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What I Learned This Week: How Fans Have Blown Audiences Away

Andy Nulman | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

"What's the difference between an audience and a fan base? An audience tunes in when they're told to; a fan base chooses when and what to watch." The concept of fans, most notably "raving fans" has been kicking around the marketing world for a while.

Businesses Need Protection Against Government Snooping Too

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

There's nothing wrong with raising concerns about respect for privacy with regard to certain commercial practices. But the quantity and quality of data collected, the use to which they are put, and the potential violations of respect for privacy have nothing in common with those of governments and their spy agencie

Don't Attribute Posts That 'Go Viral' To Neuroscience

Neil Seeman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada
Neil Seeman

Business leaders so desperately want to understand how the brain works in order to improve their bottom line such that they will invest oodles of cash in the offerings of digital companies that claim to have neuroscientific validity. And an article about "going viral" in Harvard Business Review by a best-selling author and esteemed academic from Harvard will, by definition, go viral.

Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the...

How Intrusive Can 'Acceptable' Online Advertising Be?

Lucy Leiderman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada
Lucy Leiderman

Facebook has also used 'sponsored' stories, allowing advertisers to opt-in to generating ads with real people profiles (a face and a name) endorsing the ad. On March 18, 2014, however, Facebook eliminated the fact that this is a choice -- from now on, all ads may be delivered as sponsored stories.

What I Learned This Week: De Dirt on Debates

Andy Nulman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Given that Quebeckers are facing yet another pivotal election on April 7, over the past couple of weeks, I paid close attention to the two political "debates" held between the leaders of the province's four main parties. I bracket the word "debates" with quotation marks, as these two two-hour sessions were debates in name only.

Google's Move Is Bad News For NSA

AP | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has enhanced the encryption technology for its flagship email service in ways that will make it harder for the National Sec...

Why Our Future Depends on a Neutral Internet

Global Shapers Community Ottawa | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada
Global Shapers Community Ottawa

Just as no one living in 1914 could have foreseen the exponential horrors of the Second World War a mere twenty-five years later, likewise today we face the simultaneous onslaught of technological advances and government-sanctioned invasions of privacy, whose combined long-term ramifications for humanity are simply unknowable.

10 Ways to Boost Your Networking Skills

Bobby Umar | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Living
Bobby Umar

So often people exchange business cards and never contact each other. Or they add each other on LinkedIn and the networking dies there. Remember you are building a relationship and you want to be memorable. Following up is critical to making networking work effectively. In fact, by following up you are setting yourself apart from most networkers.

Do You Know The Social Media Secret?

Mitch Joel | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Living
Mitch Joel

The San Francisco based startup Secret (that was founded by two former Google and Square employees) is getting tons of attention, followers and fans. In short, you can write anything that's on your mind, add photos or colors to the background and customize this content while being able to share it, free of judgment, and without attaching any of your personal information or profile to it.

The Polar Bear Capital Of The World Like You've Never Seen It Before

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada Travel

You don't have to go very far to see "the polar bear capital of the world" any more. What used to require a trip to Churchill, Man., a town kno...

Toronto Teen's Google Doodle Is AMAZING

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada

When Canadians search on Google tomorrow the first thing they'll see will be Cindy Tang's beautiful "Sea Telescope" drawing. The Grade 12 student a...

Google Glass Gets A New Look

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Google Glass is getting glasses.The computerized, Internet-connected goggles don't actually come with lenses in its frame. Starting T...

Google Brings Awesome New Service To Canadians First

CBC | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business

Google Inc. has launched a video performance-grading system, describing the feature as a tool to give users a clearer picture of how their internet se...

WATCH: Google Wants To Be In Your Eyes... Literally

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Google is officially developing a futuristic new contact lens that will reportedly measure blood glucose levels. This technological breakthrough could...

Technology Today Is So Much More Than IT

Paul Barter | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

A century ago a computer wasn't a machine -- it was a job title. It referred to people who spent their days doing arithmetic. Then processors were created that took over the role, and society adjusted the word to a new meaning. In today's rapidly transforming economy it's important to adjust more quickly.

Billboard in the Jungle: SEO Essential for Sales and Marketing

Jim Harris | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business
Jim Harris

eCommerce will exceed $US1.2 trillion in 2013, according to a new report by eMarketer, and that's just for B2C transactions. The web is THE most important sales and marketing tool. There are only three things that matter in retailing according to age old wisdom: location, location, location.

Not Cool, Google

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Google has been caught afoul of the law by displaying web ads linked to a person's health history, according to Canada's interim privacy com...

Toronto vs. K-W: Why Should Techies Have to Choose?

Pat Lynch | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada
Pat Lynch

For most of us, the idea of a two-hour commute, twice daily, is nuts. But both Rodgers and Samuell have their reasons for taking on that heroic morning haul: They love where they work and they love where they play.

LOOK: Google Earth Shares Gorgeous Vancouver Pic

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver looks beautiful from just about any angle, but its scenery is rarely as spectacular as this. Vancouver from Above, Canada #EarthPics pic....

The Strangest Tech Acquisitions of 2013

Jeff Quipp | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

There are many acquisitions that have raised eyebrows or resulted in a general state of confusion among observers, both within and outside of the tech industry. Sometimes, acquisitions are made that don't seem to make any sense, at least not on the surface. Below are three such acquisitions made by tech companies this year and some educated speculation as to why they might have occurred.

How Google Gives Us All Cancer

Sarah Robertson | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada Living
Sarah Robertson

I think it's about time people are reminded that without a legitimate medical professional's diagnosis, you cannot just Google your symptoms and diagnose yourself as having such and such disorder or disease. As someone in the mental health field, my concern is seeing an increase of people believing they have conditions such as depression or panic attacks.

How Google Wants You To See Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada Travel

If you're searching for a way to see Canada without leaving your desk, Google has the answer. The search engine giant has partnered with Parks Cana...

Twitter's IPO: Pay For it, But Don't Expect Equality

Lucy Leiderman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business
Lucy Leiderman

Twitter is the latest in a string of companies putting users at the whim of hasty policy changes and a rapid monetization policy put in place for IPO. You want to use it? Pay for it. While there's technically nothing wrong with this idea -- Twitter is a company and they should make money -- the fact that they're still alluding to the impression that all users have an equal opportunity in achieving influence is just inaccurate.

Why Websites Should Kill Their Comments

Mitch Joel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Whether we like it or not, the great discourse and online conversations are being clouded and polluted with spammy comments. If you have ever blogged, you will note how difficult it can sometimes be to sort the wheat from the chaff.