Here’s what a Trump presidency could mean for Canada’s tech sector

In watching Donald Trump become the U.S. president-elect after a long and divisive campaign that was full of vitriol and thin on substance, Canada's tech sector is holding its breath as it enters

Published on: November 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Phishing scam that hooked Clinton’s campaign chief a cautionary tale for businesses

Frequently overlooked in the ongoing hullabaloo over Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta's leaked emails and whether they will have an impact on the U.S. first lady-turned-senator-turned-secretary-of-state-turned-presidential candidate's chances of being elected is

Published on: October 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter fights ban in Turkey on its 8th birthday

As Twitter celebrates its eighth anniversary, it's also busy fighting efforts to censor the social media service in Turkey. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan banned Twitter yesterday in the wake of a corruption

Published on: March 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Startup Canada’s ‘Day on the Hill’ brings focus to entrepreneurs

Economist Tim Kane may have been referring to the American experience when he made this statement in 2010, but the sentiment is every bit as relevant to Canada. According to Industry Canada, about

Published on: November 15th, 2013 Leo Valiquette

You can’t have smarter cities with stupid people

Technology can change the world’s cities radically in the next couple of decades – if people and politics will let it.That was the impression left by a panel discussion entitled Planetary Intelligence and

Published on: October 26th, 2012 Grant Buckler

New site monitors latest happenings at Ontario legislature

Addy Cameron-Huff has already developed software for a U.S. presidential campaign, so his encore – a new online portal tracking the political process at the Ontario Legislature – comes as no surprise.The Queen's

Published on: February 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian voter apathy extends to social media realm

If a politician sends a tweet, but nobody is following them, does it even have an impact? That’s an existential question that political campaign organizers from each of the major federal parties may

Published on: April 27th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Harper vs. Ignatieff – social media showdown

If Election 41 is the "social media election" then what party is taking best advantage of the new channel to woo potential voters?That's the question ITBusiness.ca had in mind when we took a

Published on: April 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Pirate Party of Canada seeks new captain

The Pirate Party of Canada (PPCA) is set to conduct its first leadership elections Aug. 19 in what one candidate describes as a sink or sail moment for the federal party. Despite its

Published on: July 29th, 2010 Brian Jackson

7 steps to recover from IT career burnout

Burnout is as predictable in an IT professional's career as the long hours that precipitate it. The demanding nature of IT jobs, coupled with a perceived lack of respect and appreciation, leads many

Published on: June 14th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

Former tech titans seek new careers in politics

This political primary season, some high-profile former titans of high tech are vying to join the ranks of senators, governors, state attorneys general and other elected officials. If they succeed, observers expect the

Published on: June 8th, 2010 Sandra Gittlen

Disasters, politics and social media trends

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Published on: February 5th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Insiders reveal tech secrets behind Obama’s winning campaign

See related story: Obama's creaming McCain – if you follow politics on the Internet New media played a pivotal role in Barack Obama's incredibly successful presidential campaign, according to experts closely associated with

Published on: January 15th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

iPhone will dominate, Sun will get new CEO

Well, we blew it a year ago on the prediction that last month's U.S. presidential election would lead to historic turnout -- it didn't quite hit that mark -- and unprecedented problems with

Published on: December 16th, 2008 Nancy Weil