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Infographic: How does Canada’s ICT sector stack up globally?

Investment in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector is often cited as an important way to create conditions for economic growth in developed nations. So how is Canada doing compared to other

Published on: November 9th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Strong social networks secret to startup funding, study finds

It really is all about who you know, at least if you're an Ontariostartup looking for money.A preliminary study on the role of contact networks in the success ofOntario startups has found that

Published on: November 9th, 2011 Christine Wong

How ThinData bet the house on an Air Canada contract and won

Chris Carder well remembers the day he and his business partner Chancellor Crawford pitched Air Canada for the deal that would make or break ThinData Inc. In the wake of the dot-com bust,

Published on: November 8th, 2011 Grant Buckler

Steve Jobs ‘caustic’ in newly-recovered 72-minute video interview

A "lost" interview with the late Steve Jobs, from the mid-1990s, will screen at 19 U.S. theatres for two days next week. Only 10 minutes of the original 69-minute conversation were ever aired.But

Published on: November 8th, 2011 John Cox

Newly named ‘Digi Awards’ unveil nominees

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and National Film Board dominated the 2011 Digi Awards nominations announced in Toronto on Thursday night as the event enters its 11th year with a new name and new

Published on: November 4th, 2011 Christine Wong

History of voice recognition: from Audrey to Siri

Looking back on the development of speech recognition technology is like watching a child grow up, progressing from the baby-talk level of recognizing single syllables, to building a vocabulary of thousands of words,

Published on: November 4th, 2011 Melanie Pinola

Seneca ramps up efforts to interest youth in IT

Natalie's eyebrows knitted in concentration as she and her friend intently watch the terminal while typing a piece of computer code. Moments later the teens' faces beamed with pride as the screen shows

Published on: November 1st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

CRTC leads international effort to stop cross-border telemarketing calls

Pesky telemarketers will soon be receiving an unwanted message themselves as the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and similar government agencies from 11 countries announced the launch of an international Do Not

Published on: October 31st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Five online fundraising sources every entrepreneur should know

Great ideas are plentiful, but the money to make them work isn't always as easy to come by. One way to get your business idea or project off the ground is to forget

Published on: October 31st, 2011 Megan Geuss

Canada’s tech firms growing even as VC shrinks

Canadian tech firms are doing more with a lot less.Canuck technology companies on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50list grew their revenues by an average of 5,020 per cent each this year-- the third

Published on: October 26th, 2011 Christine Wong

ITBusiness.ca wins ‘best online-only publication’ award

Editors and experts from across the country have recognized IT World Canada for its excellence in developling online media, digital editions and news coverage as part of the third annual Canadian Online Publishing

Published on: October 25th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

iPad-style interfaces the future of computing, Gartner says

The impact of Apple Inc.'s iPad multitouch interface is so profoundthat it's poised to revolutionize consumer products and could even threaten Microsoft Corp.'s market position at the same time, a Gartner Inc. study

Published on: October 18th, 2011 Christine Wong

iPhone 4S hits record 4 million sales, says Apple

Apple today said that it had sold more than 4 million iPhone 4Ssmartphones since the device reached retail last Friday.That's a record for Apple, which last year touted iPhone 4 sales of 1.7

Published on: October 17th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Windows 8 Task Manager offers simplicity and power

Design simplicity is the key for Windows 8, and Microsoft recently discussed on its blog yet another popular Windows feature getting streamlined in Windows 8: the task manager. The new task manager echoes

Published on: October 17th, 2011 Ian Paul

Unix inventor Dennis Ritchie dead at 70

Dennis Ritchie, the software developer who brought the world the Cprogramming language and Unix operating system, has died at the age of 70.Ritchie (known by the username "dmr") was part of a dynamic

Published on: October 13th, 2011 Bob Brown