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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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

Published on: December 19th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Hollywood studio’s bid to get TekSavvy customer information delayed

A Los Angeles-based movie production studio that is suing a small Chatham, Ont.-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) for its customer’s personal information will have to wait at least a bit longer to have

Published on: December 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Incubes reveals trio of startups for third cohort

Toronto-based Internet startup incubator Incubes has unveiled the third batch of young firms that will take part in its three-month program.The firms have already been at Incubes’ new downtown location for two weeks,

Published on: December 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

SME customer analytics startup closes $1.5M financing round

A Toronto-based start-up that helps small and medium-sized businesses build predictive customer models to prioritize sales leads and identify high value customers has closed a $1.5 million financing round led by the BDC

Published on: December 17th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Bringing dating technology to your job search

Searching for a job and searching for a significant other are both popular online activities, and both activities have inherent similarities: you want a match that challenges and enriches you, and fits your

Published on: December 14th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Best in Canadian digital media honoured with Digi Awards

The best in Canadian digital media was honoured this week in Toronto, with the presentation of the 2012 Digi Awards at the Carlu. The annual showcases Canada's digital elite and highlights innovation and

Published on: December 7th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Tutoring start-up launches from Ryerson DMZ

The latest company to benefit from the assistance and resources of Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone (DMZ) officially launched Friday – online learning forum Related Story | Princes Charles tweets from the

Published on: December 7th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Ontario government commits to pursuing crowdfunding

Speaking at Technicity, the Toronto-based event co-hosted by IT World Canada and the City of Toronto, Duguid said Ontario needed to adopt crowdfunding so it wouldn't lose entrepreneurs to south of the border.

Published on: November 29th, 2012 Brian Jackson