Canadians nab 33 Webby nominations

It's that time of year when the so-called "Oscars of the Internet" gears up for another awards show, 2014 marking the 18th annual Webby Awards. There's a record number of nominees from outside

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canadian smartphone users have multiple personalities, study finds

How do Canadians use their smartphones? Well that depends on where they are - at work, at home, or somewhere in between, according to research by Toronto-based Catalyst. Smartphone users at work are

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Office 365 Personal Canadian pricing matches US pricing

From clothing to book prices to software licences, Canadians are used to shelling out more money than their neighbours south of the border for many products. That practice made sense when our dollar

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Could BlackBerry learn from WebOS’ open source life support system?

You can't help but wonder if we're seeing the last days of the BlackBerry platform as an active and healthy member of the mobility ecosystem. Gartner Inc. put out a report advising its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Why your business should care about CASL

There's a new rule book coming out for all digital marketers. It strikes at the core of many of the most common online marketing activities (like e-mail marketing), setting strict standards in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 1st, 2013 Robert Burko

Equity for charity proposed by new Upside Foundation

Startup firms may not have a dollar to their names, but that shouldn't prevent them from giving to charity, according to a new foundation. The Upside Foundation launched today at the Canadian Innovation

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

Canadian carriers to create stolen cell phone blacklist

In a move to ward off government regulation, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) will start checking that any new phone authorized on a network hasn’t been reported as stolen, it announced today.Any

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

Facebook most lucrative social site for sharing Canadian events

Canadian event organizers get more bang for their buck by sharing their events on social media than people in most other countries, a new study shows. According to new data collected by Eventbrite,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Rogers inks deal with Microsoft on Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices

Rogers Communications Inc. will be the exclusive Canadian dealer for certain Windows 8 and Windows Phone products under a new partnership with Microsoft Corp. In the deal announced Friday and reported by the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canada’s mobile app sector generates $775M in revenues, employs 51,000

Revenue generated annually by Canada's mobile app industry will more than double by 2016 to reach $2.2 billion per year, a new report forecasts. The sector now generates about $775 million in revenue

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian university research funding hits worst slump in 10 years

Research funding at Canadian universities hit $6.6 billion in 2011, a paltry 2.2 per cent rise from the $6.48 billion raised for R&D in 2010 – and the smallest gain in the past

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian universities hit by worst research funding slump in 10 years

Research funding at Canadian universities hit $6.6 billion in 2011, a paltry 2.2 per cent rise from the $6.48 billion raised for R&D in 2010 – and the smallest gain in the past

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Ottawa boosts cybersecurity spending to $155 million by 2017

The federal government is putting more money into cybersecurity. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said Wednesday Ottawa will spend $155million over the next five years through the Canadian Cyber IncidentResponse Centre, up from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

A quarter of all ad dollars will be spent on digital campaigns by 2016: study

New online technologies will help create jobs and drive spending in Canada's $29-billion marketing industry over the next five years, a recent study suggests. Canadian businesses spent $29 billion on marketing in 2011,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 11th, 2012 Christine Wong