5 myths about location-based services

First there was location-based social network Foursquare. Then Gowalla and other sites followed suit and launched. And now with news that Facebook is slowly rolling out its own location-based technology, you can expect

Published on: August 25th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Canadian merchants buy into group buying craze

A number of Canadian merchants hurting from the recession's pinch are soothing their bruised cash registers with a new marketing technique that marries coupon clipping with social networking.Local businesses have recently latched onto

Published on: August 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

American Eagle suffers unprecedented Web site downtime

HANG IN THERE. That was the first plea American Eagle Outfitters offered its nearly 1.5 million Facebook friends three days after its trio of e-commerce sites had crashed.The online retail outlets--ae.com, aerie.com and

Published on: August 10th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

Should your business be on eBay?

Lately a lot’s being said about businesses needing to stake their claim on the social media arena. But does your business need to have presence on an online auction site such as eBay

Published on: July 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to become Canada’s top eBay seller

Two Thornhill, Ont. teenaged brothers dreamt up a global business selling golf balls, and drove their company to the top of eBay Canada's contest last year.Does you business have what it takes to

Published on: July 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Pricey lesson – the glitch that cost Zappos.com $1.6m

How much are easy-to-consume, intuitive user interfaces worth to companies today? On the list of "must haves" for CIOs, tech pros and non-IT executives involved in large software development projects, quality user-interface design

Published on: June 9th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

Car buyers chose function over flash in auto Web sites

What makes a great auto maker Web site? Flashy car pictures? Videos of speeding cars or SUVs truckin' along mud covered rought roads? Hardly. According a recent survey conducted by J.D. Power and

Published on: May 27th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Tech piracy can fuel innovation, says former pirate radio DJ

Frowned upon by the establishment, reviled by large music companies and hunted down by the police, today's tech pirates, in a way, have much in common with their seafaring counterparts of old. However,

Published on: May 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

4 tips on making it big on eBay

Huge online traffic generated by eBay caught the eye of Henry's decision makers back in 2000. "We taught it would be a great channel for our hard-to-sell items and potentially an additional revenue

Published on: May 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Henry’s snaps picture perfect profits with eBay presence

About 10 years ago, Henry's set up a virtual store on eBay.Ever since then, the Canadian photography and video equipment chain has been reaping the benefits of that decision.The company's online auction adventure

Published on: May 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Online retailers, buyers win big time with ‘group buying’

There's power in numbers -- buying power that is.A new breed of Web retailers is using the collective buying power of hundreds of online consumers to sell their wares quickly and gain free

Published on: February 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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

Zipping ahead – why online rentals are so hot in Canada today

Online rentals with home delivery is now a billion dollar industry in North America, and merchandize rented via this channel now extends beyond movies and music – to books, and even high-priced designer

Published on: July 29th, 2008 Nestor Arellano