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Amazon Echo Hackathon Showcases Canada's Silicon Valley Mindset

Marco Pasqua | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Business
Marco Pasqua

Canada has been responsible for some of the greatest technological innovations in the world. Over the past 150 years inventions like the Canadarm, the telephone and pacemakers have dramatically impacted our culture and how we function in society, with 2016 being no exception.

Scarlett Johansson Shines In Audible's 'Alice In Wonderland'

Lauren Buritsch | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Music
Lauren Buritsch

Alice in Wonderland continues its comeback streak with Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson's audio version of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland via Audible Studios, an Amazon company. Audible says, "It tells the story of the young and imaginative Alice, who grows weary of her storybook, one 'without pictures or conversations,' and follows a hasty hare underground -- to come face to face with a host of strange and fantastic characters."

These Are The Most Influential Brands In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Business

Only one homegrown name made the top 10.

'Suicide Shirts' Appear To Be Removed From Amazon

CP | Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2016 | Canada Business

"Amazon holds the responsibility here."

Toronto Man Calls On Amazon To Stop Selling Suicide Shirts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Living

Mark Henick, 28, has launched an online petition on Change.org that has garnered support from hundreds of people.

Amazon Hits New Milestone With Cyber Monday Sales

CP | Mae Anderson, The Associated Press | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Business

Sales were up 40 per cent from the previous year.

Stock Market Surprises Of 2015: Online Businesses Win, Oil And Gas Lose

CP | Marley Jay, The Associated Press | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Business

New media companies like Netflix became more valuable than established media companies like CBS.

Canadians Hitting Malls, E-Commerce Sites For Boxing Day Deals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.26.2015 | Canada Business

A representative from Best Buy says December 26 is still their biggest shopping day of the year.

These Were The Stock Market's Biggest Winners And Losers In 2015

CP | Marley Jay, The Associated Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Business

It was a year to make old guard companies shudder.

How 4 Digital Giants May Ignite a New Trust-Bust Era

Frederic Guarino | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Business
Frederic Guarino

The days of collaboration seem all but over, and the tech industry will be affected by what amounts to a new digital cold war. Advance warnings of what's to come include Apple decoupling itself from Google Maps and Facebook "greying" out YouTube videos in the feed. The decision by Amazon, the world's largest retailer, to stop selling its competitors' over-the-top devices such as Google Chromecast and AppleTV is a preemptive strike with possibly momentous implications.

Amazon Offers $50 Tablet To Lure More Customers, Undercut Apple

CP | Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada Business

"Our tablet focus is in and around content consumption,''

Amazon Launches 1-Hour Booze Service In U.S.

CBC | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Business

In about the same amount of time it takes to watch an episode of Mad Men, you can now get everything you need to stir up an Old Fashioned of your o...

Is the Workplace Culture at Amazon Progressive or Destructive?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Business
Marcia Sirota

Work-life balance is non-existent at Amazon; an 80-plus hour work week is the norm. I imagine that the relentless pace, combined with the stress caused by this ruthless atmosphere, must be wreaking havoc on the mental and physical well-being of these employees.

Amazon Is Bigger Than Walmart

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Business

Maybe it was inevitable: Retail’s online giant has just unseated retail’s brick-and-mortar giant on the stock market. Based on market value, Amazo...

Amazon To Have More Sales Than Black Friday On July 15

CP | Mae Anderson, The Associated Press | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Business

Amazon is trying to lure more subscribers to its $99 Prime loyalty program by pushing a day of discounts it calls "Prime Day" during the sleepier summ...

Superb, Original Gift Ideas for New Moms

Angie Campanelli | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Living
Angie Campanelli

During my first year as a new mom, I came across, received and rewarded myself with some fabulous gifts that totally transformed my parenting experience. Although you're likely bombarded with gift-giving ideas, there's nothing like finding that one present that someone can't live without and didn't even know they needed.

Amazon Testing Delivery Drones In Rural B.C.

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The online shopping giant hopes drones can one day deliver small packages to customers within 30 minutes from the time they order.

What Story Is Your Business Telling?

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Business
Lisa Ostrikoff

The story of your business is a starting point that should never be underestimated. It needs to be an engaging tale to get your message across -- one ...

Is Online Shopping the Future of Retail?

Andrew Tai | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Business
Andrew Tai

Like it or not, online shopping is a big deal, and to dismiss it as something trivial is short-sighted at best. The question is, will there be a point in time when shopping will become a completely digital experience? Maybe not too soon, but the possibility is definitely there. Here's why:

Does Social Media Influence Your Buying Habits?

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Living
Parmjit Parmar

Some companies are masters at influencing buying habits. Starbucks, for instance, has been at the helm of controlling the customer experience for a long time. From the in-store environment to the presence on social media, the company has been able to balance its image as a responsible coffee source and still nearly quadruple share prices in the last 5 years.

Stop the Struggle: It's Time for Frustration-Free Packinging

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Business
Ian Lifshitz

With the holidays just around the corner, this got me thinking about the issue of "frustration-free" packaging. Not only is complex wrapping simply no fun for the kids receiving gifts packaged in such a manner, the fact is it's a much larger issue for the most rapidly growing segment of our population -- older adults.

Amazon Same-Day Delivery Coming To Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Last-minute holiday shopping has never been so easy. Amazon announced Wednesday it is launching its same-day delivery service in Vancouver and Toro...

Say What? Amazon Is Building An Actual, Physical Store

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK — Amazon is planning to open its first physical store. That's according to a report in The Wall Street Journal that said Thursday the la...

It's Time For Publishing Houses To Change the Game

Richard Nash | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada
Richard Nash

Publishers should dominate this service business; like Faber, they just need to start. Book production and retailing, whether by companies or individuals, is fully commoditized now also, so the key is to occupy the space held by, say, yoga instructors, dentists, psychotherapists, interior designers -- services for which you are as likely to pay more, to get a better job, than to pay less.

The Plastic-Eating Mushroom Of The Amazon And Ecuador's Development Dilemma

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada
Capt. Trevor Greene

We've all felt like a mushroom at one point; kept in the dark and fed on s--t. But the humble fungus has taken on a noble role in the fight against th...