Spotify Planning to Launch in Canada

Spotify will be launching its music streaming service in Canada, according to the Swedish company’s management team. The official date has not yet been released, nor has the timeline for entry into the Asian and South American markets, also on the company’s expansion agenda. Spotify has three tiers of service offerings including a free service […]

Are Canadians Spending Less Time on Mobile Devices?

While we may see Canadians fervently using their tablets and smartphones throughout the day, new research shows that time spent on these devices is heading down. Ipsos Reid surveyed nearly two thousand Canadians in March/April 2012 and found that while the frequency at which Canadians are using their smartphones, tablets and eReaders remains stable, the […]

Starbucks Adds Mobile Payment in Canada & UK

Canadians eager to pay for their Starbucks coffee using their smartphones now have an Android app to make that happen. Basically, you just download the app, enter your Starbucks Card number, scan and go. Starting July 11th, customers in the UK and Canada will also be able to use the app to locate stores, load […]

Canadian Shipments of Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone Delayed

While sales of the most anticipated smartphone on the market continue to climb, the production of the units cannot keep up. Samsung Canada and all of the big Canadian carriers were set to release the brand new Galaxy S3 on June 20th but the date has been moved up. Samsung Canada tweeted on June 18th: […]

car2go Expands Operations in Canada, and US

car2go North America LLC will expand its carsharing operations in Canada and the United States this summer, ensuring more convenience, flexibility and wider availability. car2go, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, will officially start operations in Toronto on June 30, in Calgary on July 21 and in Miami, Florida on July 28. Bodo […]

CIBC and Rogers Partner on Digital Wallet

CIBC and Rogers Communications unveiled Canada’s first secure mobile payment solution on May 15th. Canadians will soon be able to pay for goods and services by simply tapping their smartphone at the checkout counter. In this particular case, your NFC-enabled (near field communications) Rogers smartphone would contain your CIBC financial information on a secure SIM […]

Music Streamer Deezer Expands to Canada

French music streamer, Deezer said it will offer services in Canada, Australia and New Zealand starting on April 25th. Deezer boasts 20 million users, 1.5 million paid subscribers, 15 million music tracks and a huge social media presence with 600,000 Facebook fans and 300,000 followers on Twitter. “We are thrilled to launch Deezer in Canada, […]

News, Weather and Sports apps the most popular among smartphone owners

The number of adult wireless smartphone owners who have downloaded an app nearly doubled in the past two years, from 22% in September 2009 to 38% in August 2011, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

The most commonly downloaded apps, downloaded by 74% of downloaders, were those which provided regular updates about everyday information such as news, weather, sports, or stocks.

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