Here’s why Flash is the ‘old gremlin in the closet’ for web video

For most people, watching a live broadcast of a competitive game will mean watching the NHL or NBA playoffs this spring, but for a growing niche of video game fans it means watching

Published on: April 17th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Netflix sends cease and desist letter to virtual border-hopping service

Netflix Inc. has sent a cease and desist letter to a paid service that allows users to bypass Netflix's geographic restrictions and access movies and television shows they wouldn't normally be allowed to

Published on: January 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

A CMO to know: Cory Coley-Christakos, SAP Canada

As a new feature on ITBusiness.ca for our special CMO Digital section, we're featuring profiles of Canadian chief marketing officers and marketing executives. If you're a CMO and you'd like to be included,

Published on: October 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

2 surprising charts that show high school students don’t read BuzzFeed as much as you think

The attempts of an older generation to understand the way younger people use technology is often a fruitless and confounding exercise, but thanks to a fairly comprehensive survey conducted by Niche of 7,000 high

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Top 10 Community Blogger posts of 2013

At the end of February we had an exciting relaunch of ITBusiness.ca with new site technology and a new approach to content along with it. Our new website was everything you'd expect from

Published on: December 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

TiE’s landmark networking event scores in Ottawa

I spent a day and a half at the end of last week at a great event that lived at the intersection of entrepreneurship promotion and full-contact networking, and it all happened in

Published on: November 5th, 2013 Francis Moran

Mobile just keeps growing, Ericsson report says

If there was ever any sign that mobile devices are taking over the consumer world, this would be it. In the first quarter of 2013, global mobile penetration stood at 90 per cent,

Published on: July 4th, 2013 Candice So

Who will disrupt the Netflix model in Canada?

I recently went online to buy one of my favorite television series "La Femme Nikita", Season 5 (circa 2001). With it not being streamable on Netflix, I looked to Amazon and iTunes. Unfortunately due to

Published on: May 1st, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Webbys name Canada’s best-of-Web: McDonald’s campaign, the Biebs

Canadian marketing companies garnered a number of wins at the 17th annual Webby Awards this year, scoring nods for their work in advertising, public service and activism. The Webby Awards, which honour Internet

Published on: May 1st, 2013 Candice So

Data caps stand in the way of Canadian TV alternatives: analyst report

Canada’s pay television industry has hit a saturation point, but over-the-top services that would give opportunity for growth are being choked by stiff data consumption caps imposed by Internet service providers, according to

Published on: September 7th, 2012 Brian Jackson

This anti-piracy battle may nearly be won, but the war isn’t over

By Brian Jackson “PIPA and SOPA? How about NOPA!” So read the protest splash page on Minecraft.net in place of its usual content during Wednesday’s Web strike against anti-piracy legislation being considered by

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Top 5 reasons Amazon’s tablet could be an iPad killer

Amazon’s unreleased tablet is not expected to arrive until November, but it is already being pitted as the number one rival to Apple’s iPad. Analysts and pundits alike are placing their bets on

Published on: September 7th, 2011 Daniel Ionescu

Put your Google services on steroids

Like everyone else on the Internet, you likely use one or more of Google's many services, from search to Gmail to Google Calendar to Google Docs. And like plenty of other people, you

Published on: December 15th, 2010 Preston Gralla

Will iPads soon edge out netbooks?

The term "disruptive," a common buzzword in tech journalism, is typically used to describe something that jars people out of existing ways of doing things, and provides them with both new ways to

Published on: September 9th, 2010 Serdar Yegulalp