Hashtag Trending – Cyber Monday sets records, Jeff Bezos hits $100 billion, Bitcoin surges

Cyber Monday 2017 could set new records, Jeff Bezos breaks the $100 billion barrier, and Bitcoin surges – both in price and energy consumption. First up from Twitter is the frenzy of Cyber

Published on: November 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Justin Trudeau favours net neutrality; Elon Musk wins $50M bet; Black Friday deals

Justin Trudeau speaks out against the U.S. plan to reverse net neutrality. Elon Musk delivers a big battery to win a big bet. And some hot Black Friday deals on tech gadgets. https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/7ev2vw/justin_trudeau_is_very_concerned_with_fccs_plan/

Published on: November 24th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Expect higher sales on Black Friday than Boxing Day, Moneris says

As retailers across Canada gear up to join the annual ritual of deep discounts and record online traffic known as Black Friday, Moneris Solutions has released a few numbers illustrating what they can

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Don’t expect workers to be productive on Cyber Monday, Robert Half says [infographic]

Canadians might have officially celebrated Thanksgiving in October, but that doesn't make them immune from the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales that accompany Turkey Day south of the border - and Robert

Published on: November 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Black Friday; Homepod delayed; Amazon Key loophole

Black Friday goes mobile, Apple delays the HomePod, and researchers find a loophole in Amazon Key. Welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, November 20th, I’m Brian Jackson. We’re looking ahead at what tech

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Brian Jackson

E-tailers got a better deal from Cyber Monday than Black Friday, Adobe finds

Black Friday might get the lion's share of press, but this year's Cyber Monday was the better deal for online retailers, Adobe Systems Inc.'s marketing research division has found. Data collected by Adobe

Published on: December 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Weekly Update – McAfee DOESN’T join EDC, Black Friday woes, making money in the cloud

IT World Canada's Mudeeha Yousaf and Alex Radu discuss the top stories of the week in tech news. John McAfee denies he is a Toronto startup's chief security officer  Crashing apps could cost

Published on: November 25th, 2016 Alex Radu

Black Friday is for the kids, SAS Canada finds

It looks like most Canadians are still doing a lot of their Christmas shopping in-store, but digital technology is shaping the expectations they have for their bricks-and-mortar experiences, a new report by SAS

Published on: November 24th, 2016 Gary Hilson


Crashing apps could cost retailers millions on Black Friday, Apteligent says

If your business has a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale that relies on a smartphone app to reach mobile consumers, you have millions of reasons to make sure it's in good working order.

Published on: November 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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

Fewer Canadians to head south for Black Friday this year – even online: study

New research shows that bargain-hunting Canucks will likely shop on this side of the border for holiday deals this year - and many prefer to shop at Canadian retailers online. The study, commissioned by

Published on: November 25th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

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

Canadians expected to spend less this holiday season: survey

‘Tis the season to spend — or that’s the accepted philosophy for retailers during the crucial holiday spending season. However, a new study predicts that shoppers aren’t as willing to part with as

Published on: November 10th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock