Technology Trends

The Huge Opportunity of Mobile Payments

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With Apple Pay taking off in the U.S., smartphone-enabled purchases are hitting the mainstream. Get ready for faster, more convenient transactions

Why Showrooming is More Popular Than Ever

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Brace yourselves, retailers: consumers are increasingly using their smartphones as an in-store shopping tool

What Makes the Gaming Industry So Hot Today

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An industry exec shares her thoughts on why Canada's $2.3-billion game-development sector is growing so quickly

Why It’s Time to Get a Grip on Ecommerce

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Canadian consumers love the internet, yet less than half of Canadian businesses have a website. That must change, and fast

Why Salesforce Loves Buying Canadian Startups

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"There's a crazy amount of innovation happening right now in Canada," says COO

What You Need to Know About BlackBerry’s Passport

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The Waterloo giant's brand-new smartphone was built with the business world in mind. Does the business world want it?

The Bright Future of the Global Service Economy

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Thanks to technology, services may surpass goods in Canada's trade mix. (Haircuts done by a barber an ocean away? Why not?)

What “Brandter” Really Looks Like

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Increasingly, companies are exchanging quippy comments with one another via their brands' social media pages. Is it clever marketing or a silly gimmick?

Are You Using Today’s Hottest Productivity Tool?

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You may not have heard of Slack yet, but shrewd design and a blossoming user base mean you will soon

For the Next Trend in Wearable Tech, Look Down

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Don't laugh: new "smart shoes" have a big advantage over smart watches and Google Glass