Why your business needs a community manager

It's never seldom that Erin Bury gets mistaken for her boss Sarah Prevette, founder of Sprouter.com, the highly popular Toronto-based online community for entrepreneurs. However, Bury takes no offense when this happens in

Published on: November 9th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Security efforts diminishing privacy, says Ontario expert

People are increasingly -- and willingly -- throwing their privacy to the wind, thanks to an addiction to Google apps, GPS devices, the BlackBerry, iPhone and Android, and social networking sites like Facebook

Published on: October 27th, 2010 Bill Brenner

Sex.com sells for $13M

If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that sex sells. It should come as no surprise, then, that the Web's simplest sex-based domain name -- sex.com -- has just sold

Published on: October 25th, 2010 J.R. Raphael

8 ways to improve your privacy while Web browsing

They say privacy doesn't exist on the Web -- but that doesn't mean you can't try to safeguard your personal information. Our computers are loaded with details about our personal and business lives,

Published on: September 24th, 2010 Logan Kugler

Canadian online video firms not afraid of Netflix threat

The announced entry into Canada by U.S. video streaming firm Netflix has been described as a market-disrupting move by some industry observers but a local content provider and a streaming platform developer are

Published on: July 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Tweet messages from your doctor – the new face of healthcare

When Janel Wood's 9-year-old son recently began experiencing migraines, the working mother decided to try a new company health care program that allowed her to communicate with a doctor through videoconferencing, voice over

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Lucas Mearian

School district boosts Web strategy with open source software

Juggling daily classroom duties and other responsibilities make it very difficult for school staff and students to maintain and update school websites. This was the case with School District 16 in eastern New

Published on: March 10th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook slams critics of $9.5 million privacy lawsuit settlement offer

Facebook has come out swinging at those opposing a settlement offer it made last year in a privacy lawsuit involving the social networking company's controversial Beacon behavioral tracking service. Under the offer made

Published on: February 5th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Audience’s ‘fractured attention span’ a big challenge for advertisers today

Tech advances in advertising -- such as augmented reality bar codes on magazines and customized online ads -- make the past seem quaint by comparison.But panelists kicking off Toronto's Advertising Week did reminisce

Published on: January 26th, 2010 Brian Jackson

How to use Adobe After Effects to make a 3D animiated pop up book

There's a resurgence in the popularity of all things vintage at the moment - from retro patterns to kids' sweeties - and motion graphics is no exception. A series of recent bumpers created

Published on: January 22nd, 2010 Sam Hampton-Smith

Office 2010 features that will delight and dismay businesses

A report from research firm Forrester entitled "A Glimpse at the Best and Worst of Office 2010" lays out the improvements of Office 2010 such as the integration of Office apps on the

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Jeff Radecki

Rogers On Demand online to add live streaming, social features

Rogers Communications Inc. is reporting better-than-expected results from its fledging online video portal accessible only by subscribers.Since launching Rogers On Demand Online in November, the Toronto-based communications firm has seen more than 46,000

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Web accessibility a pressing issue in Ontario

For most people accessibility brings to mind images of convenient parking spaces, ramp entrances and elevators. Awareness about the disabled and their ability or inability to access buildings has grown considerably over the

Published on: January 18th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Four camcorders for awesome Web video projects

There has never been a better time to capture your own video for your projects. While there are a wealth of truly professional camcorders out there – capturing in high-end formats such as

Published on: January 12th, 2010 Rob Mead