Articles By Nestor Arellano

Huge Monster aims to make big splash in game arena

Build it fast, build it simple, make it easy and above all make it fun. This is the strategy of Huge Monster Inc., a startup Toronto game development firm that hopes to capture

Published on: December 6th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Web tool aims to choke payments to rogue sites selling bogus goods

A global coalition of anti-counterfeiting groups hopes to reverse the growth of Web sites selling bogus goods by using online tools and working with financial institutions to choke payments to the rogue sites.“We

Published on: December 5th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Widget delivers video, gamification to online comments

Text comments can be so dry. If Jesse Moeinifar could have his own way the comments sections of every Web site would spring to life with sound bites from snarky readers, vivid video

Published on: December 2nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Alleged PlayBook hack leading RIM to fork in the road?

by Nestor E. Arellano As if the ignominy of having to slash the price of its first tablet device where not enough, Research In Motion it appears now has to investigate reports that

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Bake privacy into NFC chips now, Privacy commissioner says

Tap ‘n go technology, also known as near field communications (NFC) is well on its way to ubiquity within the next five years. However, the convenience and benefits promised by applications such as

Published on: November 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

IT security managers: stressed out but well-paid

IT managers are losing sleep over the threat of data loss and not a few think protecting their company’s network is more stressful than handling a divorce, according to a recent survey commissioned

Published on: November 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Impact Awards for Canadian Web sites expands for 2012

Mobile Web sites, games and applications are now eligible to be entered in the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) annual Impact Awards dot-ca Web site competition. The dot-ca domain name registration body expects

Published on: November 28th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Healthcare online booking service aims to end waiting room line ups

It’s been more than a decade now that cloud-based technology has been adopted by hospitals and universities for healthcare. However, while numerous Web sites offer health information to people, not many are able

Published on: November 25th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Facebook bans at work linked to increased security breaches

Are you cracking down on social media use by employees in the workplace? Think twice about your Facebook shutdown. A recent survey conducted by Telus and the Rotman School of Management indicates that

Published on: November 24th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Toronto’s recipe for ICT success: management, talent, money

More competent managers, a larger IT talent pool, more start-up funding, and greater collaboration are needed to boost Toronto's tech posture, according to speakers and attendees of Technicity 2011.These were the critical issues

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

NASA selects Canadian firms to build Mars-based online game

Two Canadian technology companies are developing a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game about space colonization for a project commissioned by National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA). Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond, is the

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

CRTC shelves usage-based billing for Internet services

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) yesterday appeared to have taken a middle-of-the-road stance in deciding on what billing model will be used for the Internet. The move was a “step back”

Published on: November 16th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Minister of Industry announces $80M tech adoption program for SMBs

Small businesses remain skeptical of a government pilot project launched yesterday designed to infuse $80 million into the small and medium sized business (SMB) sector to help companies adopt information and communication technologies.In

Published on: November 15th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Small merchants see value of data protection

Small businesses are increasingly realizing the importance of data replication and protection, according to an Oakville, Ont.-based company that provides hardware, software and online-based data management services.A few years ago, many companies might

Published on: November 11th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Social, mobile marketing a no go with Canadians?

In the social media age, some of the most reliable marketing tools are those that have been around when face and book were still two separate words and people communicated well in excess

Published on: November 10th, 2011 Nestor Arellano