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How an insurance firm plans to be as disruptive as Steve Jobs

When quality assurance senior manager Austin Kwong gets to work in the morning at the Digital Garage of insurance firm Aviva Canada, he looks up at a big picture of Steve Jobs and

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canada’s biggest banks can learn a few lessons from CIBC’s mobile app

CIBC’s mobile efforts have been given an A by Forrester Research. When the Cambridge, Mass.-based market research firm recently evaluated the mobile apps released by the “Big Five” Canadian banks (CIBC, Bank of

Published on: June 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Android Pay launches in Canada as contactless payments continue to soar

Android Pay launched in Canada on Wednesday, with support from three of the five major banks and support for both credit and debit cards announced. Android Pay is starting its rollout to the Canadian

Published on: June 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending: Canada’s fastest growing startup, BlackBerry KeyOne, social media justice

Canada’s fastest growing ICT company grew 96,000 per cent in one year. The BlackBerry KeyOne now shipping to Canada. And the Blue Jays beer can tosser that was identified by crowdsourcing pleads guilty.

Published on: May 31st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canadian SMBs not adopting e-commerce and suffering because of it: PayPal

Canadians are generally known for being more conservative when it comes to trusting and adopting new technology, but a new study by Ipsos and commissioned by PayPal Canada reveals just how far behind

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

B.C.-based Coast Capital building the ‘credit union of the future’

Digital transformation is paying off, literally, for Surrey, British Columbia-based Coast Capital Savings Credit Union. After a 2016 vote in which 80 per cent of the provincial credit union's members voted in favour

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Using artificial intelligence to disrupt financial institutions

First it was the mobile revolution that disrupted the banking system, now artificial intelligence (AI) is looking to make its mark. Finn.ai, a Vancouver, BC-based fintech company, is looking to digitally transform financial

Published on: May 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

New Google API will let retailers easily add loyalty programs, Android Pay to checkout process

Google Inc.'s recent announcement that it would finally be delivering Android Pay to Canadian customers arrived not a moment too soon. In a May 18 blog post, Google vice-president of payment products Pali

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

It’s official – Android Pay is coming to Canada

The thousands of Canadian Android faithful who have no doubt gazed in envy at their iPhone-wielding rivals using Apple Pay at their favourite retailers had their prayers answered today, as Google Inc. officially

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Goldman Sachs gets into business intelligence

Goldman Sachs’s private capital investment group has acquired business intelligence software vendor Information Builders of New York City. Even with a minority stake, Goldman Sachs now has entered into the lucrative BI and analytics market,

Published on: May 17th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Live Labs illustrates CIBC’s commitment to digital transformation

Running a 150-year-old company that remains one of Canada's most financially successful as if it's a startup might seem counterintuitive, but it's become integral to the way CIBC conducts business. The Canadian Imperial

Published on: May 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian fintech sector not reaching full potential: Competition Bureau of Canada

Canada’s financial technology (fintech) sector has yet to reach its full potential, and for it to do so, regulators and industry leaders need to work together, according to Competition Bureau Canada. The organization

Published on: May 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Intuit, Autodesk, Microsoft illustrate tech’s dominance of Canada’s best places to work

Turns out Intuit Canada, Autodesk Canada Co. and Microsoft Corp. aren't just well-known tech brands - they're leaders among Canadian workplaces too. All four companies, along with Mississauga, Ont.-based workforce management (WFM) and

Published on: May 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Filing taxes on your mobile device? It’s more common than you think, Intuit says

As Canadians across the country frantically submitted their taxes this week in an effort to meet Sunday's deadline, it's likely that more than a few did so on their mobile devices, an executive

Published on: April 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Mastercard launches biometrics card in South Africa

Apple Pay already has Canadians using their fingerprint to authenticate payments at the till, but now Mastercard may soon allow them to do so by scanning their fingerprint right on the card itself.

Published on: April 20th, 2017 Brian Jackson