Is Facebook the only route to success for social media startups?

Facebook Inc.'s monster initial public offering today has solidified its perch as king of the social media universe. But is riding on Facebook's coattails the only way Canadian socialmedia startups stand a chance

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup TO – Where’s all the talent at?

by Ashley Huffman  If you’ve been staying on top of the latest buzz in Canadian small business, it’s that there’s a lull of professionals to fill the holes in all these new startups.

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

Startup news round-up: May 17, 2012

The global English-as-a-second language market is worth roughly about $4 billion annually and 25 per cent of that spend goes to agencies that place students in ESL schools.ESL finderVancouver startup Tribal Educational Technologies

Published on: May 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: May 14, 2012

You only have until May 15 to apply with INCubes which is building its wryly-called No [Idea] Team. The Toronto-based tech startup incubator is actually building a startup team “from scratch”. Click here

Published on: May 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canada’s startup services scene getting crowded

by Christine Wong Startup Grind is the newest entry on Canada’s red hot tech startup scene. The U.S.-based organization, which already has branches in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Tx., San Francisco, Tempe,

Published on: May 11th, 2012 Christine Wong

Google opens Indoor Street View to Canadian firms

Thanks to Street View, it shouldn’t be hard for anyone to find out what the front of any Canadian storefront or office looks like on Google, but on Monday, the search giant offered

Published on: May 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ceridian for Small Business offers e-payroll services

Small businesses of 50 employees or less could save just under 10 per cent on their labour costs through electronic payroll and other management services rolled out by Ceridian Canada, the company said

Published on: May 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadians love to talk tax on Twitter

As the old saying goes: "Nothing is certain except death and taxes."Taxes, at least, appears to be the trending topic in Canada, according to a recent report by social intelligence company Meltwater Group.The

Published on: May 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup TO: Why should you care about startups?

by Ashley Huffman If you’ve never worked in a startup company, it’s hard to imagine what it’s like to be in one. The way it’s portrayed in the media is fairly chaotic and

Published on: May 4th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

PEI’s big pitch: grow Canada’s tiniest province through tech sector

The premier of Prince Edward Island was in Toronto on Thursday, pitching Bay Street on his plan to use small businesses and tech-based sectors to grow the economy of Canada's tiniest province. Although

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

PIPA and the Alberta IT firm

by Stuart Crawford Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) of 2009 is nothing like the Protect IP Act (PIPA) that folks in theUnited States railed against in January 2012.   Some may recall

Published on: May 2nd, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Funding available for Canada-Brazil R&D projects

Canadian science and technology organizations and their Brazilian partners are offering bilateral funding for research and development projects to stimulate innovation and collaboration between the two countries.On the Canadian side, funding recipients are

Published on: April 27th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

9 Alberta tech innovators nominated for $100,000 Manning Innovation Awards

A record nine nominees from southern Alberta are contending for the country’s largest innovation prize, the Manning Innovation Awards.The $100,000 top purse, plus $25,000 and $10,000 awards, are presented each year to Canadians

Published on: April 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup TO: Call for Tech Maverick Entrepreneurs

If you think you would make a great entrepreneur but haven’t had the right opportunity or idea, this might be your chance. There’s a glitz and glamour to being a startup founder nowadays.

Published on: April 17th, 2012 Ashley Huffman