Startup news round-up: May 23, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs.Last chance for Hyperdrive The new Waterloo, Ont.-based tech firm accelerator based in the Communitech Hub has issued another notice that

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

5 awesome but little-known LinkedIn features

If you're job hunting or looking to expand your professional network, many people turn to LinkedIn and its portfolio of features and tools to browse job listings, connect with colleagues, ask questions, join

Published on: May 1st, 2012 Kristin Burnham

LinkedIn launches iPad app

The professional social networking site LinkedIn today launched an application especially tailored for iPad users.LinkedIn said the app's core functionalities include features to sync users' calendar, view and edit profile information, and access

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Forget Facebook, face-to-face networking still best for business: survey

Businesses today might have more social networking tools than ever to help find new customers, but they still prefer face-to-face networking, a new survey shows.Seventy-seven per cent of Canadian business managers said the

Published on: March 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

12 ways to make your online profile work for you

Like it or not, your digital identity is what defines you to potential employers and recruiters seeking you out online. And if you're interested in pushing your career forward, experts suggest that you

Published on: March 2nd, 2012 Christina DesMarais

Hookflash video conferencing unveiled

Calgary-based Hookflash aims to foster a social way of communicating for the business community.The public received their first glimpse of the Hookflash video conferencing software Wednesday, at a preview session held at Innovate

Published on: March 1st, 2012 Martin Studzinski

Preparing for a major offensive

By Francis Moran When we introduced NanoScale Corporation a month ago, we talked about how the company is faced with the challenge of expanding into a conservative market wary of new products or technologies

Published on: February 12th, 2012 Francis Moran

LinkedIn tip: opt-out of social advertising

Facebook calls them "sponsored stories" and LinkedIn calls them "social ads." And you've likely seen them: small modules in the margin of your screen that promote a company or product with information on

Published on: February 1st, 2012 Kristin Burnham

Top Canadian Internet memes of 2011 [Infographic]

Best wishes for the holiday season and a Happy New Year from the staff at to all of our readers.For Christmas, we got you this infographic of the top Internet memes of

Published on: December 25th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Avoid LinkedIn’s most-used buzzwords for job search success

If you describe yourself as "creative," "organizational" or "effective" in your LinkedIn profile, you may want to rethink the words you use.According to new research from LinkedIn, those three labels are among this

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Kristin Burnham

Driving steady organic growth on a shoestring

By Francis Moran Many startups with aspirations of grandeur have fallen prey to the temptation to call themselves a “leading provider of ...”. But at Teamly, founder and CEO Scott Allison and his team appreciate that

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Francis Moran

SMBs actually hate social media

  by Christine Wong Time for a social media reality check, kids.   The myth: All companies are happily, constantly tweeting, posting and linking up a storm on social media, to their hearts’ delight

Published on: November 11th, 2011 Christine Wong

First steps to Facebook Business Page success

Now that you've created a Facebook page for your business, you need to grow your fan base. Before getting started, however, know what your goals are. What do you want the fan page

Published on: November 7th, 2011 Kim Woodbridge

How to get started on social media

It’s telling that when the Google+ social network launched in June, businesses clamored to get on the service as quickly as possible. For most businesses, being active on social media is now a

Published on: October 19th, 2011 David Daw