Bridging the gap between Ottawa’s two tech solitudes

In case you missed it, two solitudes have emerged in Ottawa over the past decade that have nothing to do with French and English. A cultural split has developed in Ottawa's technology sector,

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Christine Wong

In-car tech at the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show

It used to be that auto shows were about showcasing the inner workings of a car. The engine that gives that satisfying hum, the steel-reinforced roll cage that made compact cars safe to

Published on: February 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ottawa’s tech industry organization gets new name, new mandate

The agency in charge of promoting Ottawa's technology sector has a new name and a new mandate as of today. The Ottawa Centre for Regional Innovation (OCRI) has been rechristenedInvestOttawa. It's the second

Published on: February 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Mercedes’ safety tech ready for the autobahn

IT systems in cars aren't just for staying productive and entertained while on the road. Technology can also help make a car safer, as Mecedes demonstrates with its driving simulator showing off the

Published on: February 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Mercedes SL 550 gives ‘hands free access’ new meaning

Mercedes-Benz has built a luxury car brand known for its high quality German engineering and refined designs, but now they're trying to make a claim as a hi-tech auto maker to boot.Features like

Published on: February 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Legalize crowdfunding or risk losing startups to U.S., CATA says

Canadian tech entrepreneurs will lag behind their American rivals if Canada doesn't mirror U.S. moves to allow online crowdfunding for startups, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance warns. Under current U.S. and Canadian laws,

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Waterloo still a top tech hub despite RIM’s slide

Waterloo will thrive, not just survive, despite the recent turmoil and management shakeup at Research in Motion, the leader of the city's local tech startup incubator says.The southwestern Ontario city has become somewhat

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

2012 will see rise of the two tablet household, Deloitte predicts

Mobile payments, big data, and the rise of multi-tablet households will likely dominate IT trends this year, according to a list of key tech predictions presented Tuesday by Deloitte & Touche LLP. About

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Tech tinkering key to kids’ IT literacy, experts agree

Hands-on tinkering must replace textbook teaching as the primary tool for inspiring Canada's kids to be the next generation of IT innovators, the leaders of a Toronto brainstorming event declared Wednesday.About 100 people

Published on: January 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Rocketr science: How to make a winning

It wasn't rocket science, but a simple message combined with a professionally polished one-minute video collaborated on by employees and friends that won ITBusiness.ca's ‘The $1,000 Minute' YouTube contest.After collecting contest entries for

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Major accolades awarded to Orpyx at Startup Calgary’s Launch Party

An evening of local startups pitching to Calgary’s tech elite resulted in Orypx Medical Technologies Inc recognized as Calgary’s rising star, receiving accolades at Startup Calgary’s Launch Party on Thursday. Out of a

Published on: December 5th, 2011 Martin Studzinski

Technicity: technology as an engine of economic growth

Participants from established and entrepreneurial technology companies, government, and other stakeholders shared ideas and perspectives and jointly explored strategies to further grow Toronto's technology sector and propel the GTA forward as a global

Published on: November 28th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Enter ‘The $1,000 Minute’ contest for Canadian tech startups

The entry period for The $1,000 Minute has come to a close. Thank you for your interest in the contest, and especially all those who entered. We saw more than 30 videos submitted

Published on: November 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: Apple without Steve Jobs

With the passing of Apple chairperson and world-renowned tech visionary Steve Jobs last week, many in the tech industry are still reeling from the news.The biggest question is a post-Jobs world is how

Published on: October 11th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff