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Meet Sun Life Financial’s new senior vice president of digital transformation

Between its mobile app, innovation-friendly headquarters, and steady development of new features such as an AI-powered digital assistant, Sun Life Financial can hardly be accused of missing the digital transformation train. But in

Published on: October 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Workday snags Canadian financial services customer with AWS assist

CHICAGO -- A partnership with Amazon Web Services is not only allowing Workday Inc. to do a test run on operating its software as a service on public cloud infrastructure, it's opening the

Published on: October 11th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Mastercard and PayPal expand digital partnership to Canada

The Canadian arms of Mastercard Inc. and PayPal Holdings Inc. will now be giving each other a leg up after their parent companies extended their partnership north this week. The partnership, revealed Thursday,

Published on: October 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Square launches new contactless payment and chip reader in Canada

Canadian businesses will now have a faster, cheaper, and simpler way of implementing contactless payment systems. Square, Inc., a San Francisco, Calif.-based financial services, merchant services aggregator and mobile payment company, has launched

Published on: October 4th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

TD Bank taps Stanford spin-off to power AI platform

TD Bank Group is working with New York-based Stanford Research Institute spinoff Kasisto to provide the AI platform that will power its mobile chatbots and eventually smart assistants, the bank announced on Wednesday.

Published on: October 4th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Half of Canadians won’t be using cash by 2020, so how do we prepare for a digital future?

Paying for goods and services has increasingly moved from cash and coins to digital and mobile methods, and while this shift will only continue, security is a big concern for consumers, according to

Published on: October 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

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