Apple teams up with Nuance for new business chat

Apple is taking the popularity of its iMessage platform into the business ecosystem on iOS 11 through a partnership with Nuance Communications, Inc. The new Business Chat will allow businesses to connect with

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Alex Radu

FetchBot lets you market your small business with gamification

If you've ever drained your smartphone battery playing Pokémon Go, or found yourself procrastinating a work day away playing Pac-Man in your browser, you know just how addictive simple video games can be.

Published on: September 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Customer connections are key to the new marketing: VC Investor

I caught up with Katherine Barr, General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and a panelist at this week's Grow Conference in Whistler.  In line with the conference theme of living in a connected

Published on: August 20th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

How to get the most out of your hashtags

Hashtags might be a great way to get some conversation going around the online watercooler - if there is such a thing - but it's easy to forget they're a public thing, open

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Candice So

ScribbleLive acquires CoverItLive, plans platform integration

Toronto-based web platform creators Scribble Technologies Inc. has acquired another well-known live publishing platform in CoveritLive from California-based Demand Media. CoveritLive is used by major media brands across North America to cover live

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

4 best ways for brands to connect with customers

By Hugo Beniada, Fueled One of the first things that you learn in business school is that acquiring a customer can be up to six times more expensive than retaining one. Simply keeping

Published on: May 26th, 2014 Fueled

5 ways marketers can use Vine

Six seconds of video may not seem like much, but for a savvy digital marketer, it's enough to tell your brand's story and to get people engaging with your business. In her article

Published on: January 15th, 2014 Candice So

Marketo rolls out automated email system for marketers

Marketers have yet another way to email their customers through Marketo Inc.’s latest tool, Dialog Edition. The best part? Dialog Edition sends emails automatically on their behalf. Yesterday, Calif-.based Marketo announced it’d be

Published on: October 18th, 2013 Candice So

The weird and wonderful world of gathering customer insights

 by Christine Wong In this crazy, weird, wired world of 24/7 virtual connectivity, Pamela Bailey still makes face-to-face house calls to SMBs. Christine WongIn the most memorable one to date, she paid a

Published on: November 27th, 2011 Christine Wong

Words of wisdom: Some things change with time, others don’t

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette There is a German proverb that states, “An old error is always more popular than a new truth.” This is often evident in the business of getting

Published on: May 4th, 2011 IDG News Service

What is your market validation plan?

By Peter Hanschke Here’s the situation: Your development team is busy creating a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). You have people off in all directions trying to secure some funding. But do you have a

Published on: April 28th, 2011 IDG News Service