PumpUp: fitness just got personal

PumpUp makes getting fit simple by providing a personal trainer in an app. Users answer a few questions and a workout plan is built for them, providing instructions on how to exercise. The

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

ESL Explorer: the best way to study English abroad

Think of it as the Expedia.com specifically for travel based around learning English as a second language (ESL). The online marketplace presents a catalogue of schools with ratings and reviews provided by social

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Dandy: it takes a community to raise an app

Dandy takes a community approach to developing apps and paying those developers. It wants to solve the problem of the disconnect between the amount of revenue being generated by app stores and the

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

WellRead: keep up with your world

WellRead wants to help you solve the problem of information overload by bringing together news, professional and social content in one place and then surfacing what’s really important to you. From there, you

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Groupnotes: share faster

It’s fun to talk about Web content on social networks, but that information gets fractured across many different locations. Groupnotes solves that problem by using a browser add-on to put your social commenting

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

ViewsIQ: imaging made natural

This medical technology startup combines the hardware of a microscope imaging camera with a software stitching algorithm so that lab samples can be digitized and sent to pathologists anywhere in the world. It

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

The Open Doors Network

Home ownership can be a chore and a challenge for those with little time, or experience. So this startup is creating Web applications for home owners to be reminded about maintenance issues and

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Oikoi: find your next apartment

Think of it like a dating site for apartments and the tenants seeking them. Oikoi connects landlords and property managers with tenants seeking the type of apartments they’re offering, providing pre-qualified leads instead

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Hyperdrive: accelerating at light speed

Founded in 2012 out of Waterloo region’s Communitech Hub, this accelerator is taking money from some of Canada’s top investors and taking promising startups from concept to commercialization. Web site: http://hyperdrive.communitech.ca/ Click through on

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Sony Xperia ZL smartphone

Spring has sprung, and it’s positively raining smartphones. Last week Samsung launched the Galaxy S4, and this week it’s Sony’s turn with the Xperia ZL. Much like the Galaxy S4, the Xperia ZL

Published on: March 21st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Toronto video marketing startup lands $6 million in financing

A Toronto-based startup that has developed a video marketing platform for business has closed a Series A financing round worth $6 million. Vidyard is a video marketing platform that helps marketers add video

Published on: March 21st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

All Hands on Tech: Samsung Galaxy S4

NEW YORK CITY -- Samsung Electronics launched its new Galaxy S4 last week at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, and ITBusiness.ca was among the first to get its hands on the

Published on: March 19th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Crowdfunding site hits one million loans with help from Canada

Crowdfunding platform Kiva, which offers microloans and focuses on the ”social good,” said Monday that it has hit the one million mark – over one million people in 65 countries have received over

Published on: March 18th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

All Hands on Tech: Galaxy Note 8

You could call it Samsung’s “Goldilocks device.” It’s not too small. It’s not too big. It’s just right – at least that’s what Samsung is hoping. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 fits nicely

Published on: March 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson