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PayPal Canada head sees “opportunity” for us to become an ecommerce leader

TORONTO - Considering he graduated from the University of Guelph and serves as PayPal Canada's general manager, you could be forgiven for thinking that Paul Parisi has an ulterior motive when he says

Published on: February 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Dell is turning pollution into products

Dell Technologies Inc. is trying to glean something useful from the eight million U.S. tons of plastic that ends up in the world's oceans every year. The company announced today that it was

Published on: February 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Property management platform is making big waves in North America

Condo and property managers might want to pay attention to this news. Evercondo, an online and mobile condo management platform, recently announced that it grew by 300 per cent in the last year

Published on: February 22nd, 2017 Alex Radu

Verizon’s $350 million discount on Yahoo purchase shows cost of breaches is real

Those looking to affix a hard cost to a data breach now have new figure to help calculate it, and a big one after Verizon Communications Inc. announced it will pay $350 million

Published on: February 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Why eBay’s leading the charge to increase Canada’s de minimis threshold

Note: Updated on Feb. 22 to incorporate comments from the Retail Council of Canada. Few business expenses annoy Sudbury, Ont.-based eBay store owner Christine Deslauriers more than the import fees she's forced to

Published on: February 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung plunges in American corporate reputation survey

It’s been a difficult year marked by exploding hardware and high-profile arrests for smartphone giant Samsung Electronics Ltd., and the general public has not been oblivious to its struggles. While once a top

Published on: February 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Forget Chapter 11: 2017 will be Avaya’s best year yet, CEO says

LAS VEGAS - Despite filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and debt restructuring in January, Avaya executives are confident this will be the company’s best year yet. President and CEO Kevin Kennedy pointed out

Published on: February 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

These 5 service providers are Canada’s security leaders, according to IDC

IBM Corp., Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., Bell Canada, CGI and the Herjavec Group are the leaders in the security services market in Canada, according to a new vendor assessment report from IDC Canada.

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Tech-based creativity: ‘interactive digital media’ firms employ over 10K in Ontario

TORONTO - An economic sector that incorporates pockets of the entertainment, tech, and marketing industries delivers more value to Canada's economy than its clients and practitioners may realize. On Wednesday, industry association Interactive

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian HR departments unsure they can adapt to technological change

Technology is advancing at an accelerated rate, and organizations across Canada are feeling the pressure to keep up. Approximately one in four Canadian human resource (HR) leaders are concerned with their organization’s ability

Published on: February 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

More advertisers than ever complying with IBA standards – but not all, 2016 ASC report finds

Two years after it began enforcing online interest-based advertising (IBA) standards north of the U.S., Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) is pleased with its progress, though its latest report acknowledges there remain challenges ahead.

Published on: February 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Avanade embracing AI-first world in 2017 Tech Vision

System integrator Avanade is embracing artificial intelligence (AI)  in 2017, and it believes that you should be too. In its Technology Vision 2017, Avanade took a look at an increasingly over-saturated mobile market and

Published on: February 8th, 2017 Alex Radu

Mississauga builds up smart city credentials with new automated traffic system

MISSISSAUGA, ON - The Greater Toronto Area's largest suburb - or its traffic department, at least - is moving ahead in the digital transformation game. While its larger, more well-known neighbour organizes a

Published on: February 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Chance to guide the future of human-tech interaction drew former Under Armour exec to Thalmic

Myo armband maker Thalmic Labs is currently better known for its wearable and open-source detection technology than bridging the communication gap between humans and computers, but according to its newest executive that reputation

Published on: February 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Innovation culture key to Wealthsimple’s disruption of financial services industry, CEO says

"Innovation" is a favourite buzzword in the halls of both financial services and technology firms, but it's following in the latter's footsteps that's helped Toronto-based online investment management service Wealthsimple Inc. succeed in

Published on: February 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood