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Microsoft buys Toronto mobile business intelligence vendor

Microsoft Corp. announced Tuesday that it’s rounding out its mobility strategy around business intelligence with the acquisition of a Canadian vendor. The company confirmed that it has acquired Datazen Software, a Toronto-based developer of

Published on: April 14th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Digital marketers ready for Google’s new mobile-friendly algorithm

Digital marketers appear to be ready for a new mobile-friendly search algorithm from Google – or at least they say they are. An update to Google’s search algorithm goes into effect on April

Published on: April 14th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

The Galaxy S6 is Samsung’s smartphone magnum opus

  When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S5 last year, we thought it was a very good smartphone for business users. However, its design was a little lacklustre, unadventurous you might say, and

Published on: April 9th, 2015 Alex Davies

Canadian remote workers are driving cloud app adoption

More and more Canadians are spending at least some time working away from the office, and cloud-based apps are helping them stay productive. Workspace provider Regus surveyed 44,000 senior business people across more

Published on: April 8th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Vancouver mobile payments company a Canadian alternative to Apple Pay

While Apple Pay has generated a lot of awareness of interest in the mobile payments space, it’s not available yet in Canada. Vancouver’s nTrust isn’t wasting any time capitalizing on that Apple hype

Published on: April 8th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

One charger to connect them all, one charger to power them

Every traveller has at some point been frustrated with the power cables they’re forced to travel with to charge their assorted electronics. The Echo Connect Plus aims to get them down to one

Published on: April 2nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Smart wearables will drive surge in wearables growth

The wearables market is poised for rapid growth driven by fitness apps and “smart” wearables that can run third-party apps, according to new forecast data from IDC Corp. With new vendors, new devices

Published on: April 2nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Adobe’s Slate is a visual storytelling app for Apple iPad

Following up on the success of the Adobe Voice for iPad app that it launch last summer, Adobe has launched a new visual storytelling app: Adobe Slate. The app allows a marketer to

Published on: April 2nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Canadians’ love of loyalty rewards is swayed most by this digital channel

Canadians love their loyalty programs, and digital channels are a favourite method to learn how to eke the most value out of those Air Miles, PC Points, and the like, according to a

Published on: March 31st, 2015 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry is back in the tablet business, and it brought friends

The BlackBerry Playbook didn’t last very long in the market, but the Canadian vendor is hoping a laser focus and some big partners will make its latest foray into the tablet market a

Published on: March 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Here’s how Keek plans to make money from its Facebook Messenger partnership

A Toronto-based social network based on 36-second videos sees a new partnership with Facebook as the path to more business-to-business deals and earning money off in-app purchases. Facebook made specific mention of Keek

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Watch out Meerkat; Twitter raises Periscope on video streaming app

Meerkat may have been first to market, but Twitter is looking to tame it with Periscope, its own app for live streaming video. Much like Meerkat, Periscope is an iOS app for your

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Toronto’s Turnstyle can help you monetize your Wi-Fi

A graduate of the Jolt technology accelerator has two new solutions that can help businesses monetize their Wi-Fi networks. While Wi-Fi has become a customer expectation and competitive differentiator for many retailers, restaurants,

Published on: March 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Smartphones grabbing larger share of smart connected device market

A new forecast from IDC Corp. pegs the global market for smart connected devices at 2.5 billion by 2019, up by one billion from 2014, with smartphones forecast to lead the way. The

Published on: March 22nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry bypasses the carriers with own hardware protection plan

As smartphone manufacturer and mobility management vendor BlackBerry turns its attention to the commercial market and gets less love from carriers, it’s launching something carriers may have traditionally offered: a hardware protection plan.

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Jeff Jedras