Mesh conference lives on through mobile app and iBeacon

When a conference ends, it doesn’t take long after the last speaker gives her closing words and the attendees filter out of the area – soon after, all of the booths get taken

Published on: May 28th, 2014 Candice So

Self-described cyborg ‘hears colour’ with antenna implant

Neil Harbisson started his life grappling with a challenge that he wasn't even aware that he had at first - he couldn't see colour. Before the age of 11, he'd remember the colours

Published on: May 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How to craft compelling video and make those first 15 seconds count

Andrew Angus and Heather McKibbon of Switch Video came to the Mesh Conference to share what they've learned creating more than 337 videos for clients big and small. Angus started off with a

Published on: May 24th, 2013 Eric Floresca

Mobile marketing advice from fast food brands

What's the difference between a pizza chain and a burger joint when they create a mobile strategy? The pizza chain wants the biggest demographic slice, while the burger joint wants to supersize its

Published on: November 8th, 2012 Brian Jackson

From lawful access to Quebec student riots, democracy goes social

It wasn't just the students protesting in the streets of Montreal that doomed the political career of Line Beauchamp, who recently resigned as Quebec's education minister. As Beauchamp later stated herself, it was

Published on: May 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Starting Point: Hot events May 23 to 25

With the flurry of startup activity taking place across Canada lately, it can be hard to keep up with all the events. In our new video series, Starting Point, staff writer Christine Wong

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Toronto’s Interaxon lands first VC deal for thought-controlled IT gear

Toronto startup Interaxon has landed its first venture capital infusion just months before it will launch its thought-controlled computing headset on the consumer market. No official announcement has been made regarding the funding,

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Social media tips from Dominos Pizza and Porter Airlines

From planes to pizzas, social media is being used as a marketing and communications tool for just about everything now. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and the whole entourage of new Web 2.0 services that

Published on: November 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Three free and easy ways to access your data anywhere, anytime

Have you ever been in a situation where you wish you could just reach up and pluck a file from your computer out of thin air?Maybe you're telecommuting and suddenly discover a critical

Published on: December 1st, 2009 Brian Jackson

Cookie coup — How to boost online sales with behaviour targeting

How may companies tap into the explosive power of online behaviour targeting, while avoiding the pitfalls?This and other issues were comprehensively addressed by Mladen Raickovic, manager, Olive Brand Response, OliveMedia, at the recent

Published on: November 2nd, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Free ways to sync your data across PCs, Macs and mobile devices

Every day you probably run your hands across various different keyboards, touchpads, and plastic buttons. But working with so many different devices poses some challenges. The hard part is getting the various products

Published on: October 29th, 2009 David Murphy

Touching donation – Ontario college gets Microsoft Surface unit

The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) is partnering with Microsoft Canada Co. to equip a brand new digital media laboratory with a Microsoft Surface unit and turn its students into developers

Published on: April 15th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Toronto transit riders will be able to track bus locations on cell phones

GPS tracking on Toronto transit buses and a 311 number to monitor every civic complaint filed online, are just two ideas garnered through social media channels that will be rolled out as new

Published on: April 14th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Canadian rock singer Usher-ing new online community for musicians

With a newly-arrived baby bringing a second booster seat to the kitchen table, Canadian musician David Usher is finding it tough to keep up with his numerous social network accounts – Twitter, Facebook,

Published on: April 9th, 2009 Brian Jackson