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Video Rewind: Digital signage metrics firm bought by Intel

Toronto-based start-up and digital signage metrics company Cognovision was acquired by Intel yesterday.In an act of seeming techno-wizardy, the firm uses cameras to track the faces of people looking at digital signage. The

Published on: November 16th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Rumoured Facebook e-mail won’t launch in Canada today

Rumor has it American Facebook users may be getting e-mail addresses ending with "@facebook.com" as early as Monday. It's a thought that likely has privacy advocates cringing as even more user data would

Published on: November 15th, 2010 Ian Paul

Video Rewind: iPod levy – a needed support for artists or an unfair tax?

Politicians are expected to debate the merits of a levy added on to iPods and other digital audio devices at upcoming comittee meetings taking a look at Bill C-32, the Copyright Modernization Act.Such

Published on: November 11th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Why government Open Data initiatives are a boon for business

An initiative to make public information residing in government databases more accessible to citizens is gaining ground and slowly unlocking business opportunities for many Canadian start-ups, according to adherents of the initiative. David

Published on: November 11th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Projected advertisements will stop you in your tracks

You might think that 23 is a young age to have already completed your Master's degree and have founded a start-up company offering innovative interactive advertising methods.But Jonathan Ingham explains that he's been

Published on: November 11th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Google tries to dodge brand damage with new privacy measures

Google is taking steps to appease privacy authorities from around the world as a wealth of private Wi-Fi data inadvertently collected by Street View cars threatens to damage its brand reputation.Canadian Privacy Commissioner

Published on: November 10th, 2010 Brian Jackson

23 tech buzzwords we’d like to banish

As technology moves forward, the English language sometimes takes a step backward. You can thank public relations professionals, CEOs, and technology journalists for that. Whether grammatically incorrect or simply annoying, these overused tech

Published on: November 10th, 2010 Robert Strohmeyer, Steve Fox, and Elsa Wenzel

StockTwits founder wants you to learn from his mistakes

Social media investor Howard Lindzon took a pass on putting money in Zynga (of Mafia Wars and Farmville fame), said no to investing on microblogging hit Twitter, and missed the angle once more

Published on: November 8th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Canadians entrepreneurs anxious about tech problems, solutions

While Canadian businesses are concerned about network security threats, they aren't very keen on one of the possible ways to protect their networks, two Angus Reid polls show.An Angus Reid poll of 504

Published on: November 5th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Apple iPad puts a dent in netbook sales

Apple's iPad tablet computer is indeed taking a big bite out of planned netbook sales, according to market watcher ChangeWave, confirming a trend that companies ranging from AMD to Best Buy have cited

Published on: November 3rd, 2010 Bob Brown

Dell trumps Apple on green report card

An environmental watchdog group has issued a new report card, giving Dell props for executing a program under which customers can easily return old gear for recycling by the manufacturer. Apple, which often

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Mark Sullivan

Three LinkedIn strategies to boost business

Susan Varty didn't plan to publish a short book based on the informative responses she collected on her question posted to LinkedIn, but she's glad she did.The principal consultant at Toronto-based Wordtree Consulting

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Adobe tries to shake hackers with Acrobat Reader 10

Here's a distinction no software company craves: For two quarters running, Adobe's popular Acrobat and Reader software have been the favorite target of hackers around the globe. According to Symantec's quarterly threat assessment,

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Bill Snyder

Windows Phone 7 trump cards: Office and Sharepoint

Microsoft officials are exuding excitement over their prospects in the smartphone industry with the launch of Windows Phone 7. That's partly because the company knows exactly what previous versions of their mobile operating

Published on: November 1st, 2010 Jon Brodkin

Web threatdown: four new exploits you need to defend against

They say it takes one to know one – so Samy Kamkar is perfectly positioned to identify cutting edge hacking techniques threatening business computers. Samy Kamkar is a hacker, a malware author, an

Published on: November 1st, 2010 Brian Jackson