E-commerce and the digital wallet: A Q&A with PayPal’s James Barrese

Born and raised in Silicon Valley, it’s not surprising James Barrese grew up to become a technology innovator. PayPal’s chief technology officer lent his skills to the U.S. army as a high-frequency communications

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2014 Shawn Freeman

Visa Checkout to simplify e-commerce and mobile payments

SAN FRANCISCO - Visa Inc. has launched its answer to online shopping woes for consumers and merchants alike - Visa Checkout, a new product that’s geared towards making e-commerce and mobile payments quicker

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 16th, 2014 Candice So

‘Young entrepreneur of the year’ melds e-commerce jewellery sales with a good cause

What were you doing when you were 14 years old? I'll bet you weren't running an e-commerce business that split its profits with a charity funding women's education. If you had a job

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

#FollowFriday – 3 people pushing e-commerce forward

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the ‘follow’ button. This week, we’re focusing on three Twitter

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 22nd, 2014 Candice So

E-commerce and point-of-sales among biggest targets for data breaches

Sensitive, confidential data was hackers’ top target in 2013, alongside credit card and debit card credentials – and two of the worst hot spots were in e-commerce and point-of-sales (POS) terminals, according to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 21st, 2014 Candice So

Aspera part of IBM’s plumbing in e-commerce

TAMPA – A lot of the talk at IBM Corp.’s SmarterCommerce conference here this week is about the glory of applications businesses use to mine customer data for insights for making immediate online

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Linking to partners isn’t as easy as you think: IBM exec

TAMPA - John Mesberg, IBM Corp.’s vice-president of commerce solutions, oversees a broad a portfolio of products and services for procurement, supply chain and e-commerce buyers of technology that companies can match. It’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

LemonStand and Payfirma team up to cover e-commerce bases

Two Vancouver, B.C. startups have teamed up to launch a platform giving retailers an e-commerce oriented-website, as well as the ability to take credit and debit payments both online and with mobile devices

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 10th, 2014 Candice So

Square acquisition rumours raising questions about mobile payments

Google Inc. and PayPal Inc. may have both courted payments solutions provider Square Inc. in the past with acquisition offers, according to a Wall Street Journal story published on Monday. In June 2013,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Candice So

#FollowFriday – privacy laws, e-commerce, and geolocation marketing

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button.   A handy redline of PIPEDA showing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 10th, 2014 Candice So

Follow Friday – e-commerce, marketing, and mobile apps

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button. This week, we're focusing on people who

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Shopify brings POS to Canada, offers offline-only option

Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. is bringing its point-of-sales (POS) hardware and service to its native country of Canada after a successful launch in the U.S. and is also making a bricks and mortar-only Shopify

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

The next trend in retail: Digital disruption

Earlier this month, Canada’s brightest and most curious minds in digital came together in Toronto at Dx3Canada’s third annual conference for agencies, brands, publishers and retailers. Featured speakers came from companies such as BuzzFeed,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 26th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Less than half of Canadian businesses online, CIRA report finds

While Canada logs more hours online than almost any other country in the world, just under half of Canadian businesses have a website – and that could make them lag behind their competition,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 18th, 2014 Candice So