Articles By Buckley Smith

Mastercard and Zoho expand partnership to provide tools on a global scale

After beginning their partnership in India, Zoho Corp. and Mastercard Inc. have announced a partnership expansion to provide Zoho's tools to Mastercard clients all over the world. The partnership gives Mastercard's SMB clients

Published on: July 17th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Square launches loyalty program in Canada

Square Inc., the POS company co-founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, launched its new loyalty program to Canadian businesses today. The tool, dubbed Square Loyalty, allows business owners to customize loyalty programs for

Published on: July 11th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Most SMBs still terrible at developing an online presence despite obvious benefits, BDC study says

An online presence becomes all the more vital as more people shop on the web every year, but a recent study from The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) says, despite the obvious

Published on: July 11th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – 25 million Androids infected with malware; ‘detective wi-fi’ to the rescue; smart TV captures porn?

25 million Android users infected with Malware from WhatsApp; Wi-fi network busts young vandals; Did a smart TV record a couple having sex? https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/07/10/25-million-android-phones-infected-with-malware-that-hides-in-whatsapp/#5b230faa4470 25 million Android users found themselves infected with malware

Published on: July 11th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Visa and Paypal launch Instant Transfer in Canada

Business owners often need access to their money immediately. In fact, a survey commissioned by Visa Inc. found 85 per cent of small businesses say they would likely switch to a new merchant

Published on: July 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

FedDev Ontario announces $500,000 investment in Weever Apps

FedDev Ontario has announced a repayable contribution of $500,000 to Hamilton-based software company Weever Apps, which it believes will aid the company in the commercialization of its newly launched Process Manager software, a

Published on: July 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Samsung phones in hot water; London facial recognition failing; BBC puts out fully interactive episode

https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/samsung-in-court-for-misleading-phone-water-resistance-advertisements Trending on Twitter, Samsung finds itself in hot water because its phones don’t work in water. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has brought them to court over misleading ads. It is

Published on: July 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Businesses can learn something from Toronto Raptors, says Salesforce evangelist

Salesforce.com, Inc. suggests companies that are hesitant to adopt new technologies need only look at the Toronto Raptors for guidance. In a recently released report focused on tech adoption in Canada by Salesforce,

Published on: July 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Canadian software firm Corel acquired by KKR

Ottawa-based software firm Corel Corp. has announced that it has been acquired by KKR & Co. Inc., a global investment firm, for reportedly over $1 billion USD, although the sale price has not

Published on: July 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

AWS opens second CloudFront edge location in Toronto

With an increase in the demand for CloudFront services, as well as the expansion of the services Amazon Web Services, Inc. provides in Canada, AWS has announced they opened a second location CloudFront

Published on: July 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Sugar Creek Brewery adding AI and IoT to the ingredients list

The recent explosion of craft breweries in North America has brought a lot of the creativity back to the art of brewing beer. But as the Sugar Creek Brewing Company found out recently,

Published on: June 28th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Mississauga submits smart city plan, awaits final approval

Despite not winning the Smart Cities Challenge this past year, the City of Mississauga is looking to forge ahead with their plans as it presented its Smart City Master Plan to general committee

Published on: June 27th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Shopify Ping now compatible with Apple Business Chat

After launching Shopify Ping last year, Shopify Inc. has announced that merchants will now be able to manage and respond to any messages from Apple Business Chat directly from the Shopify Ping app.

Published on: June 26th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Accessible Canada Act passes, but Canada still lags behind the world in website accessibility

The Accessible Canada Act became law last Friday after receiving royal assent, but one expert in the field of website accessibility said that Canada still has a long ways to go to catch

Published on: June 26th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Sidewalk Labs Toronto plans revealed; Senators demand transparency; Comments controversy

Sidewalk Labs finally reveals its plans for Toronto project; Facebook could soon need to reveal the value of data they collect on you; Could media companies be responsible for comments on their social

Published on: June 26th, 2019 Buckley Smith