Pricey lesson – the glitch that cost Zappos.com $1.6m

How much are easy-to-consume, intuitive user interfaces worth to companies today? On the list of "must haves" for CIOs, tech pros and non-IT executives involved in large software development projects, quality user-interface design

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 9th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

Car buyers chose function over flash in auto Web sites

What makes a great auto maker Web site? Flashy car pictures? Videos of speeding cars or SUVs truckin' along mud covered rought roads? Hardly. According a recent survey conducted by J.D. Power and

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4 tips on making it big on eBay

Huge online traffic generated by eBay caught the eye of Henry's decision makers back in 2000. "We taught it would be a great channel for our hard-to-sell items and potentially an additional revenue

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

Henry’s snaps picture perfect profits with eBay presence

About 10 years ago, Henry's set up a virtual store on eBay.Ever since then, the Canadian photography and video equipment chain has been reaping the benefits of that decision.The company's online auction adventure

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

How to develop mobile apps without breaking the bank

Many smart phone apps are frivolous, others are exciting, but most often, these aren't cheap thrills.Forrester Research reported last year that an average no-frill app could cost a minimum of $20,000 to develop.

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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,

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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

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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

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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