Can’t write? Waterloo startup hopes to help

Ten technology startups will make their pitch in Waterloo, Ont.  Thursday for a chance at pocketing $25,000 and a spot in an accelerator program at the University of Waterloo. Velocity is hosting its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Android tablets become more useful thanks to Blogger and Cloud Print

There's certainly no shortage of options on the market when it comes to Android tablets. Thanks to the wide range of prices available and easy-to-carry form factors that can include a full-sized keyboard,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Small businesses get hosting package from WordPress

Open source blogging tool developer WordPress has launched a Web site building suite aimed at small businesses. WordPress Business offers ad-free site hosting, free domain as well as unlimited storage, unlimited selection of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 14th, 2013 Nestor Arellano

Battle of the tablets: can Surface win over iPad fans?

With all of the big launch events behind us, the battle of the tablets has now begun in earnest.Apple’s iPad received an upgrade to the fourth-generation version in late October, alongside the release

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

ScribbleLive bringing mass media and social media together

When Michael de Monte and Jonathan Keebler started Scribble Technologies Inc., they faced a challenge. When they left the CTV television network in July 2008 to concentrate on their Toronto startup, De Monte

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 30th, 2012 Grant Buckler

Learning how to deal with the unexpected

by  Francis Moran Many Canadian small businesses with an online and mobile presence can learn from the mobile app strategy adopted by Screenreach. The company quickly switched to a more open approach when it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 18th, 2012 Francis Moran

Women trust blogs over Facebook, Twitter for buying advice

American women trust blogs above social media and are more likely to buy something recommended on a blog, according to a new study from BlogHer Inc.The Belmont, Calif.-based publisher released its fifth annual

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff


How HoHoTO turned crowdsourcing into a cause

By Shane Schick Startups know what it means to be hungry. They tend to be launched by people who work extremely hard for what are sometimes small dividends, at least initially. They have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 14th, 2011 Shane Shick

Windows Live Writer 11 offers solid, free blogging tool

Windows Live Writer 11 (free) fills a product niche I didn't know existed: Offline blog post production tool. The program is, in essence, a light word processor and design app you can use

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 29th, 2010 Andrew Brandt

Entrepreneur moms get business boost from Uptrend Media

Ann-Marie Burton describes herself as a stay-at-home mom that stumbled upon the social media trend.The Burlington, Ont. woman left a career in consumer packaged goods to stay at home with her first daughter

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 1st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Canada introduces anti-spam law as spam URLs become pervasive

The Government of Canada recently re-introduced anti-spam legislation, titled the Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act (FISA), in the House of Commons. The goal of the proposed legislation is to deter damaging and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 9th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

A whole new ‘social media’ world

Social media sites are quickly tearing down traditional barriers between creators and consumers of news and information, according to a group of Canadian media persons.In the past, journalists would be the sole arbiters

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 4th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Free anti-spam and malware tool for Facebook

Are you getting tired of clearing out all those spam messages from your blogsite's comment section? You're not alone.  A recent survey released by online security software company Websense Inc. says that nearly

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano