How Bionym just avoided the problem that took BlackBerry years to fix

Toronto-based wearables maker Bionym announced today it is changing its name to match its product and will henceforth be known as Nymi Inc. The maker of the Nymi Band, a wrist band that

Published on: December 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

How do the CEOs of wearables startups expect to disrupt the marketing world?

Some of Toronto's hottest startups are in the business of creating tech products that people will actually wear to improve their lives. But how will that impact the world of advertising and marketing?

Published on: November 20th, 2014 Karim Kanji

A CMO to Know: Shawn Chance, Bionym

As a new feature on for our special CMO Digital section, we’re featuring profiles of Canadian chief marketing officers and marketing executives. If you’re a CMO and you’d like to be included,

Published on: November 7th, 2014 Candice So

Mastercard to launch wearable payments pilot with Bionym

Toronto-based Bionym has struck a deal with MasterCard and a number of banks to do a pilot project where Canadians will use the wearable wrist band as a contactless payment method. The Nymi

Published on: November 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

3 people on Twitter putting wearables to work

Every Friday we share three people that we're following on Twitter, and we think that you should follow too. This week, we're following the people that aren't happy with simply using wearable technology

Published on: October 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Why marketers should be the first to adopt wearables

Smart watches, smart glasses, armbands, wristbands - at this point, there are wearable devices of all makes and types for tech-conscious consumers. But even though some of them are using their wearable devices

Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Wearables in the workplace on display at Dreamforce

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Bionym demos wearable integration with Salesforce app

Bionym is making the Nymi Band hardware available to developers for the first time. At Dreamforce in San Francisco, president Andrew D'Souza shows an example of what a customer-facing implementation of this wearable

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Brivo Labs shows off early implementation of Bionym tech

After a recent successful Series A round of funding, wearable device maker, Bionym announced today that they have begun shipping their Nymi Band to the developer community. The Nymi Band allows users to

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Bionym releases developer hardware in pursuit of ‘persistent identity’

SAN FRANCISCO -- Toronto-based Bionym launched its first wearable technology hardware  that anyone outside the company can get their hands - or, make that wrists - on Tuesday, taking its persistent identity platform

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

#FollowFriday – The role of the CMO and a wristband for your identity

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button. This week, we're focusing on digital marketers

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Candice So

Wearable tech firm Bionym closes $14 M Series A round

Toronto-based Bioynm Inc. has closed its first major round of financing to the tune of $14 million. This Series A round was led by Ignition Partners and Relay Ventures and also included Export Development

Published on: September 24th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Salesforce Wear launches new apps, partners with Oculus, Jawbone Inc. is announcing a slew of new partnerships with some major league wearable device makers, including Jawbone and Oculus, as well as eight new apps built for its ecosystem – all in

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So

Insights into the Canadian wearables industry

Recently, we have featured startups that are leading the way in the new wearables space. Today, we bring to you an interview with one of the people that is tracking the industry and

Published on: July 7th, 2014 Karim Kanji