Visa Ready for Biometrics, begins testing fingerprint sensor-based payment cards

Visa Inc. is officially hopping onto the biometrics bandwagon. On Sunday the New York City-based payments giant announced that a new division, Visa Ready for Biometrics, had started testing two new fingerprint sensor-based

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Canadians hate passwords, using them wrong, ready for biometrics instead: Visa

Consumers are ready to adopt biometric authentication technology such as facial recognition and fingerprint sensors to access the majority of password-protected services, according to a new survey by Visa Inc. Conducted on Visa's

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Mastercard launches biometrics card in South Africa

Apple Pay already has Canadians using their fingerprint to authenticate payments at the till, but now Mastercard may soon allow them to do so by scanning their fingerprint right on the card itself.

Published on: April 20th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Mastercard and BMO officially release Identity Check in North America

Canadian commercial clients of Bank of Montreal can finally check out Mastercard Inc.'s "selfie pay" technology for themselves. The financial services giant, which collaborated with BMO to launch its biometric-based online payment confirmation

Published on: October 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

First look at Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, the company's latest addition to its flagship Galaxy series, looks great, is made to take some punishment, and will have longer-lasting battery life than its predecessors. There are even

Published on: August 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Wearable tech maker Mio hopes to make exercising easier with this new metric

A manufacturer of wearables for elite athletes is hoping to appeal to the masses with a single new metric that simplifies what you need to know when you're working out, according to the

Published on: April 26th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Tangerine relaunches mobile app with new biometrics and security features

Tangerine Bank has relaunched its mobile app for iOS, adding secure instant messaging support and new biometric security features, the Toronto-based direct banking firm announced today. In an April 26 statement, Tangerine CIO

Published on: April 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

MasterCard partners with Bank of Montreal for soft launch of ‘selfie pay’

Bank of Montreal customers who use MasterCard to make online purchases will be taking selfies for a whole new reason this summer, as BMO becomes the first Canadian bank to support MasterCard's new

Published on: March 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

4 guidelines to reaching mobile users through Google search [infographic]

With more than half of Google's 100 billion monthly searches now being conducted on mobile devices, and the company's own research concluding that more than 77 per cent of mobile searches in Canada

Published on: March 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Mastercard to bring ‘selfie pay’ to Canada this summer

MasterCard will officially be rolling out its biometric payment service, MasterCard Identity Check - a smartphone app which allows users to verify purchases by taking a selfie instead of entering a password -

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Streaming delays horrifying for both users, marketers, Ericsson learns

Streaming delays aren't anyone's idea of a good time - but mobile service providers and their marketers might be surprised to learn just how distant from "a good time" they really are. According

Published on: February 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Mobile ads engage consumers more than TV ads, Google biometric study shows

Zara Kanji, Google Canada's strategy and insights lead, was home for the holidays and catching up on the third season of Mr. Selfridge when she received an alert on her smartphone: Donald Trump’s

Published on: January 28th, 2016 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

Manulife calls on voice biometrics to authenticate customers over the phone

Manulife has joined the expanding list of Canadian financial services companies betting on biometrics to boost security. The company said Tuesday that customers can now use their own voices to authenticate their identities

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Christine Wong