Mobility Archives - Page 2

Trust in fintech suffers from a generational divide

The big banks may have more time than they think before their “Uber moment” arrives based on this year’s Digital Money Trends Report, which found that Canadians are still wary of fintech, even as

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Gary Hilson

CRTC declares broadband Internet a basic service

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has declared broadband Internet a basic telecommunications service for all regions across Canada, and set new speed targets for Internet and mobile services available to Canadians. In

Published on: December 22nd, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

Now the Royal Canadian Mint is on the blockchain, thanks to Goldmoney

Toronto fintech startup Goldmoney Inc. (formerly BitGold), which essentially uses blockchain technology to power a bitcoin-like exchange service based on physical gold, has added gold from the Royal Canadian Mint to its bullion

Published on: December 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Less than 25 per cent of BlackBerry’s revenue now mobile-related: CEO

One day after announcing a new facility to develop autonomous vehicles, BlackBerry Ltd. has revealed that less than 25 per cent of its revenue is now related to mobile devices. According to its

Published on: December 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry gets into the self-driving seat with new Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre

BlackBerry QNX is going all in on self-driving cars by opening a new Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC) in Ottawa. Housed inside BlackBerry QNX headquarters, the AVIC will bring the company's partners together in

Published on: December 19th, 2016 Alex Radu

Top business smartphones for 2016: iPhone 7

I still remember the day Steve Jobs announced Apple’s first smartphone and the first generation of iPod Touch. It was a real revolution: Sure, even at the beginning there were features everyone had

Published on: December 18th, 2016 Andrei Barany

Top business smartphones for 2016: Google Pixel

Since I unboxed my Google Pixel smartphone, my iPhone 6S Plus has been sitting unused in a drawer. That will tell you something about Google's first effort to manufacture its own Android smartphone.

Published on: December 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Gen Z more likely than predecessors to pick up the phone

Young people are often characterized as anti-social and too reliant on technology, but Generation Z might just prove us all wrong. In fact, according to a new study by Seattle-based mobile advertising analytics

Published on: December 16th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

Twitter takes on Facebook Live with Periscope live video integration

The Twitter loyalists who have gazed in envy at Facebook Live since Twitter Inc. killed its Vine platform in October had their prayers answered on Wednesday. That's when the company announced it was

Published on: December 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Pinterest brings “Promoted Pins” service to Canada

Pinterest wants to help Canadian business owners have a happier holiday season. Starting this month, the San Francisco-based retail and activity listing site/mobile app is inviting Canadian businesses to purchase "Promoted Pins," two

Published on: December 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Justin Bieber, Drake top Canada’s most retweeted tweets of 2016

Toronto rapper Drake has more than 30 million followers on Twitter, and Justin Bieber is among the platform's most discussed users - Canadian or otherwise - so it comes as little surprise that

Published on: December 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung to deactivate all remaining Galaxy Note 7 devices by next week

Samsung plans to deactivate service for all remaining Galaxy Note 7 devices in the Canadian market, the South Korean tech giant's Canadian arm announced on Wednesday. Though a mandatory recall has been in

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

IDC says Canadian IT spending set to rebound, mobile device sales to stall in 2017

Canadian tech spending will rebound in 2017, but mobile device sales will continue to stall, according to IDC Canada’s IT predictions for the year ahead. Although IT investment slipped on the low oil

Published on: December 7th, 2016 Christine Wong

Shopify acquires Toronto app development studio Tiny Hearts

Ottawa-based e-commerce darling Shopify Inc. announced today that it would be acquiring Toronto-based mobile product development studio Tiny Hearts Ltd., known for apps such as Wake Alarm, Quick Fit, and Next Keyboard; motivational

Published on: December 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canadians are keeping their e-commerce dollars in the country, PayPal says

The “buy local” mentality is not only benefitting bricks-and-mortar shops in Canada, according to research from PayPal Canada, but e-tailers and their social media marketing departments too. The digital payments company conducted its

Published on: December 2nd, 2016 Gary Hilson