Articles By Brian Jackson

Blogger predictions for 2015: crowdfunding, retail, and work

We put the call for predictions in the coming year out to our Community Bloggers here at ITBusiness.ca. They didn't disappoint. Predictions aren't easy for writers to produce. When it comes to tech,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Vancouver firm raises $50 million to create ‘iTunes for home renovation’

Anyone that's had a home renovation that went on well beyond the projected completion date and ran over budget will find it easy to relate to the problem that motivated Jeff Booth to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Here’s the security mistakes Sony made that you can avoid

Since it planned to release The Interview, a movie that depicted an assassination attempt on the leader of North Korea, Sony has been the target of a series of hacker attacks by a group

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

2015 Predictions by Brian Jackson, Editor of ITBusiness.ca

In the year 2015... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-ZuUm8WoWE Apple Pay will stay out of Canada. Banks will continue to push their own mobile apps as a method of digital payment rather than make a deal with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Here’s why marketers are targeting Canadians on Facebook with videos

If you scrolled through your Facebook news feed just ahead of the Black Friday weekend, here's a few things you may have come across: a shoe hovers in mid-air and then is consumed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Telus turns ‘Internet of Things’ into solutions any business can add to its monthly bill

Vancouver-based Telus Corp. is launching an Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace that will open up featuring 38 different solutions the telco and its partners can offer, it announced Wednesday. Previously Telus marketed several different

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

The ‘Cicret’ is out – this futuristic bracelet doesn’t exist

The latest viral video sensation sweeping social media depicts an incredible piece of wearable technology that you can use while biking, riding transit, or even in the bath. The Cicret bracelet is "like

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Ugo Wallet

UGO is a partnership between TD Bank and PC Financial. But its a new legal entity. It even has its own fun branding: anthropomorphic mobile apps. Its mission is to replace your physical

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Twitter’s Flight School now available to give Canadian agencies their marketing wings

Canadian agencies can now access Twitter's educational program that is designed to help them execute the best-possible marketing campaigns on the social media platform. Naturally the content is all delivered online, in short

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Yahoo projected to topple Twitter for mobile ads share

Google and Facebook may be the mobile ad kings in the U.S. market, but number three is still a coveted spot in this increasingly lucrative market - and Yahoo is set to steal

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Do consumers finally get that online shopping beats crowded malls?

Despite a decline in Black Friday weekend sales in the U.S. at physical retail locations, e-commerce sales were better than ever and Canadians continue to plan shopping online in the lead-up to Christmas,

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This yogurt brand topped Samsung for ‘most shared’ video in 2014

Every year marketing technology firm Unruly releases a top 10 ranking of brands that received the most social video shares, and Samsung Corp. was the reigning champion heading into 2014. But its run

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

2015 predictions: Windows 10 will be released, for a price

The state of Windows 10 as it currently stands is a technical preview that is somewhat amorphous as Microsoft Corp. issues new updates and fixes to the current build. The difference is that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

How Bionym just avoided the problem that took BlackBerry years to fix

Toronto-based wearables maker Bionym announced today it is changing its name to match its product and will henceforth be known as Nymi Inc. The maker of the Nymi Band, a wrist band that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson