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  1. Shopify Becomes First Commerce Platform to Integrate with Facebook Messenger

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    Shopify Inc . the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, announced earlier this month an integration with the new Messenger Platform. This allows merchants to provide live customer support, automatically send order confirmations...
  2. Amazon is Now Selling Men’s Suits on It’s Own Private Label

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    The news is out. Amazon is selling its own private-label clothing , some of which is made in Canada. The electronic commerce and cloud computing company has launched 7 fashion brands by the names of Franklin & Freeman, Franklin Tailored, James & Erin, Lark & Ro, North Eleven, Scout + Ro, and...
  3. Canada’s New Retail Trend: Shopping on the Bus

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    Love looking for the latest deals on your commute home from work? You’re not alone. A new study performed by PayPal Canada and Ipsos has revealed that up to 14% of people commuting with a connected phone shop while they are traveling on transit. PayPal obviously has a vested interest in doing...
  4. RONA Launches New Website & Mobile App

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    Home improvement retailer, RONA has just unveiled a brand new website and mobile application to provide customers with a more user-friendly shopping experience. The new also attempts to be more interactive and informative while guiding customers through their renovation or decoration...
  5. Kobo Owner, Rakuten Takes $100M Stake in Pinterest

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    Japanese eCommerce leader, Rakuten, owner of e-reader company Kobo, said it plans to invest $100 million in the trendy social media site, Pinterest. Pinterest, which allows users to 'pin' images and follow other people's images in an online scrapbook framework, is enjoying a tremendous surge...
  6. Four out of five Canadians went on-line for personal use in 2010

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    The following statistic might surprise some readers of Digital Home but a Statscan report released yesterday found that 80% of Canadian aged 16 years and older used the Internet for personal use in 2010. In its 2010 Canadian Internet Use Survey, the federal reporting agency found the largest...
  7. Most Americans research products and services online before buying

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    A majority - 58 percent - of Americans now say they go online to learn more about the products and services they are considering buying according to a new report about online product research by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. In addition, the number of adults who...
  8. Canadians still concerned about security of mobile banking

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    According to a recent worldwide survey by KPMG, only 19 percent of Canadians feel comfortable using their mobile phone for financial transactions, compared to 34 percent of global respondents. When asked 63% of Canadian said they were very concerned about privacy while 58% were very concerned...