choosing the right internet service

Choosing the Best Internet Service for Your Business

By Tommy Chiu  |  Categories: Trends
Few businesses can run today without an Internet connection, but deciding on the ideal service could be daunting. » read more
internet privacy

Why Internet Privacy Should be a Key Election Issue

By Michael Geist  |  Categories: Technology law
Canada’s controversial anti-terrorism bill, Bill C-51, has emerged as a key talking point in the current election campaign. Pointing to its big implications for privacy and surveillance, the NDP sees political opportunity by emphasizing its opposition to the bill, while the Liberals have been forced to defend their decision to support it (but call for amendments if elected). The Conservatives unsurprisingly view the bill as evidence of their commitment to national security and have even floated the possibility of additional anti-terror measures.
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6S Marketing

6S by Any Other Name is Still Sweet

By Lawrence Cummer  |  Categories: Trends
Vancouver-based marketing firm urged Apple to leave » read more
SMB network performance

The Answer to SMB Network Performance

By Vin Rao  |  Categories: Cloud computing Trends
selfie not postcard

In China Mobiles Thrive While Postcards Wither

By Glen Farrelly  |  Categories: Mobility Trends
In addition to Webslinger, I write the blog Deltiology Deity about postcards. I've loved collecting postcards since I was a kid. In my lifetime, I've noticed the flourishing and then the dramatic decline of the communication medium of postcards. I'm also an avid user and researcher of mobile devices and had the great opportunity to see the birth and flourishing of this medium.
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keyword advertising

BC Court Ruling Offers Strong Defence of Internet Keyword Advertising

By Michael Geist  |  Categories: Technology law Trends
The success of Internet giant Google has largely been based on something small: Internet advertising that use tiny keyword-based ads to generate billions of dollars in revenue. Given Google’s massive audience, advertisers have been willing to pay for search-based ads that deliver clicks back to their websites. Those ads appear as sponsored results alongside the organic, relevancy-based search results.
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Canadian Banks Concern: Falling Behind in Mobile Technology

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Trends
A CenturyLink survey on the mobile banking and IT capabilities of Canada’s financial services industry, Banks: Customers Expect That You’re Always On and Available, Are You Ready?, reveals that nearly half (46 per cent) of Canadian banking executives surveyed do not think they have the IT infrastructure, systems and processes in place to meet present and future customer expectations for mobile payments. » read more
startup city

The Vancouver Economic Commission Launches First Ever Startup City

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events
The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) is launching Startup City, a week-long celebration of Vancouver's startup community. Startups of all stages will come together to learn how to build on the opportunities in Vancouver and make it the best startup ecosystem in the world.
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using social media

The Hardest Thing About Social Media

By Glen Farrelly  |  Categories: Social media
One might say that the hardest thing about social media is figuring out the privacy settings to make sure anything embarrsing isn't made public. But I don't buy that argument anymore - as social media sites have made it quite easy and given multiple ways to configure privacy settings. » read more
dedicated internet

Get Dedicated! 5 Reasons You Need Dedicated Internet

By Vin Rao  |  Categories: Trends
To have a dedicated Internet connection or not to… that is the question. The answer is actually pretty easy to determine. » read more

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