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Steve Jobs: 19 Inspiring Power Quotes for Success | Inc.com

When you think visionary, Steve Jobs was possibly the most visionary businessperson of our time. After co-founding Apple Computer in 1976, Jobs shepherded some of today's most innovative products--the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and others--from idea to production.<p>Consider these powerful words that can …

Motivation

Plastics dumped in world's oceans estimated at 8M tonnes annually

New research shows for the first time the enormity of the problem posed by the amount of plastic finding its way into the world's oceans.<p>The study, …

Pollution

Are you suffering from stress, or anxiety?

<i>This column is part of The Globe and Mail's Your Life at Work Survey, done in conjunction with Howatt HR Consulting. Click here to take our survey, measure your stress levels, find out your Quality of Work Life (QWL) score and determine whether you're able to cope.</i><p>Life can be filled with …

What is Google Wallet and why should I care?

The basics behind Google's digital wallet<p>Google Wallet has been around for a few years now, but most American users couldn't really use it before …

Apple Reportedly Gearing Up ‘iWallet’ Plans, Could Possibly Launch This Fall

<i>‘EasyPay’ concept by Ricardo Del Toro</i><p>Can we expect some sort of mobile payments to launch this fall from Apple? Payment-industry executives tell <i>The</i> …

Mobile Payments

Amazon Wallet for Android stores your gift and loyalty cards

Ahead of the availability of the Fire Phone, Amazon has launched its Google Wallet competitor for Android smartphones on to its Amazon App Store for …

Android News

Twitter acquires CardSpring to help fulfill 'in-the-moment commerce' dreams

Twitter probably isn’t the first company that comes to mind when you think of mobile payments, but the company has just made a big play in the mobile …

Facebook testing new Buy Button for purchases within the social platform

Major platforms on the Internet like Google and Facebook have depended for years on advertising revenue from companies buying space on the pages …

Google Play

LevelUp App Update Brings Wrist-Based Payments Via New Android Wear Support

LevelUp lets customers pay using their mobile phones at thousands of businesses across the country. The company's app simply opens up a barcode that, …

PayPal takes a page from Passbook, adds virtual loyalty cards to iOS app

PayPal has updated its iOS app with support for loyalty cards from a long list of selected retailers. The app allows you to select one of the supported companies from the list and scan the barcode on your loyalty or discount card, then saves the data in a digital wallet. The update puts PayPal in …

Google Wallet iOS app adds gift cards, invoicing, ability to send money from debit cards for free

Google today announced new features for its Google Wallet app for both iOS and Android that makes it easier to manage gift cards and request and send from debit cards.<p>Like Google Wallet already allowed for loyalty cards, the app now lets users store, redeem, and check gift card balance:<p><i>You can</i> …

Tim Hortons and CIBC Launch 'Double Double' Visa Card with a Physical Coffee-Buying Button

Canadian coffee titan Tim Hortons and CIBC are partnering to launch the “Double Double Visa Card,” a credit card that has a physical button on it …

FinTech

Tim Hortons launches mobile payment option for iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10 devices

Tim Hortons has been pilot testing a barcode scan-to-pay option within their TimmyMe app for the past number of months. This gives eager coffee and …

TimmyMe iOS App Update Brings Passbook Support for Payments

Do you hit up Tim Hortons daily? If you do and have been using the TimmyMe iOS app for payments, tonight’s update has finally brought Passbook …

Triple-eh: Moody’s lauds Canadian Tire money as almost 'sub-fiat'

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Monday, May 12, 2014</i>.<p><b>'Sub-fiat'</b><br>Credit rating agencies don't, of course, grade Canadian Tire money. But one of the world's biggest gives it what one could consider to be a triple-A.<p>In a report on Target Corp., Moody's Investors Service explains how …

FireChat launches on Android, letting users text nearby friends even without cell service

FireChat launched two weeks ago on iPhone to much fanfare, since it let you chat anonymously with people nearby even without a cell signal. The app makes use of some crazy iOS 7 technologies developed by Apple to let you talk locally over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and with each additional local user, …

comScore: Android owns 44% of the Canadian smartphone market, BlackBerry sinks to 15%

A new report from comScore shows a number of new Canadian mobile stats. The annual report, called “2014 Canada Digital Future in Focus,” …

Google Opinion Rewards for Android now available to Canadians

If you’re into giving feedback, this is right up your alley. Google Opinion Rewards for Android is now available for Canadians, giving the chance to …

PayPal Launches Mobile Payments at 50 Stores in Toronto

Last fall PayPal had started piloting mobile payments at locations in Toronto and today the company has officially announced the launch, which now …

Apple’s Jonathan Ive Interviewed By Sunday Times, Talks About His Design Philosophy

Jonathan Ive, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design, was interviewed by the UK’s Sunday Times where he discussed the history and future of Apple, …

Apple to Enhance Notification Center, Introduce Inter-App Communication and More in iOS 8

We’ve told you about the possible changes Apple is planning for iOS 8 with Healthbook, Maps and iTunes Radio. But this is just the tip of the iceberg …

Apps

Google Wallet gets a new ‘orders’ feature for tracking online orders

Google Wallet is getting a pretty useful update today, bringing us “Orders”, a way to track and view both past and current online orders directly from our mobile devices. Now it’s important to note that this tracking goes beyond just tracking orders made with your Wallet, as any order receipt sent …

Android News

Starbucks iPhone App to Get iOS 7 Overhaul, New ‘Shake to Pay’ Feature

Starbucks will soon release an update to its iPhone app which will have a fresh design geared for iOS 7 for customers in Canada, the US and UK at its …

iPhone Apps

A Simple Guide for Canadians to Legally Enjoy Content from US Netflix: 2014 Edition

Netflix’s low fee of $7.99 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment. Emmy-worthy television content such as House of Cards …

Televisions

PayPal’s vision for payments: Never enter a 16-digit number again (exclusive)

In an ideal world, consumers would enter their payment information into apps like Uber or Airbnb once and never have to worry about it again, even if they get a new credit card.<p>That world has just become a reality.<p>PayPal subsidiary Braintree today announced a new feature called “account updater,” …

Apple Reveals iBeacon Specifications, Begins Certifying Bluetooth LE Devices

Apple has just released the specifications for its iBeacon as it begins certifying devices that carry the Bluetooth LE standard, <i>Beekn</i> reports. This …

Internet of Things

A few more details about the upcoming Rogers First Rewards MasterCard

Rogers was recently given the go-ahead to become a bank. The “Rogers Bank” will not be a location on the street corner, but will take shape in your …

Apple enables two-step authentication for Canadian iDevices

After nearly a year of availability in the US and select European countries, Apple has enabled on two-factor authentication in Canada.<p>With database …

Flybell: iBeacon, Samsung-Style

How much time does a powerful company need to copy something that has captured the attention of many? Well, as the current picture shows, not much – …

Square Announces Support for Discover Credit Cards in Canada

Popular mobile payment processor <i>Square</i> has today announced that Canadian retailers who use its payment processing technology, will now be able to …