Articles By Brian Jackson

MasterCard launches MasterPass with several Canadian e-commerce customers

MasterCard Canada announced the launch of its MasterPass digital payments platform that it hopes will eventually be used for both in-store purchases and online purchases alike. The digital wallet is being used for

Published on: April 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Rakuten adopts MasterCard’s digital wallet for payments

The owner of Canadian e-book firm Kobo and investor in social media site Pinterest announced that it's implemented MasterCard's digital wallet on its main e-commerce site yesterday. Rakuten.com is a major shopping site

Published on: April 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Wind, Mobilicity, Public Mobile break from Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

Three of Canada's new wireless carriers entering the scene since the last spectrum auction have withdrawn from the group that works to represent the industry as a whole, they announced in a joint

Published on: April 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Q10 pre-orders open in Canada

Editor's note - story updated 12:20 PM ET BlackBerry fans awaiting the release of the updated, iconic QWERTY-keyboard model smartphone can start holding their breath today as pre-orders are now being taken. Both

Published on: April 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Dell measures 400+ variables to gauge brand – what do you do?

It's been a full decade since Frederick Reichheld revealed "the one number you need to grow" to the business world in an article published in the December edition of Harvard Business Review. The

Published on: April 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Kobo Arc

There are so many different mobile devices on the market, it’s hard to know what one is best for you. If you’re been considering an e-reader, but want the extra functionality of a

Published on: April 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

3 things you need to know about BlackBerry’s earnings report

BlackBerry surprised analysts today by releasing a financial earnings report for its fourth quarter that showed profits instead of losses. The shipment of 1 million BlackBerry Z10 smartphones in the limited markets where

Published on: March 28th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Waterloo students competing in ‘March Madness’ of computer programming

As March Madness – the month of NCAA basketball playoff matches that is also viewed as the tournament that recognizes the best post-secondary school talent in the world – comes to a close,

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Fongo offers to buy Wind Mobile, plans to enter wireless market

Editor's note: Story updated at 12:55 PM ET A Waterloo, Ont.-based voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) firm is offering to buy Wind Mobile for $1, it announced this morning. But whether the deal goes

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Expensify offers to reimburse your employees with Bitcoins

In a world where cash is king, where does a digital currency rank? Highly enough for San Francisco-based Expensify to support it, apparently. The firm removes the paperwork from employee expense tracking by

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ontario tax credits, talent pool used to lure video game firms

Why would a parent hand a $600 piece of breakable technology they depend on every day over to their two-year-old? It’s a good question, and one that inspired Jason Krogh, CEO of Zinc

Published on: March 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

SecureKey now offers trusted platform as a mobile service

A Toronto-based firm has launched a new service that will allow companies to confirm the identity of their employees and customers using smartphones and third-party profiles, while keeping privacy in tact. SecureKey Technologies

Published on: March 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Cream.hr: Turn hours of resume filtering into minutes

Anyone responsible for sorting through a pile of resumes when hiring for an open position will appreciate what Cream.hr offers to do – filter out just the cream of the crop before you

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

BeanEvo: accounting evolved

This Web-based application offers an easy-to-use accounts payable solution. It’s a cost-effective solution to help achieve the paperless office and it’s aimed at mid-sized companies. BeanEvo has already raised $100,000 and is looking

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

PumpUp: fitness just got personal

PumpUp makes getting fit simple by providing a personal trainer in an app. Users answer a few questions and a workout plan is built for them, providing instructions on how to exercise. The

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson