HootSuite acquires social analytics firm uberVU

Vancouver-based social media dashboard firm HootSuite Media Inc. has acquired Cambridge, Mass.-based social analytics firm uberVU, the firm announced this morning. HootSuite's dashboard offers digital marketing managers easy access to various social media

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

The most overused words on LinkedIn in 2013

Most people would agree being “responsible” is a good thing - but if you want your next employer to notice you, keep that off your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn, the social networking site for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Candice So

Major tech brands form coalition in response to PRISM leaks

In the wake of government surveillance programs leaked by National Securities Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, major tech industry firms are forming a coalition and calling on governments worldwide - starting with the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Daily mindset of great salespeople

Having been in technology sales for many years, I am often asked, by new and seasoned sales professionals alike, about how to create strong and lasting client relationships.  While many are hoping for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 22nd, 2013 Brian Clendenin

What we learned from running our Twitter chats

With hashtag-based chats cropping up everywhere you look in the Twitterverse, now seems like a good time to talk about how you can moderate a Twitter chat to help you build your brand

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2013 Candice So

How to evaluate your social media brand beyond the numbers

Let me tell you about something I call 'Empty House Syndrome' - picture yourself as a trick-or-treater on Halloween, going door to door to collect candy. You approach the homes with lights on

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

Follow us on LinkedIn for a chance to win a Wind Mobile prize package

Contest update: The contest period has closed and we have a winner! Glen Ford will receive the Wind Mobile prize package. Thanks to all those who followed us on LinkedIn and we continue to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadian businesses embracing social collaboration tools

A new study on social collaboration by businesses conducted for Avanade Canada shows Canadian businesses are leaning heavily on consumer social technologies to drive their collaboration strategies. According to the report, 69 per

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 21st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Kirstine Stewart wins in social media country managers ‘death match’

A little bird told us that Kirstine Stewart has been appointed the managing director of Twitter Canada. She was the executive vice president of English services at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Her TV experience

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 3rd, 2013 Wolston Lobo

More powerful LinkedIn search promises better results

Smarter search. That’s the promise from social networking web site LinkedIn with its revamped search capabilities. In a blog post announcing the new search tools, Johnathan Podemsky, who according to his LinkedIn profile

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 26th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Toronto social marketing firms merge after ‘divine intervention’

Two Toronto-based social software startups are merging after Influitive Corp. announced its acquisition of Engagio yesterday, but the teams have already been working together for nearly two weeks, according to the founders.Influitive offers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

LinkedIn hits 200 million members

While it's seen as more business and career-focused than other social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, that hasn't stopped LinkedIn from hitting a major milestone this week – 200 million global

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 9th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

TribeHR adds new Facebook, LinkedIn features to its platform

TribeHR has added new Facebook and LinkedIn features to its social HR platform.The Waterloo, Ont.-based startup makes a social media platform that canbe used for various HR functions, including recruiting, applicationintake, employee engagement,

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

Big increase in data breaches during 2012

We’ve heard a lot of anecdotal cases of password leaks and other data breaches from some high-profile services this year, but now software vendor SecurityCoverage is showing some research that indicates data breaches

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