5 tips for optimizing – and kicking ‘best practices’ to the curb

It’s a difficult balance to strike – whenever ‘best practices’ come up, it’s hard for marketers to upset the status quo and say they want to try something new. But the concept of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Candice So

#FollowFriday – 3 analysts in wearables, social media, and mobile payments

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 analysts who

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2014 Candice So

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

Responsive sites score more sales than mobile apps, report finds

Here’s a question for you – does it make more sense to build a mobile app for your business, or should you create a responsive website instead? There are arguments going both ways,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 20th, 2014 Candice So

Moms to look for mobile coupons while doing back-to-school shopping

With just a couple of weeks left until the start of a new school year, a lot of moms are out in force to get their kids’ back-to-school shopping done. But while they

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 15th, 2014 Candice So

Vogogo raises $8.5M to help ‘cryptobusinesses’ accept Canadian dollars

For businesses that deal with Bitcoin, it can be hard enough to master cryptocurrency transactions – but it’s a whole new game when they start accepting Canadian dollars and begin working with banks.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 6th, 2014 Candice So

SecureNet brings PayOS platform to Canadian merchants

A U.S.-based payment processor is landing in Canada, as well as in about 24 other countries around the world. On Wednesday, SecureNet Payment Systems announced it was making its foray into the north,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 6th, 2014 Candice So

MaRS’ Jolt accelerator announces partnership with PayPal, fourth cohort

Updated July 29, 2014 at 4:07 pm ET to reflect further details from MaRS DD. MaRS Discovery District’s accelerator, Jolt, has announced a new partnership with PayPal Inc., as well as the start

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 28th, 2014 Candice So

Shopify’s ‘gangbusters’ growth draws international ecommerce developers

What was originally created  as a way to sell snowboards on the Internet is quickly becoming the go-to e-commerce solution for small merchants worldwide. As Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. passes the 100,000 merchant mark, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

6 signs your web host is hurting your business

If your business website isn't doing well, suffers from customer complaints, or doesn't work the way you envisioned, you shouldn't blame your design or even your web masters. It's possible that your web

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Joseph Stark

Twitter users combining business with social change #FollowFriday

So often in business, the almighty dollar is the bottom line. Private corporations are out to make a profit for their investors and operations are conducted with that at front of mind. Bigger

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Well.ca loses customer credit card data in security breach

Well.ca, a Canadian online retailer for health and beauty products, has suffered a data breach, losing the credit card information of "a few thousand" of its customers. In an email to its customers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 18th, 2014 Candice So

Mind the App: Candid

As an online vendor, it’s up to you to convince your shoppers that your product is worth buying. Nothing sells a product quite like seeing someone else enjoy it. This app integrates a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 29th, 2014 Candice So

Micro-ecommerce solution Shoplocket acquired by Irish firm

Toronto-based ecommerce firm Shoplocket has been acquired by Cork, Ireland-based global product development and supply chain company PCH International, the two firms announced this morning. When the graduate of accelerator Extreme Startups launched

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson