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Expediting the future: A look back at business schools’ response to the hyper-speed advent of the digital era

Ironically, business schools were initially quicker to pick up on the importance of the Internet, e-commerce and digital communication than most students. But it didn't...

Canadian industry minister says wireless companies will lose unused spectrum

Industry Minister James Moore says wireless companies could lose rights to certain spectrum next year if it’s not being used as intended

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says users rose by 20% since she took helm

Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer said the Web portal has surpassed 800 million active monthly users, a 20% increase since she joined the...

Seattle bar bans Google glasses, threatens ‘a** kickings’ for violators

A Seattle dive bar just deemed that Google Glass will not be allowed inside its building. [np_storybar title=”Watch a video of people reacting to the...

Can a small Web company think bigger?

A marketing executive from a Canadian startup who called for advice yesterday got more than he bargained for. The executive (let’s call him Dirk) wanted...

Facebook to showcase news feed makeover at media event

Facebook will showcase the newsfeed makeover at a media event on March 7 at its Menlo Park, California headquarters, the company said in an emailed...

Privacy commisioner pushes for review of Canada’s personal information protection act

A review of Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is long overdue, said privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart in a keynote speech delivered...

Websites making progress on protecting user data, Canada’s privacy commissioner says

Popular Canadian websites found to be leaking personal information to third parties without the knowledge of users have, for the most part, cleaned up their...

The early reviews: What are people saying about Apple’s new iTunes player?

Tech blogs have been quick to weigh in on the revamp. Here's a sampling of early impressions

How to get the most out of the digital revolution

It turns out that even the Twittersphere has rules of engagement and adhering to them could mean the difference between tremendous success and outright failure....

Google beats Street, posts US$12.2B in second-quarter revenue

Google Inc’s revenue for its core Internet business rose 21% in the second quarter, as strength in Web search advertising offset falling ad rates. Shares...

Google’s Marissa Mayer named Yahoo’s new CEO

Who is new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer? SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK — Yahoo Inc. picked Google Inc.’s Marissa Mayer to become its new CEO, turning to...

Gorging on information creating a ‘new kind of ignorance’: Mesh speaker

Supplied image Clay Johnson says an overabundance of cheap and popular information, just like inexpensive but empty calories, is making us sick. “It’s a new...

Dial-up Internet access still a reality for large number of Canadians

TORONTO — The next time you get frustrated because a website refuses to load instantly, or a streaming video has to buffer for a few...

EBay profit jumps on PayPal, Marketplace growth

SAN FRANCISCO — EBay Inc reported better-than-expected increases in quarterly sales and profit on Wednesday, driven by growth in the e-commerce company’s Marketplace and PayPal...

Google confirms Gmail glitch, says ‘should be resolved’ now

Update: Two hours after Google said the Gmail service interruptions were resolved, it published a further update saying it determined the number of users affected...

Zynga buys OMGPOP as it grows games lineup

By Liana B. Baker Zynga Inc is buying OMGPOP, maker of the popular game “Draw Something” for an undisclosed sum, as the company moves to...

Have you seen the Queen? Google wants to know

After 24 official state visits to Canada — her most frequent destination in her 60 years as ruler of the British Commonwealth — chances are...

Ottawa’s Shopify offers a cash ‘kick in the butt’ to get businesses online

Shopify Inc. wants every business to sell their goods and services online, even if it means the Ottawa-based e-commerce platform provider must offer them a...

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom released on bail

MegaUpload mastermind Kim Schmitz, commonly known as Kim Dotcom, was released from prison in New Zealand on Wednesday, according to local media reports. The decision...