Articles By Krista Napier

Canada: We are not as simple as 10 per cent of the U.S. Market

By: Krista Napier What's wrong with simply taking 10 per cent of the U.S. market for a rough estimate of the size of a particular sector in the Canadian IT space? A lot,

Published on: July 13th, 2011 Krista Napier

iPad 2: Will the ‘magic’ live on?

By Krista Napier On March 2nd, Steve Jobs announced Apple's latest gadget, the iPad 2.  The street date for Canada is March 25. When the first iPad launched last year, Jobs described it

Published on: March 8th, 2011 Krista Napier

Media tablets: More than ‘executive jewelry’

 At a recent industry event, I was asked if I agreed with the term "executive jewelry" to describe media tablets. I'd argue that most people who pre-ordered or stood in line to buy

Published on: January 28th, 2011 Krista Napier

I tweeted on the Rock

I tweeted on the rock last week, and the response I got was worth blogging about. I was in Newfoundland checking out the startup scene, and while I was there I tweeted a simple

Published on: November 18th, 2010 Krista Napier

Sneak Peek: Thought Controlled Computing with InteraXon

When I was first introduced to InteraXon, a device was placed on my head and I was told that if I focused my thoughts, I'd be able to control the images I was looking

Published on: September 23rd, 2010 Krista Napier

Sneak peek: Burstn pics, mobile style

Picture this: you've just snapped some great pictures on your smartphone and want to share them instantly with friends, colleagues, customers, or with your social networks on Twitter and/or Facebook. What's the fastest

Published on: August 25th, 2010 Krista Napier

Sneak Peak: Enabling Audience Interaction with Chatroll

Engaging with audiences online and through mobile devices in real time is still relatively new, but quickly becoming a must for broadcasters, live event planners, big brands, and others that are looking to

Published on: August 6th, 2010 Krista Napier

Cisco Announces a Business Tablet: Let the Tablet Wars Begin

On June 29, 2010, Cisco unveiled the Cius, a mobile collaboration tablet (with a camera and video camera) targeted at business users. With Cius, there was limited hype, Twitter talk or product spec

Published on: July 16th, 2010 Krista Napier

The Coolest Stuff in Digital Media: Checking Out Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone

I’m often asked at IDC what the coolest technology is that I’m seeing in Canada from tech startups. In the Digital Media space, and in Toronto specifically, a good place to source out

Published on: May 5th, 2010 Krista Napier

Do you have a kick-ass story to tell about your solution?

If your answer is no, you have a problem…or at the very least, you will probably have difficulty getting people's attention.  Case in point: "Dragons Den" style events seem to be all the

Published on: April 8th, 2010 Krista Napier

How a little company could thrive in a big boys’ world

Bigger isn't always better – at least that's how DAVE Wireless sees it.  At the Toronto Board of Trade breakfast on Feb 2, Dave Dobbin gave an insightful and humorous presentation on what

Published on: February 4th, 2010 Krista Napier

Lack of Marketing Savvy: Is It Restricting Growth Among Canadian Startups?

Canada has an abundance of innovative ideas, exemplary technical talent, and infrastructure to support its technology initiatives. So why is Canada not positioned as a country that is synonymous with innovation and commercialization?

Published on: January 8th, 2010 Krista Napier