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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...

What I Learned This Week: Where the Opportunity Lies

Andy Nulman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

True opportunity lies where there is no opportunity. It's the macro version of the stock market adage "Buy low, sell high," or golden age baseball star Willie Keeler's advice for success: "Hit 'em where they ain't."

Selfies Are Entertaining But They're Not Journalism

Jon Packer | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

Like any craft, journalism, requires audience attention, appreciation and consideration -- akin to a handmade ceramic mug that can sit alongside a disposable paper cup, news can be authored by a Pulitzer prize wining journalist or a passerby at an event with a cell phone. Both have value but their objectives differ.

The Overlooked Group of Climate Change Fighters

David Fogarty | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Impact
David Fogarty

There are a group of people often overlooked in the fight against climate change and they can be one of our greatest allies as we figure out how to limit the damage from extreme weather, rising seas and threats to food security. They are the millions of indigenous people who live in the world's remaining forests. Often overlooked, ignored, marginalized and attacked, they stand at the heart of a global solution on climate change that all of us, whether we live in big cities or remote villages, can benefit from.

'Netflix For Books' Arrives .. Just Not For Canadians

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Business

Online bookseller Amazon has launched a “Netflix for books” — an all-you-can-read service that allows you to download books for the price of a m...

Smart Shopping: How To Hunt For Discounts

Andrew Tai | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Style
Andrew Tai

Ever missed out on a deal so crazy-good that you couldn't stop thinking about it for days? If you're like the rest of us, then your answer is probably yes. Missing good deals is standard because good deals tend to happen all the time, while we are always somehow at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Luckily, there's a fixer for that and it's called taking control.

This Canadian City Has The Most Bookworms

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Alberta

When it comes to Canadian bookworms, Calgarians are leading the pack. Online bookstore and retailer Amazon.ca revealed its second-annual list of th...

Why Amazon Just Pulled J.K. Rowling's New Book

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - If you're hoping to pre-order books by J.K. Rowling, Michael Connelly and other Hachette Book Group authors, you'll have to go somewh...

Bye Bye, Staples?

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Business

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Staples will close up to 225 stores in the U.S. and Canada by the end of next year as it seeks to trim about $500 million in costs...

Would You Buy From a Kindle Vending Machine?

Mitch Joel | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

When last year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) rolled into Las Vegas, many were surprised and intrigued by Amazon's presence. They didn't have a typical booth on the trade show floor. Instead, they set up a Kindle vending machine inside the Las Vegas airport (near the ATM and soda pop).

An Amazon Adventure: Puerto Misahualli, Ecuador

Jayne Davidson | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jayne Davidson

There was a twisty stick in the middle of my lane. It was after sunset and I couldn't see well, but as I passed the stick I realised it was alive! Tom was riding behind me, and the stick, not happy with my passing so close, reared up and went for Tom's leg.

Amazon's Micro-Drones Are a Good Thing

Jon Packer | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Business
Jon Packer

The newly announced Amazon PrimeAir drone concept is essentially a mini-flying airplane that will deliver small purchases to your door in about half an hour. The commercialization of drones continues a micro-trend that is changing how we live and interact with the world around us for the better.