Salesforce acquisitions getting some play at Dreamforce

SAN FRANCISCO - Inc. put two very recent acquisitions front and centre as it opened up its annual Dreamforce conference, deepening its involvement in the e-commerce and online collaboration markets. Salesforce’s newest

Published on: October 5th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Apple seeks to bolster its services division in response to declining sales

Apple Inc.'s recent shift in focus appears to be paying off, literally, with the company announcing that its services division had posted a record quarterly revenue of $6 billion USD - a 19

Published on: July 27th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Contactless payments are becoming ubiquitous, paving way for mobile payments: Report

For Canadians who own contactless payment methods such as MasterCard's Tap & Go-enabled credit cards, the inconvenience of being required to pay any other way has become unacceptable. This is according to a

Published on: June 1st, 2016 CDN Staff

Here’s why Canada was waiting for expanded Apple Pay support

Canadian banks may not have supported Apple Pay at its initial launch last November because the technology wasn't compatible with Interac Association's chip-and-pin contactless authentication method. Apple entered the Canadian market late last

Published on: May 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Global digital payments to reach $3.6 trillion this year: report

Digital payments, including online, mobile and contactless payments will reach $3.6 trillion this year, a 20 per cent increase from 2015, market analysis firm Juniper Research has projected. Last year's numbers totalled $3

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 CDN Staff

It’s official: Canada getting Apple Pay this year

Apple announced its fourth quarter earnings yesterday, showing strong growth for the iPhone, and for its enterprise business. It also confirmed that Apple Pay is coming to Canada before the end of the

Published on: October 28th, 2015 Danny Bradbury

Retailers blocking Apple Pay, Microsoft no longer selling Windows 7 and more this week in channel history

How much can change in a year? When it comes to the channel, quite a lot. In this look at channel history, we see one tech giant promoting a new offering, another retiring

Published on: October 26th, 2015 CDN Staff

Creating your first Bitcoin wallet

To follow along in this section, download and install Electrum ( If you choose to use a different Bitcoin wallet program, most of the instructions on the following pages should apply to it

Published on: April 1st, 2015 Conrad Barski

Future of retail study highlights sharp decline in cash use

Just how are consumers paying for goods these days? The most interesting findings of a recent Future of Retail Study released by Walker Sands Communications may not be how much mobile payments have grown

Published on: March 13th, 2015 Dave Yin

No Apple Pay, an eternal Windows 10 and other 2015 tech predictions

Continuing with our theme, here are three 2015 tech predictions from Brian Jackson, Editor of Apple Pay will stay out of Canada. Banks will continue to push their own mobile apps as

Published on: December 17th, 2014 CDN Staff

Mobile carriers have ‘missed the boat’ on mobile payments: Juniper

Mobile carriers should stay away from interfering with mobile payments, with 2015 being "The Year of NFC", according to Juniper Research, a UK-based market analysis firm. The group, which specializes in analysing the

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Dave Yin

Top digital payment systems the channel should look at

  From digital wallets to decentralized cryptocurrencies, CDN gives you a rundown of the major players in the digital payment sphere.

Published on: November 10th, 2014 Dave Yin

Apple could make it easy to adopt miCommerce

Everyone in the tech fields has been throwing a whole lot of time and effort into convincing you that there’s a better way to buy things than with hard cash or rigid plastic.

Published on: October 31st, 2014 Max Spindle