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StockTwits founder wants you to learn from his mistakes

Social media investor Howard Lindzon took a pass on putting money in Zynga (of Mafia Wars and Farmville fame), said no to investing on microblogging hit Twitter, and missed the angle once more

Published on: November 8th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Canadians entrepreneurs anxious about tech problems, solutions

While Canadian businesses are concerned about network security threats, they aren't very keen on one of the possible ways to protect their networks, two Angus Reid polls show.An Angus Reid poll of 504

Published on: November 5th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Apple iPad puts a dent in netbook sales

Apple's iPad tablet computer is indeed taking a big bite out of planned netbook sales, according to market watcher ChangeWave, confirming a trend that companies ranging from AMD to Best Buy have cited

Published on: November 3rd, 2010 Bob Brown

Dell trumps Apple on green report card

An environmental watchdog group has issued a new report card, giving Dell props for executing a program under which customers can easily return old gear for recycling by the manufacturer. Apple, which often

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Mark Sullivan

Three LinkedIn strategies to boost business

Susan Varty didn't plan to publish a short book based on the informative responses she collected on her question posted to LinkedIn, but she's glad she did.The principal consultant at Toronto-based Wordtree Consulting

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Adobe tries to shake hackers with Acrobat Reader 10

Here's a distinction no software company craves: For two quarters running, Adobe's popular Acrobat and Reader software have been the favorite target of hackers around the globe. According to Symantec's quarterly threat assessment,

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Bill Snyder

Windows Phone 7 trump cards: Office and Sharepoint

Microsoft officials are exuding excitement over their prospects in the smartphone industry with the launch of Windows Phone 7. That's partly because the company knows exactly what previous versions of their mobile operating

Published on: November 1st, 2010 Jon Brodkin

Web threatdown: four new exploits you need to defend against

They say it takes one to know one – so Samy Kamkar is perfectly positioned to identify cutting edge hacking techniques threatening business computers. Samy Kamkar is a hacker, a malware author, an

Published on: November 1st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Lax privacy rules get Google off the hook

Weaknesses in privacy legislation both in Canada and the U.S. helped Google escape with a mere slap on the wrist over the StreetView WiFi snooping snafu, according to tech and privacy experts.The U.S.

Published on: October 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano and Grant Ross

Video Rewind: Toronto Votes iPhone app educates voters

Cities and towns across Ontario are waking up to newly elected city councillors and mayors today. Campaign season has finally come to a close and the votes have been counted.In Toronto, more votes

Published on: October 26th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Google stole your Wi-Fi data? That’s your fault

I hate to blame the victim, but people who inadvertently gave up personal data to Google's Street View cameras were really asking for trouble.That's because a simple precaution, clicking the encryption option in

Published on: October 26th, 2010 Bill Snyder

Top 5 back to Mac announcements

Apple came roaring back to the Mac on Wednesday by announcing Lion (the next iteration of Mac OS X), two new MacBook Air laptops, FaceTime for Mac, new iLife software and a Mac

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 Ian Paul

Facebook claims ‘misrepresentation’ behind Canadian privacy probe

Despite its release of new controls for users, Facebook's continuing saga of security and privacy gaffs persists in shining a spotlight on social media security challenges.It was about two years ago that Canada's

Published on: October 21st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

7 essential CIO leadership skills

In the new book The CIO Edge: Seven Leadership Skills You Need to Drive Results, the trio of authors argue that CIOs' leadership and people skills are the biggest determinate of their success--or

Published on: October 20th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

Google ‘carelessly’ broke Canadian law, Privacy Commissioner says

A careless engineer and failure to follow procedure are to blame for private e-mails being read by Google Street View cars driving through Canadian neighbourhoods, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner says. Google

Published on: October 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson