RIM unveils low-cost BlackBerry for emerging markets

Research In Motion will start selling in India from Thursday a low-cost smartphone with the BlackBerry 7 OS that will soon be offered in other emerging markets. The 10,990 Indian rupees (US$210) BlackBerry

Published on: April 18th, 2012 John Ribeiro

Group Buying: how your daily deal could succeed

Is group buying still a thing?The fad that Groupon started in 2008 inspired a flock of fast followers also getting in on the so-called daily deals business and soon enough inboxes everywhere were

Published on: January 31st, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘Daily deals’ portals face survival of the fittest crunch time

The rise of daily deals aggregator Web sites is helping bargain hunters find sweet deals online, but the outlook for many of those sites will sour over the next year, analysts warn. Inspired

Published on: June 30th, 2011 Christine Wong

Video Rewind: Canadian Opera Company revamps online approach

The Canadian Opera Company wants to prove its audience is more than a bunch of the stereotypical, stodgy old fops gazing at the stage froma balcony through a pair of viewing binoculars -

Published on: April 5th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook Deals comes to Canada, beta features 11 retail partners

A beta program of Facebook Deals is now live in Canada and features discount offers from 11 different retail partners, according to the social network's Canadian headquarters.Deals is an extension of Facebook Places,

Published on: January 31st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Group buying sites mature as huge market size becomes clear

As the packed-to-the-brim shopping malls on Boxing Day promise to remind us this weekend, shoppers love a bargain. That’s the crux of what’s inspired the many sites looking to cash in on the

Published on: December 21st, 2010 Brian Jackson

WagJag wins new users with meaty discount

Group buying sites took off in 2010, with many competitor sites offering discounts to consumers and marketing exposure to small businesses. The concept is simple - sell a product or service at a

Published on: December 17th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Microsoft says user confusion caused Windows 7 upgrade snafu

Microsoft is blaming user confusion for the problems many encountered trying to move from Vista to Windows 7 after buying a discounted upgrade offered to college students."Digital River and Microsoft are aware that

Published on: October 28th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Vista Ultimate users slam Microsoft over ‘lousy’ Windows 7 deals

Consumers running Windows Vista Ultimate, who have blasted Microsoft for breaking promises to deliver a host of extras, are now knocking the company's upgrade plans and discount pricing for Windows 7.Users commenting on

Published on: July 6th, 2009 Gregg Keizer