Braintree CEO, Bill Ready (left) and PayPal president David Marcus.

Published: September 27th, 2013


Kijiji and StubHub unite for users buying and selling tickets

Online sellers Kijiji and StubHub Inc. have merged, now making it possible for Kijiji users to buy and sell tickets straight from the site. The two companies did not disclose financial details of

Published on: September 17th, 2013 Candice So

The next person to hack your company could be anyone – if they’re willing to pay

Forget Anonymous, or even a high-profile hacker like Weev, famous for exposing a loophole at U.S. mobile giant AT&T. The next hacker eyeing your company as a potential way to cash in could

Published on: July 3rd, 2013 Candice So

Silicon Valley tech firms under legal scrutiny for ‘anti-poaching’ agreements

The Justice Department in the United States has sued several tech giants including eBay, Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, Lucasfilm, and Pixar over an anti-poaching agreement that was in place between 2006 and

Published on: December 5th, 2012 Monica Goyal

A brief history of Skype

In 2003, I was visiting some business colleagues in the Netherlands when I heard of a new technology with a funny name: Skype.  It was like a telephone, but you plugged it into

Published on: June 21st, 2012 Rob Whent

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

Apple already sold out of new iPads ahead of launch

Apple has sold out of initial supplies of the new iPad in every country where it will launch the tablet on Friday, and is now telling buyers that orders will not ship for

Published on: March 12th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

ShopMyClothes sees big dollar signs in used designer duds

The more successful Jonathan Elias's resale clothing Web site gets, the tougher it is on his eyes.Let's explain: although Elias is president and CEO of ShopMyClothes,the Toronto startup remains bootstrapped. So he and

Published on: January 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

Social networking potential remains untapped inside businesses

Although companies have been urged to adopt "Web 2.0" and social technologies for years now, the truth is that relatively few have done so internally in any serious way -- and use inside

Published on: December 20th, 2011 Robert Scheier

HP TouchPad firesale returns via eBay this Sunday

Just when we thought the $99 Hewlett-Packard TouchPad was gone forever, the tablet that refuses to die is coming back for one last sale, according to online reports. A limited quantity of refurbished

Published on: December 9th, 2011 Ian Paul

How small business can get the most out of PayPal

In the last 13 years, PayPal has expanded far beyond its initial growth spurt on auction Web sites.According to its second-quarter results, theonline payment service busted through the $1 billion-earnings mark andis processing

Published on: September 29th, 2011 Angela West

Video Rewind: How small businesses can profit through Kijiji

Online sites such as Kijiji are not just garage sales and old gold clubs.In the Video Rewind episode, Brian Jackson, speaks to Zac Candelario, general manager of Kijiji Canada and Jacob Aqraou, head

Published on: September 27th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Accelerated: TechStars harnesses the power of mentorship

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Throughout this series, we have often referenced startup accelerators and the important role they play in the commercialization ecosystem, as well as where government support fits into the

Published on: July 25th, 2011 Francis Moran

Fast 5: Quick ways to make money online

Who says you can't make money online? Prison guards at a Chinese prison camp are reportedly forcing inmates to smash rocks by day and play World of Warcraft at night. The purpose of the all-night

Published on: May 30th, 2011 Ian Paul

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