Watson plays Cupid: new set of APIs give IBM’s AI an emotional intelligence upgrade

LAS VEGAS — Thanks to a new set of algorithms, now IBM’s Watson technology can not only beat you at Jeopardy, but it can probably score more dates than you too. Well, Watson

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canadian marketers honoured at Webby awards

The annual bestowing of the "Internet's highest honour" has been announced with the latest batch of Webby awards made public this morning and Canadians are claiming eight of the silver spring trophies. In

Published on: April 28th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canada’s meeting of the minds: ideacity coverage from ITBusiness.ca

A woman who works 90 hours a week and used a 72-step checklist to find a husband through online dating. A man who was obsessed with the formation of celestial bodies and discovered

Published on: June 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Cupid goes mobile in modern search for love

How are single people looking to find that special someone as Valentine’s Day approaches? The same way people are doing everything else these days – on their smartphones. While the idea of tapping

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Bringing dating technology to your job search

Searching for a job and searching for a significant other are both popular online activities, and both activities have inherent similarities: you want a match that challenges and enriches you, and fits your

Published on: December 14th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Ashley Madison CEO responds to dispute between competitor and PayPal

No stranger to controversy, Toronto-based dating Web site Ashley Madison is in the news again – this time it's being called out by a competing online dating service.AshleyMadison.com, owned by Avid Life Media,

Published on: September 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Plentyoffish fires darts at eHarmony, Match.com on Valentine’s Day

It may be the day of hearts but a social dating site appears to be shooting darts at well-known peers eHarmony and Match.com.Plentyoffish Media Inc., which runs the Vancouver-based free social dating site

Published on: February 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Dating site discreetly woos Canadians with Web and mobile

A rejection of his ad from the esteemed commercial roster for this past weekend's Superbowl doesn't concern the CEO of the fastest-growing dating Web site in North America.CEO Noel Biderman knew the rejection

Published on: February 9th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Online dating sites use smart technologies to match up lonely singles

When Joe wanted to find love, he turned to science. Rather than hang out in bars or hope that random dates worked out, the 34-year-old aerospace engineer signed up for eHarmony.com, an online

Published on: February 17th, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

Hackers fail to show any love this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine's Day you may want to think twice about opening any e-greeting cards adorned with cute puppies and vibrant red hearts or e-mail messages promoting hot new gifts for your sweetie. There

Published on: February 13th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod