From lawful access to Quebec student riots, democracy goes social

It wasn't just the students protesting in the streets of Montreal that doomed the political career of Line Beauchamp, who recently resigned as Quebec's education minister. As Beauchamp later stated herself, it was

Published on: May 24th, 2012 Christine Wong


AcceleratorU is an online eLearning hub for venture creation, funding, launch and adoption. Accelerator U provides focused support to help transform ideas into successful products and services. We offer various learning options to

Published on: May 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canada’s e-commerce sector still underdeveloped, report says

Although Canada's consumers are among the most connected in the world, our businesses lag behind their U.S. counterparts in fully harnessing the power of e-commerce, a federal government report suggests.Smartphone use penetration shouldreach

Published on: May 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

XConnect: Tunezy founder Derrick Fung

Tunezy is a funded start-up which aims to change the way the traditional record label industry works.Serial entrepreneur Derrick Fung joined host Karim Kanji in the XConnectTO studio recently to chat about how

Published on: April 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Groupon Scheduler: Web bookings made free for businesses

When Anthony Raso opened his new Toronto-based garage at the beginning of last winter, he leaned on Groupon's reach to advertise his business – and he was having trouble keeping up with the

Published on: March 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

What kind of shopper are you?: New database tracks consumer habits

What kind of shopper are you?Canada's retailers want to find out, and a new database has beencreated to help them tap into the mindset – and habits – of Canadianconsumers. The database, dubbed

Published on: March 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

XConnect: Greg Nisbet from Mediazoic

Editor's note: is pleased to partner with XConnect, a Toronto-based show hosted by Karim Kanji featuring interviews with insiders in the technology and emerging media industry. Watch for this weekly feature. Late last

Published on: March 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Thieves use victims’ SIM cards to hack into online banking

Boston-based Web security firm Trusteer has uncovered a new scheme to raid online bank accounts.Trusteer, whose clients includeING Direct, CIBC and other globalfinancial giants, previously deciphered attacks in which criminalsactually changed victims' mobile

Published on: March 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

2012 will see rise of the two tablet household, Deloitte predicts

Mobile payments, big data, and the rise of multi-tablet households will likely dominate IT trends this year, according to a list of key tech predictions presented Tuesday by Deloitte & Touche LLP. About

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

International Zappos customer access blocked after data breach

Online shoe and apparel shop is advising over 24 million customers to change their passwords following a data breach, but its website is currently inaccessible to people outside the U.S.Zappos employees received

Published on: January 16th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

ShopMyClothes sees big dollar signs in used designer duds

The more successful Jonathan Elias's resale clothing Web site gets, the tougher it is on his eyes.Let's explain: although Elias is president and CEO of ShopMyClothes,the Toronto startup remains bootstrapped. So he and

Published on: January 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

Companies exposing Canadians’ personal information face no penalty

By Brian Jackson As social networking becomes more popular and online advertisers seek more effective ways to target their messages, our society is trying to cope with how to protect our privacy while

Published on: December 9th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: David Usher on connecting with fans online

Social media has become the latest platform for artists to promote their new works and connect with their fans.Many use standard tools like Facebook and Twitter to achieve that, but what if a

Published on: December 6th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Widget delivers video, gamification to online comments

Text comments can be so dry. If Jesse Moeinifar could have his own way the comments sections of every Web site would spring to life with sound bites from snarky readers, vivid video

Published on: December 2nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano