Hired posters degrading Web’s information credibility

In China, they're called the Internet Water Army: legions of people paid to flood online hangouts with postings and comments (primarily for marketing purposes). And according to academic researchers, they're degrading information quality

Published on: November 24th, 2011 John P. Mello Jr.

NASA selects Canadian firms to build Mars-based online game

Two Canadian technology companies are developing a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game about space colonization for a project commissioned by National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA). Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond, is the

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

SMBs actually hate social media

  by Christine Wong Time for a social media reality check, kids.   The myth: All companies are happily, constantly tweeting, posting and linking up a storm on social media, to their hearts’ delight

Published on: November 11th, 2011 Christine Wong

Social, mobile marketing a no go with Canadians?

In the social media age, some of the most reliable marketing tools are those that have been around when face and book were still two separate words and people communicated well in excess

Published on: November 10th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Google Plus integrates with other services, raises privacy concerns

Google's work to integrate its Google+ social networking site broadly with its other services could raise red flags for users who want to closely guard their privacy.Google wants Google+ to be more than

Published on: October 28th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

How to connect to profits with LinkedIn ads

If your company is in business to sell to other businesses, LinkedIn is arguably a much better platform than others for targeted advertising to individuals. Google AdWords, by contrast, is in the same

Published on: October 7th, 2011 Angela West


Antivirus vendor Trend Micro has recently detected a drive-by download attack on Facebook that used malicious advertisements to infect users with malware."We encountered an infection chain, wherein the user is led from a

Published on: October 6th, 2011 Lucian Constantin

Energy drink pitchman Frank D’Angelo backs sports-themed social media site

It's no surprise that sports marketing shock jock Frank D'Angelo – yes, the man behind the Ben Johnson Cheetah energy drink commercials – is taking aim at the social media realm.Yet his name

Published on: September 28th, 2011 Christine Wong

Adobe’s Elements 10 zooms in on mobility, social networking

Adobe Systems Inc. is marking the 10th birthday of its Photoshop Elements product line by zooming in on social networking and mobility in the latest upgrade of the photo and video editing software.Photoshop

Published on: September 21st, 2011 Christine Wong

Two startups take on social media meeting tools

There are plenty of social media services to develop existing relationships, but a pair of Canadian startups are creating tools to help meet new people both personally and professionally. 4Click.Networking and Popular Us

Published on: September 16th, 2011 Shane Schick

Facebook puts more privacy controls on Android app

If you liked the recent changes Facebook made to improve privacy, then you'll want to upgrade immediately to the latest version of the social network's app for Android smartphones.The app boasts an improved

Published on: September 15th, 2011 John P. Mello Jr.

East coast earthquake triggers social media groundswell

Just moments after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the East Coast on Tuesday afternoon, Twitter and Facebook lit up with the news. The quake struck central Virginia at 1:53 p.m. EDT today and

Published on: August 23rd, 2011 Sharon Gaudin

Google rushes to rollout Google+ business profiles

Demand for Google+ business profiles has reached white-hot intensity, prompting Google+ leader Vic Gundotra to acknowledge the company has been caught off guard, but pledging a fix is being fast-tracked.The number of people

Published on: July 25th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Facebook app lets bands sell and promote their music directly to fans.

A new app for Facebook is designed to put music distribution, marketing power and – ultimately – money directly into the hands of artists.The ONErpm app, released by New York-based company One Revolution

Published on: July 21st, 2011 Christine Wong