Smartphones more important than wallets for 40%

    What would you rather give up, your wallet or your smartphone? That's the question that Ipsos Global @dvisor asked in its latest poll. Turns out that as many as 40 per

Published on: June 12th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Intertainment launches social payment platform for celebrities

It pays to be a celebrity and Toronto's Intertainment Media Inc. is trying to make it even easier and more lucrative for famous people to drive loyalty – and revenue -- from their

Published on: June 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

5 ways to make use of Facebook’s promoted posts

 If your business' Facebook Page has more than 400 likes, you now have the option to try a new advertising feature called "Promoted Posts." The button, which you'll find at the bottom of

Published on: June 5th, 2012 Kristin Burnham

Get Payd with new Moneris accessory for mobile merchants

Small merchants that spend most of their work day on the road likely never considered accepting credit card payments an option in the past. But lately, several services have hit the Canadian market

Published on: February 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

PayPal coming to bricks and mortar retail via Toronto payments processor

A Toronto-area Point of Sales (POS) provider is partnering with PayPal Inc. to be the first to allow merchants to accept PayPal payments at bricks and mortar locations on a wide-scale basis. AJB

Published on: January 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Online services help you get paid right now

With many small businesses just trying to stay afloat following a deep economic recession, waiting around to get paid just shouldn't be an option, according to one financial software company.Intuit Canada, makers of

Published on: May 11th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Android’s tasty ‘Gingerbread’ update supports NFC

Android 2.3 (more deliciously and seasonally appropriately known as "Gingerbread") isn't a huge overhaul of Google's mobile operating system, but the whole interface feels more refined and more responsive. In addition, Google has

Published on: December 13th, 2010 Ginny Mies

Video Rewind: PayPal’s launch of Website Payments Pro service

As we enter the 2010 Holiday season, it looks like more shoppers than ever will be buying gifts online and avoiding the crowds at malls. When they do buy those online gifts, many

Published on: November 25th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

How to receive payments on your iPhone

When Web comic artist Rich Stevens sells his original work at conventions, he offers his customers two payment options. "My favorite thing to do is ask people, 'Cash or future?'" the Massachusetts man

Published on: November 10th, 2010 Joel Mathias

Mobile malware a looming menace

That seemingly innocuous mug shot of 1980s pop star Rick Astley circulating wildly on jailbroken iPhones shortly before Christmas last year may be a harbinger of a more serious menace for businesses offering

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Nestor Arellano