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Tax talkback: QuickBooks launches Canada’s first voice-based accounting chatbot

Intuit Inc.'s  voice activated accounting chatbot is coming to Canada. Small businesses tired of trying to get their accountants on the phone will soon be able to ask accounting questions directly into their

Published on: December 6th, 2017 Christine Wong

Sage adds inventory management, cloud-based payroll features to Sage One platform

The Canadian arm of British enterprise software giant Sage Group plc has added two features to its signature Sage One accounting platform aimed at retailers and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Sage One

Published on: December 4th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Most data breaches start internally: BlackBerry report

NEW YORK - As new reports of major cyber attacks surface every day, a new BlackBerry study has found that most financial organizations are focusing their cyber security efforts in the wrong place.

Published on: November 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Sun Life startup demo day showcases FinTech 2.0 – Insurtech

Many insurance policyholders are probably accustomed to only engaging with their providers when they go to the dentist or somebody dies - in other words, when they're putting in a claim. A new

Published on: November 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Top Three “Killer Apps” for Blockchain in Insurance

In the insurance industry, the “killer app” for blockchain has little to do with Bitcoin or any currency substitute, according to a diverse group of Insurance company participants at the InsureTechTO conference recently

Published on: November 7th, 2017 Jim Love

Interac debit support added to Samsung Pay in Canada

Samsung Electronics’ digital wallet now officially supports Interac debit payments in Canada. On Wednesday the company announced that effective immediately, consumers with debit cards issued by ATB Financial, CIBC, and Scotiabank that have

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CATA urges feds to reconsider tax changes to passive income, saying it benefits tech SMBs

Despite the outsize reputation of companies such as BlackBerry Ltd. and Shopify Inc., the majority of Canada's technology sector consists of startups and small and medium-sized enterprises, with a few large companies thrown

Published on: November 1st, 2017 IT Business Staff

Interac adds money request, auto-deposit features to e-Transfer platform

The Interac Association has just given Canadian retailers and other small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) two new ways to send and receive money. On Tuesday, the financial transaction network announced the release of

Published on: October 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian accelerator wants to make Ottawa the SaaS capital of the world

Canadian accelerator for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, L-Spark, has an ambitious goal for Ottawa: to make the Canadian capital the SaaS capital of the world. To reach that goal, L-Spark announced seven new SaaS

Published on: October 27th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Mastercard opens access to its blockchain technology API

Mastercard is taking a bet on blockchain, officially revealing its blockchain technology complete with open API. For its blockchain solution, Mastercard focused on four principles: privacy, flexibility, scalability, and reach. It will be

Published on: October 20th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

New Microsoft Canada president makes the case for “cool” Canadian innovation

When journalists sat down to ask Kevin Peesker questions on Wednesday - their first opportunity since he took over the top job at Microsoft Canada - he had a couple of questions for

Published on: October 18th, 2017 Christine Wong

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