Facebook’s data team looked at the volume of global conversation around the final match between Germany and Argentina on Sunday and found the World Cup finals match was the biggest sporting event in Facebook history.read more
One in four teenagers has been involved in illegal gambling activities, according to a recent survey.read more
Doug Dorsett has gained international acclaim for his work photographing back alleys and concrete plazas in downtown Vancouver.read more
Forget the World Cup—this week's most entertaining matchup was Rob Ford versus Shirtless Jogger.read more
Twitter has hired former Goldman Sachs Group banker Anthony Noto as chief financial officer. Noto—who actually uses the social network—led the Silicon Valley in its initial public offering.read more
Candid, the first Canadian company invited to join Instagram's platform developers directory, is a visual commerce platform that tells a brand's story through the eyes and photos of its fans.
Born out of Toronto’s Extreme Startups accelerator program, Candid is bringing awareness and accessibility in the Canadian marketplace to a technique that is flourishing south of the border.
Candid allows brands to curate photos from their community and display them within an e-commerce experience.read more
On the Internet, people will often say things they would never say to a person directly. The web provides a false sense of security, allowing people to feel as though they can say anything with no repercussions.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, cyberbullying is the top online risks for teenagers, but adolescents aren’t the only age group impacted by online harassment.read more
Canada has lots of Twitter accounts for embassies and missions but its leader, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, doesn't have much social clout.read more
An internal Justice Department mock exercise/scam sent emails to about 5,000 employees—about half of whom are apparently lawyers—that contained a link to a fake website that was made to look like the real thing.
This phishing expedition trapped 1,850 people in its wide net, which equates to about 37% that clicked on the phony embedded links.read more
One in three Canadian kids read racist or sexist content on the internet every day, a new study reveals.read more