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Who will disrupt the Netflix model in Canada?

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I recently went online to buy one of my favorite television series "La Femme Nikita", Season 5 (circa 2001). With it not

Social media reaction to BlackBerry Q10 launch

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Published on: May 1st, 2013 Karim Kanji

Free labour sounds great, but is it right? The law says that it’s not

Canadian social media star HootSuite recently got in hot water over its practice of not paying interns that work in their company. After raising the hackles of interns and labour rights advocates across

Published on: May 1st, 2013 Monica Goyal

How could LivingSocial’s failure do more good than harm?

When LivingSocial.com discovered that the personal information of their 50 million or so users had been stolen, they did what most companies do: they initiated an investigation and hunkered down to weather the

Published on: April 30th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Would a ‘robo-boss’ be an upgrade for your manager?

As technology continues to impact how work is done, there is an intriguing new speculation presented by a recent article in the Globe & Mail. It asks, “Could your next boss be a robot?”

Published on: April 29th, 2013 Marylka Empey

Regional angel investing? ‘That’s just wrong!’

Last week David Verrill, chair of the Angel Capital Association, invited to me speak at the Angel Capital Summit in San Francisco along with my super smart co-panelists Jason Best and Sara Hanks.  The conference

Published on: April 25th, 2013 Michael Cayley

Live demo of real-time analysis of human brain networks

It has been a year since the launch of a research and development initiative between IBM Canada, the governments of Canada and Ontario, and a consortium of seven universities, backed by a total

Published on: April 24th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Brilliant? Not good enough to win new business, creative directors say

Lanny Geffen, creative director at Digiflare based in Toronto, came to FITC 2013 to let this audience of designers, developers, business folks know that brilliance alone isn't enough. If you can’t persuade the client to get on

Published on: April 23rd, 2013 Eric Floresca

Does crowdfunding have more sizzle than steak? – Part 2

In yesterday's blog post, Peter Kemball examined crowdfunding from a historical perspective and considered the implications for entrepreneurs. Today, he examines the impact on founders and society at large. Assessment of the impact

Published on: April 19th, 2013 Peter Kemball

Does crowdfunding have more sizzle than steak? – Part 1

To question the merits of crowdfunding seems a surefire means of being awarded an OC – Order of Curmudgeon. Millions of person hours have been devoted to introduce it to the world and

Published on: April 18th, 2013 Peter Kemball

Dos and don’ts of project management: part 2

In my previous blog on project management, I talked about project planning. In this blog I will be talking about managing risks and dependencies. In order to deliver a project on time, it

Published on: April 15th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Who gives a hoot about paying interns?

There is a great deal of commentary regarding HootSuite, a Vancouver social media company, and its practice to offer unpaid 40 hour per week internships in exchange for work experience. Apparently, the internships

Published on: April 10th, 2013 Marylka Empey

Before adopting an app, plan for its death

It seems like every day there is a new Web tool or app launching that promises to make our professional or personal lives  just a tad easier. For all the users and businesses

Published on: April 9th, 2013 Eric Floresca

Developers get to name their price for outsourced projects

Think of a Web developer's control over the Internet as the same sort of control a player has over their virtual landscape in Sim City. The world is literally in the palm of

Published on: April 8th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Dos and don’ts of project management: part 1

In one of my previous blogs I talked about how to get a project approved. In this blog I'll talk about best practices in managing a project. You'll notice there is lots of

Published on: April 5th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie