BlackBerry’s software and services division continues to shine in third quarter

After achieving what BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen described as “historical highs” during the company’s second quarter, the company saw that momentum continue in its latest quarter. More importantly, the company's record software

Published on: December 21st, 2017 Alex Coop

More Canadians than ever using digital payments, report finds

Canadians are looking for convenience when it comes to shopping, and credit cards are playing a larger role than ever. According to Payments Canada’s latest Canadian Payment Methods and Trends report, Canada has

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Alex Coop

Blockchain: The killer app that will stretch far beyond banking

There’s a technology that could one day prevent voter fraud, track stolen artworks, process a home sale within 24 hours and eliminate the need to ever file another tax return. It’s blockchain, and

Published on: March 24th, 2017 Christine Wong

West coast skin care company leverages cloud to support U.S. expansion

Expanding into new markets is a challenge in and of itself, but when it’s a complex business and your financial management software can’t keep up, it’s time to make some changes. Vancouver-based Skoah

Published on: February 2nd, 2017 Gary Hilson

Dun & Bradstreet announces new online credit monitoring database

Before there was LinkedIn, there was Dun & Bradstreet. In the pre-social media age, companies that needed to verify their business contacts would rely on the Millburn, New Jersey-based commercial database firm, which

Published on: January 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Setting up a successful business model

A business model depicts how a company will create, deliver, and capture value, and is traditionally focused around a main goal of selling a service or product. Ultimately, businesses have a tendency to

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Robert Cordray

How VCs raise money and why you should care

How do VCs raise the money that they invest in your startup? Robert Antoniades gave a fascinating glimpse of the process as a guest of Startup Grind Toronto back in March. Antoniades is

Published on: May 5th, 2015 Geoff Foulds

Why IBM i Systems Security is No Longer an Absolute and What To Do About It

Remember the 400? If you're reading this, I'll bet you have at least a passing familiarity with IBM's midrange systems. On June 21, 1988, IBM introduced the Application System/400 (AS/400) and it changed

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Claudiu Popa

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

Cloud tips from Canada’s tech CFOs

What does cloud technology mean for businesses today? How you answer that question depends very much on your perspective - and your position within your organization affects that perspective. Chief finance officers (CFOs)

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canadian CFOs looking to spend on IT, survey says

Canadian chief financial officers (CFOs) seem very optimistic about their futures – and what’s more, that optimism is translating into plans to spend more on IT, according to a new survey from American

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Candice So

New Toronto accelerator seeks ‘Bitcoin 2.0’

The Toronto-based Bitcoin Decentral building that's become the hub for everything related to cryptocurrency in Canada announced today a new accelerator program dedicated to startups working in the financial technology sector, with a

Published on: March 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Federal budget has ‘good solid items’ for small businesses, startups

With the federal budget for 2014 now in play, Canadian small businesses and startups are cautiously optimistic towards what Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has promised for the fiscal year to come. Releasing the

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

Bitcoin fever: How Bitcoin lost battles but is winning the war

By Shawna-Kay Scarlett Bitcoins and virtual currencies alike have had their fair share of shine in the press, receiving raves for being the wave of future currency. On the converse, bitcoins and virtual

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Fueled