Some thoughts on Periscope and the future of journalism

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Earlier today, to much fanfare and excitement, Periscope launched their long-awaited live streaming app for iOS. For those of you who are not familiar with Periscope, they were purchased in January by Twitter for an undisclosed amount (some have speculated the final price tag was between $75 and $120 million), and have joined what will […]

Mobile App Guide: Toronto Public Transit Apps

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With winter making an early appearance in Toronto (is it cold enough for you, citizen?), ensuring the time spent outside waiting for the bus or streetcar becomes a priority for most commuters. Unless you’re a diehard winter enthusiast like yours truly, huddling inside a transit shelter in sub-zero temperatures can sometimes feel like a test […]

App Review: Tab

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As we’ve seen with the launch of the iPhone 6, mobile payments have finally come to the iOS platform. Apple Pay, which uses NFC (Near Field Communication) to complete payments, until now has been a feature enjoyed solely by Android users, a point of contention that has caused Apple loyalists a great deal of frustration. […]

Meet A Toronto Startup: PUSH

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The sports world has birthed a myriad of innovations and inventions: Drinks to keep us hydrated and energized for longer. Meals to boost energy and provide quick bursts of performance. Prosthetics designed to allow those with handicaps to participate in Olympic events. Over the past few years, technology played an important role helping athletes in […]

Meet A Toronto Startup: pd.id

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In a 2009 Canadian national survey, women reported 460,000 incidents of sexual assault in just one year. Only about 10% of all sexual assaults are reported to police. When it comes to sexual assault, women are frequently not believed, blamed for being assaulted, “or subjected to callous or insensitive treatment, when police fail to take […]

Meet A Toronto Startup: DownToJam

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Remember the days when bands used a “Wanted” poster for a drummer and tacked them up in a local bar or on a hydro pole? OK, maybe that’s a dated reference, but searching for a potential band member hasn’t really changed much over the years. The advent of classifieds sites such as Craigslist or Kijiji […]

Meet A Toronto Startup: Ringo

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Toronto, like many towns and cities across Canada and the rest of North America, is home to a plethora of apartment buildings and condominium towers. It’s almost impossible to walk through the downtown core and not see a condo under construction, or see a sales office along the way. One of the challenges associated with […]

Review: Hailo Toronto Black Car Service

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Hailo is no new entry to Toronto’s personal transportation space. While they’ve been operating in Toronto for almost 2 years now1, they’ve recently launched HailoBlack in a bid to bring a more diverse set of transportation options to Torontonians needing a ride for a night out with friends, a lift to the airport or a […]

Meet A Toronto Startup: Giftagram

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There’s an app for everything these days, it seems: Hailing a taxi with Hailo, task automation with IFTTT and reading Internet content offline with Pocket. However, there are very few apps on the market that allow you to send a gift via your mobile device. Giftagram solves this problem by offering consumers a safe, secure, […]

Meet A Toronto Startup: HerscuPR

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Ask any entrepreneur about their biggest challenges and they’ll tell you getting coverage for their startup is one of them. Most startups can’t afford to have a PR agency on retainer and instead choose to focus on product development and revenue generation to prove their business and keep investors satisfied. HerscuPR helps to solve that […]