Square’s partnerships to help businesses with their accounting

Square customers in Canada are now going to get access to three new accounting services, thanks to Square Inc.’s latest integrations. This week, Square announced integrations with Intuit's QuickBooks Online, Xero, and Stitch

Published on: August 14th, 2014 Candice So

SecureNet brings PayOS platform to Canadian merchants

A U.S.-based payment processor is landing in Canada, as well as in about 24 other countries around the world. On Wednesday, SecureNet Payment Systems announced it was making its foray into the north,

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Candice So

E-commerce and point-of-sales among biggest targets for data breaches

Sensitive, confidential data was hackers’ top target in 2013, alongside credit card and debit card credentials – and two of the worst hot spots were in e-commerce and point-of-sales (POS) terminals, according to

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Candice So

LemonStand and Payfirma team up to cover e-commerce bases

Two Vancouver, B.C. startups have teamed up to launch a platform giving retailers an e-commerce oriented-website, as well as the ability to take credit and debit payments both online and with mobile devices

Published on: May 10th, 2014 Candice So

Square acquisition rumours raising questions about mobile payments

Google Inc. and PayPal Inc. may have both courted payments solutions provider Square Inc. in the past with acquisition offers, according to a Wall Street Journal story published on Monday. In June 2013,

Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Selling the MintChip project could be a win for cryptocurrency

Updated Apr. 8 at 4:06pm ET by Candice So to include comments from Ingenico S.A. The Royal Canadian Mint is stopping work on building a digital currency, and putting its current efforts up

Published on: April 8th, 2014 Candice So

How Windows XP can affect the cash register

Businesses have been getting warnings for months about the end of support date for Windows XP. On April 8, Microsoft Corp. will stop releasing patches for XP, and by now, many businesses will

Published on: April 4th, 2014 Candice So

New mobile platform helps restaurants improve customer experiences

About a year and a half ago, Cris Jucan was out with some friends at a restaurant, waiting for a server to get them a fresh round of drinks. But with no server

Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

Windows error reporting helps researchers uncover attacks

Windows Error Reporting, the program that sends details to Microsoft Corp. each time an application crashes or fails to update, helped researchers find evidence of attacks leveled against an unnamed government agency and

Published on: February 19th, 2014 Candice So

Guestlogix adds developers’ lab to New Brunswick

Toronto-based Guestlogix Inc. has set up a "product innovation lab" in Moncton, N.B., with plans to add 35 new jobs to the city by the end of June 2015. A provider of on-board

Published on: February 5th, 2014 Candice So

CIBC and Telus roll out mobile payments app

About a year and a half after CIBC first announced it was launching a mobile payments app with Rogers Communications Inc., the bank is now doing the same thing for Telus Mobility customers

Published on: February 4th, 2014 Candice So

Bitcoin gives small businesses ‘control of their own money’

Anthony Di Iorio collected his first Bitcoin back in the summer of 2012, when one Bitcoin was just worth $11. Now, at the time of this writing, the value of a Bitcoin is

Published on: January 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Royal Canadian Mint readies its version of Bitcoin: MintChip

Mobile payments may edge a little closer to becoming commonplace in Canada, with the unveiling of the prototype of the MintChip, a digital currency that's akin to Bitcoin - only this currency was

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Candice So

Moneris unveils mobile payments with Apple Passbook

After the Christmas furor has died down, it’s inevitable – you collected a deluge of gift cards that you were excited about when you first got them. But come January, they’re lying in

Published on: December 17th, 2013 Candice So