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Startup news round-up: May 30, 2012

With per-record data breach cost coming up to $204 and the average business disruption linked to non-compliance reaching as high as $3.3 million, focusing on compliance standards and preventative security measures has become

Published on: May 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

RentingWell automates property management

Ottawa-based app studio Sliced Bread has baked up a Web-based platform for the property management space.RentingWell, which currently undergoing beta testing, has been described by only tech magazine Techvibes.com as a FreshBooks for

Published on: May 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Customers irked by Quickbooks Online outage

Intuit's Quickbooks Online service suffered an outage this week that left "a small subset" of customers unable to access their data, but the company says the problems with the on-demand accounting software have

Published on: May 25th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

Startup news round-up: May 25, 2012

IdeaConnection of Victoria, BC will release this June, a crowdfunding service targeted at scientists, engineers, innovators and inventors.Crowdfunding comes to BC The startup, according to Techvibes, is offering money to initial projects to

Published on: May 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Why Facebook Camera sucks

After paying $1 billion for Instagram about six weeks ago, Facebook recently launched its own Instagram clone, Facebook Camera, and like many people I wanted to check it out right away.“Great, it’ll be

Published on: May 25th, 2012 Ian Paul

Sharing in the cloud: Generic vs. specialized

There has been a lot of buzz around the new entrant into the cloud-based document sharing space with the recent announcement of Google Drive. But not all cloud-based document sharing is the same.

Published on: May 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Kabbage gets startups fast money to grow

Kabbage is slang for money loans that don't need collateral. It may be $400 to pay for an unscheduled repair or $40,000 to launch a go-to-market campaign, but many small businesses find their

Published on: May 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Uncover your Google search records with Google Takeout

If you listen to the growing chorus of online chatter about the company, Google's now-infamous "Don't be evil" slogan is becoming increasingly inaccurate by the day. The company's most recent move--a sweeping change

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 Chris Null

Is Facebook the only route to success for social media startups?

Facebook Inc.'s monster initial public offering today has solidified its perch as king of the social media universe. But is riding on Facebook's coattails the only way Canadian socialmedia startups stand a chance

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup news round-up: May 18, 2012

Could he be Canada’s next successful entrepreneur? Congratulations to Nicholas Schiefer, 17, of Pickering, Ont., who a received $50,000 for winning the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award.Search engines Schiefer and other youths from

Published on: May 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Save your business from inefficiency with RescueTime

Here's a question most of us can probably answer, at least approximately: How many hours do you spend in front of your computer every week? But here's a trickier one: How much of

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Erez Zukerman

Mobile access, flexibility trumps cost for cloud-watching SMBs

Mobile and flexible working, not cost, are the main reasons for small and medium sized businesses moving to the cloud, according to YouGov research.Lower cost is no longer the major reason for adopting

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Antony Savvas

Startup news round-up: May 17, 2012

The global English-as-a-second language market is worth roughly about $4 billion annually and 25 per cent of that spend goes to agencies that place students in ESL schools.ESL finderVancouver startup Tribal Educational Technologies

Published on: May 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Expect smarter, easier searches from Google

The vaunted Google search engine is set for an upgrade that will make it easier for users to find the information they need by putting their searches in context, the company said Wednesday.Over

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Sharon Gaudin

Plugable aims to offer small businesses, schools $50 thin clients

A recently launched Kickstarter-funded project aims to bring $50 thin clients to schools and small businesses, allowing them to turn almost any computer into a multi-user hub.Thanks to ongoing advances in multi-seat Linux

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Jon Gold