QR Code Security – Are we ready to discuss the risks?

The Quick Response codes we see on everything from movie posters to business cards are becoming the ubiquitous contact links of an entire new generation of mobile devices and the people who use

Published on: August 29th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

ING Direct lauds Websphere role in mobile banking app success

A 13-year relationship with IBM and its Websphere application integration server has been critical in helping ING Direct of Canada quickly build and operate a mobile banking application, a bank official said.ING Direct

Published on: June 18th, 2010 Matt Hamblen and Nestor Arellano

Top 10 innovative Canadian wireless ‘companies to watch’

Analyst firm IDC Canada recently came up with a list of 10 start-up Canadian companies to watch for in the mobile and wireless space.Mobile marketingoutfits, couponing firms, mobile analyticsbusinesses, and even a company

Published on: June 11th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Innovate or stagnate, credit card providers warned

Credit card providers need to hop on the mobile payment bandwagon or experience a further deterioration in their already grim situation, experts warn. In the span of two years, the card payment industry

Published on: April 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

TTC may opt for ‘open’ electronic fare payment system

While participating in a Greater Toronto Area (GTA) electronic fare pilot, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) seems to be eyeing a different payment system from the rest of the region.In a statement, chair

Published on: April 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

New ING Direct app lets you do your banking from BlackBerry, iPhone

Are the days of the ATM (automated teller machine) numbered? Possibly not. But with ING Direct's launch of a BlackBerry and iPhone banking application, mobile banking in Canada just got another boost.Starting today,

Published on: March 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Mobile payment needs more than an iPhone Bump to get going

I’d like to apologize to Darrell MacMichael of PayPal Canada for costing him all of $8 while we were filming a demo of his company’s new Send Money Version 2.0 application for the

Published on: March 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Mobile payments offer big benefits to Canadian business, consumers

For more than four years now teenagers in Japan have been purchasing pop drinks with their smart phones. Even before that, African immigrants in Europe have been remitting money back home and checking

Published on: March 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Bump, Split and Collect with PayPal’s mobile payment iPhone app

Touching a friend for a few bucks, splitting a bill at the restaurant, or chipping in on a gift purchases -- all these have recently got a mobile twist. Version 2.0 of the

Published on: March 17th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Race begins in Canada to cash in on mobile phone payments

Early in the race to get Canadians buying things with their mobile phones, MasterCard might be ahead by a nose, but Visa has unveiled a wiser partner choice, says an analyst. The two

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson