Articles By Brian Jackson

Apple updates iPad, lowers price

Apple Inc. is updating its most popular iPad - the original 9.7" screen size - offering specs that are a step down from the iPad Pro model, but also knocking hundreds of dollars

Published on: March 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Former financial journalist says stock brokers are next for FinTech disruption

A Montreal-based former business journalist has raised $50,000 in crowdfunding, including $14,000 from BMO SmartFolio, to add an online course to his stock-investing mobile app launching this summer. Hardbacon, which is developing a mobile

Published on: March 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

5 incredible content marketing secrets from Diply’s CTO (you won’t believe #3!)

When we demanded that Diply's chief technology officer, Gurminder Kandola, cough up his employer's secret recipe for generating 1 billion monthly views and maintaining an Alexa top-20 ranking for North America, he spilled the

Published on: March 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Malware infection rate hits low point in Canada [Malware map]

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from February 2017 Our monthly malware map update of Canada's infection rate is seeing a new all-time low as only 85,000 infections were detected

Published on: March 10th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canada ranks on top of Internet affordability: Economist

Canada ranks number one out of 75 countries when it comes to the cost of Internet access relative to income and the amount of competition in the marketplace, according to a report by

Published on: March 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Sun Life’s chief digital technology officer readies for Silicon Valley-inspired HQ launch

When you hear that a 150-year-old insurance company is going to open up a new office, you probably wouldn't expect it to be inspired by Silicon Valley startups, but Alice Thomas, chief digital

Published on: February 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

First TCL BlackBerry unveiled – KeyOne debuts at Mobile World Congress

The first BlackBerry device manufactured and designed by TCL was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Saturday, and the KeyOne is clearly aiming its first effort clearly at the hearts of

Published on: February 26th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Verizon’s $350 million discount on Yahoo purchase shows cost of breaches is real

Those looking to affix a hard cost to a data breach now have new figure to help calculate it, and a big one after Verizon Communications Inc. announced it will pay $350 million

Published on: February 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

These 5 service providers are Canada’s security leaders, according to IDC

IBM Corp., Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., Bell Canada, CGI and the Herjavec Group are the leaders in the security services market in Canada, according to a new vendor assessment report from IDC Canada.

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Bell’s MTS acquisition approved by federal regulators

BCE Inc. will be able to acquire Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. under the $3.9 billion deal the telecommunication carriers made last year, after federal regulators gave the transaction the green light, according to

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Ottawa firm aims to bring mobile-first tech to first responders

On an average fall day, Ottawa Professional Firefighter's Association Captain Vic Dillabaugh found himself racing towards the University of Ottawa alongside 10 other members of a hazardous materials team, responding to an ammonia

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Practice safe data privacy this Valentine’s Day [infographic]

When discreet online dating website Ashley Madison suffered a data breach in summer of 2015, it may have been the most sensational example of online matchmaking leading to privacy violations, but unfortunately, it's not

Published on: February 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

YouTube still a Super Bowl commercial destination for Canadians

It might be the first year that Canadians will be seeing American commercial programming during the Super Bowl LI's simulcast from NRG Stadium in Houston, but many will already be watching the much-hyped

Published on: February 2nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Slack for Enterprise release to compete with Microsoft Teams

Vancouver-based collaboration software startup Slack Technologies Inc. is expected to announce its new Slack for Enterprise edition at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday morning, according to a report in Business Insider.

Published on: January 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Legal woes don’t prevent AirBnB from making profits: Bloomberg

Legal strife with several cities hasn't stopped short-term rentals website Airbnb from turning its first profit since launching in 2008, according to a Bloomberg report. Airbnb become profitable for the first time in

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson