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Google Chairman Sees $109-Million Payday

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped. Most ...

Google Hits Wireless Companies Where It Hurts

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO - Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their ...

A Final Warning For Websites Not Optimized For Mobile

Jeff Quipp | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

Is your website optimized for mobile? If it's not, mark your calendars: April 21 marks the day Google will launch its newest algorithm update, affecting websites that are not optimized. With the number of mobile users rapidly growing -- 87 per cent of consumers rely on mobile devices to conduct searches at least once a day -- Google is ready to reward those who prioritize customer experience.

Tech Company Innovation Outweighs Policy Headaches

Saeed Selvam | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

Tech giants like Google, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb have entered unchartered policy territory where ethics debates, grey areas and government relations are the daily norm. While the seeming nuisance of having to deal with all these new policy implications all at once may seem cumbersome, the economic benefits and progress that has been made far outweigh the work.

Google Patents System To Prevent You From Seeing Spoilers

CBC | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Business

Spoiler alert! Google can now stop your favourite movies and TV shows being spoiled before you watch them, using a system which recognizes, proce...

EU To Hit Google With Antitrust Charges

CP | Raf Casert And Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Business

BRUSSELS - The European Union's escalating legal attack on Google is likely to ignite a debate about whether the Internet search leader makes life mor...

Successful People and Companies Look Beyond Competition

Matthew Held | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Successful companies have the creativity and ability to find value in unexpected places where others are not looking. Whether you are a student, a professional or a company, you can take steps to work hard to shape the future you want with a concrete plan of action.

7 Questions To Ask Before You Start Creeping On Your Ex

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Living

Whether you're the dumper or the dumpee, sometimes you just want to know what your ex has been up to. It's natural to be curious, so don't think yo...

Why Canadians Should Celebrate FCC's Net Neutrality Regulation

Andrew Tai | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Business
Andrew Tai

Net neutrality is a hotly-debated topic these days, and for a good reason -- it surrounds one of the most pivotal aspects of our daily lives: the Internet.

Google To Offer Cellular Network Plans

CP | Joseph Wilson, The Associated Press | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada Business

BARCELONA, Spain — Google will soon be offering cellular network plans. Vice-President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet search eng...

10 Questions Business Owners Should Ask Their Website Developer

Jennifer Osborne | Posted 04.23.2015 | Canada Business
Jennifer Osborne

You may think your website does not run the risk of a security breach, but think again. With the recent public security breaches of popular websites, it is time to reexamine your security measures and ensure you have the proper tactics set in place.

Why Leads Are More Important for Your Online Business Than Website Traffic

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Do you really need a million visits to your website each month? Not a chance. Follow these three simple steps to get more leads today.

Google: Self-Driving Cars On Roads In 2 To 5 Years

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Business

DETROIT - The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years.Chris Urmson says the car...

The Best and Worst of Online Marketing: 2014 Round-Up

Jeff Quipp | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

2014 has seen some exciting developments in the digital marketing space. Here is a look at both the best and the worst of digital marketing in 2014.

Google Now Worth More Than Entire Russian Stock Market

Time | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada Business

Google is now more valuable than the entire Russian stock market. Russia’s stock market is now worth $325 billion while Google is valued at more tha...

Three Things Gandhi Can Teach You About Marketing

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Gandhi's passive resistance freed India from British rule in 1947. How Gandhi was able to diplomatically overturn 100+ years of oppression without a war is remarkable. Look a little deeper into Gandhi's story and you'll see three ways that 'Bapu' was a marketing genius.

How to Navigate the "Prediction Season" for 2015

Jeff Quipp | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Living
Jeff Quipp

As the holiday season nears and 2014 comes to an end, we're at the cusp of being inundated with countless lists and predictions about what 2015 holds. Everybody has the desire to gain insight into what's on the horizon. But with such a huge number of resources to turn to, how do you cut through the noise and find what is truly valuable?

Want an Ad-Free Internet Experience? Pay for it

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

While you're reading this blog post, Google is conducting an experiment that could revolutionize the online advertisement business. This small experiment is called Contributor. It works by asking people for $1, $2 or $3 contributions to their website of choice in exchange for being able to read content without annoying advertisements.

4 Ways to Make Your Company Shine on Cyber Monday

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Cyber Monday should be fun for eCommerce businesses. After all, people get to shop in a TASER-free environment (unlike on Black Friday). Many small-businesses aren't setup to win on Cyber Monday. Are you? Follow these tips and win big on Cyber Monday.

Four Reasons Why Your Next Phone Should Be a Phablet

Matthew Held | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

A phablet is a device that combines a smartphone and a tablet with a screen size between five and seven inches. International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that sales of phablets will surpass that of PCs and tablets in the next two years.

What Happens When Social Media Landscape Leaders Fight For Dominance

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 01.04.2015 | Canada Business
Nikolas Badminton

In business and technology, it is common to see the underdogs suddenly rise up and knock the incumbent out of the top spot which, in turn, shakes up the industry and changes consumer perceptions and the business landscape. This Fast 50 shows Pinterest, Apple, Microsoft and Alibaba all making moves, some game changing and disruptive, jostling for a top position.

Montreal Woman Wins Google Suit Over Her Breast's Appearance On Street View

CBC | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Business

A Montreal woman has won a small-claims lawsuit against Google for its "flagrant abuse of her right to a private life, the protection of her ima...

Why It's Important to Ego Surf the Web

Shannon M. Nelson | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Business
Shannon M. Nelson

Bottom line: it takes a lot of effort and you have to be tech savvy to manipulate a search result. Most people aren't equipped to get the results they want. Prevention is obviously key. There are things both you individually and your business can do to develop and maintain a good online reputation:

It's Time We Ended the Gender Gap in Digital

Jennifer Osborne | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Business
Jennifer Osborne

When we hold executive meetings here at our offices, the room is split 50/50 between women and men around the table. It's not an image that's often seen in our digital technology field and one that needs to become more norm and less exception.

How Yelp Turned a Bumpy Decade Into a Strong Future

Jeff Quipp | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

For the first time since Yelp became a publicly traded company, it reported a profit (Q2 of 2014). Today, its valuation sits around $5 billion, and boasts a monthly average of 138 million unique visitors. And while Yelp faces competition from some pretty heavy hitters -- Google, for one -- the future of the company looks promising.