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It’s official – Pokémon Go really does help small businesses catch ’em all [infographic]

By now, it's common knowledge that small businesses, particularly retailers near so-called "PokéStops," can use mobile game phenomenon Pokémon Go to increase foot traffic - but now Slant Marketing has the numbers to

Published on: September 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter announces partnership with online video news network Cheddar

Continuing its apparent quest to become the first destination for online viewers seeking live content, Twitter Inc. has announced a new broadcasting partnership with online video news network Cheddar. The social media media

Published on: September 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Square, Moneris Payd card readers work with iPhone 7

Merchants that rely on a card reader that connects with a smartphone via its headphone jack could still use their devices with the iPhone 7. Apple Inc. unveiled its latest smartphone last week,

Published on: September 13th, 2016 Brian Jackson

New keyword moderation tool helps Instagram users prevent online abuse

Social media might not be the safest of spaces for all users, but Instagram, at least, is taking a tangible step to address the problem on its platform. The company has introduced a

Published on: September 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung collaborating with Health Canada on newly-mandatory Note 7 recall

Samsung Electronics Ltd. is collaborating with Health Canada to accelerate the nationwide recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The electronic giant's Mississauga-based Canadian arm revealed the news on Friday, while emphasizing that

Published on: September 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Visa and Ingenico combine contactless payments with digital signage at TIFF

A lot of celebrities are making red carpet appearances at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this week, and so is a new method of contactless payments thanks to a collaboration between Ingenico

Published on: September 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Top business smartphones of 2016: Xperia X Performance review

Over the past few years, we’ve looked at a number of Sony’s Xperia series of smartphones and have always ranked them highly. Although the may not have had as high of a profile

Published on: September 9th, 2016 ITBusiness Staff

Pokémon Go a breeding ground for malware, Proofpoint warns

Security concerns related to Pokémon Go are nothing new - but in addition to existing problems regarding user privacy, the game could also leave its players vulnerable to malware, a new blog post

Published on: September 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

You’ve got two seconds: Google study shows speed is king for mobile web

If you want to keep your audience engaged with your mobile website, your page had better load in less time than it took you to read this sentence, according to a new worldwide

Published on: September 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Galaxy Note 7 owners more likely to be struck by lightning than see phone explode

Samsung Corp. has issued a voluntary recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reported incidents of the phone bursting into flame while charging. Yet I'm not afraid to hold the device up

Published on: September 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Subway expands digital team by acquiring Vancouver-based online ordering platform

Perhaps best known for its $5 footlong sandwiches, restaurant chain Subway is delving into new business territory with the acquisition of a division of Vancouver-based online order-taking platform Avanti Commerce. The 20-person team, formerly

Published on: September 6th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Pokémon Go just the tip of $162 billion AR/VR trend: IDC

By Stephanie Cooper Pokémon Go's popularity may be on the decline, but it was just the beginning of a booming growth period for augmented reality and virtual reality technology, according to a new

Published on: August 29th, 2016 ITBusiness Staff

New regulations, reported $1.27 billion USD loss highlight Uber’s interesting summer

Between new regulations in a key Canadian market and a reported $1.27 billion USD operating loss during the first half of 2016, Silicon Valley darling and "sharing economy" icon Uber Technologies Inc. may

Published on: August 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Speed tests indicate Rogers offers fastest broadband Internet, Bell fastest mobile

Seattle-based network analysis firm Ookla released its latest Canadian Speedtest report this week ranking the country's mobile and Internet service providers (ISPs), and the results are clear: Rogers Communications Inc. offers the fastest

Published on: August 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Here’s why top social media influencers can charge millions for a post

In today's world of online marketing, Google and Facebook might command the majority of attention - and 64 per cent of digital ad revenue - but the best-known users of social media platforms

Published on: August 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood