Canada’s e-commerce sector still underdeveloped, report says

Although Canada's consumers are among the most connected in the world, our businesses lag behind their U.S. counterparts in fully harnessing the power of e-commerce, a federal government report suggests.Smartphone use penetration shouldreach

Published on: May 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup TO: Why should you care about startups?

by Ashley Huffman If you’ve never worked in a startup company, it’s hard to imagine what it’s like to be in one. The way it’s portrayed in the media is fairly chaotic and

Published on: May 4th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

Startup TO – The benefit of doing what you love

I still get shocked when I hear that someone doesn’t like their job. In my head, there are pretty much two options in life work-wise: 1) Work at a job you hate because

Published on: April 25th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

ShopLocket lets ‘micro-retailers’ sell products online

New Toronto-based Web startup ShopLocket is launching an open beta of its product today that is designed to allow anyone to sell an item online with just a few minutes of setup and

Published on: April 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Is your MSP helping business with PCI compliance?

by Stuart Crawford Keeping customer information secure has always been a necessity. Not long ago, customer information got locked away in a file cabinet somewhere to which only a select few had a

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Snappay promises quick, easy mobile payments

Point-of-sales systems are among the most basic automated payment tools a merchant needs. Unfortunately, many small Canadian businesses have to make do without them because of prohibitive costs of operation and complexity.Lorne Lantz,

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

PayPal welcomes penny’s demise

Digital payment company PayPal is not crying ouch over the news of the Canadian penny getting pinched.“We think getting rid of the penny is good news for Canadian business,” said Nicky Mezo, head

Published on: March 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

StartUp TO – Behind the scenes of the city’s startups

by Ashley Huffman These are the stories of the people and organizations behind some of the city’s newest startups and business incubators. Behind the beautiful office spaces, Instagram photos and young eager faces,

Published on: March 27th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

Get paid anywhere with PayPal Here

Canadian small businesses can now process payments to them using an iPhone app developed by PayPal. Canada is one of the first global markets to receive PayPal Here.PayPal Here, a free thumb-sized card

Published on: March 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Five inspiring startups from CEBIT 2012

HANNOVER, Germany – When you're surrounded by more than 4,000 other companies at the world's biggest IT trade show, it's not easy for the innovative startups to stand out. One solution? Let prospective

Published on: March 6th, 2012 Shane Schick

Pirate Party sails to Bodog chief’s defence

The Pirate Party of Canada yesterday issued a statement condemning the indictment of Bodog.com founder Calvin Ayre and fellow operators of the gambling site shutdown by United States authorities earlier this week. Calling

Published on: March 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Montreal telemarketer facing fraud charges just keeps on calling

A Montreal-based telemarketing firm accused of defrauding thousands of small businesses is still sending out telephone calls despite facing several criminal charges, according to reports.Express Transaction Services Inc. (ETS) and some affiliated companies

Published on: February 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Video Rewind: Amazon’s Kindle Fire first look revisited

If a blogger following e-commerce giant Amazon.com is correct, the well-known Web brand will be opening doors to its first physical location in Seattle within a few months.Such a move would buck the

Published on: February 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

10 free e-commerce shopping carts for your online store

More and more companies have turned to the Web to transact business. And, of course, if you are going to sell on the Web, the right shopping cart can mean the difference between

Published on: January 23rd, 2012 Vangie Beal