Startup news roundup: March 26, 2012

Here's a brief roundup of what's making news today in the world of technology startups:•    Crowdfunding is a step closer tobecoming legal in the United States now that the U.S. JOBS Act has

Published on: March 26th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Toronto firm awarded world’s first RaaS patent

Joshua Geist's brand new lucky number is a long one: 8,135,838.That's the U.S. Patent and Trademark number assigned to the recovery-as-a-service (RaaS) technology developed byGeist's Toronto company,Geminare – the first RaaS patent ever

Published on: March 20th, 2012 Christine Wong

Bodog case could affect all Canadian sites using U.S. domains

The shutdown of a Canadian billionaire's online gambling Web site shows the U.S. government is willing to assert its legal authority over Internet properties outside American boundaries – even those based in Canada,

Published on: February 29th, 2012 Christine Wong

Obama’s blueprint for Internet Bill of Rights

The White House has unveiled a plan to create a “Bill of Rights” for consumer privacy on the Internet, and announced that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have agreed to comply when consumers choose

Published on: February 23rd, 2012 John P. Mello Jr.

FBI insists plan to monitor social media won’t violate civil liberties

The FBI today said that its proposed plans to monitor social media sites as part of a broader strategy to improve real-time situation awareness will be fully vetted by the agency's Privacy and

Published on: February 14th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

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

This anti-piracy battle may nearly be won, but the war isn’t over

By Brian Jackson “PIPA and SOPA? How about NOPA!” So read the protest splash page on Minecraft.net in place of its usual content during Wednesday’s Web strike against anti-piracy legislation being considered by

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

U.S. anti-piracy bill delayed after stirring controversy

Controversial online copyright enforcement bill the Stop Online Piracy Act may be stalled in the U.S. House of Representatives as lawmakers try to iron out a compromise, an opponent of the legislation said.Representative

Published on: January 17th, 2012 Grant Gross

Canadians must innovate away ‘lazy’ business approach, says Microsoft exec

Canadian small businesses need to use technology to sell their products and services globally in order to be as innovative as their American counterparts, according to a panel of business leaders.Small businesses are

Published on: April 1st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Tips and resources for small Canadian tech firms doing business in the U.S.

In the face of Canada's first trade deficit in 32 years and murmurs of protectionism policies in the U.S., some Canadian tech companies are concerned about future prospects of doing business south of

Published on: February 13th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Sustained IT spending gives Canadian banks an edge in tough times

While economic challenges are moving banks south of the border to slash IT budgets, Canadian backs appear more resilient and will continue to invest more on new tech projects in 2009, a new

Published on: January 21st, 2009 Brian Jackson

20 online tools and sites to keep you on top of today’s election

Ready for election day? The Web is brimming with interactive tools - everything from widgets to mobile alerts - that can help you stay on top of the presidential vote and keep you

Published on: November 4th, 2008 JR Raphael