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Wearables talking health care outside the clinic walls

The health care system is about to undergo a major revolution, from one that is test-and-treat based to one that is more preventative and constantly monitoring conditions in real time. This transition is

Published on: September 21st, 2015 Jared Lindzon

TD Bank partners with Toronto startup to bring more personalization to its banking app

One day soon, the TD Bank app on your tablet or smartphone could know that you’re at the Blue Jays game, know that it’s a hot summer day, and give you an opportunity

Published on: September 18th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Uber releases ‘Business Profiles’ to simplify expenses

SAN FRANCISCO - If you’ve ever accidentally expensed your company for a late-night Uber trip home from the bar, then you’ll be one of the people happy to know the San Francisco-based company

Published on: September 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Healthcare the largest opportunity in wearables market

Wearable technology will be a $24.2-billion market in 2015, but three-quarters of that will be already-mature technologies such as electronic wristwatches, blood glucose test strips, fitness trackers, etc., predicts IDTechEx Research. Medical and

Published on: September 11th, 2015 Dave Webb

Twitter showcases Periscope’s entertainment chops at Toronto International Film Festival

Twitter Inc. is hoping that its live-streaming video service Periscope will be given a boost after being sighted on the red carpet alongside movie star Natalie Portman at the Toronto International Film Festival

Published on: September 10th, 2015 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry buys secure app & containerization vendor

Less than half a year following its acquisition of Israel-based security company WatchDox, BlackBerry is at it again. This time, the Canadian smartphone maker has acquired former rival Good Technology, which offers secure

Published on: September 9th, 2015 Dave Yin

Snack maker Mondelez adds a strong Canadian flavour to its startup program

There’s a strong Canadian flavour to the latest batch of startups chosen to partner with snack food and candy maker Mondelez International Inc. Four of the eight startups the company selected for its

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Christine Wong

IDC sees tablet market slowdown accelerating

Research firm IDC has revised its forecast for global tablet shipments downward for 2015, based on further weakness across the board. The latest forecast from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker projects that tablet

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

All the world’s a circle, and so is Samsung’s new smart watch

Korean consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. has upped its smart watch game with the Samsung Gear S2, a classic spin on the emerging wearables market. The Gear S2--available in two models--conjures

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Dave Webb

IDC says Apple Watch shipments met outside projections

Apple Inc. shipped 3.6 million wearables in the second quarter of 2015, according to analyst firm IDC. In putting a number on Apple Watch shipments, the sole Apple product in this category, IDC

Published on: August 31st, 2015 Brian Jackson

3 things marketers should watch for at Apple’s Sept. 9 iPhone launch

Apple Inc. signalled today that it will hold to its pattern of releasing a new iPhone this fall, holding a launch event in San Francisco on Sept. 9. What's different about this event

Published on: August 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry broadens support for secure file sharing tool WatchDox

BlackBerry Ltd. has unveiled new platform support and a new app for WatchDox, its secure enterprise file sharing and mobile content management solution. The Waterloo, Ont.-based mobile communications solutions vendor has launched a

Published on: August 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Salesforce enters the wearable workplace with 20 enterprise Apple Watch apps

Cloud-based customer relationship management vendor Salesforce is counting on the emerging wearable technology market to blossom and put its productivity applications in the hands—or rather, on the wrists—of field staff everywhere. Lindsey Irvine,

Published on: August 24th, 2015 Dave Webb

Fitbit Charge HR satisfies your inner competitive athlete

Fitbit Inc. makes what are perhaps the most ubiquitous of the many activity trackers sprung onto the market in the past couple of years. Fitbit emerged early, starting up in 2007 in San

Published on: August 21st, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Martime startup hopes to seize iBeacon market with unique parking solution

If you're visiting a cafe or small storefront in downtown Saint John, N.B. sometime soon, don't be surprised if you receive a message to your smartphone offering to pay for your parking -

Published on: August 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson