Opinion Archives - Page 8

Contest model for contract work may benefit SMBs, but disadvantage freelancers

Australian job sourcing web site Freelancer.com is adding a new feature to its web site – contests – that utilizes crowdsourcing to help small and medium-sized businesses complete small projects. The site claims

Published on: May 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Why I did the open interview that TechCrunch wouldn’t do

As a journalist, its pretty common to be conducting interviews on a daily  basis and I've done hundreds in my career, but interviewing Chad Whitacre was unique. I discovered the founder of Gittip

Published on: May 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Facebook Home offers hyper-targeted access to mobile channel

It seems that whenever a new social media tool comes out, brands and agencies look at ways they can use it to sell more of their wares. The same can be said when

Published on: April 26th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Enterprise vendors must know how to triage before marketing to SMBs

Although it is absolutely true in marketing that you can't be all things to all people, it is equally true that sometimes you need to expand the range of customers you are targeting

Published on: April 22nd, 2013 Francis Moran

Lessons we can all learn from RBC

Reports have emerged recently that 45 RBC employees are losing their jobs next month after RBC contracted a number of technological services to iGate, a California-based firm which specializes in sending jobs overseas.

Published on: April 11th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Adobe says ‘we’re not gonna take it anymore’

Marketing geeks all around the world can rejoice, that's if they've found there way to Salt Lake City, Utah.  Today marks the official start of Adobe's Marketing Summit 2013, running from March 4

Published on: March 6th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Adobe integrates creative and marketing clouds

Adobe's newly released "Marketing Cloud" is bringing together everything a marketing director and a manager have always wanted, but didn't know was possible in one streamline experience. The company aims to help digital

Published on: March 6th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

PCs aren’t dying – we’re just using them longer

If there’s one meme I find more annoying than all the others that permeate the technology industry, it’s the contention that the traditional personal computer is dying. We hear it a lot, usually

Published on: March 5th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Learning from startup mistakes: Four lessons to live by

I began my career in technology journalism in Ottawa in the late 1990s, at the tail-end of the technology bubble. Covering the Ottawa start-up scene, one point I often heard still rings true:

Published on: March 4th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Law offers Canadian Web site operators inadequate protection against libel claims

Canadian law is sorely lacking when it comes to protecting website operators from claims of libel. The United Kingdom's laws on defamation are very similar those those in Canada. However a recent case

Published on: March 1st, 2013 Monica Goyal

Calling all Canadians to the new land of opportunity

Oh Canada, our home and ... one of the world's most developed nations filled with 32 million of the most culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse people found anywhere on earth. Try saying that

Published on: February 27th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Angel Investors – Do they add value for entrepreneurs?

Much ado about angels has been made of late in the Canadian blogosphere - and not the kind that have wings and strum harps - but rather the kind that invest in startups,

Published on: February 27th, 2013 Gerard Buckley

3 strengths, weaknesses of BlackBerry 10

Walking around Toronto with the BlackBerry Z10 in hand after BlackBerry's big launch event, yet before it went on sale in Canada, the shiny new device caught the eye of several strangers who

Published on: February 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

HP’s new SocialPics app turns your Facebook Timeline into a photo book

Smile - your Facebook Timeline can now be turned into a hard copy photo book to be preserved for posterity beyond the virtual realm.Snapfish, the division of Hewlett-Packard that allows users to printonline

Published on: August 27th, 2012 Christine Wong