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Giving a fair shake to the eyes in the sky

Giving a fair shake to the eyes in the sky

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by Francis Moran In July 2002, a FedEx Boeing 727 carrying cargo crashed on its approach for a night-time landing in Tallahassee,

Companies exposing Canadians’ personal information face no penalty

By Brian Jackson As social networking becomes more popular and online advertisers seek more effective ways to target their messages, our society is trying to cope with how to protect our privacy while

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 9th, 2011 Brian Jackson

There are more losers than winners with software patents

by Monica Goyal Today, it seems to be common rhetoric that if you are a successful software startup, you will eventually be sued. If you have conducted business in this industry for any

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 8th, 2011 Monica Goyal

BlackBerry gets it right with Curve 9360

by Yale Holder For fans of the BlackBerry Curve series, the 9360 model gets a decent grade for its purpose -  a value based messaging cell phone. Its affordable at $50 on a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2011 Yale Holder

The layman’s guide for bringing tech to market

 By Francis Moran When we last spoke with CommentAir co-founders Katie and Luke Hrycak, the siblings were busy scraping up the cash for Katie to attend the 2011 Sports Management Conference and Trade Show in Toronto. Unfortunately,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2011 Francis Moran

NFC the next big thing? Do it right – embed privacy from the start

by Dr. Ann Cavoukian   There was a lot of buzz about Near Field Communications (NFC) at The Future of the Internet Congress this week in Ottawa.  NFC is an emerging short-range wireless

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 4th, 2011 Ann Cavoukian

Alleged PlayBook hack leading RIM to fork in the road?

by Nestor E. Arellano As if the ignominy of having to slash the price of its first tablet device where not enough, Research In Motion it appears now has to investigate reports that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 1st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Why ‘Small Business Saturday’ would make no sense

If Canadian small and medium-sized businesses really think that having a day dedicated to them will boost sales, they must worry about competing with Santa Claus for revenue, too. The hysteria around Black

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 1st, 2011 Shane Shick

How to preserve your cash flow

by Stuart Crawford Cash is King” was one of the first lessons I learned from a mentor early on in my life as an entrepreneur. “Never underestimate the importance of having a cash

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 1st, 2011 Stuart Crawford

Clouds of confusion

by Elaine Mah  About a year ago, I wrote about cloud computing and how small businesses see the benefits of cloud but struggle with how to capitalize on those advantages.  Elaine MahSo fast

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 30th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

The weird and wonderful world of gathering customer insights

 by Christine Wong In this crazy, weird, wired world of 24/7 virtual connectivity, Pamela Bailey still makes face-to-face house calls to SMBs. Christine WongIn the most memorable one to date, she paid a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2011 Christine Wong

Every startup needs a video ‘elevator pitch’

If you’ve run into me in person in the past couple of weeks, I’ve probably insisted on telling you about The $1,000 Minute, our YouTube elevator pitch contest for tech startups. I’m starting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Why Glenn Gould may be the model for future T.O. startups

by Shane Schick Just a block or so from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where we held our second annual Technicity.ca event this week, there’s this great bench that sits outside the CBC

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 24th, 2011 Shane Shick

Making waves in radio and television

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In our last post, we caught up with Screenreach Interactive founder and CEO Paul Rawlings on his way out the door to attend the Digital Signage Investor Conference in New York. We

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Francis Moran

Driving steady organic growth on a shoestring

By Francis Moran Many startups with aspirations of grandeur have fallen prey to the temptation to call themselves a “leading provider of ...”. But at Teamly, founder and CEO Scott Allison and his team appreciate that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Francis Moran