Engineers connected to growing Web firms at ‘Extreme’ dinners

Entrepreneurs are often told they have to be committed to their business 24/7 to succeed these days, but hey, you have to eat some time.That may be the theory that Extreme Startups is

Published on: June 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

MaRS launches Jolt accelerator for Web, mobile startups

Canadian Web and mobile startups are getting a jolt of financing and mentorship opportunities courtesy of Canada's largest tech incubator.The Toronto-based MaRS Discovery District announced a new techaccelerator program called Jolt today. It

Published on: April 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

New app screens Facebook apps for privacy threats

When someone plays Zynga's Words with Friends on Facebook they obviously expect to share that experience with whichever Facebook contact they play against. However, by authorizing Words with Friends--or other Facebook apps--users might

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 Tony Bradley

Keep focus on social features for app success, Facebook says

Companies will succeed with their Facebook applications if they can do three things: provide an app that is more fun to use with friends, eliminate surprises with the social interactions taking place, and

Published on: October 14th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Four steps to protect yourself on Facebook

If you're one of the 63.7 million people playing the popular Farmville game on Facebook, you've probably noticed a change in how you earn points. FarmVille's parent company, Zynga, agreed last week to

Published on: November 13th, 2009 Kristin Burnham