Facebook search engine could capture half of market: survey

Facebook could capture up to 50 per cent of the online search market within a few years if it chooses to challenge Google in that area, a London-based SEO consultant firm says.Though possible,

Published on: September 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Keeping good online reputation important for small business too

It’s a dog-eat-dog online world out there. Just ask any business owner that’s seen their online reputation ruined by one scorching review on Yelp, or an angry customer causing trouble on the Web

Published on: September 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

How Vancouver’s tiny BroadbandTV is making big waves in online video

On paper, Shahrzad Rafati seems to have all the odds stacked against her. She's female. She's only 32. And she had to adapt to a whole newculture after immigrating to Canada from Iran

Published on: September 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Cloud-based property management just a click away for landlords

The landlord and tenant dynamic has come to the cloud. Toronto company PropertyVista Software Inc. haslaunched a public betaversion of its cloud-based property management service for landlords. About 15 landlords are already giving

Published on: August 15th, 2012 Christine Wong

CATA launches survey to gauge support for crowdfunding laws

Are conservative Canadian attitudes influencing support levels for crowdfunding here?The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has created an onlinesurvey to find out. The survey is designed to assess what Canadiansthink about crowdfunding and

Published on: August 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Group buying more popular with Canadians than Web site ads

Just one-third of Canadians click on an online advertisement at least once a month, while almost two-thirds are aware of group coupon services, according to the 2012 Ipsos Canadian Inter@active Reid Report.The annual

Published on: August 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Wave Accounting’s online network gets more social

Toronto-based Wave Accounting is reshaping its online network of small business customers and accounting professionals to more closely resemble a social network.The company offers free small business accounting software online. NowWave, which has

Published on: July 31st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Former TransGlobe CEO helms new online property management startup

Toronto-based startup PropertyVista Software Inc. is getting set to launch its cloud-based property management software Aug. 20, the firm announced this week.Designed to assist property managers with anywhere from one to 100,000 rental

Published on: July 26th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Sequentia Environics wins SAP’s first startup forum

Sequentia Environics came out on top in a startup competition hosted by SAP AG in Waterloo, Ont.-yesterday, awarding them access to a database platform that could help their business crunch data more efficiently.Eight

Published on: July 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canada Post announces e-commerce awards

Canada Post has launched an e-commerce contest it says will stimulate growth in Canada’s Internet economy. The national postal service announced its E-commerce Innovation Awards today, which are intended to  help close the

Published on: July 12th, 2012 Brian Bloom

Online poll takers just messing with us, poll shows

The creditability of online polling is being called into question by a poll that’s been running on ITBusiness.ca since March 29. When posed the question “Do you ever vote in online polls?” and

Published on: July 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Justice goes online in B.C.

Online dispute resolution (ODR) will be introduced into the Small Claims Court system in BC. Just this past week, Bill 44, the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act, passed its third reading and received Royal

Published on: June 20th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Video game consumption up 46 per cent – but revenue stalls

Canadian video game consumption continues to skyrocket but that hasn't necessarily translated into revenue, a new study finds.Canadians acquired more than 77.6 million games for various devicesduring the six months prior to February,

Published on: June 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

What’s really not working, Facebook or advertising in general?

It was Graham Phillips, the former CEO of Ogilvy and Mather who said “Too much of today’s advertising is irrelevant and a waste of money.” He wasn’t talking about Facebook’s lack of success

Published on: June 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson