Canada loses two social media gems

Canada’s online community has taken a major hit this month as two social networking sites with a positive bent had no choice but to shut down after running out of cash. First Sprouter,

Published on: August 5th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Why it’s still too early to adopt mobile payments

If you're anywhere close to my age, you might remember the late Orson Wells making a pitch for Paul Masson saying, "We will sell no wine before its time." That boast may have

Published on: June 28th, 2011 Bill Snyder

How cybercrooks could cash in on your Facebook data

The gargantuan amount of high-quality user data on Facebook is causing everyone--from marketers to hackers--to salivate like dogs gazing at a steak. They all want a piece of you. Thanks to Facebook's Open

Published on: June 23rd, 2010 Narasu Rebbapragada

How to negotiate a raise in a tough economy

Has anyone in your IT department managed to get a raise lately? Statistically, the answer is "probably not." Pay for IT employees -- as well as everybody else -- has been flat for

Published on: February 24th, 2010 Mary K. Pratt

New service offers easy way to make money off your Web site

A new company, called VigLink, seems certain to put a lot of "found money" into webmasters' and bloggers' pockets--without much work on their part.If you or your company runs a site that includes

Published on: January 13th, 2010 David Coursey

Want to fix poor staff morale? – Cut the crap, show them the cash

Computerworld recently released its 2009 ranking of the Best Places to Work in IT. As part of that feature, the IT news daily published the story, 7 Tips for Keeping IT Employees Upbeat.

Published on: June 19th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

How to turn a bright idea into a thriving online business

From its murky origins in anonymously authored minor distractions, the Internet phenomenon we know as the "meme" has become a mighty engine of commerce. Get on the good footYour first step, of course,

Published on: June 1st, 2009 Bonnie Ruberg

Surf to save – Web sites that really pay off

Regular Internet shoppers know the advantages of e-tailing: lower prices, larger selection, and the chance to shop in their skivvies. But there are some categories where savings are really pronounced, and if you're

Published on: March 10th, 2009 Rick Broida

Five IT skills that won’t fatten your wallet

Technical skills may never die, but areas of expertise wane in importance as technology advances force companies to evolve and IT staff to forsake yesterday's craft in favor of tomorrow's must-have talent."There is

Published on: April 21st, 2008 Denise Dubie