Articles By Meagan Simpson

Canadian employees are demanding access to virtual healthcare

Canadian employees want easier access to mobile apps that allow them to connect directly and instantly with nurses, physicians and other health professionals to help bridge the gap with traditional healthcare, according to

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Quickbooks announces updates to help small businesses with cash flow

Being an entrepreneur isn't easy, as co-owner of Tool Shed Brewing Company Graham Sherman put it to the audience at Quickbooks Connect conference, he would often found himself "crying into my pillow at

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Google launches ‘Google Guaranteed’ businesses in Toronto and Vancouver

Today, Google is looking to give small businesses in Toronto and Vancouver a new way to reach local customers with its money-back, 'Google Guaranteed' ads platform. Local Services is a new type of Google ad,

Published on: December 4th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Take a tour inside Accenture’s new Canada Innovation Hub

Accenture has opened its newest Innovation Hub in downtown Toronto. The Ireland-based global management consulting and professional services firm wants to help its customers develop technologies that will help with digital transformation strategies.

Published on: December 3rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft Office 365 icons get a fresh new look

Microsoft Office 365's suite of tools have a new look, thanks to a new logo redesign of Microsoft's icons. In a blog post announcing the move, Microsoft Corp. called the new icons a

Published on: December 3rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Bringing immunization records into the digital age

Keeping track of immunizations throughout a lifetime can be difficult, it's easy to forget to write down each shot in that little yellow records booklet, but now there's an app for that; CANImmunize wants

Published on: November 30th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Ratehub acquires finance media brand MoneySense from Rogers Media

RateHub Inc., an online comparison platform for mortgage rates, credit cards and insurance, has acquired personal finance media brand MoneySense from Rogers Media. According to a press release, Rogers and Ratehub are expected

Published on: November 30th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

E-parking service now available at Toronto Pearson Airport

A Chicago-based e-parking platform has officially launched in Canada and as of today is offering its services to travellers looking to pre-book parking spaces at Toronto Pearson International. ParkWhiz is a mobile parking

Published on: November 30th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

FutureFit AI could help GM workers learn new skills, find new job opportunities

With the announcement that General Motors is closing its Oshawa plant as well as others in the U.S., there has been great concern over people losing jobs, well one Toronto-based company wants to

Published on: November 29th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

RBC launches ‘robo-advisor’ service for automated investing

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is putting investment on autopilot, launching on Thursday a new 'robo-advisor' across Canada. RBC InvestEase is an online investment platform that offers automated advice, recommendations and ongoing portfolio

Published on: November 29th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Investment in Canadian SaaS reaches $1.62 billion: L-Spark

This past year was a good one for the software-as-service (SaaS) industry in Canada, with more deals being made than the previous year and total investment in Canadian SaaS reaching $1.62 billion according

Published on: November 28th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Digital Technology Supercluster launches with $153 million government funding

That makes four; Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster officially launched Tuesday with the news that the federal government has granted the group it's allocated funding. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has signed the agreement

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Accenture launches innovation hub in Toronto, creating 800 jobs

Accenture has officially launched its new Canadian Innovation Hub in Toronto, with plans to create 800 new high skill jobs by the end of 2020. Mayor John Tory, and Todd Smith, Ontario Minister

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Small business telecom complaints hit low despite sharp increase overall: CCTS

According to this year's annual report from the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) the number of complaints from small businesses dropped dramatically from 841 last year to 494 this year, despite

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Airbnb poaches Amazon exec; Cyber Monday breaks records; Ohio accepts cryptocurrency for taxes

Airbnb poaches Amazon exec for CFO, Cyber Monday hits record sales, and Ohio becomes first state to accept bitcoin payments. First up from LinkedIn: Airbnb has named Dave Stephenson as its new chief

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson