2012 will see rise of the two tablet household, Deloitte predicts

Mobile payments, big data, and the rise of multi-tablet households will likely dominate IT trends this year, according to a list of key tech predictions presented Tuesday by Deloitte & Touche LLP. About

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Intuit bringing mobile payments to Canada

It's shaped like a chubby cork, covered in slate-colored rubber, and connects to mobile devices through--of all things--a headphone jack. But for small businesses, the best thing about Intuit's new credit card swipe

Published on: January 10th, 2012 Yarden Arar

NFC smartphones see breakthrough sales in 2011

Thirty-five million Near Field Communications (NFC)-enabled phones were shipped in 2011, in what has been described as a "breakthrough year" for the mobile payments technology.According to analyst firm IMS Research, that number could

Published on: December 19th, 2011 Sophie Curtis

Starbucks Canada iPhone app launches, shows how to execute mobile payment

Canadians buying eggnog lattes today at their local Starbucks will be able to pay using their iPhone, as Starbucks Coffee Canada launches its mobile payment app.iPhone users downloading the Starbucks Canada app will

Published on: November 8th, 2011 Brian Jackson

NFC uses beyond mobile payment: romance, storage and magic

By now you're likely familiar with near-field communications (NFC)technology and its ability to help process mobile payments. But NFC's boosters think it's capable of more, oh, so much more.During the NFC Summit at

Published on: October 28th, 2011 Brad Reed

Canadians cautious about mobile payment security

While many Apple observers were disappointed with the debut of the iPhone 4S this week, it’s not the lack of a near field communications (NFC) chip that’s irking Canadians. Many consumers expected a

Published on: October 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Google Wallet and NFC security: guarding against ‘sharks with lasers’

The emergence of mobile payments may offer another convenient way to pay, but does it also open up a door for hackers to pick your pocket? This month, the first field trial of

Published on: September 29th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Google Wallet put to field test in San Francisco

The much-anticipated Google Wallet app debuts today--for now, available only on the Sprint Nexus S 4G phone. The app is the latest to use Near Field Communications (NFC) technology to facilitate payments--customers pay

Published on: September 20th, 2011 Megan Geuss

Express IT: Mobile payments will be best cash alternative

Cash might be king, but it's more common to not actually carry any of it around these days. Consumers are more likely to pay with a debit or credit card for even small

Published on: August 31st, 2011 Brian Jackson

5 ways to secure your mobile transactions

Wave your smartphone; buy a latte. Sounds great, doesn't it? But before running off to participate in Silicon Valley's next new thing, you might want to think about a scary downside to mobile

Published on: June 2nd, 2011 Bill Snyder

Video Rewind: PayPal’s Send Money app for iPhone

Google is field testing it's mobile wallet platform in New York and San Francisco. The service, called Google wallet, lets people with special phones pay for goods in retail shops by tapping the

Published on: May 27th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Majority of Canadians want to get loyalty rewards through smartphones

Canadian shoppers love reward programs and are ready to receive such perks through their smartphones, according to a survey recently conducted by a Canadian consumer behavior research firm specializing in customer incentive and

Published on: April 11th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Mobile strategy now a must for retailers

Having a mobile strategy is becoming essential for retailers, as more and more shoppers use Web-friendly smartphones in stores and malls to compare prices, seek deals, read reviews and make purchases.Although still a

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

More holiday shoppers shunning malls

The Canadian shopper is back – well sort of. After giving retailers a chilly Holiday season in 2008 and 2009, as many as 90 per cent of consumers are expected to spend an

Published on: November 25th, 2010 Nestor Arellano