iQMetrix using touchscreens to get customers to explore products

Last week, we had a chance to tour the Retail Collective, a set of startups and technologies for retailers looking to lure consumers back to physical stores, instead of losing sales to e-commerce

Published on: March 13th, 2014 Candice So

Touring the “mobile innovation store”

Last week, we had a chance to take a look at how stores can bring mobile technology into a physical store. The idea is for retailers to give their consumers more of an

Published on: March 12th, 2014 Candice So

Hointer bringing ‘efficiency of the digital world to the physical world’

Two years ago, Nadia Shouraboura was out shopping with her teenage daughter when they spotted a QR code in a store. Shouraboura recalled how her daughter pulled out her cellphone, raising it to

Published on: March 12th, 2014 Candice So

Touring “the store of the future”

Last week, we had the chance to tour the Retail Collective, a prototype of what a physical store might look like someday, using interactive technology to draw customers in and to give them

Published on: March 11th, 2014 Candice So

One-third of Canadians would forfeit sex rather than the Internet

What pleasures would Canadians be willing to give up for a year? Most would sooner forfeit chocolates, coffee, and alcohol – or devices, such as mp3 players, video games and mobile phones –

Published on: August 12th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Changing course mid-stream helps three Canadian firms survive and thrive

Studies tell us 70 per cent of new businesses fail after two to five years in operation. Reasons for failure are wide and varied – from external or internal business conditions to lack

Published on: August 27th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod