Privacy Commissioner unearths apps demanding too many permissions

After doing a mobile apps "sweep," the office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has found a lot of consumer apps are asking for unnecessary permissions without explaining why – and that’s a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2014 Candice So

YouTube holds 20% of video ad market, but AOL and Yahoo are moving up

YouTube may be one of the most well-known video platforms among consumers and advertisers alike – but platforms like AOL and Yahoo are moving in, and they want a piece of that market,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2014 Candice So

Analysts react to the iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and the Apple Watch

Updated Sept. 11, 12:01 am EST, to include analyst Christie Christelis' comments. Apple Inc. made a slew of new announcements today, including the launch of the latest iPhone, Apple Pay, its mobile payments

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 9th, 2014 Candice So

DataWind improves its UbiSlate tablet, keeps $38 price tag

DataWind has announced it’s launching its newest low-cost, sub-$100 tablets, with more processing power than previous versions have had in the past. On Tuesday, the Canadian company known for making budget-friendly tablets rolled

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 9th, 2014 Candice So

OpenMedia kicks off global petition campaign for net neutrality

OpenMedia.ca is launching a week-long campaign, aiming to get people to sign a petition supporting net neutrality - the concept that Internet service providers should treat all Internet traffic equally, without giving any

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 8th, 2014 Candice So

Twitter jumps into commerce with the ‘Buy Now’ button

Twitter Inc. has launched a new feature for e-commerce, sticking a big "Buy" button next to an image within a tweet. It's simple, it's straightforward, and it might give the social platform a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 8th, 2014 Candice So

Apple needs bigger iPhones and Tumblr is a moneymaker, Adobe research says

Apple needs to make its iPhones bigger, Pinterest gets the most mobile traffic, Tumblr generates the most revenue, and people would rather share content within closed networks like Apple’s iMessage – all of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 8th, 2014 Candice So

Where the worlds of Facebook, TV, and branding collide

For marketers with the dollars to advertise on the spots between TV shows, knowing which shows have the most social media clout – especially among Facebook users - can be really handy. That’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 5th, 2014 Candice So

Toronto startup helps brides find the perfect dress, by fit and fabric

For some brides-to-be, wedding dress shopping might be exhilarating – but it also takes a lot of time and patience to find the perfect-fitting dress. Enter Wedding Reality Inc., a Toronto-based startup aiming

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 5th, 2014 Candice So

Facebook rolls out Privacy Checkup tool to remind users of their settings

Facebook Inc. is launching a new tool that will help users quickly check out and customize their privacy settings. Branded the new feature as Privacy Checkup, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company will be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So

Gata Labs supplying ‘ammunition’ for taxi fleets battling Uber

A Toronto-based startup is aiming to create the anti-Uber app for taxi fleets across Canada – and it’s looking to topple other big names on behalf of local businesses in other industries, too.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Kobo launches new high-res, waterproof e-reader

Kobo has come out with a new e-reader, one that’s being touted as high-definition and waterproof – plus it also has a pretty reasonable price tag of about $180. Branding its latest offering

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 28th, 2014 Candice So

Canada Post lists 25 nominees for innovation in e-commerce

Canada Post has released its list of finalists for its E-Commerce Innovation Awards, naming 25 contenders with a shot at winning almost $1 million in prizes. Divvying up its finalists into seven categories,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 27th, 2014 Candice So

HP launches new mobile-friendly printers for consumers and small businesses

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) has announced its latest line of printers for consumers and businesses – and these printers are equipped with mobile printing capabilities. Today, HP said it was rolling out its newest

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2014 Candice So