TeamBuy and Dealfind near bailout acquisition while merchants seek answers

The largest Canadian-owned daily deals site is looking to finalize its acquisition by an Atlanta-based firm after filing for a legal and financial restructuring process, according to legal documents from MNP Ltd. Meanwhile, some

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Twitter jumps into commerce with the ‘Buy Now’ button

Twitter Inc. has launched a new feature for e-commerce, sticking a big "Buy" button next to an image within a tweet. It's simple, it's straightforward, and it might give the social platform a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 8th, 2014 Candice So

Toronto startup helps brides find the perfect dress, by fit and fabric

For some brides-to-be, wedding dress shopping might be exhilarating – but it also takes a lot of time and patience to find the perfect-fitting dress. Enter Wedding Reality Inc., a Toronto-based startup aiming

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 5th, 2014 Candice So

Canada Post lists 25 nominees for innovation in e-commerce

Canada Post has released its list of finalists for its E-Commerce Innovation Awards, naming 25 contenders with a shot at winning almost $1 million in prizes. Divvying up its finalists into seven categories,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 27th, 2014 Candice So

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