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Why the Surface Pro converted me from being a dedicated Mac user

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My family and I, from grandpa to grandson,  have been Apple fans – starting out with the Apple and onwards through the

How Quebec firms can save big on R&D

It is a little known fact that organizations can receive more advantageous tax credits of up to 35 per cent of all R&D expenses, including salaries and materials, if the research is conducted

Published on: July 16th, 2013 Lydia Cappelli

Negligent insiders contribute to costly data breaches

Canada has experienced its share of high profile data breaches in the past year, with much of the attention focused on storage devices gone missing from government departments. While protection against hacking attacks

Published on: July 15th, 2013 Sean Forkan

Series “A” financing: Will it be crunch, cliff, or sustainable customers?

Much has been written in recent months of  The Series "A" Crunch. Some view it as an epidemic that will cause the startup bubble to burst. Others see in as a rain storm

Published on: July 15th, 2013 Gerard Buckley

Montreal kicks off bigger and better International Startup Festival

Anyone who's been to Montreal in the summertime knows that this city makes the most of its brief season of heat by staging a seemingly never-ending procession of festivals. Three years ago, the

Published on: July 12th, 2013 Francis Moran

Is “Wrongsourcing” Security Worth the Risk to Your Business?

There are all kinds of reasons to insource operational tasks, especially ones of the IT persuasion. But when organizations choose to insource activities that should instead be outsourced services, that’s what I call

Published on: July 10th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Russia is kicking our butts at problem solving and that’s a shame

The goal Paul Henderson scored in 1972 Summit Series to claim victory over the USSR will forever be a part of the Canadian cultural memory. In the midst of the Cold War when

Published on: July 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Vine vs. Instagram

Right now there is a neat little competition going on between Instagram and Vine. All those who are eager followers of any  tech oriented news will immediately know what I mean. For those who don’t,

Published on: July 4th, 2013 Curtis Sheppard

York Region’s BrainFx:Set to assist patients and further neuroscience

Recently, hundreds of biomedical and rehabilitation leaders got to see and hear about a new Web and tablet-based clinical assessment tool for measuring the functional effects of brain injury. At the June 20

Published on: July 3rd, 2013 Jonathon Shore

The Follow-On Investment Forum and its importance

The Follow-on Investment Forum, presented by the Network Angel Organizations Ontario, was an event showcasing eight early-phase companies who pitched to a representative cross-section of leaders and influencers in Ontario's investment community. Photography

Published on: July 2nd, 2013 A. Traviss Corry

Bitmaker Labs fiasco indicative of wider friction between startups and government

We're turning our digital innovators into paper pushers. Bitmaker Labs is used to crunching code in excess of eight hours a day and churning out Web applications in a classroom environment. But thanks

Published on: June 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ideacity wraps – the hidden gem of the GTA & world alike

Ideacity is a hidden gem of the Greater Toronto Area, even though it’s known as “Canada’s premiere meeting of the minds.” If you happened to be walking past the footballers at University of

Published on: June 24th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Lessons learned from the ‘first publicly traded’ man

Kenneth Mike Merrill, also known as “kmikeym,” the first publicly traded person. Merrill is also an office manager, entrepreneur, and sometime artist. He has been his own personal stock market since early 2008.

Published on: June 20th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Ian Webster’s rise as the everyday geek hero

“Everything is amazing right now, but no one is happy” is a notorious quote by Louis C. K.. Indeed, everything is awesome. So much so that it takes companies coming up with something truly

Published on: June 17th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

News flash: National security through obscurity doesn’t work

How did secrecy become ubiquitous in the Information Age? It looked good on paper. Pervasive surveillance would be needed to protect the populace, and technology could facilitate the enormous challenge of inspecting global

Published on: June 17th, 2013 Claudiu Popa