Royal Canadian Mint readies its version of Bitcoin: MintChip

Mobile payments may edge a little closer to becoming commonplace in Canada, with the unveiling of the prototype of the MintChip, a digital currency that's akin to Bitcoin - only this currency was

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Candice So

No treasure map to startup funding, entrepreneurs told

What makes a business worth investing in? It turns out that business founders and prospective investors might have very different ideas of that entirely. On March 13, ventureLAB, York Regions Innovation Centre hosted

Published on: March 18th, 2013 Jonathon Shore

Telus, Globe and Mail kick-off $100,000 ‘Challenge’ competition

Canadian small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that can articulately describe a challenge they are facing and how $100,000 could help overcome that challenge have a chance to win $100,000 in a contest launched

Published on: March 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Five simple ways to cut your IT costs

Because of rising business expenses and taxes, it's more important now than ever to cut costs in any way possible. One sector of your business you may not have considered as an area

Published on: January 28th, 2013 David B

Startup Canada should endorse crowdfunding to address fundraising gap

When the Startup Canada campaign hits its climax in a series of coordinated press conferences across Canada on Tuesday, it should strongly advocate for the path for equity-based crowdfunding to be laid in

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

XConnect: Quinzee makes energy management simple

Karim Kanji has known Quinzee co-founder Faizal Karmali from the days when they were both in Scouts together making and sleeping in Quinzees on frozen lakes. So it was a sort of full

Published on: October 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Mint Wallet wins Royal Mint’s $50,000 digital cash challenge

An app that promises to be like “instant messaging for your wallet” is the overall winner of a developer challenge hosted by the Royal Canadian Mint.The MintChip challenge began April 4 and issued

Published on: September 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Real-time map of Kickstarter projects to launch Monday

An independent Web blog is launching a real-time map of active Kickstarter projects Sept. 10, according to one of the site's co-founders.Kickstarter allows individuals and businesses to ask for donations from many different

Published on: September 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Government invests $1.1 million seed funding into STEM startups

The federal government has provided $1.1 million to the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) today to fund 30 startups in the science, technology, education, and medical (STEM) fields, Conservative MP Kellie Leitch announced

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Apple TV won’t be a big moneymaker, analyst predicts

Apple will make very little money from taking on the TV market, according to analysis.TheStreet bases its analysis on a number of assumptions. Itpresumes that Apple will want to make a healthygross margin

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Express IT: 3 ideas for the Mint’s MintChip digital currency

The Royal Canadian Mint is getting ready to roll out money version 2.0.The pilot project is asking developers to jump on board a challenge with a $50,000 prize. The task is to build

Published on: April 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Royal Canadian Mint reveals MintChip, issues $50,000 developer challenge

Hot on the heels of ditching the penny, the Royal Canadian Mint today announced a challenge for software developers to use a new digital currency technology.In a research and development effort, the Mint

Published on: April 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Express IT: Mac vs. PC budget edition

We all have our preference. Some of us live and breathe Windows on the PC platform, while others are die-hard Mac fans - and the debate has been fueled thanks to funny and

Published on: November 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

SMBs don’t have time, money for social media

Canadian small and medium sized business (SMB) owners are too busy and cash-strapped keeping the ship afloat to dive into social media as a business tool, according to a new survey by ITBusiness.ca

Published on: October 21st, 2011 Christine Wong