What to do when online shopping goes wrong

With Christmas a few weeks away, many of us will be making last-minute online purchases. PC Advisor explains the selling regulations that exist to protect your purchase, and what to do if you

Published on: November 24th, 2010 Peter Thomas

Internet authority invites organizations to apply for top-level domains

Internet policymakers appear to be in the home stretch on a controversial plan to add hundreds of new domain name extensions -- such as .nyc, .africa and .sport -- that could forever alter

Published on: November 3rd, 2010 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

E-coupons used to tracked spending habits

The advent of online coupons has made shopping and saving that much easier. In an earlier era, people spent their Sunday mornings clipping coupons out of the newspaper. Now, you can download coupons

Published on: October 27th, 2010 Ginny Mies

Sex.com sells for $13M

If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that sex sells. It should come as no surprise, then, that the Web's simplest sex-based domain name -- sex.com -- has just sold

Published on: October 25th, 2010 J.R. Raphael

Consumers dump sites with bad customer service

Companies selling products or services online could easily charge more if they just treated their customers a bit better.That's according to a Harris Interactive study released last week, which noted that 85 per

Published on: October 19th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Indian immigrant, Quebec musician, antique dealers top eBay entrepreneur awards

An immigrant from India who took the risk of diving into online auctions, a Quebec-based musician with a knack for blending social media tools and a couple with nearly zero computer skills, bagged

Published on: October 12th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Embrace Canadian identity with dot-ca address, ad guru says

Canadian businesses should capitalize on their “unique” Canadian character and take advantage of the good reputation of dot-ca domain names have in the online market space, according to advertising guru Terry O'Reilly.“Every product

Published on: September 30th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

CIRA changes remove hassle for domain name owners

Canadian domain name registrars are optimistic that managing their clients’ .ca addresses will become easier when the Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA) rolls out next month a redesigned domain name registration system and

Published on: September 17th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Google experiments could limit competition for top search results

Google prides itself in its so-called “20 per cent time” philosophy that encourages the company's engineers to pursue their own projects for up to 20 per cent of their work hours even if

Published on: September 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Google Realtime search a powerful business tool

Google added new functionality to its real-time search engine, and moved it from an obscure feature buried in the options on the left pane of the standard Google search, to its own Web

Published on: August 30th, 2010 Tony Bradley

QR Code Security – Are we ready to discuss the risks?

The Quick Response codes we see on everything from movie posters to business cards are becoming the ubiquitous contact links of an entire new generation of mobile devices and the people who use

Published on: August 29th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

American Eagle suffers unprecedented Web site downtime

HANG IN THERE. That was the first plea American Eagle Outfitters offered its nearly 1.5 million Facebook friends three days after its trio of e-commerce sites had crashed.The online retail outlets--ae.com, aerie.com and

Published on: August 10th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

Should your business be on eBay?

Lately a lot’s being said about businesses needing to stake their claim on the social media arena. But does your business need to have presence on an online auction site such as eBay

Published on: July 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to become Canada’s top eBay seller

Two Thornhill, Ont. teenaged brothers dreamt up a global business selling golf balls, and drove their company to the top of eBay Canada's contest last year.Does you business have what it takes to

Published on: July 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano