Top 10 tech stories of 2010

A global leak that's turning government officials' faces red as Rudolph's nose, the BlackBerry ban, Facebook's privacy faux pas and the tablet wars sparked by iPad. These are some of the top technology

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Listening to clients is secret to Voices.com’s success

Listening to clients and paying attention to their concerns is top priority at Voices.com, a London, Ont.–based voice talent firm that works with producers such as DreamWorks and networks like NBC, ABC, and

Published on: November 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

More holiday shoppers shunning malls

The Canadian shopper is back – well sort of. After giving retailers a chilly Holiday season in 2008 and 2009, as many as 90 per cent of consumers are expected to spend an

Published on: November 25th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Bitstrips brings comic relief to Canadian classrooms

Some people aspire to make their own movie, and a few others might like to write a book. A whole lot of people want to make their own comic strips. That's what Jacob

Published on: November 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Sacred Rides treads path to success with Facebook

Social media tools that can be adopted to boost business abound and for ground-breaking mountain bike adventure firm Sacred Rides, Facebook is proving to be the perfect travelling companion to success. The Toronto-based

Published on: November 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Lync squeezes gap between Microsoft and UC rivals

Small and medium-sized businesses can dramatically cut down communication expenses by deploying Lync 2010, a unified communications and collaboration system capable of both cloud and on-premise functionality released Tuesday by Microsoft, according to

Published on: November 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

StockTwits founder wants you to learn from his mistakes

Social media investor Howard Lindzon took a pass on putting money in Zynga (of Mafia Wars and Farmville fame), said no to investing on microblogging hit Twitter, and missed the angle once more

Published on: November 8th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Bell Canada ranks first in cell phone complaints tally

The Commission for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS), an organization funded by the telecom industry to resolve complaints against companies in the space, released a report last week indicating that billing errors and

Published on: November 5th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to turn great tech ideas into a successful business

Great IT inventions do not always translate into successful businesses. In fact, according to a Toronto-based SMB (small and medium sized business) mentor, many inventors end up wasting time and money on developing

Published on: November 3rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Facebook rolls out new privacy tools

Could it be just what the Privacy Commissioner ordered? After spending the past 60 days in lockdown, Facebook engineers yesterday took the wraps off several tools that Mark Zuckerberg, the social networking sites

Published on: October 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano and Sharon Gaudin

Deterrents like $1B ruling against Facebook spammer Adam Guerbuez needed in Canada?

Tougher penalties, security experts say, are what Canada needs to deter big time spammers such Montreal man Adam Guerbuez who is now facing a fine of $1.069 billion for sending out four million

Published on: October 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Malware, spam in 10 per cent of Facebook links

It's doubtful if Lady Gaga's poker face would break into a blush if she found out that her Facebook page which has close to 19 million fans, recently hosted 1,717 instances of online

Published on: October 6th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Embrace Canadian identity with dot-ca address, ad guru says

Canadian businesses should capitalize on their “unique” Canadian character and take advantage of the good reputation of dot-ca domain names have in the online market space, according to advertising guru Terry O'Reilly.“Every product

Published on: September 30th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Insurance brokers need more Facebook friends, say experts

Fast-paced technology changes and social networking trends such as using Facebook for business have many Canadian insurance brokers in a quandary. “Brokers are having a difficult time adopting to technology because change is

Published on: September 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano