Articles By Nestor Arellano

Driven offers startup help for black women entrepreneurs

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Published on: April 17th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Spidvid finds niche in collaborative video creation

Toronto tech startup company Social Collaborative Media Inc., is using social media to connect video creators with various professionals and offering them collaborative tools to help them manage projects.The company's collaboration site, Spidvid,

Published on: April 16th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

How we launched a slick new ITBusiness.ca mobile site

Snazzy 4G smartphones, tablet devices galore and slightly less expensive data plans are driving more people to view digital content on their mobile devices. In a bid to offer our readers a better

Published on: April 11th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Will IBM data centre turn Barrie into a tech hub?

The announcement Tuesday morning of the release of more than $210 million by IBM, and the governments of Canada and Ontario for a research and development program was billed as “game changing” in

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

IBM, feds and Ontario pump $210 million into new R&D centre

The Canadian and Ontario governments, IBM and a consortium of seven universities are banding together to establish an Ontario-based $210-million research and development program.The initiative is expected to create 145 new high-skills jobs

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Snappay promises quick, easy mobile payments

Point-of-sales systems are among the most basic automated payment tools a merchant needs. Unfortunately, many small Canadian businesses have to make do without them because of prohibitive costs of operation and complexity.Lorne Lantz,

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Facial recognition tech could help stop drunk drivers

The idea of using a vehicle-interlock system that disables an automobile when sensors detect an inebriated driver has been around for some years now. One of the major hurdles though is that alcohol

Published on: April 3rd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Federal budget diverts research funding to commercial innovation

The Conservative government has earmarked a sizeable amount of money in the federal budget for new technology research and development but is also shifting its focus to commercialization of existing tech companies.The move

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Small biz hope federal budget doesn’t harm R&D funding, hiring credits

In a few hours the Conservative government is set to release its federal budget for this year. Massive cuts are already expected but technology startups and small businesses are hoping that programs they

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

From Eqentia to Engagio: why entrepreneurs should have ‘blurry vision’

Social media entrepreneur William Mougayar loves to comment – on almost anything and almost anywhere. So it’s probably no surprise that his latest venture, Engagio, is all about enabling people to gather all

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Raspberry Pi app encourages children to do ‘real computing’

Leon Brown's solution to the urgent need to get children interested in computer studies again is simple. Make it fun and easy.“Children love to play, watch cartoons and make up stories. What better

Published on: March 27th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Small biz seeks SRED improvements in federal budget

Streamlined research and development tax credit paperwork and centralized government IT procurement programs were at the top of the wish list of a business and technology organization yesterday as its members awaited the

Published on: March 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Canada, Italy lead in mobile data loss

The bring-your-own-device trend has brought a lot of productivity and flexibility into many Canadian organizations but it has also spawned a serious security issue for a large number of businesses, according to a

Published on: March 19th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Why a $35-Raspberry Pi is better than the New iPad

by Nestor E. Arellano A few weeks before the release of the New iPad, the United Kingdom-based Raspberry Foundation offered up for sale the device that you see in the picture above. Looking more like

Published on: March 18th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

$5M released to help 160 Southern Ontario tech startups get to market

Southern Ontario’s startup community got a boost today from the federal government with the release of nearly $5 million earmarked to help some 450 graduates in the science and technology fields develop their

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Nestor Arellano