Radian6 job losses are Canadian startup scene’s net gains: Martell

Salesforce's loss is the Canadian startup scene's gain after the layoffs at Radian6, says leading east coast entrepreneur Dan Martell. This morning ITBusiness.ca broke the news of the layoffs atFredericton, N.B.-based Radian6 in

Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Where is Ottawa’s International Startup Festival?

By Leo Valiquette  In an earlier post, Francis Moran shared some highlights from the International Startup Festival in Montreal, which of course raises the obvious question, why do we not have these kinds of

Published on: July 24th, 2012 Francis Moran

Yammer acquired by Microsoft for $1.2 billion: reports

Yammer Inc. has agreed to acquisition by Microsoft Corp. for $1.2 billion, the Wall Street Journal is reporting - attributing the news to a "person familiar with the matter." If the deal has

Published on: June 15th, 2012 Juan Carlos Perez

8 CRM trends to watch

Last year, the two hot customer relationship management trends to watch and adopt- were social CRM and mobile CRM. To find out whether they will continue to dominate the CRM landscape and what

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Jennifer Lonoff Schiff

8 CRM trends to watch

Last year, the two hot customer relationship management trends to watch and adopt- were social CRM and mobile CRM. To find out whether they will continue to dominate the CRM landscape and what

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Jennifer Lonoff Schiff

Extreme Startups looks to connect top tech firms with investor cash

A new Toronto-based technology firm accelerator program offering residents $200,000 in funding and direct exposure to several top investment capital firms is now accepting applications, according to Extreme Venture Partners.From Jan. 31 until

Published on: January 31st, 2012 Brian Jackson

What Google’s Eric Schmidt thinks of other tech CEOs

Eric Schmidt’s career in the IT industry began long before his leadership roles at Google Inc., he reminded a large crowd at Dreamforce, Salesforce.com’s annual conference, last week. The current executive chairman at

Published on: September 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Why you should build your startup to sell like Radian6

By Alexandra Reid The acquisition of the social media-monitoring platform Radian6 by enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce for $326 million made headlines recently as a major win for the Canadian venture capital and startup community. Radian6

Published on: May 11th, 2011 IDG News Service

How to assess a cloud provider’s access control

Depending on what your cloud application is doing, there will be several levels of access control. The simplest is at the file level: the operating system will enforce user/group/world or access control lists

Published on: February 2nd, 2011 David Taber

Chatter.com sidesteps IT admins, encourages ad-hoc adoption

Salesforce.com’s decision to make Chatter free and launch Chatter.com in February is a bid to increase ad-hoc adoption of the social business collaboration network in the same style as Google Apps, according to

Published on: December 14th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Chatter Mobile will make business more personal, says Salesforce exec

Small business subscribers to Salesforce.com Inc. seem interested in using Chatter Mobile, but are waiting until the “Twitter for business” applications to launch later this year before jumping on board, according to users.

Published on: September 16th, 2010 Brian Jackson