How to become Canada’s top eBay seller

Two Thornhill, Ont. teenaged brothers dreamt up a global business selling golf balls, and drove their company to the top of eBay Canada's contest last year.Does you business have what it takes to

Published on: July 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

POS, supply chain systems top Canadian retailers’ IT purchase choices for 2010

  Majority of Canadian retailers prefer sticking to the tried and true when it comes to software purchases, according to a recent survey of the industry. In a poll of 34-mid-to-large sized retailers, the

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Social media in, cloud computing out for Canadian retailers

A majority of Canadian retailers are embracing social media technologies but giving cloud computing the cold shoulder, according to a recent survey looking into the tech buying patterns of local sellers.All of the

Published on: July 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Millions plundered from unsuspecting consumers in online credit card fraud

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has disrupted a long-running online scam that allowed offshore fraudsters to steal millions of dollars from U.S. consumers -- often by taking just pennies at a time.The scam,

Published on: June 29th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Pricey lesson – the glitch that cost $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

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

Published on: May 27th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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

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

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.

Published on: May 3rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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,

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,

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

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

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

Published on: March 17th, 2010 Nestor Arellano