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The ‘born global’ disruption

The ‘born global’ disruption

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By Tony Bailetti  Most new technology firms first focus on the domestic market and then internationalize slowly, one stage at a time.

Oracle, Google both end up losers in latest patent trial

by Monica Goyal Google was once again in the news with another patent dispute, now with Oracle. This time the drama happened in the courtroom, right in the public eye. The question in

Published on: May 29th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Montreal startup scene continues to rock

By Francis Moran My day in Montreal? Twelve straight hours of startups, speakers, schmoozing and social media as I took in both FounderFuel’s second demo day and The C100′s AccelerateMTL. With what I am sure was more

Published on: May 28th, 2012 Francis Moran

Psst! Top startup secrets revealed at Mesh Conference 2012

by Christine Wong The best way to find out what it’s really like to launch a tech startup – and get advice for your own startup venture – is to get the goods

Published on: May 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

So your small business is growing, what do you do next?

by Stuart Crawford Imagine this is you. You awake one morning to discover your small business has hit the big time, firing on all cylinders and demand for what you do seems to

Published on: May 24th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

ooVoo brings video chat to Facebook

One of Google+’s most attractive features is the free group video chat service called Google Hangouts. Soon Facebook users will be able to enjoy a similar experience, although no thanks to the social

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 IDG News Service

The root of all evil

By Leo Valiquette Back in November, Peter Hanschke blogged about the need for the lean and mean startup to beware the million-dollar cheque. In that spirit, I have an anecdote to share which illustrates

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 Francis Moran

Startup TO – Where’s all the talent at?

by Ashley Huffman  If you’ve been staying on top of the latest buzz in Canadian small business, it’s that there’s a lull of professionals to fill the holes in all these new startups.

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

44 per cent of people actually ignore Facebook ads

 by Nestor E. Arellano I’ve always approached my daughter’s budding Facebook Marketplace sales with light hearted indulgence. However she might have some real business sense after all. Roughly two days before General Motors

Published on: May 17th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

‘March Madness’ of coding contests highlights two trends

If you’re not familiar with the Association of Computer Machinery’s (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM Corp., just think of it like the “March Madness” of computer programming. Just like

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Are you a painter or mechanic?

by Stuart Crawford  Do you have a passion for IT? Back in November 2008, I lost my passion for technology.   The perfect storm of why I hated technology had been brewing for

Published on: May 14th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Canada’s startup services scene getting crowded

by Christine Wong Startup Grind is the newest entry on Canada’s red hot tech startup scene. The U.S.-based organization, which already has branches in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Tx., San Francisco, Tempe,

Published on: May 11th, 2012 Christine Wong

Is the BlackBerry 10 too late to make a difference?

  by Yale Holder  RIM’s CEO Thorsten Heins unveiled the BlackBerry 10 operating system and a prototype phone for developers in Orlando, Florida. With no launch date communicated as yet, the phone is still

Published on: May 10th, 2012 Yale Holder

Embracing the BYOD trend: Tips for your business

By Daniel Reio Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) — a term which refers to employees bringing their own mobile devices into the workplace for business purposes — is one of the hottest acronyms

Published on: May 9th, 2012 IDG News Service

Lessons in entrepreneurship from the Startup Canada launch

By Alexandra Reid  “A million people walk into a bar in Silicon Valley. Nobody buys anything. The bar is declared a huge success.” Harley Finkelstein, CPO of Shopify, shared that illuminating joke during the

Published on: May 8th, 2012 Francis Moran