Articles By Brian Jackson

Your customers can now update your Google Maps listing

A new crowdsourcing feature in Google Maps means that many businesses will soon see information suggested by their customers showing up on their listing, according to the search giant. Google Maps has become

Published on: July 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Walmart Canada launches shopping app as mobile becomes biggest traffic-driver

Ask Rick Neuman, executive vice-president of technology and ecommerce at Walmart Canada what his favourite feature of the retailer's new mobile app is, and he'll tell you it's the "favourites list." At one

Published on: July 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

‘Best way to advertise on Facebook’ wins International Startup Festival

Toronto-based Flixel's expertise is creating 'living photos' that you can watch in just a few seconds. And it didn't take Flixel's CEO Philippe LeBlanc much more than that to net the $160,000 grand

Published on: July 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Financial players weigh risks of digital relationships in Canada’s consent-based compliance regime

How is it that you can ever truly know someone? That's the question that various members of the financial sector asked today at a roundtable event hosted by ITWC and sponsored by Equifax

Published on: July 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

HP Elite x3 ‘3-in-1’ device coming to Canada Aug. 28

A device that will see if there's any mobile ground left for Microsoft to stake its claim will start shipping in Canada by the end of the summer. HP Inc.'s "three-in-one" device, the

Published on: July 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

iOS becoming more fragmented as more patches pushed out

Apple Inc.'s mobile eco-system might be more divided than is commonly assumed, according to device data collected by software developer Apteligent Inc. While Apple is thought to have the best success in the

Published on: July 15th, 2016 Brian Jackson

SureTap’s demise was sealed when Apple refused to cooperate: COO

The mobile wallet solution built by Canada's three major carriers will be shutting down on Aug. 26, according to SureTap's website, and the firm's chief operating officer says Apple Inc.'s limitations on developers

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Journey to ‘We Day’ organized with Salesforce

At Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre last November, 16,000 screaming youth welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the first lady of Canada, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, to the stage. It was Trudeau's first speech after the

Published on: July 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

LG survey reveals ‘low battery anxiety’ epidemic

Have you argued with your spouse over unanswered calls or texts? Have you asked a total stranger to borrow a charger? Have you skipped the gym to instead charge up your smartphone battery?

Published on: July 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Looming Canada Post stoppage costing online merchants time and money

Update: Canada Post has agreed to a Canadian Union of Postal Workers 30-day extension to negotiate a new contract, meaning there will be no mail stoppage. The drawn out negotiations between Canada Post and

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Ransomware becoming Canada’s top malware threat [Malware map]

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from June 2016. While Canada's temperatures went up with the start of summer, malware infections rates continued to cool down, and ransomware is becoming

Published on: July 6th, 2016 Brian Jackson

HP launches ‘Device as a Service’ offering globally

HP Inc. customers that want the newest shiny laptop or tablet no longer have to go out and buy it, or even bother managing it, as the vendor is introducing a new Device

Published on: June 30th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Modernizing Canada’s web presence gets underway as Service Canada partners with Adobe

If you ask most people about their experience navigating government services, it's rare to hear words like "easy," "consistent," or "accountable," but that's exactly what Service Canada hopes to achieve with the new

Published on: June 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

New accounting standards means big data problem for Canadian banks

New regulations meant to prevent the type of toxic loans seen in the aggregated mortgage products that triggered the 2008 recession will require Canadian banks to get a masterful grip on their data,

Published on: June 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Recap of Bracing for blockchain: What it means for business [#ITWCchats]

Update: Thanks to all of our guest experts and other participants for joining the chat today! There was some great discussion and even some debate. Please scroll down to find a quick summary

Published on: June 27th, 2016 Brian Jackson