Budget a big letdown for small Canadian firms

"Paltry" funds earmarked for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) in the 2010 federal budget, have come in for heavy criticism by tech industry observers. "There's really nothing much for SMBs -- nothing has

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 8th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Ditch the blonde when advertising in Quebec

If you're advertising in Canada, go easy on confrontation, but get your facts straight. Keep in mind the Canadian woman is your modern girl next door type who exudes "understated confidence" -- think

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 27th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Canadian digital gaming industry on a roll with new companies, jobs

An independent 2009 games sector census reveals a thriving industry in Canada with new development studios and job opportunities.The U.S. games industry, meanwhile, has shown marginal growth since 2008. The U.S. game industry

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 5th, 2010 Alex Wawro and Joaquim P. Menezes

Remembrance Day – Canadians share family stories of sacrifice online

While Veterans Affairs Canada is using new media channels to complement its Remembrance Day activities, an ongoing strike will prevent the Canadian War Museum from hosting its annual toolkit this year.As many as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 11th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Anti-Piracy group accused of ‘intimidating’ firms that can’t fight back

An anti-piracy group representing major software vendors is being criticized by a mid-sized manufacturing business that was forced to pay a large fine, and an Internet law expert. Twelve Canadian companies have settled

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 22nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Data usage will drive mobile phone penetration in Canada, experts say

Industry experts bemoaned the relatively tepid mobile phone market in Canada but expressed optimism about the future at the Mobile Media World '09 conference in Toronto.Compared with many other post-industrial nations, Canada just

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 15th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Thanks, Canada: Facebook’s 4 Big Privacy Fixes

Our northern neighbors took the lead on scrutinizing Facebook's privacy policy and required alterations in accordance with Canada's privacy laws. Here are the four major privacy fixes we'll be seeing from Facebook, plus

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 31st, 2009 Jared Newman

Facebook commits to year-long global privacy overhaul

Facebook has agreed to Canada's Privacy Commissioner's recommendations, but it will take a year to do so.The Palo Alto, Calif.-based social networking Web site will make changes to its privacy policy, and will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 28th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Three Canadian Job Search Portals

In the past, using online job search services was often a time-consuming and mostly unfulfilling experience. There were pages of resume forms to fill, irrelevant search results to filter and no unified way

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 11th, 2009 Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Canada in dire need of copyright law reform, says musicians’ group

Canada's government has opened the door for consultations on copyright reform and reignited the debate on digital locks or digital rights management (DRM) and whether it's ever okay to tamper with it. Digital

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 29th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canadian astronauts, robots, play key role in NASA mission

Much attention has been paid to a Canadian milestone in space as astronauts Julie Payette and Bob Thirsk became the first two Canadians to ever orbit the earth at the same time. But

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 23rd, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

New Windows server provides a solid Foundation for small business owners

Constanza Zalba, product manager for WSF 2008, described this latest offering as a new version of its flagship Windows Server 2008 that is "designed and priced for really small businesses. The idea was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 17th, 2009 Denise Deveau

Conference Board of Canada recalls copyright piracy reports, admits plagiarism

Admitting that they plagiarized, the Conference Board of Canada has withdrawn a trio of reports on copyright piracy in Canada, despite initially defending the research.The reports Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Economy;

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 29th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Niagara Catholic School District snags Green IT award

The paperless office may still be years away, but some organizations like Ontario's Niagara Catholic School District Board (NCSDB), are already reaping the benefits of a less-paper office: replacing reams of paper with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 22nd, 2009 Ted Samson