Startup news round-up: April 11, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. The PlayBook is used to woo investors, a profile of a seasoned entrepreneur, and a job search startup finds financing

Published on: April 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Groupon Scheduler: Web bookings made free for businesses

When Anthony Raso opened his new Toronto-based garage at the beginning of last winter, he leaned on Groupon's reach to advertise his business – and he was having trouble keeping up with the

Published on: March 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Blue Mountain readies re-brand with tech-enabled one day power workshop

As director of marketing at Collingwood, Ont.'s Blue Mountain Resorts Ltd., Paul Pinchbeck is tired of the ski and snowboard destination's reputation as “a friend that you wanted to spend time with.” That

Published on: March 2nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Bell launches Web-based app store aimed at small firms

Bell launched a Business Apps Store on Feb. 2 that invites small firms to subscribe to, compare, preview, and manage Web-based applications.Built with San Francisco-based AppDirect (owned by Origo Networks Inc.), the store

Published on: February 8th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Microsoft vs. Google: Office Web Will Kill Google Docs

Maybe Google will be able to rescue something from its Docs misadventure, but it better do something quick. Microsoft says it can solve big customers' big complaint about Google Docs and will do

Published on: August 11th, 2009 David Coursey

Want an early review copy of Office 2010? Let Microsoft know

Microsoft yesterday said it would begin shipping early copies of Office 2010 to invite-only users in July, and has begun taking names for possible invitations to the preview. Bill Veghte, the senior vice-president

Published on: May 14th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Business Intelligence 2.0 keeps cops ahead of criminals

Chief Jon Greiner recently expanded his staff of crime analysts from one to 11 without hiring a single new officer at the Ogden Police Department in Utah. Instead, Greiner equipped his existing force

Published on: September 4th, 2008 Julia King

Winnipeg police combat online child porn with “image matching” software

Police anti-child abuse task force investigators often have to sift through millions of seized photos and videos in their effort to crack child porn rings. The process, when done manually, is hugely time

Published on: August 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Toronto patients test self-serve EMR system

Imagine patients checking up on their lab test result from the comfort of their homes, submitting blood pressure readings to their doctors without going to the clinic, getting prescription refill online and even

Published on: July 15th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Free online conference a “big help” to small Canadian businesses

How may I use social networking to promote my business? What's the latest on bugs pestering Vista users? Where can I get free software to help me market my product? Does a printer

Published on: March 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Online video market poised for massive growth

Online video retail sales will exceed US$3.8 billion by 2011, new research from the analysts at Understanding and Solutions claims.The online opportunity is now considered so important that Hollywood studios are preparing to

Published on: December 18th, 2007 Jonny Evans