ITBusiness.ca’s bloggers

A remarkable collection of thought leaders in the Canadian tech community provide their unique take on small business and technology trends and issues for the ITBusiness.ca’s blog page. Here’s a rundown of our

Published on: May 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Why Facebook Camera sucks

After paying $1 billion for Instagram about six weeks ago, Facebook recently launched its own Instagram clone, Facebook Camera, and like many people I wanted to check it out right away.“Great, it’ll be

Published on: May 25th, 2012 Ian Paul

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

Friday Facebook IPO frenzy

Social networks, news networks and the investment community were abuzz with activity well before Nasdaq began trading today and Facebook Inc., officially opened its IPO in a bid to raise $18.4 billion. Frenzied

Published on: May 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

44 per cent of people actually ignore Facebook ads

 by Nestor E. Arellano I’ve always approached my daughter’s budding Facebook Marketplace sales with light hearted indulgence. However she might have some real business sense after all. Roughly two days before General Motors

Published on: May 17th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Loyal ITBusiness.ca Facebook fan to get free BlackBerry PlayBook

During the past few weeks the number of “likes” on the ITBusiness Facebook page has been growing steadily. Thanks to you, our readers, friends and followers, today that number has reached more than

Published on: May 10th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How to fight social media distraction

Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and other social networks help you stay connected with friends and family, but it's easy to overdo the connecting and end up distracted and unproductive. Worse, many social networks notify

Published on: May 4th, 2012 David Daw

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

Twitter eyed Vancouver’s Camera+?

Microblogging site Twitter had its eye on Vancouver-based mobile photo-sharing application Camera+, according to reports from Bloomberg.com. Camera+ is co-founded by Lisa Bettany of Vancouver, and owned by Tap Tap Tap.Twitter became interested

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

LinkedIn launches iPad app

The professional social networking site LinkedIn today launched an application especially tailored for iPad users.LinkedIn said the app's core functionalities include features to sync users' calendar, view and edit profile information, and access

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

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

Spidvid finds niche in collaborative video creation

Toronto tech startup company Social Collaborative Media Inc., is using social media to connect video creators with various professionals and offering them collaborative tools to help them manage projects.The company's collaboration site, Spidvid,

Published on: April 16th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

StartupTO – Incubators of TO & Look Inside INcubes

  by Ashley Huffman So you’re a Torontonian with a startup that you want to take to the next level, which incubator do you choose? This is no simple task. Choosing the right

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

4 strategies to become a true social business

by Jon Ferrara You and I may be fully participating in popular social media like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, but I'll bet your company isn't -- at least as well as it could

Published on: April 3rd, 2012 IDG News Service