MasterCard is looking for a few good commerce startups

MasterCard is looking for a few good commerce startups, and it’s launching a program to help nurture promising new companies in the space. Technology is rapidly changing the world of commerce, with mobile

Published on: September 11th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Nymi testing biometrically-authenticated wearable payments with MasterCard, TD

The wearables market is beginning to pick up steam, and Toronto’s Nymi is already working on the next generation of wearables technology with a pilot project to complete credit card payments using a

Published on: August 11th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Riding on MasterCard’s mobile innovations truck

It might be a hot summer day in Toronto, but this is no ice cream truck. No, it’s a demo zone for MasterCard’s latest technology. And much like the payments processor’s business strategy,

Published on: July 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Moneris launches iPad app as mobile point of sale solution for retailers

Payment processing company Moneris Solutions has launched a new tablet-based solution to help retailers manage sales, inventory and customer profiles from an intuitive Apple iPad app. Payd Pro Plus is the latest addition

Published on: July 17th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Big telcos onboard with Suretap’s mobile wallet smartphone

Suretap’s mobile wallet technology has gotten a big shot in the arm, with wireless carriers Bell, Rogers, Telus, Koodo and Virgin Mobile, as well as CIBC all announcing support for the smartphone payments

Published on: June 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

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