Articles By Brian Jackson

How does Canada’s ICT growth compare to the world? [infographic]

If you were to guess whether Canada's ICT economy was better or worse today than it was in 2011, which one would you pick? Better right? It seems like a safe bet, after

Published on: November 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Canadian app platform wins spot in Jaguar Land Rover dashboards

A Canadian app platform that specializes in delivering apps over the air will be doing so directly into car dashboards after Jaguar Land Rover announced that it is the cloud app provider for

Published on: November 17th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Windows 10 Cortana comes to Canada

Windows 10 users in Canada can start using Microsoft's voice-activated smart assistant today, and you don't even have to lie about where you live. Since the launch of Windows 10, the popular feature

Published on: November 12th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Malware map update: Canada’s rate of infection dropping

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from October 2015. It would appear that as temperatures are falling across Canada, so too is the malware infection rate, with about 215,000 infections

Published on: November 9th, 2015 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry’s journey, from pager to Priv

Published on: November 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

At least one person excited for Apple Pay in Canada

After months of speculation over whether Apple Pay would be released in Canada this year, Apple announced an underwhelming market entry on Wednesday, but it will at least be used by one person that

Published on: October 29th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Facebook’s new ‘slideshow’ ad targets emerging markets

Facebook announced a new type of ad unit, slideshow, that it says will help businesses reach users in emerging markets and will be available to advertisers globally. The tool is a simple one,

Published on: October 29th, 2015 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Google OnHub

By now you’ve probably heard about Google’s OnHub router. You know, the WiFi hub that’s easy to set up and you’re supposed to display in your home like a nice vase. We wanted

Published on: October 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Methodify offers marketers customer research as a service

A Toronto-based firm known for its data collection service, AskingCanadians, announced this week a new web service for marketers that promises to get real customer feedback with a 48-hour turnaround. Methodify is described as

Published on: October 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

TD Bank pushes past “baseline call-centre” with Interaction Decisions

If you've ever thought to yourself that you must maintain the most elaborate and complicated Excel spreadsheet ever created, well you have Andrew Blake, manager of forecasting & analytics at TD Bank Group,

Published on: October 7th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Starbucks release of Mobile Order & Pay in Canada is about data

Starbucks Coffee Co. will bring its Mobile Order & Pay to 300 stores in the Toronto area on Oct. 13, the coffee brewing firm announced on Tuesday. An update to the mobile app

Published on: October 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Which Canadian bank has the best app?

The days of making a visit to a local bank branch and updating a paper account balance booklet are just a relic of the pre-digital age for most Canadians. Even ATMs are declining

Published on: October 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Canada’s on-demand economy takes a hit as Helpling ceases operations , a web-based service that allows users to order home cleaning, is ceasing operations in Canada after less than a year in the market. Berlin-based Helpling expanded to Canada in December after

Published on: October 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Banks can’t do mobile payments on their own: CenturyLink

As Silicon Valley-based competitors including Apple, Google, and Samsung are looking to bully them out of the mobile payments business, many Canadian banking executives are looking for help in standing up to these

Published on: September 25th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Unboxing Samsung’s curved business monitor

Curved monitors might make sense for gamers looking to immerse themselves in a digital world, but is it really necessary for business? Samsung seems to think so with its latest addition to its

Published on: September 24th, 2015 Brian Jackson