Cloud is a business strategy and a technology strategy: PayPal CTO

With over 143 million active customers and $125 billion in total payment volume, PayPal is one of the largest financial clouds in the world. With this level of success, PayPal is a company

Published on: June 20th, 2014 Brian Clendenin

Harvard chief digital officer: Infuse ‘data-informed thinking’ into the culture

The importance of the chief digital officer will only increase over the coming years. Gartner predicts that some 25 per cent of businesses will have a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) by 2015.  Having

Published on: April 1st, 2014 Brian Clendenin

The meaning of Ballmer [an insider’s take]

Change at the top of the world’s largest tech companies is always a seismic event. We all remember where we were when we first heard Bill Gates was going to step down as

Published on: August 23rd, 2013 Carmi Levy

TWG navigates startup waters while throwing others a line

In the heart of downtown Toronto and just blocks away from Chinatown lies TWG (The Working Group) a development house that creates Web and mobile products for clients and the community at large. I

Published on: May 30th, 2013 Eric Floresca

Calling all Canadians to the new land of opportunity

Oh Canada, our home and ... one of the world's most developed nations filled with 32 million of the most culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse people found anywhere on earth. Try saying that

Published on: February 27th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Employee surveillance could poison work culture, lawyer says

It was a memorable moment in movie history when Jim Carey, playing Truman Burbank, opened the door to the outside world for the first time and just before exiting the stage of The

Published on: January 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Startup Canada should endorse crowdfunding to address fundraising gap

When the Startup Canada campaign hits its climax in a series of coordinated press conferences across Canada on Tuesday, it should strongly advocate for the path for equity-based crowdfunding to be laid in

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Rdigitalife: Sherry Turkle on community

Sherry Turkle, author of "Alone Together, Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other" invites Ramona Pringle into her home, to talk about community, technology, and the difference between a

Published on: September 7th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Clay Shirky on participatory culture

Internet guru Clay Shirky, author of "Here Comes Everybody" and "Cognitive Surplus" explains that once upon a time, culture were so inherently participatory that you didn't need a special phrase to describe it.

Published on: August 17th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Express IT: Nickelback sucks, lets award videogames instead

Aren't you sick of Nickelback being recognized as one of the best artistic efforts that Canada has to offer?Well if you want to change the focus of who's getting recogntion for our nation's

Published on: April 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup Canada campaign offers opportunity to build ‘startup culture’

by Christine Wong Startup Canada officially got off the ground today when a beta version of its Web site went live. The new charitable foundation is hoping to build a national strategy to

Published on: March 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Computers “changing our values, language, culture”

Imagine a world where your phone is smart enough to order and pay for your morning coffee. No more giving orders, handing over your payment or waiting in lines. No more face-to-face chit-chat

Published on: June 3rd, 2009 Mary K. Pratt

Canada leads the world in online video viewership

A growing number of Canadians are tossing aside the remote control and TV guide, and turning to their personal computer or smart phone for entertainment. More Canadians watch videos online than any other

Published on: March 17th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod