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McDonald’s automation a sign of declining service sector employment

McDonald’s automation a sign of declining service sector employment

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 05/19/2011

News this week that McDonald’s restaurants in Europe will be replacing acne-faced teenagers with glass-plated touch screens for order-taking might make you

We’re under NDA, right?

By Phil Newman “OK. Tuesday at 2:30. Great, see you then. We’ll get our NDA over to you guys … yeah, it’s mutual … we can talk more freely about how things could

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 19th, 2011 IDG News Service

5 possible products Apple will unveil this weekend

By Jared Newman Out of nowhere, Apple is rumored to reveal a new product over the weekend, sending Apple Stores into lockdown mode on Saturday night to prepare. It's a strange little rumor,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 18th, 2011 IDG News Service

Dropbox accused of misleading users about data security

By Tony Bradley Dropbox, a provider of cloud-based data storage services, is in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that it lied and intentionally deceived customers into believing that their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 17th, 2011 IDG News Service

For the last time, they won’t come just because you’ve built it

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette “Companies that can’t clearly articulate their customer and market are not real serious companies, they are research projects … Engineering and marketing need to work together from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2011 Francis Moran

Users lose in Facebook’s smear campaign against Google

By Jared Newman Thanks to an anti-Google smear campaign ordered by Facebook and carried out by a PR agency, the relationship between Facebook and Google is unquestionably broken beyond repair. And that's bad

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 13th, 2011 IDG News Service

Cutwail botnet raising spam levels once more

 By Paul Wood There has been a recent increase in the amount of malicious email traffic detected by MessageLabs Intelligence despite a continuous decrease in the actual number of spam mail distributed.  The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 12th, 2011 Paul Wood

Why you should build your startup to sell like Radian6

By Alexandra Reid The acquisition of the social media-monitoring platform Radian6 by enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce for $326 million made headlines recently as a major win for the Canadian venture capital and startup community. Radian6

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 11th, 2011 IDG News Service

Why BlackBerry 9900 is dead in the water

By Kye Husbands Okay, maybe that wasn’t necessary, but so is this device. RIM announced the upcoming launch of the BlackBerry 9900 series at BlackBerry World 2011 in Orlando this week with the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 10th, 2011 Kye Husbands

Give Canada’s Privacy Commissioner the teeth it deserves

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, called for her role as privacy watch dog to be given sharper teeth on Wednesday at Canada 3.0 in Stratford, Ont. Stoddart is asking for the ability to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Words of wisdom: Another look in the mirror

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette   As we have said before, entrepreneurs must have a vision that will stretch the boundaries of what they know and challenge what they believe is attainable. They

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 6th, 2011 Francis Moran

iPhone tracking controversy & PlayStation breach: Both unacceptable and avoidable

The following is an excerpt from Commissioner Cavoukian’s keynote presentation at the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium on May 5, 2011. Privacy by Disaster is what you get when you don’t do Privacy by

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 5th, 2011 Ann Cavoukian

Growing mobile workforce, cloud computing bring new security threats

By Paul Wood  The traditional office is turning into an untethered workspace that can be located just about anywhere and operate at anytime. With instant accessibility to faster, wireless networks and collaboration tools

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 5th, 2011 Paul Wood

Words of wisdom: Some things change with time, others don’t

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette There is a German proverb that states, “An old error is always more popular than a new truth.” This is often evident in the business of getting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 4th, 2011 IDG News Service

Canadians #tweettheresults in revolt against Election Act Sect 329

By Nestor  Arellano In a rare exhibition of election fervor Canadians vented their views about the polls and a few even braved the risk of being fined by Elections Canada by “illegally” tweeted

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 3rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano