Nav Dhunay wants to run your oil well.
Nov 27, 2014
A Toronto company has found a sustainable global niche by offering a cloud-based platform for journaling. Not journaling in a corporate sense, or an accounting sense, but plain old journaling: Writing your deepest thoughts in a diary you don’t want anyone to see
Nov 26, 2014
Drones! They’re not just for killing terrorists. As small unmanned aircraft become cheaper and more commonplace, their applications are getting more and more workaday. Like, for instance, wedding photos.
Nov 17, 2014
Michael Carabash says his curiously-focused three-person practice – the only one he knows that caters exclusively to dentists – is set to double in size in the next year. It's a testament, he says, to the way the web can help a firm dominate a niche market
Nov 10, 2014
Mojio is a little device that plugs discretely into a port under your car’s dashboard, that connects its computers to the Internet, enabling them to report everything from its battery levels to fuel economy to whether or not it’s being towed, all via apps on your smartphone or computer.
Nov 04, 2014
Taking a cue from services like ZipCar, Breather rents out furnished spaces in commercial buildings by the hour, giving people a place to work, sit or unwind in peace
Oct 27, 2014
Toronto-based Foodess is an outfit that wants to replace big corporate catering outfits that offer order-in working lunches and dinners – the often-generic fare that appears on the boardroom table – with food made by partners at smaller local restaurants
Oct 20, 2014
eSentire offers “cybersecurity as a service” to over 450 clients, targeting mid-sized corporations, especially in the financial-services sector. It aims itself at companies that probably have a dedicated IT department, but not a cybersecurity department
Oct 06, 2014
Start-ups like Sprinklr are helping corporations manage–and even get value out of–incoming tweets and Facebook posts
Sep 25, 2014
The concept is simple: Line 6 isn’t a transit company, but a platform that people can use to propose, crowdfund and book passage on putative new routes. If there’s sufficient interest in a route, the company will arrange for transportation with partners in the coach business.
Sep 22, 2014
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.