Amazon Web Services launch in Canada to bring PureCloud call centre service

It's still not known exactly when Amazon Web Services will be launching its Canadian availability this year, but when it does arrive, it will come along with a new cloud-based contact centre solution

Published on: June 2nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Dreams of ‘delivery by drone’ await regulatory runway in Canada

A Toronto-based company that announced a deal last fall with Shop.ca to provide drone deliveries to its ecommerce customers says while current government legislation doesn't allow its business to operate today, it sees the

Published on: April 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson


What the consolidation of mobile app developers means for your business

New York City-based venture capitalist Fred Wilson recently posted an observation on his blog that should fascinate any marketer with even a passing interest in reaching mobile users: None of the top 25

Published on: January 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How would you respond if your company culture was under attack?

After an incendiary New York Times article has the Internet buzzing about what sound like unrealistic expectations and harsh conditions at Amazon, its CEO is responding by saying the characterization isn't accurate and

Published on: August 17th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Kindle Paperwhite review: good hardware with risk of surprise battery drainage

E-readers are a good example of mobile devices that were quite bad when first launched but have consistently improved with each successive release. With the new Kindle Paperwhite, it's hard to ask for

Published on: July 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Amazon set to test drive ‘Prime Day’ July 15

Look out online shoppers… Amazon is bringing you a 'Black Friday' style sale in July. July 15 has been set aside for ‘Prime Day,’ with Amazon promising unbeatable deals for members of the

Published on: July 8th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Kindle Paperwhite unboxing video

Amazon has essentially dominated the e-Reader market from the very beginning.With the release of the new Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon is hoping to solidify its place at the top.The Paperwhite has been one of

Published on: June 29th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Self-serve supply chain management helps retailer address ‘Amazon effect’

Anyone seeking proof of how cutthroat retail has become might try casting their gaze skyward. In its latest push to stay ahead of the game, Amazon is testing drone parcel deliveries at a

Published on: May 8th, 2015 Christine Wong

Silanis gives Canadian users option to keep data on home soil with IBM Cloud

"Just sign here" - the phrase that makes wrapping up a transaction with the stroke of a pen seem so easy to many of us is one that Michael Laurie, vice-president of product

Published on: March 24th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Kindle Unlimited adds ebooks to all-you-can-eat digital buffet in Canada

Amazon Inc. launched its Kindle Unlimited service in Canada on Thursday, adding e-books to the forms of digital content that Canadians can subscribe to access in unlimited amounts. Kindle Unlimited allows customers using

Published on: February 12th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Amazon launches Kindle e-reader, tablets in Canada

Amazon.com Inc. has launched four new Kindle readers today, including the newest Kindle Fire HD devices, in a move to try to capture more of both the e-reader and tablet market. On Sept.

Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Chekkt aims to be a new Amazon or eBay for B2B buyers

For B2B buyers on the hunt for a software solution, combing through technical manuals and wading through vendor websites can be tedious work – and for small businesses and startups, it’s often just

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Bitcoin needs to get consumers on its side, enthusiasts say

This week, Amazon.com Inc. announced it won’t be considering accepting Bitcoin. The reason? It’s not in demand among its customers, according to an Amazon spokesperson. “Obviously it gets a lot of press and

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Candice So