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Microsoft announces further retreat from mobile market, plans to lay off 2,850 staff

Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. clearly doesn't expect its fortunes in the mobile devices market to improve anytime soon, outlining plans to eliminate 2,850 more jobs from its smartphone division and fretting that developers will be

Published on: July 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Mobile now accounts for 84% of Facebook’s ad revenue, COO says

Focusing on mobile continues to pay off for Facebook Inc.: the company's mobile ad revenue reached $5.2 billion USD during the last quarter, accounting for 84 per cent of overall ad revenue, COO

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Avoid ‘consumer burnout’ – don’t repeat the same messages across social media, Twitter Canada says

The members of your audience aren’t posting the same thing across every one of their social media accounts, so why should your company? That was the central message delivered by Twitter Canada’s head

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Pokémon Go reminds us that mobile channel is a driver of online and offline traffic

While sitting down with a friend at a bar over this weekend, our server saw our smartphones on the table and asked if we were playing Pokemon Go. When I replied that I

Published on: July 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Your customers can now update your Google Maps listing

A new crowdsourcing feature in Google Maps means that many businesses will soon see information suggested by their customers showing up on their listing, according to the search giant. Google Maps has become

Published on: July 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Macy’s hires a new personal shopping assistant for customers – IBM’s Watson

A visitor to Macy's in Portland, Ore. or Miami, Fla. can now have their mobile device act as their personal shopping assistant, thanks to a joint venture between the 157-year-old retailer; cloud-based customer

Published on: July 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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