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Toasters hit with tariff to reflect bread’s value

Toasters hit with tariff to reflect bread’s value

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By Brian Jackson Editor's note: This is a satirical take on today's news article (read it here) about a request by the

Challenging the status quo

By Francis Moran When trying to sell a new and innovative product, and a premium one at that, into a somewhat conservative market, there is often no greater competition than the status quo.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 21st, 2011 Francis Moran

Countering artificial commoditization and poor pricing

by Stewart Crawford   I stumbled upon awesome white paper from my friend Larry Walsh and the teams from N-Able and Netenrich. As an experienced MSP consultant or MSP Coachwho has built a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 20th, 2011 Stuart Crawford

Why do startups hate agreements?

by Monica Goyal I recently considered entering a business relationship with a startup. These conversations always seem to end with the same awkwardness around signing an agreement. My response, as always, was: I’ll

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 19th, 2011 Monica Goyal

Is it time to do away with email?

by Nestor E. Arellano I’ll be off this Friday and two more days next week. My editor, Brian, will be taking a few days off this week as well and I imagine a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 15th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

HP makes Web OS open source

by Kye Husbands   You read that right and the first question probably going through your mind is, well, why the heck not? Three months ago HP’s Touchpad, Web OS and their whole

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 15th, 2011 Kye Husbands

How HoHoTO turned crowdsourcing into a cause

By Shane Schick Startups know what it means to be hungry. They tend to be launched by people who work extremely hard for what are sometimes small dividends, at least initially. They have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 14th, 2011 Shane Shick

Targeted attacks and how they’re happening now

by Paul Wood Targeted malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs) have been big news in 2011, particularly in the wake of the Stuxnet attacks of 2010, and the recent discovery of Duqu.  Though

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 13th, 2011 Paul Wood

Giving a fair shake to the eyes in the sky

by Francis Moran In July 2002, a FedEx Boeing 727 carrying cargo crashed on its approach for a night-time landing in Tallahassee, Fl. A U.S. National Transportation Safety Board investigation identified the first

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 11th, 2011 Francis Moran

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