E-Commerce

Canada’s NAFTA IP and E-commerce Priorities: My Appearance Before the Standing Committee on International Trade

The House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade has been conducting hearings on the NAFTA negotiations. I appeared before the committee yesterday on a panel that included the dairy industry, food and beverage sector, and my comments on IP and e-commerce. The MPs showed considerable i ...

Let’s not sell digital short in NAFTA talks

OPINION Much of the negotiation over the future of NAFTA is about automobiles, softwood lumber or milk. But a key part of the NAFTA renegotiation is focussed on the digital economy – on cross-border data flows, e-commerce, cloud computing and the secrecy surrounding computer source code. These is ...

Five signs your business needs a technology upgrade

Eighty-two per cent of Canadian entrepreneurs intend to invest in their business this year, according to a Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) survey. The leading primary investment project? Computer hardware, software, and e-commerce technologies. For a country struggling with business innov ...

Aug. 24, 2017 – Google and Walmart team up against Amazon, SpaceX unveils its sci-fi inspired spacesuits

Google and Walmart are teaming up to take on Amazon, SpaceX has some nifty new space suits, and Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8. From Reddit – Look out Amazon – Walmart and Google are coming for ya! Google and Walmart have teamed up to offer voice-first e-commerce in the U.S, meaning you ...

Google and Walmart team up to offer voice-first ecommerce in U.S.

Amazon has some new competition this morning when it comes to making a purchase simply by speaking a command, and it’s coming from a newly-minted partnership between Google Inc. and Walmart. The two firms announced on Wednesday morning that Walmart’s products will now be available for purchase ...

Canopy Growth Corp continues to invest for the future, GMP says

Despite middling first quarter results, GMP Securities analyst Martin Landry is sticking to his guns on Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). On Monday, Canopy Growth reported its Q1, 2018 results. The company lost $4.44-million on revenue of $15.9-million, a topline bump of 127 per cent over the same pe ...

The NAFTA E-commerce Chapter: Ensuring the New Chapter Reflects Canadian Priorities

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined Canada’s NAFTA negotiating objectives in talk earlier this week, identifying the need to modernize NAFTA so that “all sectors of our economy can reap the full benefits of the digital revolution.” I posted yesterday on how the IP chapter cou ...

How Canada Can Use NAFTA’s IP Chapter to Level the Innovation Playing Field

The NAFTA renegotiation gets underway today, days after Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined Canada’s NAFTA negotiating objectives. As her first core objective, Freeland identified modernizing NAFTA so that “all sectors of our economy can reap the full benefits of the digital re ...

Canopy Growth Corp gets price target cut at Echelon Wealth

Canopy Growth Corp. CEO Bruce Linton. Mixed first quarter results have Echelon Wealth Partners analyst Russell Stanley trimming his price target on Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). This morning, Canopy reported its Q1, 2018 results. The company lost $4.44-million on revenue of $15.9-million, a topl ...

Can Your Chatbot Pass These 7 Tests?

Messaging and voice-based conversational interfaces can provide enormous value to businesses by creating engaging user experiences that will reach wider audiences, increase loyalty and drive revenue. But to get the most from your investment in conversational business, it’s important to understand ...