Web-based dragon breeding launched by Toronto firm

A Toronto-based digital firm offering a Web platform to help educators teach science in and outside of the classroom has delivered 1.5 million pieces of content since its launch a year ago.Spongelab Interactive

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

XConnect: NoteWagon’s chief ninja officer

In this episode, Karim Kanji speaks with Gabriel Chan who is the Co-Founder and Chief Ninja Officer of NoteWagon.For those who don’t know, NoteWagon.com (originally from Waterloo and now based in Toronto) is

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff


AcceleratorU is an online eLearning hub for venture creation, funding, launch and adoption. Accelerator U provides focused support to help transform ideas into successful products and services. We offer various learning options to

Published on: May 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

XConnect: Viafoura co-founder and CTO Ali Ghafour

Viafoura is the leading audience engagement platform for premier digital publishers. Their platform adds advanced social functionality to large news and entertainment websites and mobile applications. Through the power of conversation, curation and

Published on: May 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup TO: Why should you care about startups?

by Ashley Huffman If you’ve never worked in a startup company, it’s hard to imagine what it’s like to be in one. The way it’s portrayed in the media is fairly chaotic and

Published on: May 4th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

New pricing for Raspberry Pi unveiled

Web site crashes and hardware problems delayed the Raspberry Pi's distribution last week, and yesterday distributors of the $35 PC announced a new pricing structure for the machine.The Raspberry Pi Web site, announced

Published on: March 13th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Tech tinkering key to kids’ IT literacy, experts agree

Hands-on tinkering must replace textbook teaching as the primary tool for inspiring Canada's kids to be the next generation of IT innovators, the leaders of a Toronto brainstorming event declared Wednesday.About 100 people

Published on: January 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Mozilla’s Mark Surman: train kids as ‘hackers’

When Mark Surman was growing up, he connected to the Web using a dial-up modem that squeaked and buzzed its way to a modest connection. The Web he used was simple, and hardly

Published on: January 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Montreal firm makes $35 tablet a reality for India

India is closer to its much-touted target of a $35 tablet, with DataWind, a wireless Web access products maker in Montreal, designing and making a device that it will sell to the government

Published on: October 6th, 2011 John Ribeiro

Tech startups help parents teach kids, award gold stars

Ottawa resident and PhD holder in optics and photonics Dan Yang decided to leave her career in networking technology to invent a toddler-friendly tablet because she was concerned for her own baby’s safety.It’s

Published on: August 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson

OMG! There’s an entrepreneur on campus

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Recently we have explored where and how government can facilitate the process of commercialization to help technology entrepreneurs get their products to market. Throughout this series, we have

Published on: July 11th, 2011 Francis Moran

P21 Canada: Partnership for 21st Century learning and innovation

Companies and education organizations attending a meeting in Toronto on May 11th agreed to take the next step in the establishment of P21 Canada. P21 Canada: Partnership for 21st Century Learning and Innovation

Published on: June 7th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Nerds deserve glory too

When Paul Henderson scored the victorious goal against the Soviet Union in 1972 to clinch victory in the Summit Series, Canada burst into spontaneous celebration. In what is now known as “the goal

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Inclusive ICT rich education needs to expand coverage

New Brunswick is well known for its inclusive education system. The province’s ongoing effort to successfully integrate children with disabilities into the regular classroom is to be lauded and emulated. Unfortunately, some pundits

Published on: January 6th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff