Articles By David Hamilton

How we shopped: analyzing Black Friday and Cyber Monday trends

The U.S. Thanksgiving weekend has come to symbolize the beginning of the holiday shopping season with the much-hyped Black Friday and Cyber Monday offering deals aimed to lure consumers into their stores. Lucky for retailers,

Published on: December 1st, 2015 David Hamilton

Eyereturn maps Canadians’ interests based on their online behaviour

With its interactive Audience Interest Map, Canadian online marketing company Eyereturn has mapped the interests of Canadians across cities and provinces based on data from its digital advertising platform that tracks online behaviour across billions of webpages.

Published on: November 30th, 2015 David Hamilton

PUDO aims to make delivery less costly for online retailers this holiday season

PUDO, a service that lets retailers and customers pick-up and drop-off packages at local locations, is enabling parcels to move as fast as Canada Post's courier service - at up to 30 per cent less. This service

Published on: November 27th, 2015 David Hamilton

Business ISP Openface doubles its Montreal fiber network, adds wireless capabilities by buying Zerofail

Openface, a Canadian Internet service provider for businesses, has bought IT infrastructure provider Zerofail, making the combined company one of the largest fiber and internet infrastructure providers in Montreal, and adding wireless connectivity in Montreal

Published on: November 27th, 2015 David Hamilton

Sonim’s new smartphones are built to withstand Canadian winters and other extremes

Designed to work in extreme environments like the Alberta's oil sands, the new XP5 and XP7 smartphones from Sonim Technologies are resistant to dust, water, oil and chemical, temperature, extreme pressure and drops onto concrete

Published on: November 26th, 2015 David Hamilton

The ‘Uber of prescriptions’ comes to the Toronto region

Getting a prescription medicines could be more convenient for Toronto area residents now that PopRx, a Canadian startup that calls itself the Uber of prescriptions, now operates in the GTA. The PopRx app for iPhone

Published on: November 26th, 2015 David Hamilton

Ring plus Kevo provides video peephole and smart lock for your front door

A new partnership between two smart home technology providers now enables homeowners to see and speak with whoever is at their front door, and let them in - all from a smartphone app. This Internet-of-Things door system combines the

Published on: November 25th, 2015 David Hamilton

Engagement Labs releases list of ‘most-talked-about’ retail brands

Leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Engagement Labs, a Canadian data analytics and marketing company, tracked the most-talked-about retail brands in terms of their online presence and through offline word of mouth. Brands

Published on: November 24th, 2015 David Hamilton

Rogers pays $200,000 for allegedly violating Canada’s anti-spam law

Rogers Media Inc. has paid $200,000 to regulators for allegedly sending email messages without a viable way to unsubscribe, which is required under Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Since CASL came into force on July 1, 2014, the CRTC

Published on: November 23rd, 2015 David Hamilton

Lightspeed POS buys Dutch ecommerce provider SEOshop

Lightspeed POS, a cloud POS platform for retailers and restaurants, has bought Amsterdam-based eCommerce software company SEOshop, which it will use as the basis of its new ecommerce platform. Montreal-based Lightspeed, which provides sales

Published on: November 23rd, 2015 David Hamilton

Redknee Solutions aims to help companies monetize the Internet of Things

To help businesses monetize the Internet of Things, the new Redknee Connected Suite from Mississauga-based Redknee Solutions provides a software platform designed to monetize anything from utilities and smart meters, to transportation, connected

Published on: November 20th, 2015 David Hamilton

Telus invests in Zenedge, adds new cloud-based protection for business customers

California-based online security provider Zenedge will be ensuring Telus business customers are protected from malicious traffic following Telus Ventures' participation in a $4 million Series B investment round. Zenedge provides a perimeter defense around an organization's

Published on: November 20th, 2015 David Hamilton

Salesforce Marketing Cloud uses data analytics to predict what customers will do next

Salesforce Marketing Cloud has unveiled a new feature called "Predictive Journeys" that analyzes the customer's engagement and predicts their next action - helping marketers do the right things to achieve the outcomes they want. To predict what the

Published on: November 19th, 2015 David Hamilton

Affordable smartphones drive phone sales in Q3

In the third quarter of 2015, consumers bought 353 million smartphones worldwide - a 15.5 percent growth over the same period in 2014. According to Gartner’s latest report on mobile phone sales, this growth was

Published on: November 19th, 2015 David Hamilton

SalesforceIQ and Desk.com integration unifies customer sales and service information

Cloud-based customer relationship tool SalesforceIQ connects your customer information and your email account, providing useful information when sending sales-related emails. This week, SalesforceIQ announced new integration with Desk.com that adds customer support into the mix. The new integration essentially brakes down the barrier between

Published on: November 18th, 2015 David Hamilton