6 tech predictions for 2014 – apps, the cloud, and telecommuting

In 2013, we watched as Twitter went public, Netflix’s original series House of Cards won an Emmy, Tumblr was purchased for $1-billion and consumers overwhelmingly favoured smartphones and tablets over PCs. Here’s what

Published on: December 24th, 2013 Shawn Freeman

Four tips for small businesses in e-commerce, according to PayPal Canada

Small businesses in smaller, farther-off regions of Canada, fear not – PayPal Canada has just released a list of the 10 cities who have processed the most amount of money through their system,

Published on: November 20th, 2013 Candice So

Shopify launches payment processing and point-of-sale system

Merchants using Shopify Inc. to power their storefronts are now getting two big changes to how they run transactions – they can now directly charge online customers through Shopify instead of using a

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Candice So

How could LivingSocial’s failure do more good than harm?

When LivingSocial.com discovered that the personal information of their 50 million or so users had been stolen, they did what most companies do: they initiated an investigation and hunkered down to weather the

Published on: April 30th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

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

Marketing lessons from my shoes

By Andrew Berthoff I recently purchased new shoes online. I like to support local companies, and I always look for things distinct, so I returned to shop at John Fluevog. I don’t often

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Andrew Berthoff

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

Video Rewind: How PayPal protects $2B in yearly transactions

With two in three Canadian online shoppers maintaining an a PayPal account (that's 8 million accounts), the e-commerce payment service is growing three times faster than e-commerce itself. Video rewind looks back at

Published on: June 2nd, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Group deals deluge could lead to

Only a year after Groupon rocketed out of nowhere to become the Internet's hot new thing--spawning hundreds of copycats--the hottest, newest thing is Groupon fatigue. People who complain about too many daily deals

Published on: May 16th, 2011 Lisa Greim

E-commerce players flocking to semantic Web systems

Despite the recession, luggage retailer Ebags.com enjoyed phenomenal 2010 holiday sales -- some 33 per cent higher than the previous year. (The online retail sector as a whole reported a 15 per cent

Published on: February 23rd, 2011 Elisabeth Horwitt

More holiday shoppers shunning malls

The Canadian shopper is back – well sort of. After giving retailers a chilly Holiday season in 2008 and 2009, as many as 90 per cent of consumers are expected to spend an

Published on: November 25th, 2010 Nestor Arellano