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Kik opens Bot Shop doors with 16 chat bots

Canadian messaging app Kik launched a Bot Shop today featuring text-command bots from a variety of partners including Funny or Die, Sephora and the Weather Channel. The announcement was made in a blog post that outlined the reasons Kik believes bots, and not apps, are the future. The post cited a comScore study that stated…

Shopify’s point-of-sale solution finally makes long awaited jump to Android

After being available on iOS for a number of years, Shopify’s mobile point of sale system is finally making the jump to Android. Announced today, the mobile accessory allows merchants to use their Android smartphone or tablet to accept credit card payments. Unlike recently announced card readers from Square and FreshBooks, the company’s POS is not capable of reading…

Shopping marathons have been replaced by ‘small shopping moments’ on mobile devices

The final push of the holiday shopping is on and Canadians, according to Google and Ipsos’ latest survey, less than half have completed their lists. The most significant trend this year is that Canadians are avoiding day-long mall marathons, instead opting to use their mobile phone to find the latest deals. Based on survey findings of 1,554 Canadian…

MobileSyrup goes holiday shopping with Cory Joseph

When our friends at Best Buy let us know that Cory Joseph was looking for some help picking new tech for the holidays, we jumped at the chance to lend a hand. First, helping Canadians out with their tech needs is just what we do. Second, HE’S CORY FREAKING JOSEPH, POINT GUARD FROM TORONTO, #6…

Ipsos study shows increasing relevance of mobile devices while shopping

As the year wraps up and the Christmas season comes ever closer, retailers are looking for any way to gain an advantage and encourage customers, especially younger ones, to shop more. Increasingly, that means stepping up and offering a simple, convenient way to make purchases online. A new Canadian study from Ipsos indicates a five percent jump in consumers…

Announcing the Syrup Shop!

Everywhere I go, I see great smartphone cases and accessories. I often think to myself, ‘I need that. That would look great on my phone.’ There is no shortage of great brands selling fantastic products, either. From Nomad to MiPow to Tylt, Moshi, Griffin and Verus, there is a product to fit every style and need. After…

App of the Week: Bring! Shopping List is a simple, fast grocery list app

Let’s face it: creating shopping lists is a task nobody really enjoys. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of reminder list applications on iOS and Android, all with varying feature sets. Most highlight a significant number of different use cases and aim to work in various situation. The app I’m taking a look at today focuses…

Ottawa-based Shopify helps Facebook up its e-commerce game

Ottawa-based Shopify, one of Canada’s most recent startup success stories, is helping Facebook launch a new way for users to shop on the ubiquitous social network. Over the next couple of weeks, Shopify merchants will be able to showcase and sell their wares directly on Facebook. They’ll also be able to choose whether consumers are…

Shop.ca announces plans to pilot drone delivery service

Shop.ca announced it started testing drone delivery through a pilot project with Toronto-based Drone Delivery Canada (DDC). The company noted the partnership with DDC will provide “unparalleled, just in time delivery for Shop.ca customers who desire immediate product delivery.” There is no indication of the specific markets the drone delivery service will be included in,…

Billy Bishop Airport app lands on mobile

PortsToronto, the owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, has launched a new mobile app called Billy. Designed to make the travel experience easier for people using the airport, the new app includes a flight-tracking tool, weather and traffic conditions (both for departure and arrival cities), airport information, ground transportation and a break…

The Source unveils new “tech-centric shopping experience”

The Source, which is owned by Bell, has unveiled its first “experiential-format” location at Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall. This new store experience, which looks impressive compared to the confusion of its current stores, is part of a brand reinvention strategy and will give customers the ability to test out products in-store before they buy. The initiative has been…