Digital Transformation and the Customer panel, from left to right: Stephanie Fry, vice president of digital at Jackman Reinvents; Andrea Stairs, managing director of eBay Canada; John Comacchio, senior vice president and CIO of Teknion Corporation; and moderator Steve Papagiannis, technology director of Informatica.

Published: June 15th, 2017


Twitter highlights 40 Canadian execs who stand out on social media – and how you can too

Social media can be a valuable tool for executives looking to boost their company's public profile - and Twitter Canada managing director Rory Capern has a list that proves it. In a June

Published on: June 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood


Why eBay’s leading the charge to increase Canada’s de minimis threshold

Note: Updated on Feb. 22 to incorporate comments from the Retail Council of Canada. Few business expenses annoy Sudbury, Ont.-based eBay store owner Christine Deslauriers more than the import fees she's forced to

Published on: February 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Square Canada appoints Silicon Valley veteran as new head

Square Canada has a new head after announcing the appointment of Cathy Vigrass, a veteran of Silicon Valley and most recently being based at Sosh, an online activity concierge. Vigrass has also worked

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Split means ‘more autonomy’ for PayPal, analyst says

Online commerce soulmates eBay and PayPal are splitting in 2015 after a 12-year relationship, CEO John Donahoe has announced. The news comes after a protracted battle with activist investor Charles Icahn over whether

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Dave Webb

Chekkt aims to be a new Amazon or eBay for B2B buyers

For B2B buyers on the hunt for a software solution, combing through technical manuals and wading through vendor websites can be tedious work – and for small businesses and startups, it’s often just

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Ebay acquiring Braintree, boosting mobile payments business

Ebay Inc., the e-commerce and online bidding powerhouse, is plunking down about $800 million in cash to acquire Braintree, a payment platform beloved among online and mobile-first startups. Under the deal, Braintree will

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

Kijiji and StubHub unite for users buying and selling tickets

Online sellers Kijiji and StubHub Inc. have merged, now making it possible for Kijiji users to buy and sell tickets straight from the site. The two companies did not disclose financial details of

Published on: September 17th, 2013 Candice So

The next person to hack your company could be anyone – if they’re willing to pay

Forget Anonymous, or even a high-profile hacker like Weev, famous for exposing a loophole at U.S. mobile giant AT&T. The next hacker eyeing your company as a potential way to cash in could

Published on: July 3rd, 2013 Candice So

Silicon Valley tech firms under legal scrutiny for ‘anti-poaching’ agreements

The Justice Department in the United States has sued several tech giants including eBay, Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, Lucasfilm, and Pixar over an anti-poaching agreement that was in place between 2006 and

Published on: December 5th, 2012 Monica Goyal

A brief history of Skype

In 2003, I was visiting some business colleagues in the Netherlands when I heard of a new technology with a funny name: Skype.  It was like a telephone, but you plugged it into

Published on: June 21st, 2012 Rob Whent

ShopLocket lets ‘micro-retailers’ sell products online

New Toronto-based Web startup ShopLocket is launching an open beta of its product today that is designed to allow anyone to sell an item online with just a few minutes of setup and

Published on: April 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Apple already sold out of new iPads ahead of launch

Apple has sold out of initial supplies of the new iPad in every country where it will launch the tablet on Friday, and is now telling buyers that orders will not ship for

Published on: March 12th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

ShopMyClothes sees big dollar signs in used designer duds

The more successful Jonathan Elias's resale clothing Web site gets, the tougher it is on his eyes.Let's explain: although Elias is president and CEO of ShopMyClothes,the Toronto startup remains bootstrapped. So he and

Published on: January 10th, 2012 Christine Wong