Mind the App: Famebit

We all know YouTube as the online video destination full of cute pets, exploding Mentos-filled Coke bottles, and awesome slam dunks. But it turns out it's more than that. It’s a powerful marketing

Published on: January 28th, 2014 Brian Jackson

FameBit turns any business brand into a Youtube star

Agnes Kozera, co-founder of FameBit, got the idea for her current startup from a marketing technique she was using for her previous startup. As founder of SeasonsBox, a subscription-based service that sends members

Published on: January 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Extreme Startups grad ExecNote to simplify social for salespeople

With a freshly launched mobile app, a revamped platform, and its startup accelerator graduation day behind it, ExecNote is aiming to change how salespeople get social. On Wednesday afternoon, the team behind ExecNote

Published on: January 15th, 2014 Candice So

Klout launches Q&A service Cinch to Canada

The social media scoring service that seeks to rate how influential individuals and businesses are on social networks has launched an iPhone app designed to have subject matter experts deliver answers to questions

Published on: December 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

How to evaluate your social media brand beyond the numbers

Let me tell you about something I call 'Empty House Syndrome' - picture yourself as a trick-or-treater on Halloween, going door to door to collect candy. You approach the homes with lights on

Published on: September 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Klout for Business beta helps CIRA track social media success

As a communications manager for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), Mark Buell has been spending a lot of time on Twitter - but now he's second-guessing if that's really been as worthwhile

Published on: June 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

How to spot a social media ‘poser’

Bob Bossman, a hiring manager is searching through various CV’s to hire someone capable to handle the social media assets in the company. He goes through John’s CV and looks up his social

Published on: March 26th, 2013 Wolston Lobo

‘Moneyball’ for startups new way to analyze entrepreneur influence

A Toronto company is using Moneyball-like metrics to rank the most valuable - and undervalued - players in the startup world.Cdling(pronounced ‘seedling’) Capital Services Inc. has developed ananalytics platform that measures the reputational

Published on: March 9th, 2012 Christine Wong

Klout hearing privacy ‘wake-up call’ says CEO

Imagine you made a list of all your friends and gave them a score out of 100 based on how influential they are. Then you gave most of those friends failing scores of

Published on: November 15th, 2011 Brian Jackson