around whether the current "hands free legislation" - no texting while driving - should be extended to wearable technology. Cecilia Abadie was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 21st, 2014 Monica Goyal

Internet gambling: Play at your own risk

By Monica Goyal and Jonathan MacKenzie Next time you log on to PokerStars or Full Tilt Poker – be aware that you play at your own risk. The Canadian Criminal Code explicitly makes

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 12th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for tech pros: The lifetime capital gains exemption

The World Bank ranks Canada as the third best country in the world to start a business (http://www.doingbusiness.org/rankings). There are a number of reasons why Canada is ranked so highly but one of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 4th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for tech pros: A recap

As we draw to the close of our “Corporation 101” series for Small Business Month here on ITBusiness, I thought it may be worthwhile to briefly recap the topics that we have looked

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 4th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for Tech Pros: Social enterprises part II

By Jon MacKenzie Tech businesses are not always seeking exclusively to make profits. Some tech entrepreneurs want to change the world. Yesterday we spoke about a few of ways of setting up a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for Tech Pros: Social Enterprises Part 1

By Jon MacKenzie Not every tech entrepreneur gets into business exclusively to make a profit. While there is nothing wrong with making money, some entrepreneurs are motivated more by a social, ethical, or

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 25th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for tech pros: $750,000 capital gains exemption for small businesses

The World Bank ranks Canada as the third best country in the world to start a business. There are a number of reasons why Canada is ranked so highly but one of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for tech pros: Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships

By Jonathan Mackenzie Tech entrepreneurs and IT Professionals generally have a great idea that they want to bring to the public. What stops many from being able to do this are the problems

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 21st, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for Tech Pros: Convertible debentures

Tech businesses will almost invariably need some type of investment to help fuel their business. Two of the most prevalent types of financing tech entrepreneurs seek out are debt financing and equity financing;

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for tech pros: The publicly traded man

Since 2008, Kenneth Mike Merrill has been his own personal stock product. Through his Web site Kmikeym.com he sells to the public, shares of himself. ITBusiness.ca published an article on Merrill back in June

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 17th, 2013 Monica Goyal