Articles By Brian Jackson

QuickBooks gets new integrations with Google, more to come

QuickBooks users can now prepare invoices for their clients simply by scheduling their work time in Google Calendar, thanks to a new partnership announced between Intuit Inc. and Google on Oct. 21. The

Published on: October 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry DTEK60 launch also next step in firm’s licencing strategy

BlackBerry Ltd. is releasing its first smartphone since announcing it will no longer be designing and making its own smartphones, the Waterloo, Ont.-based firm confirmed on Tuesday. The BlackBerry DTEK60 is a sequel and

Published on: October 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Microsoft CEO says LinkedIn will stay open to third-party integrations

ORLANDO - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that LinkedIn will see integration with the software giant's line of business software, but also remain open to third-party software tie-ins. Responding to a question posed

Published on: October 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Unboxing for business: Google Pixel

Look who’s back in the smartphone hardware game. Don’t search the answer: it’s Google. And we’re not talking about another Nexus device. Google is bringing two brand new devices to market with the

Published on: October 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

CIRA launches Fury top-level domain platform with first customer in tow

The non-profit organization responsible for operating Canada’s dot-ca (.ca) Internet domain is now also going to be running the backend of another distinctly national domain - the New Zealand-focused dot-Kiwi (.kiwi). With the

Published on: October 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Ottawa surges to become Canada’s most malware-infected city [Malware map]

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from September 2016. While Canada's malware infections dipped during September, our nation's capital has surged to become the most-infected city in the entire country,

Published on: October 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Aldo CIO crafts a ‘customer-first’ digital transformation at the shoe retailer

It’s gotta be the shoes. That’s the motto of another shoe company. For Montreal-based shoe and accessory retailer Aldo Group, CIO Lance Martel has a different motto - it’s gotta be the customer.

Published on: October 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Vidyard releases free video-making browser extension anyone can use

Kitchener, Ont.-based Vidyard has so far focused on building its video platform for businesses, but on Tuesday it released a new, free Google Chrome extension that anyone can use to make a screen capture

Published on: October 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

League adds business insurance to digital health platform

A Toronto-based startup that began as a digital gateway between people and various healthcare providers is now offering insurance plans to businesses, the company announced on Wednesday. League Inc. is adding insurance products

Published on: October 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Samsung details Galaxy Note7 return process for Canadians

Canadian buyers of Samsung's Galaxy Note7 smartphone should take it back to the place they bought it to exchange for a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, or a full refund, the electronics maker

Published on: October 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Samsung warns Galaxy Note7 owners to ‘stop using the device’

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note7 - even a new replacement model issued after the first recall - you should turn off your device and never use it again, according to Samsung

Published on: October 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Aldo’s tour through the customer journey at Dreamforce

The Montreal-based shoe retailer has innovated its business to connect the e-commerce experience to the in-store experience with the help of a few key pieces of technology. We take a look at how

Published on: October 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Vidyard reaches out to customer service agents at Dreamforce

SAN FRANCISCO - Kitchener, Ont.-based Vidyard is deepening its integration with Salesforce at the cloud software vendor's annual Dreamforce conference, releasing a new tie-in for the Service Cloud. Founded as a video marketing

Published on: October 6th, 2016 Brian Jackson

When Salesforce Einstein asks for your data, will you say yes?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Salesforce administrators are going to have a new choice to make when the winter update is pushed out a couple of weeks from now - will they opt-in to sharing

Published on: October 5th, 2016 Brian Jackson