BlackBerry CEO John Chen during the Sept. 2014 launch of the company's Passport handset.

Published: December 21st, 2017


DataWind improves its UbiSlate tablet, keeps $38 price tag

DataWind has announced it’s launching its newest low-cost, sub-$100 tablets, with more processing power than previous versions have had in the past. On Tuesday, the Canadian company known for making budget-friendly tablets rolled

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Candice So

Microsoft woos marketers with Dynamics Marketing, Social Listening

ATLANTA - Not only is Microsoft Corp. getting ready to launch its newly branded marketing and social listening software offerings this spring, it's reworking its own marketing strategy to recognize the rising technology

Published on: March 5th, 2014 Brian Jackson

DataWind’s $38 UbiSlate tablet designed to be ‘good enough’

It’s been a little over two years since Canadian device maker DataWind first began selling its Aakash tablet in India at a price tag of $47, in a bid to bring Internet connectivity

Published on: February 13th, 2014 Candice So

Management is one of biggest roadblocks to IT security, Ponemon study says

There can be a whole slate of reasons why a small business doesn’t invest more in IT security: lack of people, money, time, etc. But here’s what may also be holding small businesses

Published on: November 20th, 2013 Candice So

User experience – Are you staying at your own hotel?

It was a luxury hotel - right down to the name, Shangri-La. It had every amenity. Every item radiated luxury. The staff was fabulous - well-trained, dedicated to satisfying your every need. So

Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Jim Love

Does crowdfunding have more sizzle than steak? – Part 2

In yesterday's blog post, Peter Kemball examined crowdfunding from a historical perspective and considered the implications for entrepreneurs. Today, he examines the impact on founders and society at large. Assessment of the impact

Published on: April 19th, 2013 Peter Kemball

SR&ED and the law of unintended consequences

By Francis Moran  Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit program is undoubtedly one of the most popular industrial incentive schemes around. Shortened to SR&ED and usually referred to as “Shred,” the program provides

Published on: December 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

Ottawa’s $400 million question: How to spend its new VC funding budget?

How do you solve Canada's venture capital crisis? That's the half-billion dollar question Ottawa is posing to leaders ofthis country's finance, startup and business communities. Federalfinance minister Jim Flaherty announced $400 million in

Published on: August 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Do Not Call List should be put on ice

By Brian Jackson The federal government continued limping along in its support of the Do Not Call List with the budget. The stop-gap funding was tagged on as an afterthought to support what

Published on: April 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Security concerns hindering cloud commitment

Concerns about the security of cloud applications are keeping a significant number of organizations from going further with deploying more of the technology, according to a new report. CDW LLC, a provider of technology products

Published on: June 1st, 2011 Joan Goodchild

How to launch a tech start-up for free

Two and a half years ago I wrote about the economic difficulties facing the modern small-business owner, and, well, it looks like nothing has changed since then. Times are still tough, money is

Published on: April 13th, 2011 Christopher Null

A case for ditching cell phone contracts

The most detested words in the cell phone industry are “cell phone contract”. The word contract conjures up feelings of confinement, frustration and anger to name a few.  So what do your choices

Published on: December 7th, 2010 Kye Husbands

Mint launches in Canada, competes with Wave Accounting

Canadians suddenly have a couple of options if they want their personal financial data crunched into polished pie charts and neat bar graphs.Intuit Inc.'s Mint.com has now officially launched its Canadian site. The

Published on: December 2nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Mint a fresh example for start-up Web marketing

Aaron Patzer might not have revealed what his product was or how it worked, but that didn't stop him from collecting 30,000 e-mail addresses for Mint Software Inc. The founder of Mint.com and

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson