Entrepreneurs turn smartphones into guardian angels

For Deena Douara, fear was the catalyst for invention. Walking to her car late one night at a public transit stop, she was faced with travelling up a long ramp in the darkness.

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Big data requires big privacy

By Dr. Ann Cavoukian I am a great lover of quotes. The thirteenth century Persian poet Jalal-e-din Mohammad Rumi once beautifully wrote that it is necessary to “speak a new language so that

Published on: June 27th, 2012 Ann Cavoukian

Ontario privacy complaints hit new record in 2011, commissioner reports

A record number of complaints and freedom of information requests were made to the office of Ontario's privacy commissioner last year, according to the commissioner's annual report released today.The 277 privacy complaints closed

Published on: June 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

XConnect: AlphaPlus Centre on innovative learning

This is the final instalment in our video series covering education, technology and social media. If you’re in Toronto this evening we would love to host you at our panel portion of this

Published on: May 31st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ontario gets low marks on e-waste program scorecard

Ontario's e-waste program may not be giving the province's residents the biggest bang for their bucks, according to a report to be presented at a global conference starting tomorrow in Montreal.The study compares

Published on: May 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup Canada tour passes through York Region

The Regional Municipality of York got to experience its own eagerly anticipated Startup Canada town hall event today in Markham, at the Markham Convergence Centre (MCC). “We are very pleased to be hosting

Published on: May 28th, 2012 Jonathon Shore

B.C. group wants to ban new Wi-Fi installations in schools

The call for a ban on Wi-Fi in schools just got wider in Canada, even as a new Industry Canada study shows the average Wi-Fi network exposes users to potential radiation levels "well

Published on: May 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: May 2, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. The Ontario government is serious about video games, a Waterloo startup is headed to Y Combinator, and ShopLocket offers more

Published on: May 2nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ontario government upgrades to slightly less obsolete browser

Ontario’s public service workers will soon be working with Web technology that is slightly less obsolete with an upgrade from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8. A memo from the Ontario Public

Published on: May 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Stratford: From Shakespeare to smart grids

Lush gardens and Victorian architecture, antique shops and artists' studios, Shakespeare and theatre – these are the familiar images that come to mind when Stratford is mentioned. But the southwestern Ontario municipality named

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Aging workforce may hurt Canada’s coming ICT hiring spree

Canada's information and communications technology sector (ICT) is poised for a surge in job openings but an aging talent pool threatens to leave more of them unfilled than recruiters would like, a new

Published on: April 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

‘Moneyball’ for startups new way to analyze entrepreneur influence

A Toronto company is using Moneyball-like metrics to rank the most valuable - and undervalued - players in the startup world.Cdling(pronounced ‘seedling’) Capital Services Inc. has developed ananalytics platform that measures the reputational

Published on: March 9th, 2012 Christine Wong

Alberta edges Ontario, Quebec in small biz optimism

Optimism among Canadian small and midium size businesses continues to improve but this time Toronto is no longer the centre of the universe.The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reports that businesses from

Published on: February 10th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Strong social networks secret to startup funding, study finds

It really is all about who you know, at least if you're an Ontariostartup looking for money.A preliminary study on the role of contact networks in the success ofOntario startups has found that

Published on: November 9th, 2011 Christine Wong