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Personal cloud to usurp personal computer by 2014: Gartner

The era of the personal computer is over, set to be usurped by the personal cloud, Gartner Inc. researchers predict in a forecast released today.The personal cloud will replace the PCas “the centre

Published on: March 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ubuntu Linux 12.04 helps ensure privacy

Say the word "privacy," and most of us think of online privacy--along with the never-ending battle against spyware, tracking, and other opponents of the cause. What many people don't realize, however, is that

Published on: March 9th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Research shows Pinterest beats Twitter in referral traffic

Web-based bulletin board Pinterest now drives more referral traffic to other sites than microblogging site Twitter, according to a recent online sharing tool Shareaholic. Shareaholic's numbers indicate that Pinterest beat Twitter during the

Published on: March 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Run Windows Software on Linux with Wine 1.4

As free and open source software continues to become more powerful and more prevalent, there's less and less need to choose anything else. It's not at all surprising, for example, to see the

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Watch out for big changes in Twitter’s Brand Pages

Twitter plans to build in social experience features such as e-commerce, contests and sweepstakes to Brand Pages, its landing pages for marketers that pay for ads on the network, according to reports.The site

Published on: March 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian startups vie for the spotlight at CEBIT 2012

HANOVER, Germany – They are all sitting in designated areas around a mid-sized booth with a sign that says, “Canada begins here,” but the local startup firms attending CEBIT this year are hoping

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Shane Schick

Collaborate in a free wiki with Wikispaces

There is probably at least one field of knowledge in which you are an expert. Maybe it's an area of technology, or perhaps you're the go-to person when it comes to hiking in

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Erez Zukerman

Five inspiring startups from CEBIT 2012

HANNOVER, Germany – When you're surrounded by more than 4,000 other companies at the world's biggest IT trade show, it's not easy for the innovative startups to stand out. One solution? Let prospective

Published on: March 6th, 2012 Shane Schick

A movie by Microsoft?

The questions and raised eyebrows were all around when we received the invitation from public relations firm High Road Communications for the first Canadian screening of a movie produced by Microsoft Corp. The

Published on: March 6th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Pinterest basics

By now you've probably heard of Pinterest. If not, it's only a matter of time. In a mere two months or so, the social network has gone from little-known beta startup to hottest

Published on: March 6th, 2012 Rick Broida

Canadian teens pay for music downloads

Here's more proof that Canada is not a Pirate's Haven after all. A recent survey by market research firm Ipsos Reid Canada indicates that Canadian teens are increasingly choosing to pay for music

Published on: March 6th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Music industry group calls for iPod tax, liability risk for ISPs and social sites

Internet service providers, social sites and satirists appear to be in the cross hairs of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA).The national trade organization representing English-language Canadian companies in the music, sound recording

Published on: March 5th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Blue Mountain readies re-brand with tech-enabled one day power workshop

As director of marketing at Collingwood, Ont.'s Blue Mountain Resorts Ltd., Paul Pinchbeck is tired of the ski and snowboard destination's reputation as “a friend that you wanted to spend time with.” That

Published on: March 2nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Microsoft woos startups with free software, business advice

Jun Kim, the young co-founder of a Korean software house, was recently approached by a representative from Amazon Web Services LLC., who offered him a $200 credit to develop on its Web Services

Published on: March 2nd, 2012 Jay Alabaster

How community clouds can help your business

When Mathew Lodge, senior director of cloud services for VMware, looks out over the cloud landscape and envisions how it will continue to evolve, he sees community clouds playing a big role. And

Published on: March 1st, 2012 Brandon Butler