Instacart Toronto taps former Wealthsimple CTO Karney Li as VP of Engineering

Same-day grocery delivery service Instacart has announced that former Wealthsimple CTO Karney Li has joined the Instacart team as VP of Engineering, based in the Toronto offices and reporting to CTO Mark Schaaf.

Published on: January 22nd, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Tulip’s personalized shopping tech attracts luxury brands

New York City, NY.- There's often the feeling that technology means a less intimate experience - who really wants to talk to a robot instead of a human - but Toronto-based startup Tulip Retail

Published on: January 14th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Square opens up payment system to app developers with SDK

Square Inc. today launched its SDK (software development kit) for developers, enabling retailers to integrate it as a payment option. The new in-app payment software allows retailers to process payments with Square through

Published on: January 9th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Survey shows big gap between Canadian retail’s mobile commerce intentions vs. implementation

Canadian retailers talk a better game than they play when it comes to adopting mobile commerce. In a new AMEX survey released Tuesday, 76 per cent of Canadian merchants agreed mobile commerce is

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Christine Wong

How we shopped: analyzing Black Friday and Cyber Monday trends

The U.S. Thanksgiving weekend has come to symbolize the beginning of the holiday shopping season with the much-hyped Black Friday and Cyber Monday offering deals aimed to lure consumers into their stores. Lucky for retailers,

Published on: December 1st, 2015 David Hamilton

The “secret sauce” for a better mobile retail experience

When it comes to retail, even when its mobile retail, it’s still all about location, location, location. Business software vendor SAP AG released its annual mobility survey this week, aimed at addressing top

Published on: May 9th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Bricks and mortar stores still relevant, IBM says

After the rise of e-commerce phenomena including online retail, Internet auction sites, group buying and now mobile commerce, does it still make sense to build a traditional bricks and mortar store?Far from being

Published on: November 4th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

When will Canada have Google Wallet?

Google on Thursday unveiled a mobile wallet platform and field tests in New York and San Francisco that will let people with special phones pay for goods in retail shops by tapping the

Published on: May 27th, 2011 Nancy Gorhing