Category: Business

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.

Can Social Media Cure Toronto’s Apathy?

by Lee Rickwood
Toronto should be the perfect city for it – after all, we have the most Facebook members, right?

But can social media cure political apathy? A newly-launched website is designed to do just that, and it’s called VO4TO. Say it fast and often enough, it sounds like a road to Rome.

What will Netflix mean to Canadian viewing habits?

By Ted Kritsonis

Now that Netflix has announced its plan to roll out service to Canada (except for Quebec, temporarily), there is certainly a level of excitement for those with a thirst for content via the Internet, but the move also raises some questions on what the future of the rental market will be in Canada.

Everyday User Security 2: Protect Your Email Address

By Tim Teatro

It’s becoming more difficult every day to preserve our privacy and anonymity on the net. The consequences of this range from serious security issues and identity theft to minor annoyances such as spam. In this security series, I’ll be covering several methods to help keep your privacy, but today I thought I would cover a few neat little tricks to protect your email address from spammers.

Data Spills, Not Oil Spills Threaten Businesses in Canada

by Lee Rickwood

Most Canadian companies say they aren’t concerned about data breaches involving their customers’ personal information. Despite the fact those same companies are collecting and holding more personal information than ever before, a recent survey conducted for the Privacy Commissioner of Canada found that 42 per cent of businesses surveyed are not concerned about security breaches.

New contest from Canada’s Fotobounce: win a Canon or Nikon camera

Fotobounce, the ground-breaking, free Canadian solution for digital photo management, has announced a contest that will help you increase the quality and reach of your photo collection.

Organize your photos using Fotobounce 3.0, build your network of contacts, and you could win a cool new camera that will give you even better results!