Canadian trio misses out on $1 million hackathon prize

SAN FRANCISCO - A group of three University of Waterloo graduates missed out on being selected as finalists in a $1 million coding contest hosted by Salesforce.com this week as some members of

Published on: November 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canada’s e-commerce managers not feeling executive love

Canada is trailing behind other G20 countries when it comes to e-commerce because managers face significant challenges that are unique to this country, according to a new survey. Canadian companies feel they can’t

Published on: April 30th, 2013 Candice So

Incubes reveals trio of startups for third cohort

Toronto-based Internet startup incubator Incubes has unveiled the third batch of young firms that will take part in its three-month program.The firms have already been at Incubes’ new downtown location for two weeks,

Published on: December 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry 10 to be launched Jan. 30

The next BlackBerry has a launch date, and potentially a way to solve your company's bring your own device (BYOD) woes.Research In Motion (RIM) announced this morning that BlackBerry 10 will be unveiled

Published on: November 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Retail predictions for 2013: what’s next for Canadian retail?

By Robin Copland, Director of Business Development in the SAS Americas Retail Practice In the third quarter of a fiscal year, retailers have only two things on their minds: the upcoming holiday sales season

Published on: August 21st, 2012 SAS

Crowdfunding needs investor safeguards, VCs and angels warn

Don't let hype overshadow investor safety if equity crowdfunding becomes legal in Canada, two of the country's angel and venture capital groups warn. Some leaders in Canada's angel and VC sector say equity

Published on: July 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Electric bike design firm races ahead of competition for $10K prize

Henry Chong rode into start his pitch on the electric bike of his design and left the competition with a $10,000 cheque in his back pocket.The founder and president of Revelo LIFEbike was

Published on: May 31st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Why your competitors are your friends

by Stuart Crawford  Have you ever heard of the term – CO-OPetition? Before I define what this is, allow me to share a personal story with you. Back about 10 years ago, when

Published on: April 16th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Alleged scam victims claim telemarketer’s tapes were

A Montreal telemarketing firm facing charges of fraud has launched a counter-attack against its detractors by posting online taped conversations with customers that complained against the firm. Express Transaction Services Inc. (ETS) claims

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

6 things RIM needs to do to turn its fortune around

by Kye Husbands Seems like every blog we do of late is about RIM, because it’s difficult to watch a giant go down without a real fight.   We have long communicated that

Published on: January 5th, 2012 Kye Husbands

CRTC shelves usage-based billing for Internet services

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) yesterday appeared to have taken a middle-of-the-road stance in deciding on what billing model will be used for the Internet. The move was a “step back”

Published on: November 16th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

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

Green social media contests hosted by David Suzuki and Future Shop

Future Shop and the David Suzuki Foundation are joining forces in an environmental campaign that will showcase a new social network designed to influence positive behaviour change in its members. Two contests hinging

Published on: April 16th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Canadian wireless carriers will ‘bend over backwards’ to please customers

As 2010 brings heightened levels of competition and potentially disruptive technology to the wireless sector, Canadians will see carriers “bending over backwards” for them, industry analysts say.“Canada is in the early stages of

Published on: February 11th, 2010 Brian Jackson