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Online poll takers just messing with us, poll shows

Online poll takers just messing with us, poll shows

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The creditability of online polling is being called into question by a poll that’s been running on ITBusiness.ca since March 29. When

Digital Media Zone startup SoJo finds success in collaboration

By Lauren Schneider We’ve all heard that age old adage, “There is no ‘I’ in team.” Nowhere is this saying truer than in the world of startups and growing businesses, where collaboration and

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 Lauren Clegg

Don’t just tell, communicate with your audience

By Michelle Warren Have you witnessed a powerful keynote presentation recently? During these staples of the business scene in the IT industry, senior level executives deliver informative presentations to audiences ranging in size

Published on: June 29th, 2012 Michelle Warren

Ottawa entrepreneur Scott Annan comments on the relaunch of Mercury Grove

By Alexandra Reid Scott Annan is widely known in Ottawa for being a startup champion. He’s an entrepreneur who has strong opinions about the local startup ecosystem and what needs to change to increase

Published on: June 28th, 2012 Francis Moran

Big data requires big privacy

By Dr. Ann Cavoukian I am a great lover of quotes. The thirteenth century Persian poet Jalal-e-din Mohammad Rumi once beautifully wrote that it is necessary to “speak a new language so that

Published on: June 27th, 2012 Ann Cavoukian

Startup TO: Why incubators have a bad rap

Incubators seem to have a growing bad rap. A good example is the hearty article Read Write Startup recently posted about the subject entitled: Startup Accelerator Fail: Most Graduates Go Nowhere. As much

Published on: June 25th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

Microsoft’s Surface tablet – I believe!

I have been thinking about what I would say about Microsoft’s Big Announcement on June 18th that they will be releasing not one but two tablets into the marketplace sometime before the end

Published on: June 24th, 2012 Rob Whent

A brief history of Skype

In 2003, I was visiting some business colleagues in the Netherlands when I heard of a new technology with a funny name: Skype.  It was like a telephone, but you plugged it into

Published on: June 21st, 2012 Rob Whent

Justice goes online in B.C.

Online dispute resolution (ODR) will be introduced into the Small Claims Court system in BC. Just this past week, Bill 44, the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act, passed its third reading and received Royal

Published on: June 20th, 2012 Monica Goyal

A sober second look at crowdfunding risks

Even angel investors need a devil’s advocate, so here I am. There’s a lot of buzz about the push by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and other parties to get equity crowdfunding legalized

Published on: June 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup TO: Reaching Fame, Fortune or Normalcy?

If you’re a startup in Toronto, chances are you’re seeking more than just the expertise of an incubator or venture capital money. You probably want the fame too. You know, your face and company

Published on: June 19th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

Ingredients in Waterloo region’s ‘secret sauce’

Waterloo Region aims to be the second-best place on earth to start a tech business. We believe in this goal because we know something special is going on here. We have over 30,000

Published on: June 18th, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Putting Ottawa’s puzzle together

By Leo Valiquette In early May, I blogged about the need for everyone in the National Capital Region involved with getting technology to market to check their baggage at the door and work together for

Published on: June 15th, 2012 Francis Moran

Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone – a different kind of incubator

Ryerson University stands for encouraging great ideas and entrepreneurial spirit. So, it was no surprise that when students approached Ryerson President Sheldon Levy in 2009 asking for support for their innovative business concepts,

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Lauren Clegg

Are startups just for young, single guys?

When I met Aliza Pulver a few weeks ago, I felt like I’d just met an alien. A woman. Over 30. With two young kids. Who founded a startup!? Yet there she was,

Published on: June 13th, 2012 Christine Wong