How Canada’s SMB cloud providers are changing the global landscape

Toronto-based Rypple became a poster child for Canadian cloud success stories when Salesforce.com announced plans to buy the firm last December.Although the financial value of the Rypple acquisition deal wasn'tdisclosed, it proved that

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Christine Wong

E-reader app translates books and reads them to you

A new e-reader translation app from a Toronto-based firm could eliminate the language barrier when it comes to reading books in a digital format.Intertainment Media Inc. filed for a U.S. patent for its

Published on: March 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Toronto firm awarded world’s first RaaS patent

Joshua Geist's brand new lucky number is a long one: 8,135,838.That's the U.S. Patent and Trademark number assigned to the recovery-as-a-service (RaaS) technology developed byGeist's Toronto company,Geminare – the first RaaS patent ever

Published on: March 20th, 2012 Christine Wong

Unzipping the privacy concerns around wearable technologies

Privacy and user control are emerging as key concerns in wearable technology as innovations in computing are increasingly interwoven into what we wear, two Toronto experts say.Just as privacy is an issue with

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

‘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

Published on: March 9th, 2012 Christine Wong

Advice from Toronto’s top global tech tycoons

Published on: March 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

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

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

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How location-based ads make you a moving target for marketing

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Published on: February 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

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

Published on: February 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

Published on: February 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

Published on: February 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff