Articles By Brian Jackson

Square pushes new online store and API support in Canada

Square, the San Francisco-based firm best known for enabling merchants to accept credit card payments with their smartphones, is expanding its business into the ecommerce space, it announced on Wednesday. The company's new

Published on: March 31st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto’s Mayor hopes to draw back tech talent, VC money from Silicon Valley trip

Toronto Mayor John Tory doesn't shy away from describing his upcoming visit to Silicon Valley as promotional - after all, that's exactly what the local tech community could use right now, he says.

Published on: March 30th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canadian Tire employees encouraged to use Facebook at Work

At Canadian Tire Corp. there are 2,500 employees that are logging into Facebook on a regular basis to post, comment, like, and share while they're on the clock - and their employer is

Published on: March 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Video marketing tips from Vidyard’s CMO at Adobe Summit

We hear that video is getting consumed online like chocolate eggs on Easter, but how can marketers make sure their content is breaking through the noise to capture the attention they need? Tyler

Published on: March 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Analysis of Adobe Summit 2016 with Bilal Jaffery at Deloitte Digital [video]

On the show floor of Adobe Summit 2016, Bilal Jaffery, digital practice lead at Deloitte Digital, discusses the news and philosophies on topic at the event, including an examination of Adobe's "third wave"

Published on: March 23rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Adobe and comScore partner to show broadcasters where the audience is really watching

LAS VEGAS - Canadian broadcasters stand to learn more about the content-consuming habits of their audience in an age where the television is just one screen among many, after Adobe Inc. and comScore

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Adobe Summit preview – new look, more brains promised for Marketing Cloud

LAS VEGAS — Adobe Inc. is planning to launch a “next-generation” version of its Marketing Cloud suite at Adobe Summit this week, containing new tools that will help marketers track and segment customers

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Banks could soon verify credit card transactions with location-tracking smartphone apps

Canadian banks may soon be deploying a new tool in response to rising credit card fraud - geo-location data from your smartphone - with at least two major financial service providers preparing to

Published on: March 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: iPad Pro

After a couple weeks of using the iPad Pro, I’m convinced that this iPad is suffering an identity crisis. Make no mistakes, the iPad has always been a device design with content consumption

Published on: March 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto startup BitGold powers new digital payments platform with real gold

A Toronto-based startup is planning to launch a new payment method that enables the direct buying and selling of physical gold and will appeal to e-commerce merchants by undercutting credit card transaction fees. BitGold

Published on: March 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Tech giants featured on 10th annual ‘World’s Most Ethical Company’ list

Many familiar tech brands are included on the 10th annual World's Most Ethical Companies list, released by Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Ethisphere Institute. It only takes watching the nightly news to understand why the organization

Published on: March 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Facts show women making progress in the tech industry [infographic]

Just in time for International Women's Day, some good news when it comes to women working in the tech industry - it's becoming a lot more common to see women employees at some

Published on: March 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Is it time for a chief ethics officer? Smarter digital technology raises the question

If knowledge is power, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, then does perfect knowledge also result in guaranteed corruption? As software and hardware become smarter and enable more automation of data collection, organizations today

Published on: March 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Tax filing made a ‘snap’ with new photo-based mobile app

If you find you're typically well past deadline in filing your taxes because you hate the work of scribbling numbers into forms, a new app from Edmonton-based Snapfile Inc. might be for you.

Published on: March 1st, 2016 Brian Jackson