Canadian mobile payment firms sizing up Square’s move north

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has chosen Canada as the first global expansion market for his newest startup, Square Inc. As reported in today's FinancialPost, San Francisco-based Square isofficially launching in Canada today after

Published on: October 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Venmo acquisition won’t be the last in hot mobile payments market

The frenzy of activity in the mobile payment space continues to accelerate, as New York-based Venmo Inc. has been acquired by mobile payments firm Braintree, the New York Times reports.Venmo was founded in

Published on: August 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

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

Startup helps merchants accept credit card payments via smartphone

A Vancouver-based start-up company is competing against some big players in the financial services industry by offering small businesses a way to accept credit card payments with a smartphone or tablet.Payfirma Corp. was

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Intuit bringing mobile payments to Canada

It's shaped like a chubby cork, covered in slate-colored rubber, and connects to mobile devices through--of all things--a headphone jack. But for small businesses, the best thing about Intuit's new credit card swipe

Published on: January 10th, 2012 Yarden Arar

Mobile booming like early days of search, Google Canada chief says

Mobile growth is expanding just as fast as search in its early days, and entrepreneurs should be taking advantage of that to build startups that can address small business pain, according to the

Published on: August 19th, 2011 Martin Studzinski

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