XConnect: InGamer’s Social Gaming Platform [video]

XConnect: InGamer’s Social Gaming Platform [video]

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Nic Sulsky is the Co-Founder of InGamer. This past week Nic and XConnect host Karim Kanji got together to talk about InGamer's

Waterloo’s farmers promote local food with mobile app

What do you get when you cross a farmer, a coder and a designer? No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke. It’s a snapshot of a local collaboration of agriculture and

Published on: August 22nd, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Retail predictions for 2013: what’s next for Canadian retail?

By Robin Copland, Director of Business Development in the SAS Americas Retail Practice In the third quarter of a fiscal year, retailers have only two things on their minds: the upcoming holiday sales season

Published on: August 21st, 2012 SAS

Keep it personal: five keys to successful marketing

By Lori Bieda, Executive Lead, Customer Intelligence, SAS Americas There was a time when customer intelligence would have seemed like an unattainable concept. In the era of  bricks and mortar, traditional retail was

Published on: August 21st, 2012 SAS

WebPal: Apple’s cloud problems

Apple services are often deemed to be at the top of the IT game, but their solid reputation has been shaken in the past week. The company has recently been focusing on providing

Published on: August 20th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Clay Shirky on participatory culture

Internet guru Clay Shirky, author of "Here Comes Everybody" and "Cognitive Surplus" explains that once upon a time, culture were so inherently participatory that you didn't need a special phrase to describe it.

Published on: August 17th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Spongelab Interactive brings gaming to classrooms

Alex Hayter is the Marketing Manager for Toronto-based startup SpongeLab Interactive: the Global Science Community. Spongelab is a group of scientists, teachers, animators, artists, and programmers passionate about science education. They believe that

Published on: August 16th, 2012 Karim Kanji

The worst marketing sin

Imagine you want to go to New York. And New York is a five-hour drive away. You start out on a certain route but after two hours, you haven’t reached New York yet.

Published on: August 15th, 2012 Francis Moran

Startup TO: Isn’t it time you got a cut of the deal?

Every click, scroll and eyeball is worth something. Heck, we even pay people to like us. Consumers like us have become an unassuming middleman within the ads and conversions. But what about our cut

Published on: August 14th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

Don Drummond on productivity

By Denzil Doyle Productivity is a topic that attracts a great deal of attention at both the federal and provincial levels of government in Canada. Most observers paint a grim picture of Canadian

Published on: August 13th, 2012 Francis Moran

Rdigitalife: Robots and the artistic evolution of human life

How are robots changing the technological, social, and artistic evolution of human life? Assistant professor, actor, and robot acting coach Matthew Gray weighs in.  Matthew Gray is not your average acting teacher. Inspired by

Published on: August 10th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Phishing is not an Olympic sport

By Paul Wood, Cyber Security Intelligence Manager, Symantec The Olympics are an exciting time when our national pride is at an all time high. I’m sure that most of us find ourselves constantly

Published on: August 9th, 2012 Paul Wood

When the disruptive get disrupted

A disruptive technology or disruptive innovation is one that, when introduced, either radically transforms markets, creates brand new markets or destroys existing markets for other technologies. As you can imagine, it is very

Published on: August 8th, 2012 Rob Whent

Waterloo will be razed by RIM’s funeral pyre

By Francis Moran A recent article in The Verge posited the not uncommon suggestion that as goes RIM, so go the fortunes of its home town, Waterloo. Now, I’ve been travelling down to Waterloo

Published on: August 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

Communitech digital media entrepreneur also a country music sensation

Marc Castel just wanted a coffee one winter morning. But what the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Communitech got was something far more stimulating than an espresso shot. Making his coffee at a Second Cup in

Published on: August 3rd, 2012 Kayleigh Platz