Articles By Brian Jackson

Canadian Tire enters mobile wallet market with mPay & Play

Canadian Tire Corp. announced its second product launched to the mobile apps market and this time the effort supports its financial services division  with the release of mPay & Play. The app, available

Published on: September 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

CASL not cutting it? Block sender and unsubscribe in Gmail

If you've ever felt a victim of your own email inbox, watching helplessly as it spirals out of control and spammers heap on message after message, Google wants you to know that hope

Published on: September 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Glimpse at the future of design at Autodesk headquarters

Published on: September 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Nymi unveils two-factor authentication from your wrist at Dreamforce

SAN FRANCISCO - Toronto-based wearables startup Nymi Inc. was at Dreamforce showing off a new problem that its wristband can solve for enterprises - securely delivering two-factor authentication. We spoke with Nymi CEO Karl

Published on: September 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Lurniture encourages peer learning on Salesforce Sales Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO -- David Bloom has attended Dreamforce before as a employee, but this year he's here as the CEO of Lurniture, a startup built on the Salesforce Sales Cloud. Bloom says

Published on: September 17th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Salesforce debuts products based on RelateIQ acquisition

SAN FRANCISCO - Inc. announced this week at Dreamforce two different products based on its acquisition of RelateIQ, a complete CRM solution for SMBs and a way for enterprises using the Sales

Published on: September 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Uber releases ‘Business Profiles’ to simplify expenses

SAN FRANCISCO - If you’ve ever accidentally expensed your company for a late-night Uber trip home from the bar, then you’ll be one of the people happy to know the San Francisco-based company

Published on: September 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Dreamforce retrospective: a look back at 5 years covering the marquee event for B2B cloud software

This will be my sixth year in a row attending’s Dreamforce event, a mega-conference that takes over downtown San Francisco for one week every year in autumn. Known as the world’s largest

Published on: September 13th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Twitter showcases Periscope’s entertainment chops at Toronto International Film Festival

Twitter Inc. is hoping that its live-streaming video service Periscope will be given a boost after being sighted on the red carpet alongside movie star Natalie Portman at the Toronto International Film Festival

Published on: September 10th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Graphic design pros critique Google’s new logo

Do you remember when Google had an exclamation mark in its logo? Yes, there was a Yahoo-esque punctuation character in the world's most-used search engine back in 1999. After that, it switched to the

Published on: September 9th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Taylor Swift’s website an example of poor privacy practices for children

For the 12-and-under online 'Swifties' that log-in to, there's plenty of opportunity to dish out their personal information, but no apparent recourse to "shake it off" and delete that data, according to

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

IDC says Apple Watch shipments met outside projections

Apple Inc. shipped 3.6 million wearables in the second quarter of 2015, according to analyst firm IDC. In putting a number on Apple Watch shipments, the sole Apple product in this category, IDC

Published on: August 31st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Canadian business owners more ‘app-happy’ than Americans: survey

Canadian small business owners are using more software, spending more on software, and are more mobile than their American counterparts, according to a new survey from Intuit Canada. Canadian small businesses owners are

Published on: August 28th, 2015 Brian Jackson

3 things marketers should watch for at Apple’s Sept. 9 iPhone launch

Apple Inc. signalled today that it will hold to its pattern of releasing a new iPhone this fall, holding a launch event in San Francisco on Sept. 9. What's different about this event

Published on: August 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Facebook’s virtual assistant ‘M’ will try to usurp your own customer support

Facebook is launching a trial in Silicon Valley of its new virtual assistant M, but this assistant is more than just the AI offered by Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana - it comes

Published on: August 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson