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Apple’s iTunes U surpasses 1 billion downloads

Apple's educational content delivery platform has passed the 1 billion downloads mark in total, Apple announced today. iTunes U has also delivered more than 300 million pieces of content since it became an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 28th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Guardly releases locating technology accurate to the room number

Toronto-based Guardly launched an update to its mobile personal safety solution yesterday with an Indoor Positioning System that can locate a users' precise location within a building. The update means that when someone

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Industry Canada encourages private R&D investment in small firms

The federal government has updated the Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) policy to encourage firms receiving major government defence and security contracts to in turns partner with small businesses, it announced yesterday. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

‘Frienemies’ at work – is your data safe?

If you have children or are young enough to remember back to your school days, the term “frenemy” might be familiar – the concept that someone inside your group of friends might be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadian business and technology associations oppose anti-spam regulations

A list of 13 business and technology associations in Canada are using the opportunity to comment on the proposed anti-spam regulations to fight for the right to put spyware on your computer and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Venture capital firm eyes opportunities in Waterloo’s Quantum Valley

Efforts by the Kitchener-Waterloo region of Western Ontario to become a centre for research in quantum computing are attracting international attention, with a recent visit to the region by a prominent international venture

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 5th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Toronto startups kick off Elevator World Tour at CN Tower

Mejuri topped a large field of startups to win the first elevator pitch contest held atop Toronto’s CN Tower on Thursday. The Toronto startup, which incorporates crowdsourcing into its online jewelry business, beat

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 1st, 2013 Christine Wong

Waterloo incubator announces second cohort of tech startups

The Hyperdrive program, the $30-million incubator launched by Waterloo, Ont.-based Communitech, announced its second cohort today with 11 technology start-ups participating. The incubator is welcoming its second cohort less than one year after

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Employee surveillance could poison work culture, lawyer says

It was a memorable moment in movie history when Jim Carey, playing Truman Burbank, opened the door to the outside world for the first time and just before exiting the stage of The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Where is Ontario’s mobile action plan?

Ontario needs a five-year action plan to become a leading mobile jurisdiction.According to a report from IT World Canada, that's the demand the Ontario College of Arts and Design (OCAD), a university with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 17th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Mesh 2013 conference to bring in more startups

Toronto's Mesh 2013 conference will feature a keynote from Salesforce.com's chief scientist and a greater focus on startups than previous years, organizers announced yesterday.Mesh has become a marquee event in the Toronto digital

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry creator recruits Canada’s top astronaut for quantum physics project

Canada's top astronaut has been recruited by Research in Motion co-founder Mike Lazaridis to lead a team pursuing breakthroughs in quantum physics, according to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).Steve MacLean will be departing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

What happens to cloud data when you die?

My guess is that, on average, we have at least 20 different online accounts.  At a minimum, this includes e-mail, social networking (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, MySpace, Flickr), entertainment (e.g. iTunes, Second

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 4th, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

Tax cut needed for IP owners, CATA says

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) wants the government to cut taxes to income gained as a result of intellectual property ownership.By creating a “patent box” checkmark area on tax returns to indicate

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

A month in the life of the U of T’s “Technopreneurs”

Commercialization of research from the lab bench into real world applications has long been identified as a missing piece of Canada's economy. Across the country, a network of incubators and accelerators are working

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 19th, 2012 Jeff Jedras