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‘How much should the working poor pay for cell service?’ report asks

Many Canadians making a low annual income would rather cut back on food, clothing, and health care than consider reducing their telephone or Internet services, according to a report released today by the

Published on: March 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Kindle Unlimited adds ebooks to all-you-can-eat digital buffet in Canada

Amazon Inc. launched its Kindle Unlimited service in Canada on Thursday, adding e-books to the forms of digital content that Canadians can subscribe to access in unlimited amounts. Kindle Unlimited allows customers using

Published on: February 12th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Microsoft acquires firm dedicated to building on open-source code

Microsoft Corp. is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to embracing the open-source community and acquiring Mountain View, Calif.-based Revolution Analytics. Since Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella took the

Published on: January 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Vancouver firm raises $50 million to create ‘iTunes for home renovation’

Anyone that's had a home renovation that went on well beyond the projected completion date and ran over budget will find it easy to relate to the problem that motivated Jeff Booth to

Published on: December 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Telus turns ‘Internet of Things’ into solutions any business can add to its monthly bill

Vancouver-based Telus Corp. is launching an Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace that will open up featuring 38 different solutions the telco and its partners can offer, it announced Wednesday. Previously Telus marketed several different

Published on: December 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Contract disputes most common business complaints about service providers: CCTS

Being trapped in a contract without feeling that proper consent was given to the service provider is the frustration that tops the list of Canadian business complaints about service providers, according to data

Published on: November 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Bell remains most complained-about service provider in annual report

A new wireless code put into effect by the Commission for Radio-television and Telecommunication Services (CRTC) may be helping fewer Canadians feel frustration with their wireless service providers, a new report indicates. The

Published on: November 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Google retreating from Google+ integration with its other services

Google Inc. is no longer requiring new Gmail users to also register for a Google+ account - the mandatory creation of a social profile with Google had been in place since 2012 -

Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Wealthsimple offers investing service to millennials

A new Toronto-based startup hopes to disrupt the investment services industry for millennials by catering to them with text messages and algorithms rather than golf games and working lunches. Wealthsimple is hoping that

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Kanetix drives brand awareness with new mobile app

You always hear it's a bad idea to try and use your smartphone while driving these days, but insurance comparison service Kanetix Ltd. has created one that could actually help you improve your

Published on: August 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Native ads work really well, when done really well

Is native advertising better than traditional advertising? It turns out the answer depends on two factors - who you ask, and how the native advertising is done. While native advertising is nothing new,

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Shopify’s ‘gangbusters’ growth draws international ecommerce developers

What was originally created  as a way to sell snowboards on the Internet is quickly becoming the go-to e-commerce solution for small merchants worldwide. As Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. passes the 100,000 merchant mark, the

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Web registrar says CIRA should face competition to operate dot-ca domain

One Toronto-based web domain registrar is upset about the Canadian Internet Registration Authority's (CIRA) plans to expand its mandate by offering new services. Mark Jeftovic, the CEO of easyDNS Technologies Inc. has written

Published on: June 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Windows 8 becoming more popular among Canadian SMBs: survey

Windows 8 is winning a good chunk of the Canadian market when it comes to business PCs and tablets, according to a new survey from Sage Group PLC. Microsoft Corp.'s newest operating system

Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

IBM puts customer engagement products under one roof

TAMPA -- IBM Corp. has no shortage of software for helping organizations with what is broadly called customer engagement – everything from analytics to price optimization – and separate channels for selling them.

Published on: May 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon