Articles By Meagan Simpson

Canadian Tire, Walmart changing ecommerce with in store, self-serve kiosks

Big box retailers appear to be expanding their e-commerce efforts, with Canadian Tire and Walmart bringing in-store, self-serve kiosks to brick and mortar stores across Canada. Canadian Tire announced Wednesday that it is

Published on: November 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Fast growing payments system Adyen expands to Canada

International payment processor Adyen, which boasts customers like eBay, and Microsoft has expanded its platform into Canada. The Amsterdam-based company announced on Tuesday it is bringing its full-scale unified commerce payment system to

Published on: October 31st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

This smartphone folds in half, but does it matter?

The long-rumoured foldable phone has finally arrived, but questions around who and what its for remain unanswered. Little-known Royole Corporation has announced the FlexPai, the world's first commercial foldable smartphone. Royole has beaten out

Published on: October 31st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Toronto startup bringing AI and IoT to oil and gas industry, raises $7 million in funding

A Toronto-based startup that is bringing artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) to the gas and oil industry recently closed a seed funding round of $7 million and is expanding its reach

Published on: October 31st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

New Moneris analytics tool shows ROI of digital marketing for brick-and-mortar stores

A new digital analytics tool from Moneris Solutions Corp. is hoping to make it easier for retailers to measure the effect digital ad spending can have on in-store purchases and ROI with its

Published on: October 30th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Telus embraces GitHub’s open source community to create digital platform

Telus Corp. is embracing digital transformation, and has even been ‘open’ to using open source software for its digital platform as it attempts to make customer and employee experiences easier through automated technology.

Published on: October 29th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Google and sexual harassment; U.K. fines Facebook; AI portrait’s big price-tag

Google’s CEO has admitted it had a sexual harassment problem, the U.K. has fined Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the painting creating by artificial intelligence sold way above predictions. First from

Published on: October 29th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft acquisition of GitHub made official

Microsoft Corp. is increasingly investing in open source, on Friday officially completing its acquisition of coding development platform GitHub. The $7.5 billion acquisition was originally announced in June, when it was stated that the

Published on: October 26th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

How Rubikloud is changing the retail landscape with automation

Rubikloud is using artificial intelligence and machine learning-based technologies to help retailers become more efficient, and plans to become the pre-eminent, global leader in AI software for enterprise retailers. The Toronto-based business, which

Published on: October 25th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

All Hands on Tech – Apple Homepod (full review)

The Apple Homepod officially became available in Canada on June 18. We decided to take a look at it again and test out the smart speaker’s new Canadian capabilities. Don't forget to like

Published on: October 25th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft growth continues to be driven by cloud services in Q1

Cloud services continue to drive Microsoft growth in the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year, despite quarter over quarter fall in Azure revenues. However, in its quarterly earnings report announced on Wednesday,

Published on: October 25th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

SurveyMonkey CEO talks new Ottawa office and company’s year of growth

Online survey and cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company SurveyMonkey has officially opened its new office space in Ottawa, and its helping ring in a new era for the company as it moves into the

Published on: October 24th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

ATB Financial, IBM partnership focuses on digital transformation in banking

Alberta-based ATB Financial is deepening its relationship with IBM Corp., with the creation of a Digital Innovation Lab and mobile/web-based platform as it continues to digitally transform its business offerings and provide customers

Published on: October 24th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Apple overpricing repairs; Amazon employees protest facial recognition software; Canadian-made smart glasses

Apple is accused of restricting and over estimating price of device repairs, Amazon employees are protesting the sale of facial recognition software and a Waterloo-based company creates smart glasses. First from Reddit: We

Published on: October 24th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Online voting technical issue delays local election results across Ontario

A glitch with an online voting system has delayed the results for many of Monday’s province-wide local elections and forced a number of municipalities across Ontario to extend voting hours through until Tuesday

Published on: October 23rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson