Mint a fresh example for start-up Web marketing

Aaron Patzer might not have revealed what his product was or how it worked, but that didn't stop him from collecting 30,000 e-mail addresses for Mint Software Inc. The founder of and

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

$5,000 prize for best dot-ca small business website

Small businesses with a Web site registered to a dot-ca domain have a shot at winning $5,000 next May. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced its Impact Awards at Toronto’s Mesh Marketing

Published on: November 22nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Bell Canada ranks first in cell phone complaints tally

The Commission for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS), an organization funded by the telecom industry to resolve complaints against companies in the space, released a report last week indicating that billing errors and

Published on: November 5th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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

Connecting with Jonathan Lister, LinkedIn Canada chief

Define meta? Jonathan Lister says he was recruited for LinkedIn Canada's first country manager post through the professional network itself. It makes you wonder if his previous employer, Google Canada had found him

Published on: September 10th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Unlocked iPhone 4 a boon for international travelers

The iPhone 4 makes its debut in Canada on Friday, giving Canadians the ability to choose from three carriers and to buy the device unlocked directly from Apple. It won't be cheap: the

Published on: July 28th, 2010 Ian Paul

Canadian online video firms not afraid of Netflix threat

The announced entry into Canada by U.S. video streaming firm Netflix has been described as a market-disrupting move by some industry observers but a local content provider and a streaming platform developer are

Published on: July 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

iPhone 4 launches in Canada July 30, burdened by ‘Antennagate’

In Friday's hotly-anticipated Apple press conference, CEO Steve Jobs talked plenty about the iPhone 4 and its attenuating circumstances. Jobs revealed Canada will get the iPhone 4 July 30, and free Bumper cases

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Lex Friedman

Wind Mobile chief upbeat about firm’s future

Wind Mobile CEO Ken Campbell believes his new wireless company is ushering Canadian mobile users into a new era.Wind Mobile, he says, will thrive because it is meeting some critical needs of mobile

Published on: June 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

New ING Direct app lets you do your banking from BlackBerry, iPhone

Are the days of the ATM (automated teller machine) numbered? Possibly not. But with ING Direct's launch of a BlackBerry and iPhone banking application, mobile banking in Canada just got another boost.Starting today,

Published on: March 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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

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

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

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

Published on: November 11th, 2009 Brian Jackson