Articles By David Hamilton

Toronto agency connects brands with online personalities

Toronto-based communications agency Shine has launched a new initiative to connect brands with a new breed of online celebrity who speaks to an audience that is less easily swayed by traditional advertising. The

Published on: November 18th, 2015 David Hamilton

Apple Pay launches in Canada without cooperation from Canadian banks

Apple Pay launched in Canada Tuesday, allowing consumers to make purchases with their iPhones at the checkout in places like Tim Hortons, Indigo, McDonald’s, Petro Canada and Staples. But since Apple Pay's merchant partner is American Express, Apple Pay

Published on: November 17th, 2015 David Hamilton

Accounting platform QuickBooks Online automatically imports Square payments

Aimed at entrepreneurs and business owners wanting to spend less time manually entering data into spreadsheets, accounting software QuickBooks Online can now automatically import all payments processed with Square. The new service is known as

Published on: November 16th, 2015 David Hamilton

Retail startup SpotsHUB provides same-day delivery for Vancouver customers

In time for the holiday season, Vancouver retail startup SpotsHUB has launched a free, same-day delivery service which could have some last-minute shoppers rejoicing. SpotsHUB specializes in toys and gifts. Its fleet of

Published on: November 16th, 2015 David Hamilton

Ottawa IoT startup Beagle Sense plans to donate sensors to schools

Ottawa startup Beagle Sense, which produces wireless sensors, will be offering its sensors for free to K-12 public and private schools across Canada and the US. Beagle Sense's various environmental sensors are designed

Published on: November 13th, 2015 David Hamilton

The most hackable holiday gifts [Infographic]

With the holiday season fast approaching, consumers should be careful about what tech gifts they might be unwrapping. Intel Security has released an infographic of the "Most Hackable Holiday Gifts" to help ensure Canadians stay secure while

Published on: November 12th, 2015 David Hamilton

Traffic tracking specialist Miovision makes Deloitte’s Fast 50 list

Miovision, a company that helps cities use video feeds to track and manage traffic, is one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies at the 32nd spot in Deloitte Technology’s latest “Fast 50” list. Miovision’s

Published on: November 12th, 2015 David Hamilton

OpenText helps businesses discover and manage information to make better decisions

Waterloo, Ont.-based enterprise software provider OpenText presented an updated version of its solutions aimed at helping businesses discover and manage information important to their organization so they can make better decisions. This is especially important

Published on: November 11th, 2015 David Hamilton

GM Canada calls on University of Waterloo engineers to get “connected car” rolling

In its efforts to bring is vision of a "connected car" to the road, GM Canada has committed $1 million towards the University of Waterloo's Engineering Faculty, which it will use to research advanced materials and develop

Published on: November 11th, 2015 David Hamilton

Ontario healthcare provider signs $300-million “smart hospital” deal with Philips

The Internet of Things stands to revolutionize many industries including healthcare where the quick exchange of information between patients, staff, and devices could lead to improved quality and efficiency - and even save

Published on: November 11th, 2015 David Hamilton

How native ads compare to traditional display ads [Infographic]

As advertisers know all too well, everyone hates being sold to and online ads can easily be ignored or increasingly blocked. Native advertising offers a solution to this dilemma, providing a paid ad placement that follows the natural

Published on: November 10th, 2015 David Hamilton

U of T engineers use data and drones to provide a clear picture of Toronto traffic

A team at the University of Toronto has created an online platform that takes traffic data from highway cameras, TTC vehicles, drones, and open data sources to address blind spots in traffic monitoring

Published on: November 9th, 2015 David Hamilton

Shopify, Mitel and Halogen top customer satisfaction survey of Ontario’s business tech sector

G2 Crowd, a business software review platform, has aggregated reviews of more than 80 technology products with corporate headquarters in Ontario and determined that Shopify, Mitel Unified Communications, and Halogen Software lead the province in customer satisfaction.

Published on: November 9th, 2015 David Hamilton