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Digital ad crimes: Click fraud, brand safety, viewability [infographic]

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It's no surprise to anyone that digital advertising spend continues to surge. According to a report published by the IAB, digital advertising revenues

Is YouTube a replacement for day-long corporate training sessions?

When one conjures up an image of a corporate training session, we think of a typical classroom setting with an enthusiastic instructor at the front and an expectant audience. In the past most,

Published on: April 27th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Can big data reinvent consumer loans for Canadians?

What are the borrowing options for middle class Canadians today? The spotty customer service, hidden fees and slow turnaround of traditional bank loans? The ultra high rates of credit cards or payday loan

Published on: April 24th, 2015 Bret Conkin

Smartwatches through the years: The ‘new’ idea that isn’t so new

The hype surrounding the Apple Watch has hit a fever pitch. It began shipping today, it’s understandable why so many view the Apple Watch as a game changer for smartwatches. Apple’s newest device

Published on: April 24th, 2015 Robert Cordray

A ‘Golden’ advocate for the startup community targets Canada’s VC woes

As January’s Startup Grind Toronto guest, Alex Baker of Relay Ventures set a very high bar with his candor and honesty. During Matt Golden’s February fireside chat, he matched Baker stride for stride.

Published on: April 23rd, 2015 Geoff Foulds

In case you slept through the 2015 federal budget

You know a budget is dull when one of the major networks dedicates prime-time space to a description of the budget lock-up.  One of the commentators described it as "hardly visionary or game

Published on: April 22nd, 2015 Jim Love

Programmatic adoption continues to rocket upwards [Infographic]

Programmatic continues to prove naysayers wrong and turn skeptics into believers. There were $21 billion USD worth of global programmatic media transactions conducted last year, making up 42 per cent of total display-related spend.

Published on: April 20th, 2015 Joseph Vito DeLuca

A journey into mobile payments: Convergence, innovation and financial inclusion

I had the opportunity to be a keynote speaker at The International Payments Conference held in Toronto, which was attended by an international audience with participation from Europe, the Americas, and Africa. The

Published on: April 17th, 2015 Gerard Buckley

Lifeworking in abundance in the 21st century

If you were in a business setting and heard that a really successful person was about to enter the room, who would come to mind? Most likely you would think of a person

Published on: April 16th, 2015 Ayelet Baron

How the Cheesecake Factory trains its staff with ‘bite-sized learning’

At the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando last month, I heard many of the vendors and speakers talk about bite-sized learning. What is it? Just as its name implies, it consists of learning

Published on: April 15th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Why Michael Furdyk is using m-learning to connect with youth about Canadian identity

Recently I attended the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando, where along with 500 plus attendees, I learned more about mobile learning, or m-learning. What is mobile learning? It is learning based on short

Published on: April 13th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Canadian smartphone use on the rise, but apps in decline: report

Everyone has a smartphone. I mean, if my mother has a smartphone then everyone must have a smartphone. Or so I thought. Year-over-year smartphone penetration has increased 24 per cent! Last month Catalyst

Published on: April 10th, 2015 Karim Kanji

Switching from iPad to ‘more productive’ Windows 8 tablet has its ups and downs

OK, I caved. I finally bought a Toshiba tablet running Windows 8. I'm a long time iPad user and resisted buying a different tablet. What finally convinced me is the ability to connect a

Published on: April 7th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

The secret ingredients that make a successful board of directors

There are few experiences that can have such an extremely different outcome on the spectrum from total nightmare to self-fulfilling achievement, but sitting on a board of directors is one of those experiences.

Published on: April 6th, 2015 Gerard Buckley

What the recent announcements at F8 mean for advertisers

Facebook's annual F8 conference is typically all about developers networking and sharing code snippets with each other. But this year, the announcements coming out of F8 will have an impact on both businesses

Published on: April 2nd, 2015 Karim Kanji