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Tech-based creativity: ‘interactive digital media’ firms employ over 10K in Ontario

TORONTO - An economic sector that incorporates pockets of the entertainment, tech, and marketing industries delivers more value to Canada's economy than its clients and practitioners may realize. On Wednesday, industry association Interactive

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Bell’s MTS acquisition approved by federal regulators

BCE Inc. will be able to acquire Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. under the $3.9 billion deal the telecommunication carriers made last year, after federal regulators gave the transaction the green light, according to

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Reality, augmented: eSight device restores vision for the legally blind

Virtual and augmented reality devices aren't just impacting entertainment and business industries. eSight Corporation has announced the eSight 3 - a pair of third generation electronic glasses capable of restoring sight to the

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Alex Radu

Ottawa firm aims to bring mobile-first tech to first responders

On an average fall day, Ottawa Professional Firefighter's Association Captain Vic Dillabaugh found himself racing towards the University of Ottawa alongside 10 other members of a hazardous materials team, responding to an ammonia

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Maple’s virtual doctor office is taking care of business (and patients) online

A Toronto startup touting itself as Uber for healthcare says its new 24/7 virtual doctor’s office is the first of its kind in Canada. Ontario residents can register for Maple online, type in

Published on: February 14th, 2017 Christine Wong

Planning a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner? OpenTable has a few options

If you're still looking for the perfect restaurant to accommodate a romantic Valentine's dinner with your sweetheart, OpenTable Inc. might have a few suggestions. The San Francisco, Calif.-based online restaurant-reservation service recently released

Published on: February 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

More than 90% of online shoppers aren’t planning to buy anything either

It's a well-documented fear among bricks-and-mortar retailers that many of the future customers who walk through their doors are "showrooming" - examining something they'd like to buy in the real world before purchasing

Published on: February 10th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung Galaxy S8 likely to lose home button, feature curved screen

The next Galaxy smartphone from Samsung Electronics Ltd. will be making a clean break from its predecessors, according to Wall Street Journal insiders. Citing "people familiar with the matter," writers Eun-Young Jeong and Jonathan

Published on: February 10th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Abusive tweets being silenced by new Twitter rules

Three months after finally making a few tangible moves to curb an online abuse problem nearly as iconic as its bluebird logo, Twitter Inc. is pushing its efforts a step further. The company

Published on: February 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

6 types of misleading ads, sites, and scammers Google took down last year

Google Inc. wants you to know it's leading the fight against less-than-scrupulous advertisers and their work. The company took down 1.7 billion ads that violated its advertising policies in 2016 - more than

Published on: February 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

YouTube live streaming goes mobile

While YouTube has hosted live streaming since 2011 - a simpler time of royal weddings and people jumping from space - it will now be offering live mobile streaming and a new revenue channel

Published on: February 7th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Smartwatch Review: Asus ZenWatch 3

When you think of a smartwatch, you're probably thinking of Apple Inc., Pebble (acquired by Fitbit), or Samsung Electronics Ltd. That could change with the ZenWatch 3, Asus' latest generation smartwatch. With a

Published on: February 6th, 2017 Alex Radu

Facebook’s mobile ad revenue grew by more than 60% last year

Mobile continues to drive Facebook's ad revenue, to the point where it will no longer be separately reporting mobile and desktop results, executives revealed while discussing the company's most recent quarter. For the

Published on: February 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Tablet market continues to go south, according to IDC

Spending money on tablets during the 2016 holiday season quarter of 2016 simply did not happen with intensification. According to International Data Corp., the tablet market continued to spiral in decline. The fourth

Published on: February 6th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Intuit launches QuickBooks mobile app to help freelancers track finances

With the so-called "gig economy" representing an ever-increasing share of the Canadian workforce, there's never been a better time for an accounting software firm to offer a solution for the many, many freelancers

Published on: February 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood