Touring the “mobile innovation store”

Last week, we had a chance to take a look at how stores can bring mobile technology into a physical store. The idea is for retailers to give their consumers more of an

Published on: March 12th, 2014 Candice So

Hointer bringing ‘efficiency of the digital world to the physical world’

Two years ago, Nadia Shouraboura was out shopping with her teenage daughter when they spotted a QR code in a store. Shouraboura recalled how her daughter pulled out her cellphone, raising it to

Published on: March 12th, 2014 Candice So

Target data breach pushes banks, retailers to update security measures in U.S.

The fallout from the late 2013 security breach that compromised the credit and debit card data of nearly 40 million Target customers is playing out in both the courts and the court of

Published on: March 10th, 2014 Joseph Stark

iQmetrix using touchscreens to get customers to tap, swipe, and buy

It’s not easy to create a good store display. Products have to be arranged in such a way that they catch customers’ eyes, draw them in, and encourage them to shop around a

Published on: March 6th, 2014 Candice So

Nomi making physical stores ‘clickable’ for retailers and customers

It’s a scenario lots of retailers can understand – after helping a customer in-store, the customer leaves without making a purchase -and there’s no way to know why, or how to change that

Published on: March 6th, 2014 Candice So

ThirdShelf giving SMB retailers an end-to-end mobile experience

Two years ago, Antoine Azar was working at the mobile strategy company he founded and headed, Mobilogie Inc., when he saw a gap in what was available for marketers and retailers working for

Published on: March 5th, 2014 Candice So

Retail to go from ‘distributing product to distributing experiences’

Last week, The Atlantic ran a story about how the traditional, brick and mortar store is now dead, pointing to former gadget giant RadioShack as the perfect example of what happens when retail

Published on: March 5th, 2014 Candice So

Windows error reporting helps researchers uncover attacks

Windows Error Reporting, the program that sends details to Microsoft Corp. each time an application crashes or fails to update, helped researchers find evidence of attacks leveled against an unnamed government agency and

Published on: February 19th, 2014 Candice So

Google Street View, brought indoors

When Google Inc. first brought Street View to its Maps service in 2007, it was a novelty. By now, most people are familiar with Google Street View, where users can go to Google

Published on: February 4th, 2014 Candice So

Moneris unveils mobile payments with Apple Passbook

After the Christmas furor has died down, it’s inevitable – you collected a deluge of gift cards that you were excited about when you first got them. But come January, they’re lying in

Published on: December 17th, 2013 Candice So

Groupon class action lawsuit ends in $500,000 settlement

Canadians using Groupon prior to March 8 were sent notice that the $500,000 settlement approval for the class action lawsuit against Groupon Inc. has gone through, giving an estimated 1 million daily deal

Published on: December 2nd, 2013 Candice So

Stealing credit card numbers from Apple point of sales terminals? Easier than you might think

With consumers forming snaking, long lines in stores before the holidays, businesses are adding more and more mobile terminals so their customers can buy directly from salespeople on the floor. This may speed

Published on: November 25th, 2013 Candice So

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

Vicinity makes it easier for SMBs to reward customer loyalty

If you’ve ever bypassed a business in favour of one that offers Aeroplan or Air Miles, you know how strong the lure of customer loyalty programs can be. Once the realm of large

Published on: May 29th, 2013 Jeff Jedras