PowaTag turns TV and print ads into mobile ecommerce transactions

A mobile payments solution that lets marketers turn just about any customer interaction - whether it be a print ad, television commercial, social view, or in-store browsing - into a sale opportunity is

Published on: June 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Grabb expands Toronto restaurant dining rooms to your smartphone

If the Grabb takeout food app had existed two decades ago, Jerry, George, and Elaine just might have escaped the wrath of the Soup Nazi altogether. The Seinfeld gang could have preordered and

Published on: May 26th, 2015 Christine Wong

A journey into mobile payments: Convergence, innovation and financial inclusion

I had the opportunity to be a keynote speaker at The International Payments Conference held in Toronto, which was attended by an international audience with participation from Europe, the Americas, and Africa. The

Published on: April 17th, 2015 Gerard Buckley

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

Square acquires Toronto company to help it stay the ‘sexiest payments’ vendor

Life moves pretty fast, and in the world of mobile technology it moves even faster. Square Inc. is looking to keep up by acquiring Toronto’s Kili Technologies. Specializing in mobile payment processing solutions,

Published on: March 13th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Visa bulks up for mobile payments battle by acquiring promotions company TrialPay

Payments technology company Visa Inc. is looking to help its merchant customers connect with more consumers and drive greater loyalty with the acquisition of TrialPay. A privately held company based in Mountain View,

Published on: March 3rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

MWC: Samsung unpacks Galaxy S6 & S6 edge smartphones, mobile payments

The smartphone galaxy got a little larger on Sunday as Samsung Electronics launched its new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones, and unveiled a new mobile payments solution, Samsung Pay. The Galaxy

Published on: March 2nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Recap of #paytech2015 Twitter chat with Zooz

Yesterday, I took part in a fast paced and engaging Twitter chat on the future of mobile payments, hosted by Zooz, a company that develops technology for the modern enterprise that wants to optimize

Published on: February 26th, 2015 Hibah Ahmed

Samsung acquisition takes aim at Apple Pay

The smartphone battle between Samsung and Apple has been heating-up the handset market, and it looks like the next skirmish in the ongoing conflict may be fought around mobile payments. With an eye

Published on: February 20th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

No more hurried WiFi-resets for this Halifax coffee shop

Small businesses can’t stop work to be IT trouble-shooters when the mobile networks that run their payment processing have a hiccup. Square Inc. aims to solve that problem by bringing Offline Mode to

Published on: February 18th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Samsung might have a way to compete with Apple Pay, thanks to a startup called LoopPay

In a bid to compete with Apple Pay and bring its own mobile payments system to the market, Samsung is in the midst of talks with a payments startup, hoping to unveil something

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Candice So

Top 10 most popular stories of 2014

From Apple Pay to Heartbleed, 2014 was a busy year in tech, rife with headlines on everything from security to mobile payments and cryptocurrencies. We’ve rounded up the top 10 stories of 2014

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Candice So

2015 Predictions: Apple Pay will stay out of Canada

Apple Inc. and its CEO Tim Cook made a splash this year when announcing Apple Pay at one of its well-watched keynote events that also debuted the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch.

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Mastercard to launch wearable payments pilot with Bionym

Toronto-based Bionym has struck a deal with MasterCard and a number of banks to do a pilot project where Canadians will use the wearable wrist band as a contactless payment method. The Nymi

Published on: November 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson