Ingenico brings more mobile payment options to Canadian retailers

Mobile payments may have solidified themselves as an industry buzzword, but they won’t catch on with consumers until more retailers bring them into their brick-and-mortar stores, according to payment solutions provider Ingenico Corp.

Published on: September 30th, 2013 Candice So

Tech firms large and small ready to hire BlackBerry cast-offs

When BlackBerry Ltd. announced last week it would be axing 4,500 jobs sometime before Christmas, the tech community in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. was left reeling. While the embattled company hasn’t said if all of

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

Ebay acquiring Braintree, boosting mobile payments business

Ebay Inc., the e-commerce and online bidding powerhouse, is plunking down about $800 million in cash to acquire Braintree, a payment platform beloved among online and mobile-first startups. Under the deal, Braintree will

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

BlackBerry finds buyer in Fairfax for $4.7 billion

A consortium of investors lead by Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. have offered to increase their role from BlackBerry's largest shareholder to its majority owner for $4.7 billion, Howard Solomon reports on IT

Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson


Facebook promotes Canadian head to global strategy role

Jordan Banks, Facebook's country manager for Canada, has been tapped to lead up a new global strategy division targeting vertical markets out of Toronto, the Globe and Mail reports. Holding the lead Canadian

Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Jack Dorsey tells Waterloo he’s opening up local Square office

The co-founder of Twitter and Square visited Waterloo, Ont. and Toronto today and announced he's opening up a permanent office in the Waterloo region. Jack Dorsey delivered the news as part of a

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

In-app purchases the future of mobile app revenue, Gartner says

Mobile device users will download 63 per cent more apps in 2013 compared to 2012, say analysts from research firm Gartner Inc., with mobile app stores reaping the benefits. By the end of

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Candice So

Should you upgrade to iOS 7 or not?

Apple Inc. pushed out its new iOS 7 update to iPhones and iPads yesterday, going full throttle on its most major update to the mobile OS since it launched. While many users will

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Man installs iOS 7 update without complaint

A Toronto man reports that he successfully updated his iPhone 4S to the new version of Apple's iOS software without complaining even once on social media. Kelvin Macintosh, 30, says he saw the

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Setting up a CRM: from marketing to IT

Customer relationship management systems (CRM) are at the heart of a company’s commercial activities and are an essential tool in the implementation of its products. CRMs contain your database, or marketing intelligence; it’s

Published on: September 18th, 2013 David Chabot

Alertly offers DIY security to SMBs

For people who want peace of mind for their car, home, or office while they’re away, Canadian security startup Alertly is building a solution for that – and to finance it, it’s launching

Published on: September 18th, 2013 Candice So

Microsoft Surface 2 likely to see better distribution at launch

Microsoft Corp. is readying for a wider distribution of its Surface 2 tablet at launch than its first Surface tablet that was only available to buy directly from Microsoft for months after launch,

Published on: September 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry unveils new Z30 smartphone

BlackBerry Ltd. has launched its newest flagship smartphone today, calling it the company’s “biggest, fastest, and most advanced.” Branded as the Z30, the phone runs BlackBerry’s operating system (OS), BlackBerry 10 version 10.2.

Published on: September 18th, 2013 Candice So