Shopify CTO, Jean-Michel Lemieux, says that 3D product images have led to a large increase in checkout conversion. Credit: Buckley Smith

Published: June 21st, 2019


Shopify Unite Day 1: New languages, currencies, POS, and Shopify Plus

Shopify Inc. kicked off its Shopify Unite event today in Toronto, where it recently opened a new office, with announcements about updates to its Shopify Plus platform and point of sale (POS) system,

Published on: June 19th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Canadians spend second most in the world per purchase, according to Shopify report

Shopify Inc. released its first-ever global State of Commerce report; unveiling some interesting insights into the habits of online shoppers. Solmaz Shahalizadeh, the vice-president of data science and engineering for Shopify, spoke with

Published on: June 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Shopify opens its third office in Toronto

Shopify Inc. is expanding its presence in Toronto, opening up a new office today at 620 King Street West as part of its plan to double its workforce in the city. This will

Published on: May 16th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Who are the best tech employers in Canada? LinkedIn has the answers

LinkedIn has released its annual list of the top 25 companies in Canada that people are eager to work for, and seven tech-related companies have made this year's list. Among the top 25

Published on: April 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

3 women in tech size up the gender gap in 2019

Today is International Women's Day and in honor of that, we are speaking about the state of women in the tech industry and the many challenges they still face when pursuing a career

Published on: March 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Helpful.com founder Daniel Debow and team join Shopify

Canadian e-commerce company Shopify has been making headlines recently, with the announcement, last week, of its new TV and video production house Shopify Studios. Then yesterday the hits kept coming with the news that former

Published on: January 29th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

NexTech wants to “AR-itize” ecommerce, integrates IBM Watson

Augmented reality (AR) is a growing trend in ecommerce and one Toronto company wants to lead the way and "AR-itize" the industry, recently announcing it's integrating IBM Watson's machine learning algorithms with its AR platform.

Published on: January 2nd, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Canada’s top technology employer’s based on Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2019

Mediacorp Canada Inc. released its annual report today of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2019, and a number of companies that made the list are technology developers, and vendors. So here at ITBusiness.ca

Published on: November 12th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Technology companies play key role in new cannabis industry

Legalization of marijuana has arrived in Canada, and technology is playing a big role in this new industry, everything from artificial intelligence in production, to software for supply chain management, to e-commerce sites

Published on: October 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Shopify’s internship program attempts to address shortage of tech talent in Canada

Shopify has joined forces with York University, expanding its hands-on computer science degree program, which hopes to better prepare students for jobs in the technology industry. The program, entitled Dev Degree, operates similarly

Published on: September 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Shopify’s Tobias Lütke and other tech CEOs chart a path to scaling up Canada’s faltering digital economy

A group of Canada's digital economy luminaries say the country needs to double the number of billion-dollar digital firms here by 2025, in a new report released Tuesday. The Digital Industries Economic Strategy

Published on: September 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Robots create jobs; Apple losing customers; Shopify and AR

Robots might actually create jobs not take them, Apple’s new luxury phone prices scaring away customers, and Shopify bring augmented reality to ecommerce. First up trending on LinkedIn: Fears robots stealing our jobs,

Published on: September 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Toronto’s top 10 most desirable brands for tech workers

Have you ever wondered what your employees think about your company? Well Hired, a U.S.-based job search website has released its annual report of the top employer brands as decided by tech workers.

Published on: September 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Q&A: Shopify’s R&D head on how research can help retain talent

As Shopify Inc.’s senior vice-president of engineering, Jean-Michel Lemieux is responsible for developing the Ottawa tech darling’s technology strategy, infrastructure, and platform. He’s also become an advocate for the role research and development

Published on: September 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood