Hangout with Expedia’s chief product officer John Kim

Whether you’ve used it to actually book a vacation or just daydream about a trip that you never actually took, you’ve probably played with Expedia’s travel search tool at some point. Well after

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

3 execs responsible for products and partners on #FollowFriday

Every Friday we like to recommend a few people that we're following on Twitter as we go about telling the stories that matter when it comes to technology's impact on the way business

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Smartphones are a “disruptive device” for innovation, ARM CEO says

TAIWAN - The CEO of ARM, Simon Segars, came to Computex Taipei to talk at the Summit Forum about enabling innovation this week. Technology is getting more personal and that is an opportunity for both consumers

Published on: June 6th, 2014 Eric Floresca

The root of all evil

By Leo Valiquette Back in November, Peter Hanschke blogged about the need for the lean and mean startup to beware the million-dollar cheque. In that spirit, I have an anecdote to share which illustrates

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 Francis Moran

The weird and wonderful world of gathering customer insights

 by Christine Wong In this crazy, weird, wired world of 24/7 virtual connectivity, Pamela Bailey still makes face-to-face house calls to SMBs. Christine WongIn the most memorable one to date, she paid a

Published on: November 27th, 2011 Christine Wong

Lean startup: It’s the Canadian way

By Jason Flick   You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the billions in venture capital flooding into the Valley. Venture firms raised over $60 billion

Published on: June 6th, 2011 IDG News Service

PR lessons from Playbook

By Linda Forrest A short while back, Canada's own Research in Motion began selling its long awaited Playbook tablet. You might have heard that this was coming, as the media was very hungry for

Published on: June 1st, 2011 IDG News Service

For the last time, they won’t come just because you’ve built it

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette “Companies that can’t clearly articulate their customer and market are not real serious companies, they are research projects … Engineering and marketing need to work together from

Published on: May 14th, 2011 Francis Moran

Words of wisdom: Some things change with time, others don’t

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette There is a German proverb that states, “An old error is always more popular than a new truth.” This is often evident in the business of getting

Published on: May 4th, 2011 IDG News Service

What is your market validation plan?

By Peter Hanschke Here’s the situation: Your development team is busy creating a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). You have people off in all directions trying to secure some funding. But do you have a

Published on: April 28th, 2011 IDG News Service

Words of wisdom: What can you learn from a thunder lizard?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette “A startup is ultimately ... not just about whether an idea or a product works, it is about whether or not you can create a business around

Published on: April 7th, 2011 Francis Moran

What your business can learn from Chilean wine

By Phil Newman Yield management involves the strategic control of inventory to sell it to the right customer at the right time for the right price. Book your flight to New York two

Published on: March 25th, 2011 Francis Moran

How do you find, define and exploit ‘exploitable’ technology?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In his book, Making Technology Happen, Denzil Doyle makes the valid point that “technology” is not found only in research laboratories or other establishments that form part of what

Published on: March 3rd, 2011 Francis Moran