Mobile payments: a history of [in]security presentation

Using mobile devices to complete payment transactions in stores is on the brink of mass adoption in North America. What's not clear yet is what technology will be the most popular and how

Published on: October 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Split means ‘more autonomy’ for PayPal, analyst says

Online commerce soulmates eBay and PayPal are splitting in 2015 after a 12-year relationship, CEO John Donahoe has announced. The news comes after a protracted battle with activist investor Charles Icahn over whether

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Dave Webb

Paper, plastic, or Apple Pay: should you support the mobile payments option?

One weekend, 10 million sales. That’s how big Apple’s latest iPhone launch has been so far, with both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus flying off store shelves, often briskly outpacing demand. The

Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

How Apple Pay can kickstart marketing opportunities

One of the biggest headlines in tech this week - if not the biggest - was around Apple's announcements of the iPhone 6, the phablet-sized iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch, and Apple

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Candice So

#FollowFriday – 3 analysts in wearables, social media, and mobile payments

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 analysts who

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Candice So

Apple Pay coming to Canada may be dependent on banks deal

Apple Inc. unveiled its mobile payments platform on Tuesday along with its iPhone 6 and Apple Watch hardware that will support the transaction mechanism with NFC chips - but the service will be

Published on: September 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson


What marketers should watch for in Apple’s iPhone 6 launch event

Apple Inc. is set to unveil the iPhone 6 on Sept. 9 at a live event and marketers will want to keep an eye on what's announced to get a sense for how

Published on: September 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

ITBusiness.ca to collaborate with Global Finance Conference

There was a time when what technology a company used was solely the concern of the IT department. But now it's a part of everyone's job to know what the latest technology is

Published on: September 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

E-commerce and the digital wallet: A Q&A with PayPal’s James Barrese

Born and raised in Silicon Valley, it’s not surprising James Barrese grew up to become a technology innovator. PayPal’s chief technology officer lent his skills to the U.S. army as a high-frequency communications

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Shawn Freeman

Square’s partnerships to help businesses with their accounting

Square customers in Canada are now going to get access to three new accounting services, thanks to Square Inc.’s latest integrations. This week, Square announced integrations with Intuit's QuickBooks Online, Xero, and Stitch

Published on: August 14th, 2014 Candice So

SecureNet brings PayOS platform to Canadian merchants

A U.S.-based payment processor is landing in Canada, as well as in about 24 other countries around the world. On Wednesday, SecureNet Payment Systems announced it was making its foray into the north,

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Candice So

Apps, text messages among top banking priorities for Millennials

To get Millennials to sign up with a bank, it takes more than low interest fees and longer branch hours to convince them to come - banks also need to be savvy about

Published on: July 30th, 2014 Candice So

Visa to launch tokenization service for wearables, smart devices

Visa Inc. has put together a slew of new offerings to secure online payments – not just for the desktop, but for smart devices and wearables. On Thursday, the payments processor said it’s

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Candice So