Articles By Meagan Simpson

India-based financial app Paytm finds success in Canada with innovation lab

Its brand new office space may be simple but the problems being solved at Paytm Labs, are anything but; the Toronto office for the Indian-based payments app is in charge of making sure the app works perfectly

Published on: January 18th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Transforming the brick-and-mortar experience from the cloud

For many years there have been concerns over brick-and-mortar stores not being able to stay competitive with online shopping and ecommerce, but that may all be changing as more retailers start to recognize

Published on: January 17th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Salesforce expands commerce cloud with AI and visual search

New York City, NY. - Salesforce announced Monday that it is adding new tools to its Commerce Cloud platform to help companies create personalized "shopping experiences." The new tools will include artificial intelligence, visual

Published on: January 14th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Tulip’s personalized shopping tech attracts luxury brands

New York City, NY.- There's often the feeling that technology means a less intimate experience - who really wants to talk to a robot instead of a human - but Toronto-based startup Tulip Retail

Published on: January 14th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Automotive technology manufacturuer Denso opens Montreal innovation lab

Japan-based Denso announced today that it is opening a new satellite research and development (R&D) lab in Montreal that will focus on developing artificial intelligence technology for the automotive industry. Denso is a $48.1 billion

Published on: January 11th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Federal government announces $750,000 to teach digital literacy to Canadians in Mississauga, Brampton

Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) today announced a $750,000 investment to help Canadians in Mississauga and Brampton learn fundamental digital skills. The investment is part of the Government

Published on: January 11th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

‘Culture-first’: how Box Inc.’s HR strategy drives business success

Culture isn't just something that Box Inc. talks about, its entire strategy is built on the idea of "culture-first," says its chief people officer Christy Lake who has helped the cloud content management

Published on: January 10th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

ADP, Toronto startup bring employment law insights to HR with AI-powered tool

ADP Canada is partnering with Toronto-based software startup Blue J Legal to bring its artificial intelligence technology to ADP's HR Assist product for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Blue J Legal's technology, combined

Published on: January 10th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

TrackTik receives $45 million to develop AI product for security guard firms

Montreal-based TrackTik Software Inc. announced Wednesday that it has received funding for its product that hopes to make the lives of security guards easier using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The $45 million in funding

Published on: January 10th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Square opens up payment system to app developers with SDK

Square Inc. today launched its SDK (software development kit) for developers, enabling retailers to integrate it as a payment option. The new in-app payment software allows retailers to process payments with Square through

Published on: January 9th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Canada’s new drone safety regulations require registration and certification

Transport Canada has announced that as of June 1st, anyone flying a drone is required to register their drone and obtain a pilot certificate. According to a press release, the new rules apply

Published on: January 9th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Bill Gates warns about gene editing; AT&T cheats 5G; 23andMe sells your data

Bill Gates is warning about the dangers of gene editing tech, AT&T and its fake 5G update and a genetics testing company 23andMe deal exposes its data sharing. All of today’s stories come

Published on: January 9th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Shoppers Drug Mart launches medical marijuana ecommerce platform

Shoppers Drug Mart took its first step into the cannabis industry on Tuesday, officially launching its ecommerce platform for medical cannabis. As of today, residents in Ontario can now log in and purchase

Published on: January 8th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

TD announces more personalized banking app with new AI chatbot

TD Bank Group is introducing even more personalized experiences to its mobile banking app, today launching its new artificial intelligence-powered chatbot TD Clari. Clari is part of a new app update and TD's strategy

Published on: January 8th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Rivals Apple and Samsung team up; smart grocery stores; Starship Musk

If you’re an IT pro interested in cloud security, don’t forget to attend the Cloud Security Summit being held Jan. 17 in downtown Toronto. I’ll be there covering it and ITWC’s own CIO

Published on: January 8th, 2019 Meagan Simpson