Articles By Brian Jackson

Paper, plastic, or Apple Pay: should you support the mobile payments option?

One weekend, 10 million sales. That’s how big Apple’s latest iPhone launch has been so far, with both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus flying off store shelves, often briskly outpacing demand. The

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Google retreating from Google+ integration with its other services

Google Inc. is no longer requiring new Gmail users to also register for a Google+ account - the mandatory creation of a social profile with Google had been in place since 2012 -

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Google Analytics adds industry benchmarking feature

Most marketers accept that Google Analytics provides must-use data points that give feedback on marketing efforts and can help shape an ongoing online effort. The problem with it is that for all the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus video review roundup

Apple Inc. launches its newest iPhone models to stores today with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available for sale at Apple stores and other retailers across Canada and around the world.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson

3 tech newsmakers worth following on Twitter

We have a weekly tradition of recommending the accounts we're following on Twitter in the spirit of #FollowFriday. Here's some accounts that you could find in our stories this week. https://twitter.com/LockieSimon/status/499620134940860416 With Anthony

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Waterloo’s IQC working on sensors with single molecule precision

The University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) expects that sensors able to detect properties at the molecular level will be one of the first realized technologies to come out of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

GuestDriven lands big deal to roll out ‘mobile concierge’ app

If you've ever checked out of your hotel using the in-room television and wondered why you couldn't do the same from your smartphone, Montreal-based GuestDriven has an app you'll want to download. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

iPhone 6 upsides and downsides for business

While iPhone 6 pre-orders are already backlogged and lineups at Apple stores are sure to be long for the retail launch on Friday, some keen on having the latest will be sporting Apple's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

TeamBuy and Dealfind near bailout acquisition while merchants seek answers

The largest Canadian-owned daily deals site is looking to finalize its acquisition by an Atlanta-based firm after filing for a legal and financial restructuring process, according to legal documents from MNP Ltd. Meanwhile, some

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Wealthsimple offers investing service to millennials

A new Toronto-based startup hopes to disrupt the investment services industry for millennials by catering to them with text messages and algorithms rather than golf games and working lunches. Wealthsimple is hoping that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How Apple’s ‘record-breaking’ iPhone 6 pre-orders compare to past launches

Apple Inc. said some pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus will be delivered as late as October after a record number of first-day pre-orders were made on Sept. 12

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

9 out of 10 businesses find big data useful: Accenture report

Big data is becoming a more important weapon in businesses’ arsenals, with a survey finding 92 per cent of big data users are happy with its business outcomes. In a report released last

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Get money back for LCD monitor you bought a decade ago

Canadian businesses and individuals that bought a LCD monitor between 1998 and 2006 are due to receive a retroactive discount, after two law firms announce they have reached a settlement with electronics manufacturers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry acquisition may put end to personal calls on company dime

For business professionals lucky enough to be given a mobile phone by their employer, often one of the unspoken benefits of having such a device is the ability to make some personal calls

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Apple Pay coming to Canada may be dependent on banks deal

Apple Inc. unveiled its mobile payments platform on Tuesday along with its iPhone 6 and Apple Watch hardware that will support the transaction mechanism with NFC chips - but the service will be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson