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Canada’s economic relief efforts are a good start, but tech scale-ups demand clarity around eligibility

Some parts of Canada's economic relief efforts are receiving a lukewarm response from technology scale-ups, according to a new report that also says cash flow remains a top concern during COVID-19. Published by

Published on: April 21st, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

CATA asks PM to assist tech firms with rapid emergency aid

*This story has been updated to include comments from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) says the federal government confirmed late last week that it has restarted the

Published on: April 13th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

eBay launches program to help SMBs move their business online

By Catherine Morin   E-commerce giant eBay has launched a program to help small businesses and physical retailers keep their operations running during the COVID-19 pandemic. The $100 million initiative, called Up &

Published on: April 6th, 2020 ITBusiness Staff

Canadians spend more when they use cards, but most SMBs still make it hard for them to do that

Nearly 90 per cent of Canadian consumers think it’s important to support local small and medium businesses, but according to a recent report, SMBs have a hard time reaching those consumers. Worse yet,

Published on: February 12th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Payments Canada enables wider use of digital debit payments 

Payments Canada says it's making it easier for merchants to offer debit as an alternative to cash thanks to new regulations. The latest rule called the Exchange of Point-of-Service Delayed Authorization Debit Payment

Published on: February 3rd, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Canadian businesses are doing a poor job helping employees travel safely and effectively, says new study

Traveling for work is often stressful for employees, but a recent global survey of business travelers by SAP Concur dug a little deeper into the personal safety concerns, and the frustrations around ineffective

Published on: November 22nd, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

TD and The Big Push team up and launch ‘Lift-Off’ program to support women entrepreneurs

TD Bank Group and a Toronto-based business accelerator have entered into an agreement designed to support women entrepreneurs in six key areas of business, including information technology, finance, marketing, sales, public relations, and

Published on: November 20th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Toronto startup wants to cut the time it takes for Canadian startups to scale in half

It takes roughly 10 years for Canadian startups to scale. Highline Beta is working towards cutting that time in half.  Highline Beta is a Toronto-based startup co-creation company that builds and funds new

Published on: November 12th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Small businesses outside of big cities driving Shopify’s merchant base in Canada

There are over 34,000 Shopify merchants in Canada living outside of the six major urban centers, representing more than 64 per cent of all Shopify merchants in Canada, reveals Shopify’s first global impact

Published on: October 31st, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

TD Bank opens new operations hub in Toronto

Among a swath of other news at TD's annual TD Tech Day event in Toronto, the bank announced a new 9,000 square foot facility called the TD Fusion Centre that will serve as

Published on: October 31st, 2019 Buckley Smith

Samsung Pay Cash is released as a mobile budgeting tool

Samsung Pay has gained new capabilities as Samsung has announced the addition of Samsung Pay Cash and the Money Transfer service. Samsung Pay Cash The Samsung Pay digital wallet was already compatible with

Published on: October 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Scene card holders lose thousands of points to fraudulent activity

A large number of Scene card holders recently lost thousands of points to a fraudulent activity. On Sept. 27, affected customers received emails from customer support titled “Important update about your Scene account”.

Published on: October 2nd, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Kik lays off staff, shuts down messenger app amid crypto legal battle

Kik Interactive announced Monday that Kik will be shutting down its messaging service and shrinking its team to 19, a reduction that will affect more than 100 employees. Kik is now focused exclusively

Published on: September 24th, 2019 Alex Coop

TD launches self-serve block features for credit cards

The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) has announced a new set of control features for all TD Visa consumer credit cards in Canada, including the ability to temporarily block all access to the account and

Published on: September 19th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Mastercard launches new service in attempt to simplify B2B payments

Mastercard Inc. is trying to simplify B2B payments with the introduction of its newest service under its Mastercard Track platform, a virtual trade marketplace designed for B2B sales established by Mastercard in 2018.

Published on: September 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith