E-Commerce

Legal weed lights up Canada’s Cannabis Tech market

Legalization of marijuana has arrived in Canada, and technology is playing a big role in this new industry, everything from artificial intelligence in production, to software for supply chain management, to e-commerce sites for distribution and apps to help track usage. With Bloomberg predicting $4. ...

Survey: AR/VR startups leaving international money on the table

The bulk of AR/VR startups aren’t selling outside their own backyards, at a time when growing revenue and extending financial runways are critical to survival. So while there is money to be had internationally, many are simply leaving it on the table. Although Chinese computer vision/AR investm ...

Home Depot shareholders shouldn’t worry about Amazon, this portfolio manager says

Considering how successful the e-commerce giant has been in almost every sector it has touched down in, betting against Amazon (Amazon Stock Quote, Chart NASDAQ:AMZN) seems like an entirely unwise prospect. But for the home improvement market, don’t expect Home Depot (Home Depot Stock Quote, Char ...

Shopify is overvalued, this investor says

Ahead of Shopify’s (Shopify Stock Quote, Chart TSX, NYSE:SHOP) third quarter financials due later this month, investors may be wondering what the future holds for both the Canadian e-commerce company and its share price, which has dropped once again below the C$200 mark, falling well off the C$23 ...

Setting the Standard?: How the USMCA Quietly Reshapes Global Digital Trade Agreements

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is more than just an updated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement. With the inclusion of a digital trade chapter, the deal sets a new standard for e-commerce that seems likely to proliferate in similar agreements around the world. My W ...

Amazon’s minimum wage hike is more about PR than anything else, Bruce Croxon says

Amazon (Amazon Stock Quote, Chart: NASDAQ:AMZN) made headlines this week with a pledge to raise its US minimum wages to $15 per hour, a move that the e-commerce giant says will impact some 350,000 workers. What is the real impact of the Amazon minimum wage hike? In reality, the move amounts to a gr ...

What is Mediagrif stock worth? Laurentian Bank Securities weighs in

In response to Mediagrif’s (Mediagrif Stock Quote, Chart TSX:MDF) recent statements, Laurentian Bank Securities analyst Nick Agostino suggests a buyout may be in the cards and approximates MDF’s minimum takeout value at $15 per share. Last week, Montreal-based e-commerce company Mediagrif issue ...

The Internet is not an ATM: My Appearance at the Senate Transport and Communications Committee on Broadcast and Telecom Reform

Earlier this week, I appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Transportation and Communications alongside Carleton professor Dwayne Winseck to discuss broadcast and telecom reform. The Senate study, which largely mirrors the government’s broadcast and telecommunications reform panel, is e ...

Cyber Security Today: Sept. 21, 2018 — Another e-comm web site hit, mobile bank app warning, digital currency theft

Today's podcast looks at Newegg's e-commerce site victimized, a warning about phone mobile bank apps and a digital currency theft from an exchange. ...

Shopify stock could go higher still, Mohsin Bashir says

Canadian e-commerce company Shopify (Shopify Stock Quote, Chart TSX, NYSE:SHOP) has seen its share price jump over the past couple of weeks, with the stock looking like it could soon get back to an all-time high of C$232.65 set a few months ago. And while questions loom over whether this growth sto ...