How your tweets can rise to the top after Twitter’s big timeline change

Twitter, Inc. has changed the rules of the game for organizations seeking to keep their messages - or those of their brands - at the top of users' feeds after applying a long-awaited

Published on: February 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

3 CMO trends for 2016 show how ‘digital disruption’ is evolving

I have covered the gamut of prognosticators in helping me to determine the most popular and most interesting marketing trends. While reading the many published experts, I asked myself what do the trends

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Fawn Annan

Rumble takes on Youtube in battle to win over online video creators

Two new Toronto-area businesses are reaching out to video creators around the world and promising ways to make money, but are taking two different approaches. Rumble.com pays video creators to upload their video

Published on: January 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Security experts debate use of backdoors in coding

In light of the furore around the NSA and PRISM, a new report from the Citizen Lab is calling for a cut down on the use of backdoors when coding software. In his

Published on: November 7th, 2013 Candice So

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

How Google’s latest change affects your business Web site

Google's rapid response to a New York Times story last week about unscrupulous e-commerce company DecorMyEyes has garnered significant attention over the past few days. That's not just for the shocking nature of

Published on: December 6th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

Google creates algorithm to penalize bad customer service

Google has developed a new algorithm that will (hopefully) not reward businesses with bad customer service, a move made in response to a New York Times story about a business with a troubling

Published on: December 3rd, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Yahoo Search now powered entirely by Bing

It's official: Yahoo's search results in the Canada and the U.S. are now fully powered by Microsoft's Bing. The announcement came on Tuesday, a little more than a year after the two tech

Published on: August 26th, 2010 Liane Cassavoy

eHarmony’s love formula created with four BI tools

While eHarmony Inc.'s goal is to get its 20 million members married or into long-term relationships, the online matchmaker is a downright commitment-phobe in its use of technology. For the business intelligence infrastructure

Published on: October 6th, 2009 Eric Lai

Playing to win – how to prepare for a career in Canada’s digital gaming industry

Video gaming isn't just fun, it's an incredibly lucrative industry and potentially, a richly rewarding career for students willing to train for it.This was a recurring motif at the first Go Into Games

Published on: March 12th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Using people – not software – to find Dulcinea…or anything else

In a Web Search industry where algorithms spit out results in split seconds, automation is king, and seems to have completely edged out the human factor. But the folk at findingDulcinea.com will tell

Published on: August 20th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Undoing the math

Many introductory texts begin with a discussion of the algorithm as the fundamental paradigm of computer science. Karl Fant of Theseus Research thinks that's wrong-headed; that it causes unnecessary complexity, that many computer

Published on: July 20th, 2007 Dave Webb

Machine learning algorithm finds affinity in data

Brendan Frey, a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Toronto, published a paper on what he called “affinity propagation” in the February issue of the academic journal

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Shane Schick