How to assess marketing automation and social solutions

Businesses are looking at social technology as the holy grail of inbound marketing and lead generation. There are many facets to these technologies that offer significant opportunities to capitalize on Web site traffic

Published on: November 26th, 2013 Keean Persaud

3 ways Telus improved its employee engagement

About six years ago, Telus Corp. was having a problem. It was having trouble keeping its employees engaged at its company. In 2007, an internal survey of about 4,000 employees showed only about

Published on: October 24th, 2013 Candice So

Twitter adds ability to receive DMs from everyone

Twitter is now more like e-mail. Users can choose to allow people they do not follow to send them a direct message. Previously, Twitter users had to follow each other in order to

Published on: October 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Salesforce.com funds firm seeded with Radian6 talent

A New Brunswick-based startup that includes several key employees formerly with Radian 6 and Salesforce.com has announced a $3 million funding round that includes Salesforce among other investors. Introhive started operations just last

Published on: October 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Mining the social networks for business intelligence

Business software vendor SAP AG wants to help you drive business value from your social networks. The company has launched the SAP Social Contact Intelligence analytic application, powered by its SAP HANA platform.

Published on: August 29th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

myApollo taps Dell to build infrastructure to take on Facebook, Dropbox

Harvey Medcalf's Toronto-based startup sounds familiar at first. After hatching an idea in their parents' basements, a group of 20-somethings have formed a team to take on Facebook with a bigger, better, more

Published on: August 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Cloud computing not widely adopted by SMEs: study

A new survey conducted by Oxford Economics of the U.K. found that small and mid-size enterprises are more interested in business intelligence, mobility and social business than cloud computing. This finding was a

Published on: July 2nd, 2013 Candice So

Weaving a Webb of love: One entrepreneur’s strategic approach to online dating

Martha Stewart made headlines when she announced on national TV that she was joining an online dating site. Amy Webb could give her a few pointers about looking for love. A storyteller, serial

Published on: June 11th, 2013 Kayleigh Platz

More “social intelligence” comes to Chatter

Chatter: now with more social intelligence. Hosted business software vendor Salesforce.com said Thursday that it is bringing new social intelligence capabilities to Chatter, its social networking platform for the enterprise. According to the

Published on: April 4th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

More powerful LinkedIn search promises better results

Smarter search. That’s the promise from social networking web site LinkedIn with its revamped search capabilities. In a blog post announcing the new search tools, Johnathan Podemsky, who according to his LinkedIn profile

Published on: March 26th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Internet firms get creative to capture shortening attention spans

Chances are you'll never finish reading this article. By the time you get to the third paragraph, an e-mail notification will pop up and you'll click away to respond to it. Or you'll

Published on: January 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Toronto social network site used by Kim Kardashian raises $18 million

A social video networking platform developed in Toronto announced this week that it has closed a funding round worth $18 million and registered some six million users in just 30 days.Keek, which counts

Published on: January 17th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

LinkedIn hits 200 million members

While it's seen as more business and career-focused than other social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, that hasn't stopped LinkedIn from hitting a major milestone this week – 200 million global

Published on: January 9th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Keek adds $7 million to become ‘Twitter for video’

A Toronto-based firm has raised another $7 million in funding towards its goal of becoming the “Twitter of video” on the Internet, it announced today. Keek is a social video platform that allows

Published on: September 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson