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4th February 2013

McAfee Canada Reveals Pitfalls of Sharing Personal Data and Passwords with Partners

mcafeeMcAfee Canada has released findings from the company’s 2013 Love, Relationships and Technology survey which examines the pitfalls of sharing personal data in relationships and discloses how breakups can lead to privacy leaks online. Sixty (60) per cent of Canadian smartphone owners have personal and intimate information on their mobile devices, such as bank account information, passwords, credit cards and revealing photos, yet four out of 10 users do not have password protection on their devices, leaving a huge gap in personal data protection. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th January 2013

Canadian Firms Failing To Explain Benefits Of Their Innovations To Investors

conference board of canadaCanadian firms say lack of financing is the key barrier to innovation, even though Canada has one of the best-developed financial markets in the world. The first report of The Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Business Innovation (CBI) suggests that investors will be more willing to finance innovation if innovators get better at explaining how their new or improved products or services will make money. A quarter of respondents to the CBI’s Innovator Survey on Innovation Metrics and Management identified finance as their number one challenge. Respondents to the nation-wide survey of more than 1,000 Canadian firms who are seeking financial support cited finance about four times more than any other issue. The respondents to the survey were firms of all sizes and across industrial sectors. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th January 2013

Canadian Families Empowered By Technology As Lives Grow Increasingly Complex

Microsoft CanadaThe lines between home and work are blurring. With busy lives and packed schedules, Canadian families need a way to manage “one life”. They want to be able to work where, how and when they want – on their terms. According to an Ipsos Reid study released today, 70 per cent of Canadian parents depend on technology to keep their families connected, while 78 per cent believe that technology allows their families to stay better organized. This survey, commissioned by Microsoft Canada, found that Canadians believe their lives have grown more complex over the past three years, and as a result, are utilizing new technology such as smartphones and cloud services to connect with family members on-the-go and stay on top of their hectic schedules. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th January 2013

PwC Report Shows Integrated Engagement Crucial To Creating Value For Customers

pwcWhen it comes to shopping, platforms like Facebook and Twitter aren’t replacing the in-store experience, says a PwC report on the myths of multi-channel spending released today. According to the Multi-Channel Retail Survey, while 42% of Canadians use social media at least once a day and an additional 17% use these channels once a week, just 7% of these consumers are using social platforms to shop. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th December 2012

2012 Rogers Innovation Report Released

rogersThe love affair between Canadians and their smartphones intensified in 2012. According to the latest Rogers Innovation Report, commissioned by Vision Critical and released today by Rogers Communications, Nomophobia – the state of stress caused by being away from your smartphone – has gripped Canadian smartphone users. Sixty five per cent say they feel naked without their smartphone and Internet access. A little over half sleep with their device next to them, and 82 per cent use their smartphone in the bathroom. Over half say they check their mobile device before brushing their teeth in the morning. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th November 2012

Canadians Would Give Up Coffee, Video Games and TV Before Parting With Their Smartphones

wind mobileIf necessary many Canadians would give up coffee or video games before saying goodbye to their smartphones, according to the results of a national survey released today by WIND Mobile. Thirty-seven percent of Canadian mobile phone owners aged 18-34 say they would give up video games before walking away from their devices, while 36 percent say they would be willing to quit drinking coffee rather than lose their phones. Twenty-eight percent would give up television. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th November 2012

Study: Active Videogames Don’t Increase Overall Daily Physical Activity Levels

HALOresearchActive video games – also known as “exergames” – are often presented as a possible solution to getting kids to move more; however, following a rigorous scientific review, Active Healthy Kids Canada – and its strategic partners the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (HALO-CHEO) and ParticipACTION – advises against them as a strategy to help kids be more physically active. So, this holiday season, you might want to think twice about buying an active gaming system for the purpose of helping your child exercise. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2012

Survey Says Parents Struggling To Keep Up With Kids And Technology

webkinzA recent survey conducted by ORC International on behalf of Ganz, the creators of Webkinz reveals that while nearly 50 percent of parents believe technology is a great way to connect as a family, the majority (70 percent) still struggle with keeping up with their kids saying it’s time consuming, expensive or endless. To help conquer this divide, and timed with National Family Week (Nov. 18-24, 2012), the creators of Webkinz suggest dedicated co-play with parents and kids via their online or social platforms to bring families together. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2012

Over Half of Canadians Will Shop Online According To FedEx Survey

christmas orbyCanadian consumers are set to break online shopping records this holiday season, with more than half electing to click-and-ship over standing in long line ups at check-out counters. A new Angus Reid survey commissioned by Federal Express Canada Ltd. (FedEx Express Canada), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., reveals that 55 per cent of Canadian holiday shoppers will turn to e-commerce this holiday season to take advantage of advanced online shopping technology and fast shipping. Last year, approximately 45% of Canadians were expected to shop online, according to Deloitte’s Consumers Spending with Restraint, 2011 Holiday Outlook Survey.
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14th November 2012

Intuit Launches ‘Love Our Local Business’ to Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

intuitA little love goes a long way. To help small businesses survive and thrive in a tough economy, Intuit Inc. will grant a wish a day, valuing up to $5,000 each, to 15 businesses through its Love Our Local Business program this holiday season. Small businesses in the United States and Canada can submit their wishes at Love Our Local Business and then rally their fans to vote for their submissions. Intuit will fulfill one wish a day from December 3rd to 21st. Read the rest of this entry »

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