E-Commerce

Cyber Security Today: Fake name scams, money for finding bugs and police hit by ransomware

Fake name scams hit e-commerce companies, Facebook and Google, hackers earn big money for finding bugs and U.K. police hit by ransomware Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday March 22nd. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cyber security for ITWorldCanda.com. To hear the podcast, ...

Despite short-term questions, games software/hardware to top $200 billion by 2023

There has been some negative sentiment on the games industry recently, with stock prices of public games companies in question in both the US and China. While being contrarian to market sentiment is always risky, it’s also possible that folks might be taking a long-term solution to a short-term ...

Beware of rise of formjacking, says Symantec

Criminals are increasingly finding ways to inject code into ecommerce sites to steal credit card and other personal data. This and other findings come from Symantec's annual review ...

Shopify’s 2019 performance has made it a pricey stock, Teal Linde says

Like many names in the technology sector, Canadian e-commerce company Shopify (Shopify Stock Quote, Chart TSX:SHOP) has had a good run to start out 2019 — a very good run in SHOP’s case, with the stock now up 69 per cent since December 24. That puts it in no-go territory, says Teal Linde, presi ...

Government Service Delivery in the Digital Age: My Appearance Before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Ethics and Privacy

Last week, I appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics as part of its study on government services and privacy. The discussion touched on a wide range of issues, including outdated privacy rules and the policy complexity of smart cities. I ...

For AR/VR 2.0 to live, AR/VR 1.0 must die

The future of AR/VR could be bright, but only if it moves beyond where it is today. 2018 was the first of what look like two transitional years, with a potential shakeout in 2019 before an inflection point in late 2020. Let’s look at where we are today, where we’re heading tomorrow, and some o ...

CGI Group is the Rodney Dangerfield of tech stocks, this portfolio manager says

It’s tough being a Canadian tech company sometimes. Not only are you competing for attention with the much bigger Amazons and Microsofts of the world but even on our home turf you’ve got Shopify and BlackBerry hawking their e-commerce and cybersecurity wares, products perhaps a bit sexier than, ...

You have to own Amazon, this investor says

Apple Inc’s current woes notwithstanding, it’s unclear whether the tech gloom that finished off 2018 is now a thing of the past. But with its sheer dominance of the e-commerce space how can you bet against a company like Amazon (Amazon Stock Quote, Chart NASDAQ:AMZN)? You can’t, says portfoli ...

Shopify is now an essential part of e-commerce, this fund manager says

Shopify (Shopify Stock Quote, Chart TSX, NYSE:SHOP) continues to impress with the speed of its growth, exceeding expectations each quarter and recently hitting record transaction numbers over the Black Friday weekend. But even with the dramatic pullback last week, the stock is just too expensive fo ...

Fixed income: Gauging the ripple effects of softening economic growth

Key takeaways In the US, we believe peak levels of growth are behind us and expect to see slowing in the second half of 2019. Outside the US, there are also signs of softening growth. Inflation is likely to increase somewhat, but we do not believe that wage inflation will be significantly passed t ...