Category: Business

Watch Your Speed: Canadian ISPs Told to Share the Wealth

by Lee Rickwood

Internet access is seen as a basic service – almost a citizen’s right, if you will – and much like basic phone service, should be available to all. That’s the approach of the country’s telecom regulator, as well as some industry groups and consumer advocacy agencies.

Google Chrome and Arcade Fire Rock the Web with New Video and New Online Capabilities

By Lee Rickwood

The Wilderness Downtown, the new music video from Montreal-based Canadian rockers Arcade Fire, American writer/director/photographer Chris Milk and Google, is a clever way to promote the new browser, Google Chrome –the new browser, Google Chrome – mostly ‘cuz the only way you can watch the video in its full interactive glory is to use Chrome.

Yahoo Web Searches Powered by Bing Coming to Canada

By Lee Rickwood

Microsoft will do the heavy lifting, providing back-end functions like ranking search listings for Web, video and image results generated from search queries. Yahoo remains responsible for how the content looks on the page.

Where to start with Search Engine Optimization

By Tim Teatro

Search engine optimization (SEO) has been an extremely hot topic for years now. […] Many companies specializing in SEO have sprung up; some of them making wild promises and others offering only to do what they can to make sure your ranking is as high as it can be. Where is the truth, and what can you do to optimize your own site?

Is this RIM’s answer to the iPad?

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

RIM’s own failed attempts to compete with the iPhone, the now discontinued BlackBerry Storm and BlackBerry Storm II reflect products that looked good on paper, managed to generate a lot of interest and hype but which were hindered by poor multi-touch implementation and kludgy hardware.

Identi.ca, Canadian Twitter Competitor

By Tim Teatro

Identica simply has more features than Twitter and a public stream. With Twitter, if you have no followers, no one can hear you scream. With Identica, there are thousands of people watching the public stream, so if you say enough interesting things, someone will start following you.

Social Media Invades the Music Space

By Jessica Muhlbier

Probably the most wonderful and interesting uses of social media and music is during live music performances. With mass crowds, flashing cameras, and television screens galore, it’s the jackpot for online social engagement.