TeamBuy raises $5 million to expand its social buying service

Toronto-based social buying company TeamBuy has closed a $5-million round of financing, it announced today.The proceeds, raised from existing shareholders in the private company,will be used to shore up Teambuy's newly launched servicestargetingshopping

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ford 2013 models offer voice recognition and software keys

Ford Motor Co. got an early lead on its in-car IT system with its first implementation in the 2008 Ford Focus. Since then, Ford was been working with Microsoft to improve Sync, its

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How location-based ads make you a moving target for marketing

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Published on: February 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

First Microsoft retail store could be headed for Canada: report

Microsoft Corp. is firing a bricks-and-mortar salvo at Apple Inc. with plans to open its first street-level retail store in Canada, according to a report today in the Globe and Mail.Although Microsoft officials

Published on: February 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

UPDATE: Toronto’s IT job market is second hottest in North America, study says

Toronto's information technology sector is in the middle of a hiring boom that makes it the second best place to look for an IT job in North America, topping even high tech hubs

Published on: February 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

New Web site to help skilled immigrants find jobs in Toronto

A new online network with the goal of connecting immigrants with jobs is set to go live tomorrow, according to the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC).With funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Published on: February 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Rehabit.me lets your friends bet you won’t lose that 10 pounds

With the end of January looming, it's likely that only a few of us have managed to keep our New Year's resolutions to quit smoking or lose weight – and a Toronto-based startup

Published on: January 27th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Undressing the social media success of a guy in his underwear

Would you go online to watch an average Canadian guy order pizza, meet a blind date and belly dance -- all while wearing nothing but his underwear -- at his house for 25

Published on: January 27th, 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

ShopMyClothes sees big dollar signs in used designer duds

The more successful Jonathan Elias's resale clothing Web site gets, the tougher it is on his eyes.Let's explain: although Elias is president and CEO of ShopMyClothes,the Toronto startup remains bootstrapped. So he and

Published on: January 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

Mozilla’s Mark Surman: train kids as ‘hackers’

When Mark Surman was growing up, he connected to the Web using a dial-up modem that squeaked and buzzed its way to a modest connection. The Web he used was simple, and hardly

Published on: January 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Web service reveals hidden fees of buying a new home

You've finally signed the down payment cheque to buy your dream house – mission accomplished, right? Not so fast. What about lawyer's fees, land transfer taxes, propertytaxes, home insurance, monthly utilitiesand the cost

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Christine Wong

Rypple deal proves Canadian startups can stay home to succeed

Salesforce.com Inc.'s deal to buy Toronto-based Rypple proves Canadian startups can compete with the best in Silicon Valley – but don't necessarily have to move there to do it, Canadian startup watchers say.Salesforce.com

Published on: December 16th, 2011 Christine Wong

Life on MaRS: Help for over 2,000 startups and counting

Phase two of life on MaRS starts just under a year from now.Six years after phase one of the MaRS Discovery District officiallyopened its doors on downtown Toronto's College Street, the first majorexpansion

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Christine Wong