XConnnect: Interview with Toronto music industry guru

Last week the international music industry descended upon Toronto for Canadian Music Week. And in this space we have endeavoured to cover music and tech over the past few weeks via video and articles.In this week’s feature

Published on: March 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian accelerator in NYC to accept new applications

Canadian entrepreneurs tired of doing business in The Big Smoke have a new opportunity to expand their presence to The Big Apple.The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) is a New York City-based business booster

Published on: March 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Calgary tops Toronto, Vancouver in new study of ICT clusters

Calgary bests Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal in a new study ranking the top 12 ICT (information and communications technology) clusters in North America.Calgarycomes in fifth spot in the report released today by theToronto

Published on: March 26th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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