Doing business in the cloud

Cost savings are attracting many small and medium sized businesses to hosted computing services and the social networking space, but are SMBs heading for the clouds blindly?In the rush to adopt the technology,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

New ING Direct app lets you do your banking from BlackBerry, iPhone

Are the days of the ATM (automated teller machine) numbered? Possibly not. But with ING Direct's launch of a BlackBerry and iPhone banking application, mobile banking in Canada just got another boost.Starting today,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Mobile payment needs more than an iPhone Bump to get going

I’d like to apologize to Darrell MacMichael of PayPal Canada for costing him all of $8 while we were filming a demo of his company’s new Send Money Version 2.0 application for the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Mobile payments offer big benefits to Canadian business, consumers

For more than four years now teenagers in Japan have been purchasing pop drinks with their smart phones. Even before that, African immigrants in Europe have been remitting money back home and checking

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Bump, Split and Collect with PayPal’s mobile payment iPhone app

Touching a friend for a few bucks, splitting a bill at the restaurant, or chipping in on a gift purchases -- all these have recently got a mobile twist. Version 2.0 of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 17th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

VeriSign releases Web site verification service for SMBs

VeriSign is introducing a certification service that confirms whether a business is legitimate and that their Web site is free of malware. VeriSign already sells various SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates for Web

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 24th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

Online retailers, buyers win big time with ‘group buying’

There's power in numbers -- buying power that is.A new breed of Web retailers is using the collective buying power of hundreds of online consumers to sell their wares quickly and gain free

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to get the most from user reviews before buying

Before the rise of Internet shopping, the only reviews you'd encounter at the point of sale were testimonials selected by the manufacturer or retailer. Real reviews were the domain of specialty publications, written

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 18th, 2010 Chris Walters

New apps ‘boost’ mobile phone payments in Canada

When you fancy something in at a department store, do you reach for wallet or grab your phone? Darrell MacMullin, general manager of PayPal Canada believes it won't be long now before many

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 3rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

iPad will revolutionize publishing – someday

v1.0 shows platform still a work in progress  By now, even my disconnected mother sitting on a beach in Florida has heard about the iPad. And while geeks debate the name, whine about

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 29th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

As print takes a beating desperate brands seek online salvation

The New York Times' announcement yesterday that it plans to start charging readers some time next year for unlimited access to its Web site has industry insiders closely watching whether smaller newspaper publishers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 25th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

How are your users surfing?

It is no secret that I believe that a company’s web presence is a direct reflection on the quality of their brand and by extension their products or service offerings.  Is it fair

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 21st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook CEO slammed for controversial ‘privacy’ comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's contention last week that privacy is becoming less important to online users caused a stir across the Internet and among privacy advocates. Zuckerberg told an audience at the 2009

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 13th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Online games vendors rake in really big bucks from virtual goods

Social networking and multiplayer online games are fueling dramatic growth in hard cash earned from goods that exist only in the world of online make-believe, according to companies in that market gathered at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 12th, 2010 Elizabeth Heichler