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Ottawa firm’s technology to guide future space station resupply missions

A small Ottawa-based firm will continue to provide technology that plays a key role in restocking the International Space Station (ISS) after signing a contract with a private spacecraft maker that will be

Published on: July 26th, 2011 Brian Jackson

The 8 algorithms that shape the Web

Google helps us think, Facebook finds us friends, and Pandora plays our own personalized soundtrack. It's hard to say whether the computer algorithms that these services use to anticipate our needs and wants

Published on: July 26th, 2011 Tom Spring

Google rushes to rollout Google+ business profiles

Demand for Google+ business profiles has reached white-hot intensity, prompting Google+ leader Vic Gundotra to acknowledge the company has been caught off guard, but pledging a fix is being fast-tracked.The number of people

Published on: July 25th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Facebook’s supremacy in danger as user satisfaction plunges

User satisfaction with Facebook is low enough that the social networking site risks losing significant market share to Google+, according to a new study.Although Facebook did marginally better this year than last, it

Published on: July 19th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

400 students compete at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

More than 400 students from over 70 countries competed last week at the Imagine Cup competition sponsored by Microsoft Corp. in New York.The annual contest brings together young technologists from around the globe

Published on: July 19th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian start-ups get helping hand from Silicon Valley Canucks

They have hit it big south of the border and are now ready to lend a helping hand to fellow Canadian entrepreneurs developing their companies in the tech industry.Although the organization has only

Published on: July 18th, 2011 Martin Studzinski

Windows 8 hardware requirements same as Windows 7 or lower: Microsoft

Microsoft's annual partner conference last week featured previews of the Windows 8 server and desktop operating systems, talk of integration between Skype and Lync, and a barrage of insults aimed at the company's

Published on: July 15th, 2011 Jon Brodkin

Google+ and Facebook: Is the Internet big enough for two social networks?

Like oil and water or like peanut butter and jelly? Google+, the search giant's new social network, has everyone in the tech industry speculating about whether it's "the Facebook Killer."The death of MySpace

Published on: July 13th, 2011 Megan Geuss

Canada plucks game developer talent from Britain

Money talks, as they say, and if you work in a field with high demand, you'll go wherever the money and benefits are the best. According to UK trade association TIGA, this very

Published on: July 12th, 2011 Pete Davison

Final flight: How small Canadian firms played a big part in the success of NASA’s space shuttle program

Iain Christie's fondest memory of NASA's space shuttle program is of preparing with Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield for the 1995 flight of the space shuttle Atlantis to the Russian space station

Published on: July 8th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Facebook unveiling overshadowed by Google+ surge

Facebook says it has "something awesome" planned for its press event Wednesday, but there's only one thing reporters really want to talk to Facebook about: Google+. The search giant's latest social effort launched

Published on: July 6th, 2011 Ian Paul

Video Rewind: Google on the cloud’s importance

Google unveiled its latest attempt at social networking last week, going head to head with Facebook for control of the Web's social graph with Google+. Taking a step back and examining Google+, at

Published on: July 5th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Former

In the late 1990s Robert Soloway made US$20,000 a day as a spammer. He drove fancy cars. He wore Armani clothes. He was, by all accounts, one of the most successful spammers on

Published on: July 4th, 2011 Robert McMillan

‘Daily deals’ portals face survival of the fittest crunch time

The rise of daily deals aggregator Web sites is helping bargain hunters find sweet deals online, but the outlook for many of those sites will sour over the next year, analysts warn. Inspired

Published on: June 30th, 2011 Christine Wong

Google+: First look at Google’s Facebook challenger

Google's king of social networks, Facebook, but also offers some cool new approaches to sharing content and managing privacy. In short, Google+ is a solid start to an insurgent social networking platform that

Published on: June 30th, 2011 Mark Sullivan and Megan Geuss