Crowdfunding could fill void left by dip in IPO market: study

The number of tech firm IPOs fell last year as political and economic instability continued to rock public markets around the world, new Ernst & Young data show.There were 149 tech IPOs in

Published on: July 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

The future of IT isn’t in the cloud: Forrester

Cloud computing is not the future of IT and commoditisation is, says analyst house Forrester, although the two support each other.Forrester says that as a result of commoditisation and modernisation,IT portfolios will evolve

Published on: June 11th, 2012 Antony Savvas

First hands-on impressions of Windows 8 Consumer Preview

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is only just becoming available to the public, but we've had the opportunity to use it for a few days on a Samsung slate nearly identical to the

Published on: February 29th, 2012 Jason Cross and Nate Ralph

CA Technologies taps into hybrid cloud market

CA Technologies is the latest cloud vendor to hitch a ride on the hybrid model with a new product that gives small and medium sized businesses ( SMBs) a mix of on-premise and

Published on: February 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Facebook Questions: an in-depth look at the new feature

Facebook recently launched a new question-and-answer feature that helps supply answers to important questions such as "Where's the best burger in New York City?" or "Which smartphone do you use?" The new feature

Published on: March 28th, 2011 Ian Paul

‘Lovely Faces’ scrapes public data from Facebook to create mock dating site

Facebook is threatening to take legal action against the creators of an online "dating" site that features 250,000 profiles of men and women whose photos and personal details were scraped off the social

Published on: February 8th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

Video Rewind: Wind Mobile opens its doors

Happy first birthday to Wind Mobile. It was one year ago this week that the firm became Canada's fourth national wireless carrier, shaking up the mobile scene with unlimited plans, no contracts, and

Published on: December 14th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook falls short of privacy obligations to Canada, says law group

Facebook has failed to meet the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's requirements to improve user privacy controls before the Sept. 1 deadline, according to a University of Ottawa-based law group.The Canadian Internet Policy and

Published on: August 26th, 2010 Brian Jackson

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

Buzz off — Why you won’t want Google Buzz following your contacts

A day after its launch, privacy concerns have been raised about Google's new Gmail-based social-networking tool, Buzz.At issue is a feature that compiles a list of the Gmail contacts who users most frequently

Published on: February 12th, 2010 Robert McMillan and Sharon Machlis

Facebook lets you keep your friends private after criticism

Facebook's new privacy controls remain a work in progress a full 24 hours after release and months after they were announced. Responding to criticism over making its users' Friends Lists public, Facebook is

Published on: December 14th, 2009 David Coursey

Facebook makes you think about privacy settings

Facebook is asking all of its 350 million users to review their privacy settings after releasing new tools, tweaking the privacy settings page and doing away with regional networks. It’s the latest change

Published on: December 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Google Public DNS is cool, but is it a privacy threat?

Today's news can prompt two very different views of Google, based on the announcement of its free Google Public DNS.In one view, Google is our best friend and a noble public servant. In

Published on: December 7th, 2009 David Coursey

Use Twitter smartly and safely for work n’ play

Like it or not, the emergence of social networks, the proliferation of mobile devices and the ubiquity of the Web has blurred our personal and professional lives. This has been particularly true on

Published on: April 13th, 2009 C.G. Lynch