3 refreshing perspectives on big data from Ideacity

When approaching both the challenges and opportunities posed by big data in the IT space, it's popular to try and quantify just how much data the world is generating on a daily basis.

Published on: June 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Toronto startup Top Hat’s software boosts student participation

Dr. Ian Hunt teaches two courses with about 200 students in each class. In the past, the University of Calgary chemistry instructor says, “there were one or two students who would be always

Published on: June 4th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Education system a golden ticket to debt, Treehouse founder says

Education at its best is a ticket to the possibilities, but the problem today is the ticket has become golden and not in a good way. Today it doesn't do what you think it did

Published on: May 21st, 2013 Eric Floresca

Treehouse cuts work week by 20% thanks to Web productivity tools

Ryan Carson might be so passionate about his fourth startup, Treehouse, that he wants the company name engraved on his tombstone - but that doesn't mean he wants to work himself to death.

Published on: May 17th, 2013 Eric Floresca

Who gives a hoot about paying interns?

There is a great deal of commentary regarding HootSuite, a Vancouver social media company, and its practice to offer unpaid 40 hour per week internships in exchange for work experience. Apparently, the internships

Published on: April 10th, 2013 Marylka Empey

Waterloo students competing in ‘March Madness’ of computer programming

As March Madness – the month of NCAA basketball playoff matches that is also viewed as the tournament that recognizes the best post-secondary school talent in the world – comes to a close,

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

ESL Explorer: the best way to study English abroad

Think of it as the Expedia.com specifically for travel based around learning English as a second language (ESL). The online marketplace presents a catalogue of schools with ratings and reviews provided by social

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Apple’s iTunes U surpasses 1 billion downloads

Apple's educational content delivery platform has passed the 1 billion downloads mark in total, Apple announced today. iTunes U has also delivered more than 300 million pieces of content since it became an

Published on: February 28th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Incubes shifts focus to business-to-business startups

Welcome back to Incubes.You remember this downtown Toronto business incubator. We visited just last summer to meet the entrepreneurs creating Internet businesses here. But this downtown hub already has a new cohort of

Published on: January 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

Hey, kid, I hear you want to be an entrepreneur

By Leo Valiquette  “This is the most manic depressive way you could possibly live life. You’re never having a good day. You’re either having the best day ever, or you are thinking you

Published on: November 16th, 2012 Francis Moran

Spongelab welcomes teachers back to class

It might be the first day back to school after summer vacation for students across Canada, but Toronto-based Spongelab Interactive is offering to allow teachers to do the same.At least, for a few

Published on: September 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Spongelab Interactive brings gaming to classrooms

Alex Hayter is the Marketing Manager for Toronto-based startup SpongeLab Interactive: the Global Science Community. Spongelab is a group of scientists, teachers, animators, artists, and programmers passionate about science education. They believe that

Published on: August 16th, 2012 Karim Kanji

New crowdfunding site helps students raise money for tuition costs

Toronto startup Scolaris.ca has just launched a beta version of its site that lets students crowdfund to help pay for their college or university education. Students can use the site to raise tuition

Published on: July 5th, 2012 Christine Wong