Voice-activated computer Ubi calls on crowdfunding

The voice control offered on smartphones, such as Siri for iPhone, is pretty impressive. But what if you could have that same sort of technology to control your home?That's what the voice-activated computer

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Security the top Internet concern for Canadians: CIRA study

Security, accessibility and cost are the biggest concerns Canadians have about the Internet, according to a new study released by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). In a far reaching study including two

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

‘Put away the cozy image of the little old lady knitting a sweater for the grandkids’

By Alexandra Reid  This is a story about a 70-year-old woman who wants nothing to do with social media but is doing it anyway, inspired by an article I read on ReadWriteWeb last

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 26th, 2012 Francis Moran

Larry King asks where digital age is going

Vivek Ranadivé vividly remembers the first moon landing in 1969. It inspired him to pursue a technology career that today has made him founder and chairman of Tibco Software Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2012 Grant Buckler

Privacy Commissioner offers $50,000 to fund privacy research projects

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is offering up to $50,000 for year-long projects that will advance privacy knowledge in one year, the office announced yesterday. Looking for proposals that specifically deal with Canada’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Google awards Canadian towns for small business tech savvy

Google is awarding several Canadian towns where small businesses have shown some technology zeal with eTown awards, the search giant announced today.The awards go to places where smaller shops have made use of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

What can ‘Call me maybe’ memes teach us about cultural genetics?

Hey, you just clicked me And this is crazy But memes aren’t just for Facebook So read on, maybe? The term meme has become very popular in the last couple of years thanks

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 29th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Incubes startups reveal gameplans ahead of demo day

More details are emerging about the group of socially-focused Internet startups currently involved in the second cohort at Toronto-based Incubes. The Internet-focused incubator has four startups on board and is working towards a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 21st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canadian Internet throttling is the worst, study shows

A recent international analysis shows that Canadian Internet service providers (ISPs) were doing more connection throttling than anywhere else in the world, according to a post by William Wolfe-Wylie on Canada.com.But the dataset

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup TO: Isn’t it time you got a cut of the deal?

Every click, scroll and eyeball is worth something. Heck, we even pay people to like us. Consumers like us have become an unassuming middleman within the ads and conversions. But what about our cut

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

When the disruptive get disrupted

A disruptive technology or disruptive innovation is one that, when introduced, either radically transforms markets, creates brand new markets or destroys existing markets for other technologies. As you can imagine, it is very

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 8th, 2012 Rob Whent

Internet consultant franchise inks deal with Web-based CRM

Two Toronto-area Internet firms announced a deal earlier this week that will see a Web-based customer relationships management (CRM) suite added to widely-used Internet marketing tools for small to medium-sized businesses.Concord, Ont.-based BlueCamroo

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 2nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Google Fiber unveils first city to receive gigabit connections

Google Inc. has announced its plan to roll out a 1 gigabit-per-second fibre optic network in Kansas City, to the neighbourhoods where the most people pre-register for the broadband service. The broadband pipe

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 26th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Incubes incubator grooms Internet startup firms

Welcome to Incubes, where Internet-focused startup businesses are supplied with an office space, access to entrepreneurial mentors, and all the Red Bull that they can drink.Founded late last year by CEO Ben Zlotnick,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson