New apps ‘boost’ mobile phone payments in Canada

When you fancy something in at a department store, do you reach for wallet or grab your phone? Darrell MacMullin, general manager of PayPal Canada believes it won't be long now before many

Published on: February 3rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

iPad will revolutionize publishing – someday

v1.0 shows platform still a work in progress  By now, even my disconnected mother sitting on a beach in Florida has heard about the iPad. And while geeks debate the name, whine about

Published on: January 29th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

As print takes a beating desperate brands seek online salvation

The New York Times' announcement yesterday that it plans to start charging readers some time next year for unlimited access to its Web site has industry insiders closely watching whether smaller newspaper publishers

Published on: January 25th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

How are your users surfing?

It is no secret that I believe that a company’s web presence is a direct reflection on the quality of their brand and by extension their products or service offerings.  Is it fair

Published on: January 21st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook CEO slammed for controversial ‘privacy’ comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's contention last week that privacy is becoming less important to online users caused a stir across the Internet and among privacy advocates. Zuckerberg told an audience at the 2009

Published on: January 13th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Online games vendors rake in really big bucks from virtual goods

Social networking and multiplayer online games are fueling dramatic growth in hard cash earned from goods that exist only in the world of online make-believe, according to companies in that market gathered at

Published on: January 12th, 2010 Elizabeth Heichler

The decade of convergence and the (n)ever-changing risk landscape

A full decade after convergence was hailed as the next big thing, right around the turn of the millennium; this elusive concept is making a comeback. The difference is that we now have

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

How to shop safely online this Christmas season

These last few days of the Christmas season are deemed by many merchants as the most profitable online shopping days of the year. Unfortunately, cyber criminals are also most active during this period,

Published on: December 21st, 2009 Nestor Arellano

The “Holy Grail” of marketing with mobile web access

Looking ahead to 2010, I expect to see more articles online and offline about how GPS technology is exploited more “fruitfully” by enterprises reaching out to persons carrying the latest PDAs. While it

Published on: December 16th, 2009 ITBusiness Staff

eBay for BlackBerry released, feedback requested

Research In Motion (RIM) this morning listed an early version of its new eBay for BlackBerry e-commerce application for download on its BlackBerry App World software store. The free, beta application lets BlackBerry

Published on: November 26th, 2009 Al Sacco

How PayPal confounds cybercrooks and thwarts hackers

Having $2 billion a year in transactions doesn’t help matters if you want to avoid a cyber-criminal’s attention.But that’s the amount that PayPal Inc. processes in Canadian purchases alone each year, and it’s

Published on: November 26th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Why Grill Masters can have an iPhone app and perhaps you shouldn’t

Clothing retailer Gap launched a contest asking developers to create an iPhone app that promotes its brand, which I'm writing about this week. Yet all of this has got me thinking: What kinds

Published on: November 20th, 2009 Tom Kaneshige

Avoid Ad-theria, data-pox and other deadly digital diseases

There are six digital diseases that can absolutely ruin an online campaign, says an expert on Web site usability.And unfortunately many marketers are falling prey. They're simply blowing away the tremendous opportunities Canada

Published on: November 18th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Man pleads guilty in fake Wal-Mart credit cards scam

A Sacramento, California, man has pleaded guilty to charges for his role in an international scam that netted sensitive information on tens of thousands of Internet users and then used that data to

Published on: September 14th, 2009 Robert MacMillan