Google boosts small business offerings with $1.4B acquisition spree

Google has spent more than $1.4 billion on online properties and businesses in the last nine months. The Web has been buzzing about its purchase of the Zagat restaurant review brand, but the

Published on: October 31st, 2011 Angela West

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

Groupon groupies in Toronto

The social buying site Groupon is once more in the spotlight thanks to its recent purchase by search giant Google.ITBusiness.ca has been tracking Groupon and the group buying craze for some time. In

Published on: December 7th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

5 scary Groupon nightmares and how to avoid them

The Groupon coupon service is hot right now--not only with customers who love getting deep discounts, but also with businesses looking to appeal to the site's vast database of potential clients. Groupon and

Published on: December 7th, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Photographer’s scam exposed on Groupon

Social buying site Grouponwas forced to pull a photography deal off of its website on Wednesday, after it was revealed that the photographer was using stolen photos to promote herself. The deal was

Published on: September 20th, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

The Coolest Stuff in Digital Media: Checking Out Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone

I’m often asked at IDC what the coolest technology is that I’m seeing in Canada from tech startups. In the Digital Media space, and in Toronto specifically, a good place to source out

Published on: May 5th, 2010 Krista Napier

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