‘Moneyball’ for startups new way to analyze entrepreneur influence

A Toronto company is using Moneyball-like metrics to rank the most valuable - and undervalued - players in the startup world.Cdling(pronounced ‘seedling’) Capital Services Inc. has developed ananalytics platform that measures the reputational

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 9th, 2012 Christine Wong


Eight Toronto startups to share $4.85 million in federal funding

The federal government gave eight Toronto area startups a shot in the arm worth a combined $4.85 million today.The recipients sharing the money range from a sticker and label firm toa company developing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

In-car tech at the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show

It used to be that auto shows were about showcasing the inner workings of a car. The engine that gives that satisfying hum, the steel-reinforced roll cage that made compact cars safe to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

TeamBuy raises $5 million to expand its social buying service

Toronto-based social buying company TeamBuy has closed a $5-million round of financing, it announced today.The proceeds, raised from existing shareholders in the private company,will be used to shore up Teambuy's newly launched servicestargetingshopping

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Ford 2013 models offer voice recognition and software keys

Ford Motor Co. got an early lead on its in-car IT system with its first implementation in the 2008 Ford Focus. Since then, Ford was been working with Microsoft to improve Sync, its

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First Microsoft retail store could be headed for Canada: report

Microsoft Corp. is firing a bricks-and-mortar salvo at Apple Inc. with plans to open its first street-level retail store in Canada, according to a report today in the Globe and Mail.Although Microsoft officials

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UPDATE: Toronto’s IT job market is second hottest in North America, study says

Toronto's information technology sector is in the middle of a hiring boom that makes it the second best place to look for an IT job in North America, topping even high tech hubs

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New Web site to help skilled immigrants find jobs in Toronto

A new online network with the goal of connecting immigrants with jobs is set to go live tomorrow, according to the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC).With funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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Rehabit.me lets your friends bet you won’t lose that 10 pounds

With the end of January looming, it's likely that only a few of us have managed to keep our New Year's resolutions to quit smoking or lose weight – and a Toronto-based startup

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 27th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Undressing the social media success of a guy in his underwear

Would you go online to watch an average Canadian guy order pizza, meet a blind date and belly dance -- all while wearing nothing but his underwear -- at his house for 25

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Tech tinkering key to kids’ IT literacy, experts agree

Hands-on tinkering must replace textbook teaching as the primary tool for inspiring Canada's kids to be the next generation of IT innovators, the leaders of a Toronto brainstorming event declared Wednesday.About 100 people

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

ShopMyClothes sees big dollar signs in used designer duds

The more successful Jonathan Elias's resale clothing Web site gets, the tougher it is on his eyes.Let's explain: although Elias is president and CEO of ShopMyClothes,the Toronto startup remains bootstrapped. So he and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 10th, 2012 Christine Wong