Articles By Brian Bloom

IBM offers SMBs analytics as a service

IBM Corp. is pushing the pedal on big data analytics, including a focus on analytics-as-a-service for small to mid-sized businesses. The company announced new acceleration technology for its portfolio of big data software

Published on: October 29th, 2012 Brian Bloom

$30 million accelerator reveals first 8 startups

A new startup accelerator program in the Waterloo region is out of the gates. Communitech today announced the first round of budding companies it hopes will build themselves up into competitive players with

Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Bloom

Canada Post announces e-commerce awards

Canada Post has launched an e-commerce contest it says will stimulate growth in Canada’s Internet economy. The national postal service announced its E-commerce Innovation Awards today, which are intended to  help close the

Published on: July 12th, 2012 Brian Bloom

INcubes debuts a highly social group of Internet startups

INCubes, a Toronto startup accelerator that connects budding tech companies with investors, has announced this year's lineup of startups for its annual program. This year the roster is dominated by social apps: every

Published on: July 11th, 2012 Brian Bloom

Toronto firm does big data chemistry in the cloud

If you’re a medical researcher looking for antibodies, sometimes Googling isn’t enough. Or rather, it’s too much.  In 2009, 1DegreeBio was started by a group of medical and technology-savvy entrepreneurs to become what they now say is

Published on: June 22nd, 2012 Brian Bloom

Small mainframe software Automan disrupting big rivals

A small Canadian company is helping cash-strapped schools, hospitals, and public institutions keep their big iron humming. Owning and operating a mainframe has never been cheap. Forget the initial cost of buying one:

Published on: March 20th, 2012 Brian Bloom