And the Oscar for most Facebook likes goes to…

Even if Sunday night’s Oscars broadcast was sort of boring, at least we could amuse ourselves by opening up our second screen of choice and taking part in the social media conversation about

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadian PC shipments worst in world in Q4: IDC

The fourth quarter wasn't pretty for Canadian PC manufacturers. According to IDC Canada shipments continued to decline, dropping by 13.8 per cent from the same quarter a year ago, a worse performance than

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Tragedy when loss of data leads to loss of life

Security assessments are always interesting. I know, I do them all the time. You can never guess what you'll find when you're investigating a breach and a federal agency recently found that to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 14th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Anti-spam regulations published, consultation opens

The latest draft regulations for Canada’s anti-spam law were published today in the Canada Gazette and the government is asking for consultation on them until Feb. 4.While Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) received Royal

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

FounderFuel ups the stakes for next cohort

Montreal-based technology accelerator FounderFuel is accepting applications for its next cohort of startup firms, and offering up a bit more coin to those that make the cut.Teams accepted to the mentor-driven accelerator program

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

SR&ED and the law of unintended consequences

By Francis Moran  Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit program is undoubtedly one of the most popular industrial incentive schemes around. Shortened to SR&ED and usually referred to as “Shred,” the program provides

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

Indiegogo expands presence in Canada

Crowdfunding Web site Indiegogo is expanding its footprint in Canada with support for Canadian currency, localized search, and French language options, the San Franciso-based firm announced today. Indiegogo has been available to Canadians

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

A clarion call to make Canada an entrepreneurial economy

By Francis Moran  Startup Canada, the grassroots organisation that spent six months consulting entrepreneurs and their support ecosystem about what was needed to foster a stronger entrepreneurial culture in this country, Tuesday issued

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 30th, 2012 Francis Moran

If Jack and Jill had worked together to engineer a well water system …

By Leo Valiquette  Alex Reid's post on Monday about the economic necessity of supporting investment in more women-led startups is all the more timely as it comes the same week that we cheer the release

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 29th, 2012 Francis Moran

Supporting investment in women-led startups

By Alexandra Reid  Maple Leaf Angels is working with Canadian Women in Technology to create investment opportunities between angels and women-led startup companies. More than 60 angel investors, entrepreneurs, partners and sponsors filled a room in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2012 Francis Moran

Canadian e-tailers trade tips on wooing online consumers

Run with this Goldilocks and the three bears analogy for Canadian e-commerce: the consumer is Goldilocks and three different e-commerce sites represent her options in the bear’s home.Goldilocks has them open in three

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

What I’m stealing from the startup world

By Christine Wong My new boss woke me up at 2:30 a.m. last night demanding that I do some work for him. After I changed him into dry pajamas, put clean sheets on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2012 Christine Wong

Government adds ‘insult to injury’ as musicians denied microSD levy

The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) reminded everyone today they are upset about the government's decision to exempt microSD cards from a levy for the right to copy music to the external storage

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mobile marketing advice from fast food brands

What's the difference between a pizza chain and a burger joint when they create a mobile strategy? The pizza chain wants the biggest demographic slice, while the burger joint wants to supersize its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2012 Brian Jackson