Category: Web
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POSTED ON December 09, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Like it or not, we are all Internet marketers now. Chances are you own a domain name or two and even host a web site for your business, hobby or personal brand. About five years ago, I set up a shared server to help a few family, friends and non-profits host web sites. One of… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 04, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Travis and I went to the Lighthouse Labs graduation/Demo Day in Vancouver last night and we are so glad we did. The event was an inspiring chance to meet some up-and-coming web development talent, see what they’re working on and learn about what matters to them. Lighthouse Labs is an intensive 8 week course for… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 02, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Good evening, Tonight we launched a redesigned CEO.ca. There are still a few kinks to be worked out, but it was time for us to get this puppy live (this is CEO.ca version 2.0 if you were wondering). The goal of the redesign was to make the site faster, and more mobile friendly, as well… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 11, 2014 BY Chris Parry

Proponents of the relatively new crypto-currency, Bitcoin, have long boasted that the system was secure. Onlookers at the recent Vancouver Resource Investment Conference might have seen a company called Greenbank Capital (GBC:CSE) on display, with Director Mark Wettreich telling attendees that his company was betting on Bitcoin because, among other things, it was secure. “How… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 10, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Fred Wilson of AVC.com shared this four year old Jack Dorsey speech yesterday. In it Dorsey says the first step to creating a new product or business is to draw your ideas down on paper and share them with others. The ideas for both Twitter and Square started on paper. In the case of Twitter,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 05, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

In an exclusive interview to CEO.CA, LX-Ventures (LXV) CEO Mike Edwards asks investors for patience and defends his company’s execution in light of its recent 60% share price fall. Edwards says LXV has no plans for future acquisitions or financings until a “business model validating event’ occurs whereby one of LXV’s portfolio companies is sold… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 02, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Congrats are in order to supporters of Vancouver, Canada-based online optical pioneer Coastal Contacts, which announced a friendly sale to France’s Essilor International Thursday for $435 million or $12.45 per share. See: Globe and Mail, Bloomberg and Vancouver Sun coverage. Essilor gains five million customers and a system for providing eye ware consumers with custom glasses… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 26, 2014 BY Chris Parry

The picture above is apropos. Because it appears the person shown is setting fire to cheap paper. LX Ventures (TSXV:LXV) was seen by many as the ascending tech rocket that would boost the local sector. CEO Mike Edwards is a renowned tech player, he’s got nice exits behind him, and witht he Mobio social media platform,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 20, 2014 BY CEO Technician

Facebook sees an opportunity to integrate a company called Whatsapp into its array of offerings so it decided to pay as much as a whopping $19 billion for a company that loses money. An excerpt from the CNN Money article: “Zuckerberg said he doesn’t anticipate trying to aggressively grow WhatsApp’s revenue until the service reaches… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 29, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Hollywood’s always had its bad guys. Think the Joker or Darth Vader. But their biggest villain is a man who calls himself Kim Dotcom. You won’t see him on the big screen but, until recently, he ran a service that made it possible for you to see almost any movie you wanted to for next… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 06, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Keek.com, a Toronto-based video sharing service with sixty million users users worldwide (15 million of which are active monthly), burst onto the social media scene in 2011, tantalizing private tech sector investors with a billion dollar valuation trajectory. Unfortunately, as Keek maneuvered to grow with an expanding global user base outside of North America and… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 28, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

The Canadian retail speculator isn’t dead, they just don’t give a damn about mining anymore. LX-Ventures (TSXV:LXV), a publicly traded technology VC founded by Keir Reynolds and led by CEO Mike Edwards, has been on an absolute tear recently, climbing over 600% in 40 days on very strong volume (9 million shares yesterday, for example).… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 24, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

There’s a growing rotation of capital flows being diverted from resources stocks to the tech world lately, and many entrepreneurs have jumped on the bandwagon, starting a host of technology ventures. And more are sure to follow. After all, “Give ‘em what they want” is the old promoter’s adage.

POSTED ON January 19, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

The unapologetic promoter behind Newstrike Capital and other ventures shares his latest and greatest ideas. TH: Keir, last year you were pitching us on a web startup called Stockmash, which aimed to crowd source investment ideas. What’s the latest there? KR: Ah, yes, I sold it to another company last year that was more advanced in crowdsharing… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 18, 2012 BY Tommy Humphreys

I know some very rich people who squirm at the thought of any online attention, some who pay top dollar to consultants who promise to keep their names offline. But I’m also starting to see a rise in rich people growing more comfortable with the Web. Wealthy people have been asking me more questions lately… Continue Reading

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