Turnstyle acquired by Yelp

The WiFi marketing company will bring its services and data to the review site’s marketing resources.


Tech In Action: 3D knitting hits retail

A handful of retailers (including Adidas) are experimenting with on-demand production at retail locations.


Automated creativity is inevitable (and a good idea): column

Mitch Joel pokes holes in the idea that the creative process is off limits to AI.


Lowe’s helps consumers go hands-on with VR

The retailer is piloting a new, DIY-focused version of its Holoroom as part of its mission to embrace innovation.


The risks of being too customer-focused

Canadian companies support tech’s role for the consumer, but does that leave money on the table?

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Samsung to open new Canadian retail flagship

The brand says the experiential store in Toronto will be more omnichannel focused than others in global markets.


Big brands sign on with government-backed AI institute

The Vector Institute, based in Toronto, aims to advance research and Canada’s claim as a leader in the space.


Jan Kelley launches incubator

Housed at Communitech, the digital agency wants to help clients get innovations off the ground faster.


IKEA gets into the connected home

A new product line brings the brand’s trademark affordability and simplicity to the smart lighting category.


Your chatbot needs a helping hand: column

Eighty-Eight’s Erin Bury on why brands intrigued by the buzzy tech shouldn’t totally abandon the human touch.


Videotron launches a chatbot

Customers can get show and movies recommendations based on what they say to “Chillico.”


Not all tech can live up to the hype: column

Publicis Toronto’s head of digital on VR, chatbots and how likely they are to have an immediate impact.


JWT partners with Thunder on programmatic creative

Why the agency is shaking hands with a fledgling technology to automate (and optimize) parts of the creative process.


Hootsuite bets big on boosting data

The social platform’s third acquisition this year brings Snapchat analytics to an already growing offering.


Children’s Miracle Network takes its ‘champions’ digital

How an automatic balloon machine has helped the organization broaden its storytelling.