E-Commerce

Episode 102: Even with AI, Great is the Enemy of Good Enough with Adam Drake

We’re all tempted by the newest, shiniest technology when looking for a solution to a problem. But often the best results come from proven techniques, so it’s wise to find a fast, pragmatic solution to your problem, whatever the technology. How do you know what’s the right choice for your bus ...

Shopify’s stock is way too expensive, this investor says

The hockey stick of a chart crafted by e-commerce company Shopify (Shopify Stock Quote, Chart TSX, NYSE:SHOP) over the last couple of years may be a sight to behold but it’s likely causing equal parts elation among shareholders and panic for investors who feel like they’ve missed the boat. For ...

$80+ billion AR/VR market could diverge before converging

Some in the AR/VR industry see it converging into a singularity of spatial computing in one magical device, but mobile AR, smartglasses and VR could actually diverge in the medium-term (at least commercially). AR (mobile AR, smartglasses) is forecast to top 2.5 billion installed base and $70 bill ...

Cyber Security Today: Ransomware trick, e-commerce sites hit and sloppy software developers

Today's podcast looks at a ransomware trick, e-commerce sites hit by credit-card skimming malware and sloppy software developers ...

Wait for a pullback on Shopify, this portfolio manager says

What’s an investor to do with a stock like Shopify ?(Shopify Stock Quote, Chart TSX:SHOP) Already trading at absurdly high levels, the e-commerce company’s share price keeps climbing higher — as does its top line, which grew by a whopping 50 per cent in its last quarter. Jumping in even at th ...

Is Amazon a value stock?

Amazon (Amazon Stock Quote, Chart NASDAQ:AMZN) once again has investors all abuzz, this time for a quirky side debate that emerged when famed advocate of value investing, Warren Buffett, recently admitted that his company had for the first time purchased a position in the e-commerce giant. Is Amazo ...

Shopify price target raised to $250.00 at Paradigm Capital

Ahead of first quarter earnings from Canadian e-commerce company Shopify (Shopify Stock Quote, Chart TSX, NYSE:SHOP), analyst Kevin Krishnaratne from Paradigm Capital is raising his price target from $200.00 to $250.00, saying he expects upside from the company’s Plus and International segments. ...

The Amazon success story is not going to end well, this fund manager says

Amazon (Amazon Stock Quote, Chart NASDAQ:AMZN) kept the train rolling with its latest quarterly earnings, but revenue growth for the e-commerce giant looks to be slowing. Is that sign of things to come for one of this century’s greatest growth stocks? Quite possibly, according to portfolio manage ...

Shopify is not a stock for value investors, this fund manager says

It’s hard to argue with success, in this case with Canadian e-commerce company Shopify (Shopify Stock Quote, Chart TSX:SHOP) and the stock’s ability to impress at every turn. Now up a sparkling 58 per cent over the short span of 2019, is SHOP now overbought? More than likely, says Colin Stewart ...

Rewriting Canadian Privacy Law: Commissioner Signals Major Change on Cross-Border Data Transfers

Faced with a decades-old private-sector privacy law that is no longer fit for the purpose in the digital age, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has embarked on a dramatic reinterpretation of the law premised on incorporating new consent requirements. My Globe and Mail op-ed not ...