Articles By 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

Salesforce targets mobile, wearables with new $100 M fund

The investment wing of cloud software vendor Salesforce.com announced a new $100 million fund targeting mobile apps and connected products this week, and Canadian companies could stand to see some of that money,

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

Apple at fault for live stream problems: analyst

Apple Inc. is known for only live streaming its big product launch events to Apple devices using the Safari browser, but yesterday's event started off broadcasting to an even more narrow audience than

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

What marketers should watch for in Apple’s iPhone 6 launch event

Apple Inc. is set to unveil the iPhone 6 on Sept. 9 at a live event and marketers will want to keep an eye on what's announced to get a sense for how

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Home Depot enters the smart home era with Wink partnership

We’ve all dropped in to Home Depot to pick up something for a DIY project at some point. But with the release of a new line of mobile app-enabled products, you might start

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 5th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Hangout with Expedia’s chief product officer John Kim

Whether you’ve used it to actually book a vacation or just daydream about a trip that you never actually took, you’ve probably played with Expedia’s travel search tool at some point. Well after

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

3 execs responsible for products and partners on #FollowFriday

Every Friday we like to recommend a few people that we're following on Twitter as we go about telling the stories that matter when it comes to technology's impact on the way business

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

ITBusiness.ca to collaborate with Global Finance Conference

There was a time when what technology a company used was solely the concern of the IT department. But now it's a part of everyone's job to know what the latest technology is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson