Left to right: Sam Sebastian of Google Canada, Satish Kanwar of Shopify, Ben Burmaster of Snuggle Bugz, James Connell of Roots Canada. Retail Spark, Nov. 3, 2014.

Published: November 4th, 2014


Consumers will share data, but for a price: Aimia

Despite their fears around data breaches, consumers are willing to trade much of their personal data if it gets them something in return, a new survey has found. In a new report called

Published on: November 4th, 2014 Candice So

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

BlackBerry’s BBM update includes timed messages and retraction

BlackBerry has just announced the latest update of its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service, which promises to give users more control over their privacy. On Friday, BlackBerry unveiled a slew of new features with

Published on: October 31st, 2014 Candice So

Mobile video is an opportunity for advertisers: Nielsen

It’s no secret consumers are watching more videos from their smartphones and tablets – and here in Canada, that appetite for mobile video is only going to grow, according to the numbers presented

Published on: October 30th, 2014 Candice So

Why developers may like Android TV more than Google TV

When Google announced Android TV at its I/O conference earlier this summer, Tejas Lagvankar was skeptical. The software engineer, who works at Yahoo! Inc. in San Francisco, has been developing apps for Google

Published on: October 28th, 2014 Candice So

Why data breaches keep happening

Target, Home Depot, and last week, Staples – it seems as though there are always new headlines cropping up about data breaches at major retailers or restaurants. For consumers, that can be worrying

Published on: October 27th, 2014 Candice So

PayPal launches site of tips and tricks for global e-commerce

PayPal has launched a new site aimed at helping small businesses looking to sell internationally, finding customers outside of Canada. Earlier today, PayPal announced it was launching PassPort, a site meant to educate

Published on: October 24th, 2014 Candice So

How to use Apple Pay in Canada

Updated Oct. 24, 9:47 a.m.: Updated to add that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users need to set their region to the U.S. to use Apple Pay in Canada. The update also

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Candice So

Canada starting to tap into programmatic ad buying: Google

Programmatic ad buying is emerging as one of the newest ways to target the right audiences – and Canadian marketers are just starting to discover it, according to Google's advertising team. During a

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Candice So

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

Top 10 smartphones for business: Apple iPhone 6 – Part 3

Editor’s note: This review is part of our series on the top 10 smartphones released this year. The series was designed to explore how business users can be productive with these devices, and

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Alex Davies

Top 10 smartphones for business: Apple iPhone 6 – Part 2

Editor’s note: This review is part of our series on the top 10 smartphones released this year. The series was designed to explore how business users can be productive with these devices, and

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Alex Davies

MasterCard unveils a fingerprint-scanning, contactless credit card

MasterCard has announced it’s partnering with Zwipe, a Norwegian company that has built a credit card armed with near field communications (NFC) technology and fingerprint scanning. The two companies say the new Zwipe

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Candice So

In conversation with a start-up: Jay Kapadia from Kiddology

Over the past number of years, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of startups. Some have become clients. I've also become a fan of a number of them. However,

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Karim Kanji