In building apps, ‘you have to care,’ Tumblr developer says

For Kevin Grant, app design is a balancing act between following the rules at times – and at others, breaking them in the name of experimentation. Grant, who works in Tumblr in New

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2014 Candice So

How a Google X engineer thinks about problem-solving

Developers are known for their ability to solve the problems plaguing their code. But maybe, they should look to solve bigger problems beyond their computer screens, too. At least, that’s the philosophy of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2014 Candice So

Why developers may like Android TV more than Google TV

When Google announced Android TV at its I/O conference earlier this summer, Tejas Lagvankar was skeptical. The software engineer, who works at Yahoo! Inc. in San Francisco, has been developing apps for Google

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

QuickBooks integrates with Box, updates Apps.com

Intuit Inc. announced several updates to its popular accounting software QuickBooks on Wednesday at its QuickBooks Connect conference in San Jose, including a new partnership with cloud storage vendor Box and a suite

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

How a startup built wearable billboards

Robert Tu taps away at his smartphone, squinting down at it in the grey light filtering in through the windows. He then stands still, allowing me to see the green letters that have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Bionym releases developer hardware in pursuit of ‘persistent identity’

SAN FRANCISCO -- Toronto-based Bionym launched its first wearable technology hardware  that anyone outside the company can get their hands - or, make that wrists - on Tuesday, taking its persistent identity platform

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

Gartner Symposium concludes by making clear that CIO challenges are daunting

The uphill battle of the CIO in building themselves into leadership positions involves overcoming not only the general dislike of technology in popular culture, but the view that technology-based rules in the work

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 10th, 2014 Jim Love

Progress Software for developers: A Q&A with CEO Phil Pead

Any company can get blindsided by shifts in tech - but for a company with 30 years' experience helping other companies build applications, getting its partners to avoid that fate is vital. Progress

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

Progress Software to help partners get up to date

ORLANDO – If Progress Software Corp. is trying to mobilize its partners to do one thing, it’s to modernize. That was one of the key themes coming out of this year’s Progress Exchange,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 7th, 2014 Candice So

In two decades, not one database crash

When Gary McMullen first began hunting for a development platform for his company, he had a slew of criteria in mind – the technology needed to be scalable, it needed to be easy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 17th, 2014 Candice So

TechBlocks to build a free mobile app for one lucky business

If your business is looking to score some free mobile app services, TechBlocks Inc. has something that may help. The Vaughan, Ont.-based consulting and development agency has set up a contest that will

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

Klick attracting hires with perks, ice cream, and experiential marketing

Toronto-based company Klick Health is launching a recruiting campaign that will give prospective candidates some of its company perks – like dinner delivered to the door, for example. Starting today, the health and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 21st, 2014 Candice So

iBeacon opportunity goes far beyond retail: ABI Research

Both Apple's iBeacon and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices in general have become popular in the retail market during this past year, but that's only setting the stage for this new location-detecting technology's

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

#FollowFriday – 3 viewpoints on CASL

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button. This week, we're focusing on people who

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Candice So