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Tangerine adds secure instant messaging help feature to online banking

If you've ever clicked on the help section of your bank's website and been frustrated by the abundance of answers, none of them addressing the problem that sent you there in the first

Published on: January 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

The Mint’s alternative to Bitcoin is back after private acquisition

A digital currency developed by The Royal Canadian Mint has been acquired by a Toronto-based loyalty platform and will be returning to the market, according to an announcement made on Tuesday. Loyalty Pays

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Starbucks expands mobile ordering services in Toronto, Vancouver

Three months after giving iPhone users access to its Mobile Order & Pay service at 300 Toronto-area stores, Starbucks has announced that as of Jan. 11, Toronto-based Android users will also be able

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Ottawa-based video app maker announces new dev kit, partner program

Ottawa-based You.i TV, which built the video app engine used to power a range of applications including Rogers' Shomi, Sony's Crackle, and video apps for Disney, Nick Jr., and Treehouse TV, has unveiled

Published on: January 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Windows 10 adoption soars thanks to free upgrade, just like Mac OS X

Microsoft Corp. has finally figured out how to achieve the sort of rapid adoption rates for Windows that Apple Inc. sees among its Mac OS X users - free is the key. Yesterday,

Published on: January 5th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Facebook brings Instant Articles to Canada, Android users

Facebook Inc.'s mobile users can get their first taste of Canadian content through the social networking giant's Instant Articles service today - provided they speak French. Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal

Published on: December 16th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian alternative to Uber launches with backing of taxi industry

A new, nationwide transit app could finally help Canada's taxi drivers challenge Uber in the ease-of-use department. Developed by Toronto-based CellWand Communications, the company behind the popular mobile #TAXI service, and released on

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Accenture’s design firm predicts IoT, high consumer expectations will drive 2016

Accenture plc division Fjord has released its 2016 trends report, 10 elements the international design consultation firm expects to influence users, businesses and society over the next 12 months, and it gives IT

Published on: December 14th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Saskatchewan startup believes we all have at least OneStory to tell

Unlike most tech startups trying to woo the attention of millennials, Saskatoon native Katrina German started by going after the seniors market with her video interview platform, OneStory. Before co-founding the Saskatewan-based service,

Published on: December 10th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Dropbox announces shutdown of Mailbox, Carousel services

Dropbox will be shutting down its Mailbox and Carousel services early next year, co-founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi announced in a blog post today. Mailbox, an email streamlining app for mobile devices

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Could this be your home in 10 years? Telus thinks so

Viewers who watched Minority Report's facial-scanning technology or George Jetson's nutritionally-measured dinner with envy can take heart - Telus Corp. is touring western Canada with the so-called Future Home, a showcase for the company's new fibre-optic broadband network.

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Bell continues to receive most complaints of any carrier, is least improved

Once again, Bell Canada has made it the top of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services’ (CCTS) naughty list. In its 2014-15 Report, Making the Tough Calls, the CCTS ranks Canadian carriers

Published on: December 4th, 2015 Bryan Dearsley

Canada’s financial services sector helps drive IT jobs

Canada's financial services sector gainfully employed 780,000 Canadians throughout 2014 and generated 6.8 per cent of the total gross domestic product. But according to a newly released report from the Conference Board of Canada, Canada’s IT

Published on: December 1st, 2015 Bryan Dearsley

Lightspeed POS buys Dutch ecommerce provider SEOshop

Lightspeed POS, a cloud POS platform for retailers and restaurants, has bought Amsterdam-based eCommerce software company SEOshop, which it will use as the basis of its new ecommerce platform. Montreal-based Lightspeed, which provides sales

Published on: November 23rd, 2015 David Hamilton

SalesforceIQ and Desk.com integration unifies customer sales and service information

Cloud-based customer relationship tool SalesforceIQ connects your customer information and your email account, providing useful information when sending sales-related emails. This week, SalesforceIQ announced new integration with Desk.com that adds customer support into the mix. The new integration essentially brakes down the barrier between

Published on: November 18th, 2015 David Hamilton