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IAB Canada goes west

Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Canada is reaching out to the marketing community in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan by forming a new Western Regional Council.The focus of the Western Regional

Published on: April 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Royal Canadian Mint reveals MintChip, issues $50,000 developer challenge

Hot on the heels of ditching the penny, the Royal Canadian Mint today announced a challenge for software developers to use a new digital currency technology.In a research and development effort, the Mint

Published on: April 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: April 3, 2012

Here's what's making news today in the startup world. Planet DVD now in business Jim Gormley, who used to head up Jumbo Video's Canadian operations, haslaunched the startup PlanetDVD, thefirst franchised video rental

Published on: April 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Aging workforce may hurt Canada’s coming ICT hiring spree

Canada's information and communications technology sector (ICT) is poised for a surge in job openings but an aging talent pool threatens to leave more of them unfilled than recruiters would like, a new

Published on: April 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Express IT: Comparing Apple and Raspberry Pi

You can't compare apples and oranges.But you can compare Apple, the company that brought us the iPad, to UK-based foundation Raspberry Pi. One sells you a shiny aluminum box that is designed for

Published on: April 2nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup Round-up: April 2, 2012

Here's what's making headlines on the startup scene today:Virtual store opens in Toronto Starting today Guelph, Ont. startup Well.ca has opened what it callsthe first QR code virtual store in North America on

Published on: April 2nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Calgary tech firm back to work in Libya

Calgary-based Pure Technologies Ltd., yesterday said the green lights are back on for its work on a man-made river project in Libya. The announcement was made after Pure Technologies received $16 million in

Published on: March 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

XConnnect: Interview with Toronto music industry guru

Last week the international music industry descended upon Toronto for Canadian Music Week. And in this space we have endeavoured to cover music and tech over the past few weeks via video and articles.In this week’s feature

Published on: March 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Small businesses spared in federal budget cuts: analysts

Analysis of the Conservative government's federal budget delivered yesterday afternoon in the House of Commons continues to pour in from financial experts.Consultant firm KPMG says the budget is focused on innovation, something that

Published on: March 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

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

Over $400M for early stage funding in federal budget

Ottawa is earmarking $400 million dollars in this year's federal budget specifically to boost startups and also spending $67 million to shift the National Research Council's focus to more business-led innovation.In the budget

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Christine Wong

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

Canadian accelerator in NYC to accept new applications

Canadian entrepreneurs tired of doing business in The Big Smoke have a new opportunity to expand their presence to The Big Apple.The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) is a New York City-based business booster

Published on: March 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

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