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New global study finds AI may create more jobs than it kills

New global research indicates artificial intelligence may create more jobs than it replaces, countering fears the technology will be the twenty-first century’s biggest job killer. In Capgemini's survey of 993 companies that have

Published on: September 29th, 2017 Christine Wong

Blockchain supercluster bid hopes for $50 million ‘carve out’

Several of the most well-known names involved in blockchain technology development in Canada are behind a $50 million bid for the Liberal government's $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative. The main organizers behind the

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

American Express goes mobile-first with its new millennial-facing credit card

TORONTO - The Canadian arm of the American Express Co. is going mobile-first in more than one sense with its newest credit card offering. Executives with the company told ITBusiness.ca that when developing

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Alibaba-linked Alipay platform expands its Canadian footprint

TORONTO - Alipay has significantly expanded its Canadian footprint, thanks to a new partnership with SnapPay Inc. that the Chinese online payment platform, related to but separate from Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, announced

Published on: September 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Sun Life’s digital coach ‘Ella’ a chatbot for voice-first devices, mobile

It seems that every tech brand is launching its own smart digital assistant these days, but now Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada is jumping on the trend with the announcement of "Ella."

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Are SR&ED tax changes another punch in the teeth for Canada’s tech sector?

Canadian governments are fond of making grand pronouncements that "technology innovation and the jobs it brings are key to future economic prosperity," yet conversely their actions are punishing small tech companies. How can

Published on: August 29th, 2017 Jim Love

Fitbit Ionic smart watch to launch new mobile payments service

Fitbit is entering the mobile payments market with a branded feature called Fitbit Pay on its new Fitbit Ionic device hitting retail shelves this October, the firm announced on Monday. Similar to other

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Brian Jackson

How popular are mobile payments in Canada, anyway?

Only 12 per cent of Canadian smartphone owners have used their phones to make an NFC payment, according to Visa Inc. Numbers like that indicate mobile payment technology isn't catching on with Canadians

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Bitcoin surges to $5,000, subway scans for bombs

Could airport style scanners work in a subway station? A racist website just can’t find a new host. And Bitcoin is making some people rich, but definitely not me. From Facebook - Can

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

TransferWise launches new Borderless account for managing international currencies

Transferring money and exchanging currencies just got a whole lot easier for businesses, freelancers, and travelers. UK-based online payment company TransferWise has launched its Borderless account, a new way for managing international finances

Published on: August 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Mastercard upgrades Canadian presence for Labs, Masterpass

Everyone is familiar with Mastercard's brand on their bank's credit card, but now Canadian executives will be able to look to the global payments company for help in kickstarting their internal innovation process.

Published on: July 26th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canada’s banks keeping mobile customers happy at other channels’ expense: J.D. Power

Inverting what you would normally read on this site, J.D. Power and Associates' latest retail banking satisfaction study warns that while Canada's banks are world leaders when it comes to keeping mobile customers

Published on: July 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Online retailers can now reach millions of Chinese consumers through Stripe

Canadian retailers who use the Stripe platform to conduct their business online now have a greatly expanded customer base. The San Francisco-based business software developer recently announced partnerships with Chinese digital payment providers

Published on: July 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Ottawa announces $1.2 billion Strategic Innovation Fund

Ottawa is launching a new $1.26 billion Strategic Innovation Fund that's available across all sectors, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains announced today in Hamilton, Ont. https://twitter.com/NavdeepSBains/status/882637052227014658 The fund is intended

Published on: July 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

York Region is a little north and a little nicer for startups

Creative Capital is IT World Canada’s series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We’re doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

Published on: June 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs