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

Toronto program teaches young entrepreneurs about love and Web development

Sunny Verma is used to tossing ideas around with other would-be CEOs over drinks at a local bar, but a new 10-week boot camp for startups recently had him dining at the Bridle

Published on: August 3rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Sprouter’s community reacts to surprise shut down news

Toronto-based Sprouter announced this morning that it will be closing up shop on Aug. 2, taking an engaged community of both entrepreneurial greenhorns and experts offline.“We're devastated to have to shut down the

Published on: July 26th, 2011 Brian Jackson

i4i predicts ‘patent chaos’ if Microsoft wins at Supreme Court

Microsoft Corp.'s appeal yesterday before the U.S. Supreme Court to make it easier to challenge patent could cut both ways and may hold perils for both patent holders and challengers, according to technology

Published on: April 19th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Toronto startups unleash slew of productivity boosters

Toronto tech startups want to help you get organized with social media tools offering time management, shared notebooks, and a way to better sort your Gmail attachments.Tech entrepreneurs took to the stage at

Published on: February 28th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Small firms dominate Silicon Valley North

Small businesses dominate Toronto’s information and communications technology (ICT) cluster, often referred to as Silicon Valley North, according to a new report.Only less than half of one per cent of the 11,500 ICT

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: Startup creates cheat-proof video game

When a video game is designed to provide entertainment, a designer will likely embed a cheat into the game - a shortcut that allows players extra bonuses or progression when they are stymied

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: Toronto Votes iPhone app educates voters

Cities and towns across Ontario are waking up to newly elected city councillors and mayors today. Campaign season has finally come to a close and the votes have been counted.In Toronto, more votes

Published on: October 26th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Report names 10 riskiest Canadian cities for cybercrime

A small but bustling southern Ontario city and British Columbia municipalities off the banks of the Fraser River are the riskiest Canadian municipalities when it comes to spam and online fraud, according to

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Microsoft calls Toronto firm’s patent claims a ‘distorted’, ‘breathless tale’

Microsoft Corp. called the claim by Canadian developer i4i Inc. that it plotted to drive the company out of business "distorted" and "a breathless tale" that was not supported by the evidence, according

Published on: September 16th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Watching Toronto Blue Jays a whole new ball game with StadiumVision

If the Toronto Blue Jays early winning streak, winning record, or hotshot outfielder Alex Rios, and renowned veteran Vernon Wells weren't enough to get you to the Rogers Centre this season, Cisco StadiumVision

Published on: May 28th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

SAP helps Edmonton get the 411 on 311

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Published on: May 21st, 2009 Brian Jackson

Toronto transit riders will be able to track bus locations on cell phones

GPS tracking on Toronto transit buses and a 311 number to monitor every civic complaint filed online, are just two ideas garnered through social media channels that will be rolled out as new

Published on: April 14th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Toronto residents wield Web 2.0 weapons to vanquish climate change

Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace move aside.Social network-crazed Torontonians have a new Web 2.0 profile to manage – an Internet portal designed to help fight climate change.Zerofootprint Inc. launched its Toronto-specific Web site yesterday in

Published on: February 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson