Category: Business

Netfix expands Canadian library, but competition mounts

By Tim Teatro

Netflix now seems to be addressing the criticisms surrounding its limited content. Earlier this year, Netflix signed a deal with Paramount and is rumoured to be close to closing a deal with Martamax Entertainment. The danger remains for Netflix on the competition front. Aside from YouTube’s new film streaming service, we have been seeing some home-grown Canadian competition forming as well.

A user evalues’s mail order video service

By Mark Orton

I like DVD’s. I like to wander the video store and check out what’s available, read the descriptions, watch the trailers being played and just immerse myself in a world of entertainment. Unfortunately the experience is hard to come by now as the major players are leaving the marketplace …

Why small businesses are embracing social media while big business holds back

By Hessie Jones

To this day, despite the prevalence of social media, adoption has been slow among large enterprises. Yes, some have been jumping on the bandwagon but many have yet to be convinced that Social Media will do anything significant to develop audience or revenues. Having worked in both sectors, I’m convinced that the gap between large corporations and small business involves: risk tolerance, money, adaptability …

You are hired! Canadian tech hiring experts discuss career strategies

By Yasmin Ranade

We all know that in order to get a job we need to “stand out” and show the employer the unique contribution that we can make. But just how is this done? How do we learn to do it? There’s no better way than to get advice from those with rich experience.

What to Expect from Apple iOS 5

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Boasting over 200 new features, iOS 5 was one of the three big announcements at this year’s WWDC (Worldwide Developer’s Conference). Current iOS users will need to re-learn some aspects of the OS and how they use it but the benefits are worth it.

The Evolution of Social Media… History will be Rewritten!

By Hessie Jones

Social Media has always existed. Technology has hastened its arrival online. And it wasn’t called social media then: it was word of mouth. Discussions have always existed but the speed to which the connections happened thanks to early technologies from Yahoo!, Friendster, AOL, etc have extended communication lines across the world to friends, and potential friends within a matter seconds.

Reflecting on the loss of a social media thought leader

By Hessie Jones

Trey Pennington, whose sudden passing has shocked many people, was one of the true instigators and thought leaders that devoted their time and energy in helping shape what we all know as social.