Articles By Karim Kanji

Animated GIFs’ retro comeback is about engagement

Last week Google announced that their social network (Google+ for those of you at home keeping score) would begin supporting animated GIFs as profile pictures. With the popularity of Twitter's Vine app coupled with the dominance of

Published on: April 3rd, 2013 Karim Kanji

Vine making the case for business use

Earlier this year Twitter released the mobile video-sharing app, Vine. I also shared my early thoughts about Vine on my agency blog here. As soon as it came out two very distinct camps

Published on: March 15th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Is credit card alliance Foursquare’s saving grace?

By now you've probably heard that Foursquare had initiated a retail program that allows users to check in to locations and save money with their Visa or MasterCard. In fact, it's been almost

Published on: March 4th, 2013 Karim Kanji

The frenetic pace of a changing social media landscape

Social media is all over the news these days. Whether we're talking about startups and tools, brands, issues such as privacy and security or how big brands and events are using social media,

Published on: February 25th, 2013 Karim Kanji

XConnect: Innovating healthcare IT at MaRS

With the HealthConnect study currently underway we are very excited to present this conversation with the Life Sciences and Healthcare Analyst at MaRS Discovery District. Hadi Salah helps life sciences and health care

Published on: November 22nd, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Dr. Mary Donohue on trust and currency in the social media age

Dr. Mary Donohue is CEO of the Donohue Mentoring System, which pairs CEOs with students. She is also a professor at Ryerson University and Dalhousie University. According to Donohue, trust has become a

Published on: November 19th, 2012 Karim Kanji

XConnectTO: Komodo OpenLab develops inclusive technologies

Our third episode of our Heath-focused series is a conversation between Karim Kanji and Komodo OpenLab co-founder Mauricio Meza.  Komodo OpenLab develops inclusive technologies that facilitate the daily lives of people with disabilities.

Published on: November 15th, 2012 Karim Kanji

XConnectTO: Hadi Salah on innovation in health care

With our HealthConnect study currently underway we are very excited to present this conversation with the Life Sciences and Healthcare Analyst at MaRS Discovery District. Hadi Salah helps life sciences and health care

Published on: November 13th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: It’s the technology, stupid

Peter Carrescia is a venture capitalist with Omers Ventures, a firm specializing in the technology industry. Peter talks about the relationship between technology and the economy, and the "three T's" that make up

Published on: November 9th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Ryerson DMZ’s Val Fox on collaborative ecosystems

Val Fox is the director of the Digital Media Zone, a startup incubator at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. Val talks to Rdigitalife host Ramona Pringle about the collaborative nature of the current

Published on: November 2nd, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Kanika Gupta on social change and technology

Kanika Gupta is Head Catalyst at her startup, SoJo, exploring social change, technology, and online education. If someone's got an idea, Sojo helps them find a starting point. Here, she tells us that

Published on: October 29th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Jeff Howe on Crowdsourcing

Jeff Howe is a journalist and a professor at Northeastern University. Howe coined the term crowdsourcing, authoring a book by that title. Here, he talks about how crowdsourcing on the Internet created a new

Published on: October 25th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Jesse Hirsh on the rise of new digital currencies

Jesse Hirsh is the Co-Founder of The Academy of the Impossible and President of Metaviews.ca. In talking about the rise of new digital currencies, Hirsh explains what Bitcoin is, and how it could

Published on: October 23rd, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Social capital with Paige Arnof-Fenn

Paige Arnof-Fenn is the CEO of Mavens and Moguls. A marketing expert and self proclaimed "startup junkie", she was involved in Zipcar from the ground up, seeing it become an internationally recognizable brand.

Published on: October 22nd, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Social currency – creating new value in digital age

Currency used to mean green dollars and cents, but in the networked age, that term is evolving. Social currency, peer to peer market places, digital economies - when everyone is connected online, new

Published on: October 9th, 2012 Karim Kanji