Articles By Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Meta augmented reality glasses

Right now the divide between the real world and the digital world is pretty clear cut. You’re either looking around your physical environment, interacting with people and objects. Or you’re staring at a

Published on: April 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Heartbleed’s ramifications still unfolding as e-commerce compliance standards updated

Editor's note: This story was updated April 15 to reflect the publishing of PCI-DSS 3.1 and clarifications of some of the deadlines for phasing out SSL.  A core technology that has been trusted

Published on: April 13th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Malware map of Canada’s top 10 most-infected cities – Can you guess who’s #1?

Every day, at least 10,000 computers across Canada are hit by a new malware infection - and it's likely many more than that. That's just the number that's captured by EnigmaSoftware.com through its

Published on: April 10th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Salesforce Pardot update powers up marketing automation

San Francisco-based Salesforce Inc. is rolling out more marketing automation features for its B2B customers, putting its acquisition of Atlanta-based Pardot to use with a couple of new tools for marketers and sales

Published on: April 9th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Neptune unveils dummy-screen accessories and plans for first prototype

Simon Tian has been busy since we last talked to him. You remember Simon, he’s the founder of Neptune. This Montreal based company says that other smart watch makers - Samsung and Apple

Published on: April 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Kobo launches new e-reader and service to help grandma set it up

For stalwarts of the printed word that just can’t give up “the feel” of paper books, Rakuten Kobo Inc. is introducing a new e-reader device that it says will finally convert them to

Published on: April 7th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Google releases cheapest Chromebooks yet

Google unveiled some new low-cost members to its popular Chromebook family today, and a new Chrome-on-a-stick device. Google recently unveiled the Pixel, a higher end Chromebook device featuring a fast Intel processor, lots

Published on: March 31st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Canadians’ love of loyalty rewards is swayed most by this digital channel

Canadians love their loyalty programs, and digital channels are a favourite method to learn how to eke the most value out of those Air Miles, PC Points, and the like, according to a

Published on: March 31st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Up Periscope, down privacy? Twitter’s live streaming service bound to cause controversy

On the first day of Periscope’s debut, I was instantly taken to places I wanted to be and given intimate access to people that I’d love to meet. The first stream I watched

Published on: March 31st, 2015 Brian Jackson

IBM partners with The Weather Company to update forecasts 26 billion times a day

IBM Corp. is announcing today a new business unit focused on the Internet of Things and a new partnership with The Weather Company as an example of the services it will be offering

Published on: March 31st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Here’s how Keek plans to make money from its Facebook Messenger partnership

A Toronto-based social network based on 36-second videos sees a new partnership with Facebook as the path to more business-to-business deals and earning money off in-app purchases. Facebook made specific mention of Keek

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson

HP opens its first Security Operations Centre in Canada

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) opened up a new regional Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Mississauga, Ont. today that is certified to deal with confidential government data - even if it's not doing that quite

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Facebook announces Messenger for Business at F8

Facebook is extending its Messenger app into a platform that will support third-party developers and allow businesses to interact with customers via real-time chat, the popular social network announced today during its F8

Published on: March 25th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Silanis gives Canadian users option to keep data on home soil with IBM Cloud

"Just sign here" - the phrase that makes wrapping up a transaction with the stroke of a pen seem so easy to many of us is one that Michael Laurie, vice-president of product

Published on: March 24th, 2015 Brian Jackson

‘How much should the working poor pay for cell service?’ report asks

Many Canadians making a low annual income would rather cut back on food, clothing, and health care than consider reducing their telephone or Internet services, according to a report released today by the

Published on: March 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson