Canadians must innovate away ‘lazy’ business approach, says Microsoft exec

Canadian small businesses need to use technology to sell their products and services globally in order to be as innovative as their American counterparts, according to a panel of business leaders.Small businesses are

Published on: April 1st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Tech pirates can drive innovation

Lately it seems, tech pirates and mavericks are being rounded up, given the squeeze or worse made to walk the plank.Very few would probably sympathize with the recently busted cyber crime ring responsible

Published on: December 9th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Challenge offers students BlackBerry to solve healthcare woes

Do you have an idea for solving an existing problem related to the universal access of disease diagnosis, medical treatment or overall healthcare management? If you do, then people at Agfa HealthCare Canada

Published on: October 18th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Seven secrets of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs left his Silicon Valley home and headed north to a small liberal arts school, Reed College, in Portland, Ore., only to drop out after one semester. Like many teenagers, the 17-year-old

Published on: October 12th, 2010 Tom Kaneshige

A look back at Microsoft Surface technology

Last week, Microsoft announced that its motion sensing technologies like Microsoft Kinect won't be limited to PCs and video game consoles.Sensors and display advancements will change how humans interact with computers and lead

Published on: October 12th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Yahoo to offer big bucks to hackers with good ideas

Yahoois considering investing in hackers with good ideas and technologies, a company executive said on Saturday."We are open to many ways of having a stake in creative young companies," said Jeff Kinder, Yahoo's

Published on: July 27th, 2010 John Ribeiro

Firms need renaissance persons to combat critical problems

Think innovation inside today's corporation is lacking, and that no one is tackling complex global problems, such as climate change, renewable energy, health care and financial catastrophe?The answer to that is a resounding

Published on: June 16th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

Tech piracy can fuel innovation, says former pirate radio DJ

Frowned upon by the establishment, reviled by large music companies and hunted down by the police, today's tech pirates, in a way, have much in common with their seafaring counterparts of old. However,

Published on: May 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Intelligent thermostats could help Ontario schools save money, cut emissions

Hugues de Milleville had a killer product that could have been a run-away business success, but something was holding him back. The founder of Loretto, Ont.-based Log-One Ltd. has invented and patented a

Published on: February 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Onus on tech firms to build responsible privacy controls: a guest blog from MaRS

In my last blog entry, I wrote about Privacy by Design: The Gold Standard – my annual event that focuses on the implementation of new technologies and business practices that can deliver tangible

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Ann Cavoukian

Former Microsoft VP accuses company of stifling innovation

Anyone who follows technology knows that Microsoft's image as a tech innovator has been kicked around like a soccer ball for many years now. Once known as the innovator in personal computing, Microsoft

Published on: February 9th, 2010 Jeff Radecki

Ontario firm named Canada’s ‘innovation leader’

Markham, Ont. based CognoVision Solutions Inc. has been named Canada's 2009 Innovation Leader for its face-detection and people-tracking technology that provides retail audience measurement. CognoVision was selected as the winner from among the

Published on: December 4th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canada’s ‘most innovative’ start-ups announced

Start-up tech companies being recognized for their innovative products say the past year's grinding economy actually helped sharpen their competitive edge. The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) announced its Top 20 list of nominees

Published on: November 19th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Portable prototype plans offer glimpse of the future

From new materials to new shapes to new ways of keeping things powered up, portable gadgetry has a bright future. Individual designers, design firms and computer manufacturers continually come up with inventive ideas

Published on: October 3rd, 2009 Jackson West