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This Week in Canadian Startups (Dec. 30, 2012)

With the holidays in full swing, there was a slight dip in startup activity but still more than enough material for this week’s newsletter. The edition kicks off with a piece on how U.S. VCs have discovered Canadian startups, a … Continue reading

Snapshot of a VC Deal: IGLOO Raises $5-Million

Who: Kitchener-based IGLOO Software, which sells social business software How much: $5-million from RBC Venture Partners and¬†Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund. In 2008, IGLOO raised US$4-million from RBC Venture. The Quote:¬†“Social networking for business has reached a watershed moment, with most … Continue reading

Let’s Work on Our Listening Skills

When most of us were growing up, our teachers – and parents – likely spent a lot of time working on our listening skills. The idea is you learn more by listening to someone rather than making them listen to … Continue reading

Why Does the NFL Hate Social Media?

Social media is having a dramatic and exciting impact on how we communicate and share information, as well as how we market and sell products and services. So why does the National Football League so anti-social media? It recently issued … Continue reading

When Upgrades Go Bad

One of the more frustrating things about the high-tech industry is the concept of the upgrade. For developers, upgrades mean the opportunity to add more bells and whistles. If an application was great before, the upgrade is their way of … Continue reading

Interesting Concept: Paying for Web Services

TechCrunch’s M.G. Siegler had an interesting post looking at the online Web service that he pays to use (Pandora, Tweetie, Flickr), and those he’d pay to use if needed (Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed, GMail, Digg, YouTube and Instapaper). What a novel … Continue reading