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

Fashion app proves it’s hip to be mobile

Monica Mei has her parents' love of globetrotting to thank for the inspiration behind her stylish mobile app startup, WhatImWear.In.Mei, 29-year-old CEO of the Toronto company, got to wander the planetwith her parents

Published on: December 13th, 2011 Christine Wong

Mobile developers: Enter our contest to win a Windows Phone 7

Complete this mobile industry survey and enter to win a Windows Phone 7 device. The Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (MEIC) is calling upon content producers and ICT companies with mobile offerings to complete

Published on: December 9th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

NextMedia opens with heavy hitters Atwood and UFC

Margaret Atwood and ultimate fighting shared the same bill on the opening day of the 2011 NextMedia conference in Toronto on Monday, proving how deeply social media and mobile technology have penetrated the

Published on: December 6th, 2011 Christine Wong

Startup QA-eye detects Web site errors and hackers

Brendan Seabrook may be an Aussie expat working in Toronto but theproblem he’s trying to solve is a universal one: finding an easier,faster way to monitor quality control on Web sites.Although technology has

Published on: December 5th, 2011 Christine Wong

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

HeroBox shooting for global startup competition win

Toronto entrepreneur David Tran points out that it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense to open up a retail location filled with products and then not staff it with salespeople looking to

Published on: November 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson