Mobility Archives - Page 3

Walmart Canada launches shopping app as mobile becomes biggest traffic-driver

Ask Rick Neuman, executive vice-president of technology and ecommerce at Walmart Canada what his favourite feature of the retailer's new mobile app is, and he'll tell you it's the "favourites list." At one

Published on: July 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Ensure your mobile ads load quickly with Google’s new DoubleClick features

Mobile consumers don't like waiting for content, so Google Inc. is releasing some new features to ensure that - when it comes to ads, at least - they won't have to. This week

Published on: July 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Now you can verify your Twitter account by just asking

Social media veterans have long coveted having their accounts verified by Twitter, Inc. - seeking that elusive blue checkmark that adds authority to an account, but was so mysterious in its acquisition. Until

Published on: July 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

HP Elite x3 ‘3-in-1’ device coming to Canada Aug. 28

A device that will see if there's any mobile ground left for Microsoft to stake its claim will start shipping in Canada by the end of the summer. HP Inc.'s "three-in-one" device, the

Published on: July 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Experts fail to see synergy in SoftBank’s $32.2-billion acquisition of mobile chip designer ARM

Today's announcement that SoftBank Group Corp. would be purchasing U.K.-based chip designer ARM Holdings PLC for 24.3 billion pounds ($32.2 billion) represents a sound, but head-scratching, investment by the Japanese telecommunications giant, experts

Published on: July 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Pokémon Go – now Canadians can catch ’em all

If you live in Toronto and want to (legally) try hunting for Pikachu on your coffee break, now you can. One and a half weeks after its July 6 release in the U.S.,

Published on: July 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How to ensure Pokémon doesn’t make your workplace productivity Go down

As Pokémon Go continues to surge in popularity - its daily user base recently surpassed Twitter's, and the average player is now spending more time with it than Facebook - it's likely that

Published on: July 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

iOS becoming more fragmented as more patches pushed out

Apple Inc.'s mobile eco-system might be more divided than is commonly assumed, according to device data collected by software developer Apteligent Inc. While Apple is thought to have the best success in the

Published on: July 15th, 2016 Brian Jackson

MasterCard offers new details about Canadian MasterPass release

MasterCard Inc. unveiled a slew of new partners today for the U.S. version of its MasterPass digital payment program, but Canadian users will have to wait a bit longer to see equally widespread

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

SureTap’s demise was sealed when Apple refused to cooperate: COO

The mobile wallet solution built by Canada's three major carriers will be shutting down on Aug. 26, according to SureTap's website, and the firm's chief operating officer says Apple Inc.'s limitations on developers

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Expensify takes first step in quest to eliminate the world’s receipts

Expensify's war against paper continues, as the accounting software company announced a new digital receipt feature this week. Released on July 13, ReceiptBurner allows the San Francisco-based firm's business customers to export purchase

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How Pokémon Go is helping small businesses catch ’em all

After learning how they can take advantage of Pokémon Go, small businesses might be looking forward to the official Canadian release of Nintendo's wildly popular augmented reality game even more than nostalgic millennials.

Published on: July 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Is Pokémon Go a huge security vulnerability for your business?

This probably isn't what Nintendo Ltd. had in mind when its marketing wizards created Pokémon's slogan, "Gotta catch 'em all." The celebrated video game developer and publisher, which has risen in market value

Published on: July 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New CenturyLink service adds marketing analytics to venue-based Wi-Fi

Canadians love their free Wi-Fi, and are willing to provide personal data in exchange for incentives - so why not combine the two? Location-Based Analytics, the new software as a service (SaaS) released

Published on: July 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Mobile marketers must adapt to users, not the other way around, Forrester says

Too many marketers are chasing the mobile equivalent of whatever's new and shiny instead of accounting for how customers actually use their devices, according to technology-based consulting firm Forrester Research, Inc. - and

Published on: July 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood