Startup news round-up: May 17, 2012

The global English-as-a-second language market is worth roughly about $4 billion annually and 25 per cent of that spend goes to agencies that place students in ESL schools.ESL finderVancouver startup Tribal Educational Technologies

Published on: May 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

4 cool tools for building your Facebook storefront

As giant retailers such as Gamestop, JC Penney, and Nordstrom opened--and quickly shuttered--Facebook storefronts over the past six months, many analysts declared Facebook's e-commerce effort to be a failure. People come to Facebook

Published on: May 11th, 2012 Angela West

Facebook app lets bands sell and promote their music directly to fans.

A new app for Facebook is designed to put music distribution, marketing power and – ultimately – money directly into the hands of artists.The ONErpm app, released by New York-based company One Revolution

Published on: July 21st, 2011 Christine Wong

StumbleUpon extends personalized Web experience to iOS

The StumbleUpon Web discovery service has carved out a big presence for itself on the Web, with a reported 15 million users and 1 billion personalized recommendations each month. Last month, in fact,

Published on: July 13th, 2011 Philip Michaels

Whatever happened to these once mighty five Websites?

The Internet generation is stunningly disloyal. Brands mean very little to us. Our parents might never have bought anything other than a Ford car, or a Westinghouse refrigerator, but we switch online services

Published on: November 26th, 2010 Keir Thomas

Bitstrips brings comic relief to Canadian classrooms

Some people aspire to make their own movie, and a few others might like to write a book. A whole lot of people want to make their own comic strips. That's what Jacob

Published on: November 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Sex.com sells for $13M

If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that sex sells. It should come as no surprise, then, that the Web's simplest sex-based domain name -- sex.com -- has just sold

Published on: October 25th, 2010 J.R. Raphael

Incredible things your browser will do in 5 years

What will your Web browser look like in 2015? Five years doesn't always bring dramatic change to some technologies--today's desktop PC, for instance, isn't that different from its 2005 predecessor--but browsers are undergoing

Published on: June 18th, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

Users want HP to open up SkyRoom

Hewlett Packard's (HP) low-cost video conferencing and online collaboration offerings resonate with users, but they think the electronics behemoth should work on greater interoperability as well.HP garnered a lot of kudos when it

Published on: June 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

5 Windows services to stay productive anywhere

Microsoft's Web servicesare so often overlooked that they're just about the software giant's best kept secret. But Microsoft is no Web-service slouch. In recent months the company has beefed up its Internet-based offerings

Published on: June 9th, 2010 Ian Paul

Boost Web design and site traffic for free

Ever wondered how people get those cool real-time photo-linked timeliness on their sites? How about those crazy montage of jumble-up words or those fantastic looking graphs and charts? Must cost the publishers a

Published on: June 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

7 awesome ways to transform your Web site without spending a dime

Are you looking to add sizzle to your Web site, boost traffic to it, or amplify the buzz on the site ... but lack the budget, expertise or tools to get it done.The

Published on: June 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Alternative sites to check out on Quit Facebook Day

Happy Quit Facebook Day.  Think of the endless invitation to Mafia Wars or pleas to search for a missing cow on Farmville, not the constant updates from friends who just have to tell

Published on: May 31st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Web creator uses potato chips to explain benefits of ‘open linked data’

Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee resorted to using a bag of potato chips to explain the ease and benefits of using linked open data. During his presentation at the O'Reilly Gov 2.0 Expo,

Published on: May 28th, 2010 Joab Jackson