When it comes to paying with a mobile device, Canadians seems very comfortable buying their daily coffee. Whether it be at Starbucks or Tim Hortons, Canadians are downloading apps that facilitate payment fast and furious. PayPal has not lost sight of this trend and today is leveraging it as they launch their...read more
Pinterest is entering the e-commerce space and it's using Ottawa's Shopify to do it. The popular social network, whose visual interface...read more
This week Netflix and Walt Disney Studios revealed a multi-year licensing deal. The deal will bring first-run Disney live-action and animated...read more
Apple's quarterly earnings are out and while the numbers are strong, they weren't enough to lift the firm's stock, which remains stagnant in afterhours trading.read more
Canada boasts a foreign-born population of just under seven million people, or more than 20% of the nation’s entire population—the highest percentage among G8 countries. And this trend is only accelerating: between 2006 and 2011, more than 1.1 million foreign folks immigrated here, making up over 3% of Canada’s total population, according to Statistics Canada.read more
In the second major breakdown in less than a week for TransLink, the Expo and Millennium lines froze for several hours yesterday due to a communicate glitch that shut down every train on the system.read more
Starbucks wants customers to be able to order coffee in advance from their smartphone.
A pilot program is slated for launch later this year, according to Adam Brotman, the coffee chain’s chief digital officer.read more
Have you ever wanted to attend a hackathon but couldn’t travel to one of the many big-league events in the United States? Now’s your chance.
Techyon, a startup run by University of Waterloo students, has created Hack the North, Waterloo Region’s answer to those events, and it’s going to be big. We’re talking 1,000 hackers all in one place, working on projects over 36 hours, where sleep is optional, but fun is not.read more
Its time to change the conversation. We get it, we know that the world is changing, can someone now tell us how to get there?
“The future of work”:how many articles, blogs and books have you read or seen lately that are dedicated to the subject of predicting what the workplace will look like “in the future”?read more
Reports of Canadians helping themselves to regular servings of American Netflix are nothing new. But did you know that the U.S. Netflix offerings are being consumed in countries where the streaming giant hasn’t even launched?read more
Calgary-based visual search startup Slyce is scheduled to go public on Monday.
The deal, conducted through a reverse-takeover with capital pool company Oculus Ventures, will see shares in the company start trading on the TSX-Venture exchange.read more
Small business cloud accounting startup Kashoo has released a new iPhone app that gives business owners the ability to tackle their smartphone.read more
Apple this week brought iTunes Pass to Canada.
Compatible with iOS 6 and up, iTunes Pass helps customers who use iTunes gift cards to purchase songs, apps, and books from Apple without connecting a credit card to their Apple ID. It also allows for exact amounts, unlike gift cards, which are only available in certain denominations.read more
Amazon today launched Kindle Unlimited, a new subscription service for readers and a new revenue opportunity for authors enrolled in KDP Select.read more
John Bromley isn’t just a man with a cause. He’s a man with over 90,000 causes.
That’s the estimated number of registered charities in Canada, and so that’s the number of charities the he gives Canadians access to through his online tool, Chimp.read more
There’s no denying the impact that digital connectivity is having on our daily routines.
It is even starting to transform how consumers pony up cash for their everyday purchases.read more