Articles By Brian Jackson

Pebble announces Time Steel and Smartstraps as updates to Kickstarter campaign

Just a week after launching its new, e-paper colour display Pebble Time smartwatch that nearly brought Kickstarter to a halt as it became the fastest-selling campaign ever seen on the crowdfunding site, Pebble

Published on: March 3rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Thalmic Labs Myo armband hits consumer release, for sale on Amazon

Waterloo, Ont.-based Thalmic Labs released its arm band that allows users to interact with computers with a wave or a flick of the wrist for sale on Amazon.com on Monday. Previously only available

Published on: March 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

HTC One M9 unveiled at Mobile World Congress

HTC Corp. unveiled its new flagship smartphone on Monday, not wasting any time at Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona to show off its new HTC One M9 device. Those familiar with last year's

Published on: March 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Head Honcho Hangouts with Wayne Berger, country manager, Regus Canada

It's often said that there's no more blurring of the lines between work and personal life - the boundaries have completely disappeared thanks to the flexibility offered by personal technology. As a result

Published on: February 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Google’s ‘Android for Work’ seeks to give world’s most popular mobile OS more professional image

If you bring your Android smartphone to work, only to receive the ire of your IT department because it's hard to manage and opens up any number of security vulnerabilities, then you might

Published on: February 25th, 2015 Brian Jackson

FundThrough platform brings crowd lending model to Canada

Canadian businesses now have an alternative option to accessing a line of credit other than a bank: pulling out their smartphone and tapping a button to access money as they need it. That's

Published on: February 25th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Facebook starts rolling out Ads Manager app for iOS

No need for marketers to go to the trouble of opening up a laptop to manage their Facebook ad campaigns any more; the social network began pushing out its new Ads Manager app

Published on: February 24th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Talking programmatic advertising with Ben Plomion, VP of marketing at Chango

In his role as the lead marketer at this Toronto-based programmatic advertising firm, Ben Plomion has been a big believer on using content to educate the market about what Chango does and how

Published on: February 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Ugo mobile wallet updated, released to Apple devices

The mobile wallet app backed by TD Bank Group and PC Financial has been updated to support loyalty cards and been released to Apple Inc.'s iOS platform, Ugo Mobile Solutions LP announced on

Published on: February 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Printable electronics: How Canada could make packaging that interacts with your smartphone

When making the packaging that contains drugs that people rely on for their health, James Lee, the director of technology and innovation at Jones Packaging, always has safety at the top of his

Published on: February 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Salesforce.com announces updates for Analytics Cloud mobile app

Salesforce.com Inc. announced updates to its Analytics Cloud on Thursday including new capabilities for mobile devices, and opened the doors on a new free trial of the software for mobile and desktop users. Since San

Published on: February 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson

NSA behind ‘Equation group’ malware that infects hard drive firmware

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is likely behind a first-of-a-kind hack that is seeing spyware embedded onto the firmware of hard drives from major manufacturers, according to a report released by security

Published on: February 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

When marketers focused on this key stage of the customer lifecycle, revenue went up

Marketers that feel they have a good connection to the customer lifecycle and spend more time and money on keeping current customers engaged are also winning more revenue, according to a new survey

Published on: February 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Neptune Duo smart watch

Simon Tian was still a student in Quebec when he started taking pre-orders for a computer you could wear on your wrist. It wasn’t until he saw the demand spiking that he decided

Published on: February 17th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Look to Apple and PayPal to battle for mobile wallet supremacy: Forrester

If you're a marketer that's looking to put your money down on a mobile wallet platform that's most likely to succeed, Apple and PayPal are the best bets you can make for the

Published on: February 13th, 2015 Brian Jackson