Kiind.me lets gift-givers purchase digital gift cards from retail giants like Apple, Nike and others, but merchants only get paid for at the moment that the recipient decides to cash them in
Dec 09, 2013
Jump On Flyaways is a Calgary-based venture that uses idle airliners to offer discount charter flights and social media to market them – but the flights only go if enough people sign up to make it viable
Dec 02, 2013
After a year of talking to big recruiters, Emilie Cushman knows what they’re up against. “You’re recruiting thousands of students, or at least getting spammed with thousands of applications. The applicants all look exactly the same because they’re ...
Nov 28, 2013
Fatigue Science specializes in first measuring a company’s employees’ sleep habits, and then using algorithms to bend their schedules so that workers spend as much time as possible in an alert state.
Nov 25, 2013
Anytune, performs a simple trick, but does it well: It takes a piece of recorded music, and slows it down so listeners can play along, all without changing the pitch
Nov 18, 2013
Toronto’s mayor is no longer a politician. He is a celebrity. And the thing about celebrity is that it’s fundamentally amoral: Famous people can be famous for doing good or doing ill, but eventually they become famous for just being famous
Nov 18, 2013
Frances Ho set about finding a better way to package digital gifts. Her solution was Vello, a service that’s very much a product of this modern video era
Nov 11, 2013
Globacore is a Toronto-based interactive shop that specializes in large format multitouch surfaces, game development, and unique human computer interacations
Nov 04, 2013
Brad Marchant’s company, Enterra, uses food waste to feed, breed and grow a special kind of maggot – which are then fed to fish, livestock, and pets
Oct 28, 2013
Sorting our inboxes eats up nearly one-third of our workdays, but fixing it is nearly impossible
Oct 24, 2013
Ivor Tossell has been writing columns about online culture for The Globe and Mail since 2005.
Ivor Tossell has been writing columns about online culture for The Globe and Mail since 2005. A reformed web programmer, his writing on urban affairs, technology and culture has appeared in Canadian publications ranging from very glossy to downright inky. He lives in Toronto.