Worst holiday shopping season ever for Canadian online retail

Related stories: Three magic words that boosted a Canadian firm's online sales Holiday shopping at work could harm far more than your productivity Online retailers buckle down security for holiday season The economic

Published on: January 5th, 2009 Nestor Arellano and Stephen Lawson

Halifax police make arrest in global counterfeit software crackdown

A global sweep of legal action against counterfeiters selling fake Microsoft software through online auction sites included a raid by police in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.The Halifax Regional Police Integrated Financial Crime Section and

Published on: December 8th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod and Brian Jackson

EBay Launches ‘Green’ Online Marketplace

div> EBay Inc. today rolled out WorldofGood.com, a new online Green marketplace offering products that are made from recycled or natural materials.The site also allows shoppers to buy products built in developing nations.

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Heather Havenstein

Online payment options may “knockout” credit cards

Online payment methods such as PayPal have gained in popularity over the past three years and have enough momentum to continue to steal market-share away from credit cards to the tune of hundreds

Published on: October 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Sneak-peek at iPhone 2.0 applications

Monday at San Francisco's Moscone Center, Steve Jobs and company took the stage to unveil their plans for the iPhone, and gave several developers a chance to show off some of the most

Published on: June 10th, 2008 Dan Moren, Jason Snell and Robert Strohmeyer

Ten god-awful Google flops and fiascos

Google Incorporated is arguably the most successful Internet company today. But Google didn't get to where it is without takings risks--some of which have failed spectacularly.For example, remember the Google Accelerator, which was

Published on: May 23rd, 2008 Tom Spring

EBay nixes negative feedback option for sellers

Beginning Monday this week, eBay Inc. sellers are no longer able to leave negative or neutral feedback for buyers. The changes, first announced in January, set off a firestorm of criticism and some

Published on: May 19th, 2008 Linda Rosencrance

Why this Vista hacker tried to sell his laptop on eBay

When Shane Macaulay tried to sell the Fujitsu U810 laptop he won in a hacking contest last week, it seemed almost like an April Fool's joke.He said that a top quality hacker could

Published on: April 3rd, 2008 Robert McMillan

Web allows Institute to offer new services, seek new business opportunities

With a wealth of information freely available and social networks on every corner, grand organizations formerly relying on traditional print publishing arms to bring in revenue have had to change.Publishing remains the mainstay

Published on: April 1st, 2008 Mark Chillingworth

How to start multi-language e-commerce sites without breaking the bank

When you're a global company that keeps expanding into new countries, how do you keep all of your consumer sites updated in the local language-without spending a ton of time and money?PayPal realized

Published on: March 26th, 2008 Laurianne McLaughlin

Telling her story – recognizing contributions of women to technology

Women's contributions to technology are often taken for granted, merely rolled up as part of the great tidal wave of innovation surrounding the Computer Age. Women's Herstory (also spelled "her story"), celebrated each

Published on: March 20th, 2008 Keith Hanks

PayPal beefs up security with $169M Fraud Sciences buy

EBay's online payments division, PayPal, will pay US$169 million for an Israeli security company specializing in detecting online fraud, the companies said Monday. The deal should close within 30 days.Fraud Sciences, a private

Published on: January 29th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Phishing attacks unlikely to chill online shoppers’ enthusiasm

Online shopping will carry on at full tilt this Christmas season.Cyber shoppers are unlikely to be deterred by all the recent reports about online fraud, say e-commerce experts. (One of the most recent

Published on: November 21st, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Need mobile spyware? Search eBay

Think your wife may be cheating on you? Wondering who your boss might be talking to? "Learn the truth. Spy today."So reads an ad for "Bluetooth Spy Pro-Edition," one of nearly 200 mobile

Published on: November 13th, 2007 Robert MacMillan