CIRA giving $1M to projects that “enhance Internet for all Canadians”

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is launching a new program that will fund projects by as much as $100,000 each if they can improve the Internet for all Canadians. CIRA, which manages

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 29th, 2014 Candice So

Robotics and AI Predictions for 2014

For predictions on robotics and AI for 2014, I consulted with a former colleague, David Dodds, who now resides in British Columbia. He has completed extensive work in these fields and provided a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 4th, 2014 Hugh Chatfield

Sciencescape cataloguing research papers everywhere, one essay at a time

Startup name: Sciencescape Presenter: Sam Molyneux, CEO and co-founder Funding: Closed seed funding of $1.1 million Startup premise: Sam Molyneux has always been involved in research. In a past life, before becoming a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2013 Candice So

3 IBM patents that lead to cyborg future

IBM Corp. registered the most U.S. patents than any other corporation in 2012, including at least three that could be used to create a futuristic cyborg. Well, it's possible. Out of the 6,478

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Cisco invests in Waterloo incubation centre and smart grid research

Cisco is making two new investments in Ontario's Kitchener-Waterloo area. The company officially opened the new Cisco Incubation Centre onThursday morning. It will be part of the David Johnston Research andTechnology Park at

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

Canadian university research funding hits worst slump in 10 years

Research funding at Canadian universities hit $6.6 billion in 2011, a paltry 2.2 per cent rise from the $6.48 billion raised for R&D in 2010 – and the smallest gain in the past

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian universities hit by worst research funding slump in 10 years

Research funding at Canadian universities hit $6.6 billion in 2011, a paltry 2.2 per cent rise from the $6.48 billion raised for R&D in 2010 – and the smallest gain in the past

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Social CRM firm Jugnoo lays off 14

Toronto-based Jugnoo Inc. has finished a round of layoffs that reduced its staff size from almost 100 to between 80 and 85 employees, according to the firm.Jugnoo, which offers a Web-based customer relations

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

CANARIE expands cloud-testing program for SMBs

Canada's ultra-highspeed network used by universities, colleges, and scientific research outfits across the country plans to use funding from Ottawa to expand its program for small businesses to test pre-commercial products on the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 9th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Number of crowdfunding sites jumped 60 per cent globally in 2011

Startups around the world raised $1.8 billion through 453 crowdfunding sites in 2011, a British report says.The number of crowdfunding sites grew by 60 lastyear, topping growthof 38 per cent in 2008, according

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Crowdfunding complements ‘lean startup’ approach and reduces risk

When I describe crowdfunding to my friends that aren’t totally tuned in to the business scene in Canada, I usually get two immediate reactions. The first one is that it seems like a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Apple would maintain tablet dominance with ‘iPad mini': IDC

Apple will continue to dominate the world's tablet market through 2016 if it launches a smaller iPad this year, according to research firm IDC.In a revised five-year forecast, IDC said last week that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 12th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

The future of IT isn’t in the cloud: Forrester

Cloud computing is not the future of IT and commoditisation is, says analyst house Forrester, although the two support each other.Forrester says that as a result of commoditisation and modernisation,IT portfolios will evolve

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2012 Antony Savvas

Crowdfunding raised $1.5 billion worldwide last year

Almost US$1.5 billion was raised in 2011 by crowdfunding platforms around the world, according to an industry report released Tuesday by Massolution, the research group of industry body Crowdsourcing.There were almost 350 crowdfunding

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2012 Cameron Scott