E-commercePayments

SQUARE LAUNCHES PAYMENTS SDK, ENABLING DEVELOPERS TO PROCESS PAYMENTS WITH SQUARE IN THEIR MOBILE APPS

In-App Payments SDK rounds out Square’s omnichannel payments platform Square announced the launch of the Square In-App Payments Software Development Kit (SDK), enabling developers and sellers to process payments with Square within their consumer-facing mobile apps for the first time. With just a few lines of code, developers can easily …

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Data SecurityDigitalIndustry Trends

BlackBerry Survey Finds Consumers Don’t Trust Connected Devices to Keep Data Safe

Findings say consumers favor of a “Seal” or “Stamp of Approval” to demonstrate which Internet-connected devices achieve a certain standard of security BlackBerry Limited announced new survey findings on consumer attitudes and behaviors toward security, trust and privacy, particularly when it comes to purchasing and using smart, connected ‘things’ which …

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Customer ServiceIndustry NewsOperations and Logistics

Staples Canada unveils new concept store in the heart of Toronto

New Coworking space provides state-of-the-art technology,  meeting and office accommodations and solutions for businesses Staples Canada, The Working and Learning Company, will launch its new concept store this week situated at 375 University Avenue, downtown Toronto. The new location offers a completely new inspirational experience for customers, featuring over a …

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AdvertisingPayments

Now just a brand symbol, they’ve dropped their name…

Digital Payment Company Adapts to a Digital Environment in a Move to Become a Symbol Brand Mastercard  is dropping its name from its iconic brand mark in select contexts. The interlocking red and yellow circles, referred to as the Mastercard Symbol, will now stand on its own across cards using …

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Data AnalyticsIndustry Trends

Statistics Canada – The Chief Statistician’s Top 10 for 2018

Statistics Canada takes a look at the chief’s key insights OTTAWA–This past year was an action-packed year in the world of data. Statistics Canada explored many newsworthy topics this year and published 1,221 releases in their publication The Daily. Did you miss any of the highlights? Here are the Chief …

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Operations and Logistics

Toronto Butler Service Alfred Partners with PenguinPickUp

TORONTO–Alfred, Toronto’s 24 hour on-demand butler service announced a new partnership with PenguinPickUp, that will expand its eco-friendly dry-cleaning, wash fold laundry, shoe care and alteration services to select PenguinPickUp locations across the GTA. The partnership will expand Alfred’s footprint in the GTA to nearly 300 locations, which are mostly …

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Engagement & AnalyticsLoyaltyPayments

Amadeus, Points announce strategic partnership to help airlines unlock greater economics from loyalty programs

New and existing airline customers of both companies can benefit from the combined portfolio TORONTO–Amadeus and Points International, the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, today announce a strategic partnership that will enable airlines to integrate Points’ solutions within existing Amadeus Loyalty Management and Awards solutions at the click of …

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Holiday MarketingTargeting and Acquisition

SURVEY: COMPANIES LOSE HOLIDAY CUSTOMERS ONLINE BECAUSE OF MISSING PREFERENCE DATA

PossibleNOW Survey Shows Many Companies Are Not Ready for the Upcoming Holiday Season Industry observers expect online sales this holiday season to rise 22 percent according to Deloitte. This compares to 5 percent last year, where online holiday sales totaled $1.05 trillion1. Many will miss out on this slice of …

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Customer ServiceDisruptive Technology

New speech technology allows apps to prevent fraud, safeguard privacy, improve customer experience

Voci Technologies, a leading speech analytics platform provider for enterprises, today launched a unique solution that empowers users to leverage voice biometric technology however they choose – from passive verification to active authentication. The solution, which features an open application programming interface (API) for custom development, stands apart by making …

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Industry TrendsOperations and Logistics

Canadian, global organizations taking blockchain seriously

Blockchain adoption is on the rise globally as useful applications come into view TORONTO–The fog around blockchain is beginning to lift as an increasing number of organizations, both in Canada and around world, are leveraging distributed ledger technology (DLT) to provide faster and more secure transactions, streamline and automate back-office …

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