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Happy Mother's Day - It was never a dress

‘Thanks Mom': Stories from 12 successful women in tech

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What's the secret behind a successful career in tech? Is it the friends you make in elementary school, the college you go to or simply the

BlackBerry Leap – Can BlackBerry win the startup?

The BlackBerry Leap is another in the series of new BlackBerry models introduced over the past year. Each is, in its own way, radically different than the others in some aspect of design,

Published on: May 7th, 2015 Jim Love

How VCs raise money and why you should care

How do VCs raise the money that they invest in your startup? Robert Antoniades gave a fascinating glimpse of the process as a guest of Startup Grind Toronto back in March. Antoniades is

Published on: May 5th, 2015 Geoff Foulds

6 initiatives making it ‘cool’ to be a woman in tech

Girls love technology. The thing is, there’s still a disconnect between tech being seen as cool for girls. While some girls don’t care and shake it off, others succumb to peer pressure and

Published on: May 4th, 2015 Ashley Huffman

More Canadian women entrepreneurs, but are they playing in the big league?

As a former W100 ranked woman entrepreneur, I am always curious to see how women entrepreneurs are faring.  Recently released figures from the Dell Women Entrepreneurs Scorecard, report that 3% of women-owned businesses

Published on: May 4th, 2015 Cheryl Sylvester

How to get your employees to buy into mandatory training

Contrary to what your mother might have told you, most workers do not consider learning as its own reward. Many trainers have faced a group of sullen students, people who feel overburdened to

Published on: May 1st, 2015 Roz Bahrami

How Influitive uses IT resources to powerfully boost employee engagement

There is a lot of interest in apps, and new ones are being continuously developed to make things easier, more efficient, and accessible. From apps to summon taxis, to doing personal banking, to

Published on: April 30th, 2015 Marylka Empey

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

It's no surprise to anyone that digital advertising spend continues to surge. According to a report published by the IAB, digital advertising revenues rose by 16% to $49.5 billion in 2014. Mobile, social, video

Published on: April 29th, 2015 Joseph Vito DeLuca

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