PowaTag turns TV and print ads into mobile ecommerce transactions

A mobile payments solution that lets marketers turn just about any customer interaction - whether it be a print ad, television commercial, social view, or in-store browsing - into a sale opportunity is

Published on: June 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson


Apple announces watchOS 2 and native apps for Apple Watch

Apple Inc. announced that developers will be able to create apps that are native to Apple Watch, not dependent on a paired iPhone to function, at its WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) today. Kevin

Published on: June 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

A journey into mobile payments: Convergence, innovation and financial inclusion

I had the opportunity to be a keynote speaker at The International Payments Conference held in Toronto, which was attended by an international audience with participation from Europe, the Americas, and Africa. The

Published on: April 17th, 2015 Gerard Buckley

Vancouver mobile payments company a Canadian alternative to Apple Pay

While Apple Pay has generated a lot of awareness of interest in the mobile payments space, it’s not available yet in Canada. Vancouver’s nTrust isn’t wasting any time capitalizing on that Apple hype

Published on: April 8th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Recap of #paytech2015 Twitter chat with Zooz

Yesterday, I took part in a fast paced and engaging Twitter chat on the future of mobile payments, hosted by Zooz, a company that develops technology for the modern enterprise that wants to optimize

Published on: February 26th, 2015 Hibah Ahmed

Ugo mobile wallet updated, released to Apple devices

The mobile wallet app backed by TD Bank Group and PC Financial has been updated to support loyalty cards and been released to Apple Inc.'s iOS platform, Ugo Mobile Solutions LP announced on

Published on: February 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Samsung acquisition takes aim at Apple Pay

The smartphone battle between Samsung and Apple has been heating-up the handset market, and it looks like the next skirmish in the ongoing conflict may be fought around mobile payments. With an eye

Published on: February 20th, 2015 Jeff Jedras


Samsung might have a way to compete with Apple Pay, thanks to a startup called LoopPay

In a bid to compete with Apple Pay and bring its own mobile payments system to the market, Samsung is in the midst of talks with a payments startup, hoping to unveil something

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Candice So

2015 Predictions by Brian Jackson, Editor of ITBusiness.ca

In the year 2015... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-ZuUm8WoWE Apple Pay will stay out of Canada. Banks will continue to push their own mobile apps as a method of digital payment rather than make a deal with

Published on: December 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Top 10 most popular stories of 2014

From Apple Pay to Heartbleed, 2014 was a busy year in tech, rife with headlines on everything from security to mobile payments and cryptocurrencies. We’ve rounded up the top 10 stories of 2014

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Candice So

2015 Predictions: Apple Pay will stay out of Canada

Apple Inc. and its CEO Tim Cook made a splash this year when announcing Apple Pay at one of its well-watched keynote events that also debuted the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch.

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Why you still need your wallet, even with Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Leaving the wallet at home and using a smartphone to pay for all of our purchases sounds like an enticing idea - well, to some of us anyway. But we still have some

Published on: November 3rd, 2014 Candice So