Articles By IDG News Service

The ITBusiness.ca story we’re still waiting to tell

By Shane Schick Enough with the nostalgia already. Yes, we are celebrating 10 years of ITBusiness.ca this week, and yes, I am incredibly proud of the stories we’ve told in that time, but

Published on: April 28th, 2011 IDG News Service

What is your market validation plan?

By Peter Hanschke Here’s the situation: Your development team is busy creating a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). You have people off in all directions trying to secure some funding. But do you have a

Published on: April 28th, 2011 IDG News Service

Is Microsoft winning travel search war against Google?

By Brennon Slattery As Google continues to slog it out with the Justice Department over its pending acquisition of travel search company ITA Software, Microsoft continues to improve Bing's travel functionality. In doing so, Microsoft

Published on: March 6th, 2011 IDG News Service

How not to be an Android Trojan victim

By Tony Bradley It is no secret that mobile platforms are ripe targets for malware. The explosion of smartphones and tablets, combined with the lack of security awareness or tools for mobile platforms

Published on: March 2nd, 2011 IDG News Service

3 smart reasons for SMBs to avoid Facebook

By Katherine Noyes For small businesses, the conventional wisdom today is that social media have become the best way to reach out to potential and current customers, and that companies need to be

Published on: February 19th, 2011 IDG News Service

Looking for love? That iPad (probably) won’t help

Retrevo's latest Valentine's Day-themed study answers the question that's been on all of our minds: will girls (or guys) be impressed by my iPad/Droid X/sexy laptop/3D HDTV?!   We finally have an answer:

Published on: February 12th, 2011 IDG News Service

Lessons learned from Kenneth Cole’s tacky tweets

 For all those who needed an illustration of how a business shouldn't use Twitter, Kenneth Cole kindly provided it this week by using the current unrest in Egypt as a promotional tool. "Millions

Published on: February 8th, 2011 IDG News Service

Goo.gl fake antivirus worm spreads across Twitter

By Tony Bradley Twitter and Twitter users are being targeted by a malicious worm. The worm sends out tweets with a goo.gl shortened URL link directed to a rogue antivirus application. The attack

Published on: January 24th, 2011 IDG News Service

Quora could be the answer to bad Q&A sites

By Katherine Noyes Question-and-answer sites like Yahoo Answers may offer a quick way to ask questions and get answers, but they tend to be plagued by wisecracks, poor spelling, and generally low quality.

Published on: January 21st, 2011 IDG News Service

10 billion apps sold on Apple App Store

By John P. Mello Jr., PC World (US) Apple's App Store is closing in on selling its 10 billionth app and when it does, someone is going to receive a $10,000 gift card to

Published on: January 18th, 2011 IDG News Service

BlackBerry Dakota is RIM’s hail mary

By Tony Bradley Images and details of the BlackBerry Dakota--the impending flagship smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM)--have emerged. The Dakota is packed with features as RIM struggles desperately to regain lost ground

Published on: January 14th, 2011 IDG News Service

Telecommuting benefits both employees and employers

As technology evolves, many of the barriers that have traditionally limited telecommuting continue to disappear. The tedious standard of spending 40 hours a week sitting in a cubicle is fading as employers and

Published on: January 12th, 2011 IDG News Service

Burn calories at work with a treadmill desk

Just because you have a desk job doesn't mean you need to watch your waistline grow year after year. If you can walk, you can use a treadmill desk. It's a surefire way

Published on: January 11th, 2011 IDG News Service

No Honeycomb OS for Galaxy Tab

 By Jared Newman Single-core Android tablets like Samsung's Galaxy Tab won't meet the minimum requirements for Honeycomb, Google's tablet-optimized operating system version, according to a manufacturer.  Bobby Cha, managing director of Korean consumer

Published on: January 5th, 2011 IDG News Service

Google pays out 'dollar of vindication' for trespassing

By Juan Carlos Perez After a legal battle that lasted two-and-a-half years, Google has been found guilty of trespassing on a Pennsylvania family's property to take photos of their property for its Maps

Published on: December 6th, 2010 IDG News Service