Graph Search: Facebook and Microsoft team up to take on Google’s search dominance

Facebook drew attention to a big “mystery announcement” today and then used the event to announce a new front end to Bing. Graph Search will be the new empty field next to a

Published on: January 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Waterloo’s farmers promote local food with mobile app

What do you get when you cross a farmer, a coder and a designer? No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke. It’s a snapshot of a local collaboration of agriculture and

Published on: August 22nd, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Poynt files for creditor protection

Calgary-based mobile app firm Poynt Corp. announced today it has filed for creditor protection under the bankruptcy and insolvency act.The notice of intention filed freezes the company's creditors from being able to collect

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Beyond local: How Groupon can boost your e-commerce business

Launched in November 2008, Groupon leverages collective buying power to offer huge discounts, which are the result of partnering with small business owners who offer the deals. The featured deal-and the business offering

Published on: June 27th, 2012 Vangie Beal

Convenience technology threatening personal privacy, experts say

A young man wants a coffee. He consults an application on his smartphone that shows him nearby coffee shops, chooses one, and sits down with a cup. Meanwhile his friend who happens to

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Grant Buckler

Last chance to enter ‘heroic’ business contest

1&1 Canada’s My Business Heroes contest, for which I'm a judge, wraps up today. This is the first time the company has launched the contest, where Canadians can nominate businesses they feel have

Published on: August 12th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

3 reasons Foursquare is a great business marketing tool

Geolocation service Foursquare is on the rise. Founded in 2009, by this week it has registered over a half million merchants, after counting 10 million users in June. Foursquare is trying to define

Published on: July 11th, 2011 Ilie Mitaru

Yahoo, AOL Canada battle for Web advertisers

Small businesses advertising on the Web are starting to get more reasons to look beyond Google as Yahoo Canada and AOL Canada ramp up efforts north of the 49th parallel.Both big names that

Published on: February 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Facebook and Google plot to disrupt group buying momentum

With the launch of Facebook Deals in Canada and Google’s addition of location-based check-ins through Latitude, the group buying trend may find itself disrupted just as its hitting its stride. Group buying services

Published on: February 2nd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Google’s $5 billion offer for Groupon is no discount, analysts say

Google would be overspending if it paid north of US$5 billion to acquire online coupon provider Groupon, according to various industry analysts.While Groupon would give Google a boost in local advertising and make

Published on: December 1st, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

How small businesses can use online classifieds

Everyone uses online classfieds these days. Whether you're looking for a job or an apartment, or doing some Spring cleaning and want to sell some old stuff, sites such as Kijiji and Craiglist

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Microsoft’s new Vine service great for emergencies

Microsoft Tuesday launched a private beta of its new Vine service, which is designed to allow small groups and organizations to trade vital information. Vine is a downloadable application that allows you to

Published on: April 29th, 2009 Ian Paul

Six Tweet tips to get the most from your Twitter search

It's easy to miss little gems of information on Twitter, the social networking service that allows users to exchange short messages. Because we all can't spend hours in front of the service, we

Published on: April 6th, 2009 C.G. Lynch