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Influitive acquires Toronto-based CRM app developer Triggerfox

Toronto-based marketing software maker Influitive announced today that it has acquired Triggerfox, the Toronto-based startup behind a customer relations management mobile app and the company's second such acquisition in a month, after its

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Yellow Pages acquires Toronto-based mobile advertising firm Juice Mobile

Montreal-based Yellow Pages Ltd. recently acquired Juice Mobile, a privately-held, Toronto-based marketing service provider and automated mobile advertising platform developer, for $35 million. The acquisition was announced on March 15 and closed on

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Banks could soon verify credit card transactions with location-tracking smartphone apps

Canadian banks may soon be deploying a new tool in response to rising credit card fraud - geo-location data from your smartphone - with at least two major financial service providers preparing to

Published on: March 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Secure messaging scorecard shows which messaging apps are most trustworthy

How can businesses be sure the messages they're exchanging are safe from prying eyes? Encryption is a first step that many service providers are implementing, but digital civil rights organization the Electronic Frontier

Published on: March 15th, 2016 David Hamilton

OS poll deems Windows 8 among “least satisfactory,” Apple’s El Capitan the best

Apple comes out on top again when it comes to user satisfaction, but Microsoft's Windows 10 is showing a big improvement, according to a new report from Chicago-based user reviews site G2 Crowd.

Published on: March 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Ford – yes, that Ford – establishes mobile services company

Dearborn, Mich.-based Ford Motor Co. announced today that it would be spinning off its mobile services division into a separate but wholly-owned subsidiary, Ford Smart Mobility LLC. The new company, which according to

Published on: March 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Wiivv Wearables launches custom insole for the masses

A 3D printing bionics company, Wiivv Wearables, recently launched a custom 3D printed insole designed to reduce common foot pain. The insoles are created using five photos from a smartphone camera, making it

Published on: March 11th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

New mobile feature lets Google act as your travel agent

Google Inc. announced a new service today that travellers can use to plan their next vacation - and it's mobile-only. Powered by the same engine as the company's signature search, Google Destinations provides

Published on: March 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Several problems stand in the way of marketers and IoT utopia

Businesses must move beyond using the Internet of Things for mass marketing to harness it for targeted personalization, an industry panel concluded Wednesday. But they may have to overcome pricing, privacy, and platform

Published on: March 3rd, 2016 Christine Wong

Is tech pushing athletic performance higher than ever?

For Canadian sprinter Gavin Smellie no training session for the Rio Olympics is complete without a session in front of a computer screen. “When we run, we wear a small GPS that tracks

Published on: February 29th, 2016 Steve Proctor

Facebook gives marketers new Canvas for creating full-screen mobile ads

Online marketers wondering how they can reach smartphone users, who typically opt for using a handful of apps over their mobile browsers, received a significant boost this week from Facebook Inc.: Canvas, a

Published on: February 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Mastercard to bring ‘selfie pay’ to Canada this summer

MasterCard will officially be rolling out its biometric payment service, MasterCard Identity Check - a smartphone app which allows users to verify purchases by taking a selfie instead of entering a password -

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Delissio brings #NationalPizzaDay to your smartphone

This February, Delissio delivered a lesson in social media marketing alongside their pizzas. February ninth was National Pizza Day, and Delissio capitalized on the event by using Periscope to film 24 pizzas cooking

Published on: February 23rd, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Adobe updates Photoshop Lightroom mobile app for Android

San Jose-based software giant Adobe Systems Inc. announced a significant update to its Android-based Photoshop Lightroom mobile app at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. In addition to providing easy access

Published on: February 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood