Articles By IDG News Service

Lync the hidden gem in Office 365

By Robert Dutt After more than eight months of hype from Microsoft, Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, Office 365, formally goes live Tuesday with Microsoft launch events from New York and around the world.

Published on: June 29th, 2011 IDG News Service

Startup lessons from founder Marc Gingras

By Alexandra Reid The Canadian startup community rang in another win recently as RIM, the maker of BlackBerry phones and the new PlayBook tablet, acquired calendar and scheduling application RIM’s move to incorporate this

Published on: June 15th, 2011 IDG News Service

Spammers abusing domain parking services on a massive scale

By Nick Johnston Domain parking, the act of registering an Internet domain name without placing any content on the website, is a common practice for a business website in the pre-launch stage. These

Published on: June 7th, 2011 IDG News Service

Lean startup: It’s the Canadian way

By Jason Flick   You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the billions in venture capital flooding into the Valley. Venture firms raised over $60 billion

Published on: June 6th, 2011 IDG News Service

PR lessons from Playbook

By Linda Forrest A short while back, Canada's own Research in Motion began selling its long awaited Playbook tablet. You might have heard that this was coming, as the media was very hungry for

Published on: June 1st, 2011 IDG News Service

MSI ‘vapourware’ tablets at Computex

By Tony Bradley PC World (US) MSI is revealing a variety of new products at the Computex 2011 conference this week, including a variety of tablet models. The real question, though, is when--or

Published on: June 1st, 2011 IDG News Service

Conventional wisdom, common sense and that feeling in your gut

By Nick Quain They are becoming the adages of management gurus and tech startup experts everywhere. So many popular catch phrases, they make your head spin. Build a great team. Know the right

Published on: May 27th, 2011 IDG News Service

What the Chilean miner rescue capsule can teach us about bringing technology to market

By Linda Forrest A few weeks ago, my family went to the Canada Science & Technology Museum. I'm ashamed to admit that I hadn't been there since I participated many, many moons ago in Encounters

Published on: May 25th, 2011 IDG News Service

We’re under NDA, right?

By Phil Newman “OK. Tuesday at 2:30. Great, see you then. We’ll get our NDA over to you guys … yeah, it’s mutual … we can talk more freely about how things could

Published on: May 19th, 2011 IDG News Service

5 possible products Apple will unveil this weekend

By Jared Newman Out of nowhere, Apple is rumored to reveal a new product over the weekend, sending Apple Stores into lockdown mode on Saturday night to prepare. It's a strange little rumor,

Published on: May 18th, 2011 IDG News Service

Dropbox accused of misleading users about data security

By Tony Bradley Dropbox, a provider of cloud-based data storage services, is in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that it lied and intentionally deceived customers into believing that their

Published on: May 17th, 2011 IDG News Service

Users lose in Facebook’s smear campaign against Google

By Jared Newman Thanks to an anti-Google smear campaign ordered by Facebook and carried out by a PR agency, the relationship between Facebook and Google is unquestionably broken beyond repair. And that's bad

Published on: May 13th, 2011 IDG News Service

Why you should build your startup to sell like Radian6

By Alexandra Reid The acquisition of the social media-monitoring platform Radian6 by enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce for $326 million made headlines recently as a major win for the Canadian venture capital and startup community. Radian6

Published on: May 11th, 2011 IDG News Service

Words of wisdom: Some things change with time, others don’t

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette There is a German proverb that states, “An old error is always more popular than a new truth.” This is often evident in the business of getting

Published on: May 4th, 2011 IDG News Service

How to determine market demand on a start-up budget

By Alexandra Reid Monitoring social media is like drinking from a fire hose. If you don’t abridge the flow, you will get washed away.  As a community manager, I have an intimate understanding

Published on: May 2nd, 2011 IDG News Service