New Toronto accelerator seeks ‘Bitcoin 2.0′

The Toronto-based Bitcoin Decentral building that's become the hub for everything related to cryptocurrency in Canada announced today a new accelerator program dedicated to startups working in the financial technology sector, with a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Ebay acquiring Braintree, boosting mobile payments business

Ebay Inc., the e-commerce and online bidding powerhouse, is plunking down about $800 million in cash to acquire Braintree, a payment platform beloved among online and mobile-first startups. Under the deal, Braintree will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

myApollo taps Dell to build infrastructure to take on Facebook, Dropbox

Harvey Medcalf's Toronto-based startup sounds familiar at first. After hatching an idea in their parents' basements, a group of 20-somethings have formed a team to take on Facebook with a bigger, better, more

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Expensify offers to reimburse your employees with Bitcoins

In a world where cash is king, where does a digital currency rank? Highly enough for San Francisco-based Expensify to support it, apparently. The firm removes the paperwork from employee expense tracking by

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Facebook boosts fundraising campaigns: study

Most people use Facebook to share cute pictures of their pets or complain about the weather, but it's becoming a more popular fundraising platform as well, according to one study.Peer-to-peer campaigns, or crowdfunding

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

Hollywood studio’s bid to get TekSavvy customer information delayed

A Los Angeles-based movie production studio that is suing a small Chatham, Ont.-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) for its customer’s personal information will have to wait at least a bit longer to have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mint Wallet wins Royal Mint’s $50,000 digital cash challenge

An app that promises to be like “instant messaging for your wallet” is the overall winner of a developer challenge hosted by the Royal Canadian Mint.The MintChip challenge began April 4 and issued

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 24th, 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

Mint opens voting on future of digital cash

Canadians can now vote on what they consider the best ideas for the future of digital money in this country, the Royal Canadian Mint announced yesterday.The Mint announced a challenge for software developers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Rogers says it will stop Internet traffic throttling

Rogers Communications Inc., said it will no longer throttle the Internet traffic of any of its users. The incumbent telecom company was responding to complaints that it intentionally slowed down the Internet connections

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Fotobounce offers photo sharing without privacy risks

Ray Ganong knows what an arduous task it is to be the designated keeper of the family photo archive in the modern digital world. Gigabytes of photos pour into our computers from digital

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 14th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Skype flaw allows BitTorrent users to be identified

Entertainment companies seeking to trace people who are illegally file sharing may be interested in new research that could identify filesharers through their Skype accounts. A research team has figured out how to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 21st, 2011 Jeremy Kirk

Skype blames outage on ‘supernode’ problem

Internet telephony giant Skype blamed its peer-to-peer interconnection systemfor a problem that some reports said resulted in millions of users being unable to make calls using the service on Wednesday.According to an official

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 24th, 2010 Elizabeth Heichler and Jared Newman

On brink of closure, Limewire seeks settlement with recording industry

Beleaguered file-sharing software maker LimeWire LLC said it still hopes to settle a dispute with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) even as a federal court in New York appears set to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan