How SMBs can cut through the mobile commerce hype

Doug MacDonald has a warning about mobile commerce for Canada's small and medium sized businesses: don't believe the hype. There's so much information coming out each week about new mobilepayment, banking and e-commerce

Published on: June 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Widespread mobile payments adoption still five years away, study says

Until the corner variety store in your neighbourhood installs a near field communication (NFC)-enabled payment terminal and your aunt feels comfortable paying for milk with her smartphone, it will take some time for

Published on: June 6th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Rogers and CIBC launch mobile wallet

Rogers Communications Inc. and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) held a joint news conference today to announce the launch of a mobile wallet that will put credit card information on smartphones. The

Published on: May 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Rogers, CIBC to offer digital wallet service

Wallets and smartphones moved a step closer to becoming one in the same thing today in Canada.Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Rogers Communications Inc. arefirst out of the gate to announce a

Published on: May 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian banks set to unveil mobile payment guidelines

Pay-as-you-go is about to take on a whole new meaning for Canadian shoppers.Canadian banks and credit card companies are set to announce a new setof guidelines governing mobile payments that willeventually move consumers

Published on: May 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Cloud demos help navigate documents, schedules, and roads

Nestor E. Arellano is a senior writer at ITBusiness.ca. You can find him on Google+ or via email at narellano@itworldcanada.com. Is your Outlook calendar no longer sufficient for keeping your multiple commitments organized?

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Waterloo firm’s tiny NFC tags make objects social

Want your table to tweet and your picture frame to post Facebook updates?A Waterloo, Ont. startup is implanting some of the tiniest electronicchips ever made into inanimate objects, then layering them withnetworking capabilities

Published on: April 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

RIM’s NFC smartphones to get new iris biometric security feature

Just a few days before its fourth-quarter results are due, Research In Motion Inc. has unveiled a new eye-scanning biometric security feature today for BlackBerry smartphones that are already equipped with near field

Published on: March 26th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Windows Phone 8 leak reveals NFC and integrated Skype: blogs

Deep integration with Windows 8 and SkyDrive, NFC support, and variable screen sizes for mobile devices are among the wealth of new features coming to the next version of Windows Phone, including according to two

Published on: February 3rd, 2012 Ian Paul

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

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

8 tech trends to watch for 2012

2012 may be the year the tablet market gets a reality check, the cloudgets personal, Ultrabooks and Near Field Communication get a biggerpush, Windows 8 finally sees the light of day, and Research

Published on: December 12th, 2011 Christine Wong

Bake privacy into NFC chips now, Privacy commissioner says

Tap ‘n go technology, also known as near field communications (NFC) is well on its way to ubiquity within the next five years. However, the convenience and benefits promised by applications such as

Published on: November 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Google Galaxy Nexus could be the best Android phone yet

In the world of Android, we see a lot of new phones -- and inevitably, some of them are destined to be forgotten. Samsung's new Galaxy Nexus is not one of those devices.The

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 JR Raphael