Web tool aims to choke payments to rogue sites selling bogus goods

A global coalition of anti-counterfeiting groups hopes to reverse the growth of Web sites selling bogus goods by using online tools and working with financial institutions to choke payments to the rogue sites.“We

Published on: December 5th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Why ‘Small Business Saturday’ would make no sense

If Canadian small and medium-sized businesses really think that having a day dedicated to them will boost sales, they must worry about competing with Santa Claus for revenue, too. The hysteria around Black

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Shane Shick

How to prepare your Web site for a holiday traffic rush

'Tis the season to begin ramping up online shopping activity, and for retailers that means doing all they can to ensure their Web sites are up, highly available and able to handle peak

Published on: November 29th, 2011 Esther Shein

Bricks and mortar stores still relevant, IBM says

After the rise of e-commerce phenomena including online retail, Internet auction sites, group buying and now mobile commerce, does it still make sense to build a traditional bricks and mortar store?Far from being

Published on: November 4th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Canadian businesses face tough challenges with strict anti-spam law

The period for public comment on Canada's new Anti-Spam and Online Fraud Act recently ended, and the new legislation is expected to become law this fall. It will be among the world's strictest

Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Grant Buckler

Google knew of illegal Canadian pharmacy sales, provided support

In one of the largest settlements of its kind in U.S. history, Google agreed last week to pay the U.S. government half a billion dollars for allowing its advertising system to be abused

Published on: August 30th, 2011 John P. Mello Jr.

Credit card companies ready NFC payment security software

Four major credit card companies are working with the Isis mobile wallet venture to install mobile payment security applications on upcoming NFC-ready smartphones in the U.S.Visa expects to license its own software, called

Published on: August 29th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Two online legal services that are changing the game

By Monica Goyal   Two startups recently came to my attention that offers creative solutions to help people resolve legal disputes.   Their methods include online reputation shaming, game theory tactics, and settlement

Published on: August 25th, 2011 Monica Goyal

Businesses fret over brand protection from new XXX domains

As the world's largest Internet registrar announced its rates for the XXX adult entertainment domain set to appear in December, reports began appearing of businesses complaining about being forced to buy domain names

Published on: August 17th, 2011 John P. Mello Jr.

Does your business need SSL encryption?

Is it a security must-have or simply a good branding tactic? Secure socket layer (SSL) encryption has been called by some tech experts as a Web site must-have for businesses of any size,

Published on: August 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Facebook app lets bands sell and promote their music directly to fans.

A new app for Facebook is designed to put music distribution, marketing power and – ultimately – money directly into the hands of artists.The ONErpm app, released by New York-based company One Revolution

Published on: July 21st, 2011 Christine Wong

Toronto team in top 3 at Harvard biz contest

Frances Ho's top three finish in a global contest for Harvard business grads isn't due to long nights toiling over accounting books or browbeating Bay Street for mentorship tips. It all stemmed from

Published on: July 20th, 2011 Christine Wong

Short term rental sites tap $96 billion market

On your next vacation would you prefer to stay in a comfortable hotel room, or something different like a vintage Airstream mobile home in Austin, Texas, a luxury villa at the foot of

Published on: July 12th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

5 strategies for selling online to international clients

Despite the widespread of use of the Internet among local small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) there is a notable lack of enthusiasm within the sector for using the technology to reach foreign customers, according

Published on: June 20th, 2011 Nestor Arellano