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Privacy commissioner hasn’t approved new gov’t contact tracing app

telecom | 06/18/2020 3:48 pm EDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that in developing the federal government's new voluntary app to trace exposure to the COVID-19 virus, it consulted the Office of...

Five new directors named to CBC board

Media | 12/19/2017 5:22 pm EST

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly named five new members to the CBC/Radio-Canada board of directors for five-year terms, said a Tuesday press release. Harley Finkelstein, the chief of operations for Shopify Inc., René Légère, executive director of the Aberdeen Cultural Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, and former CBC journalist and commissioner on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Marie Wilson, will start their terms immediately. Jennifer Rattray, a former journalist and currently an assistant deputy minister in the Manitoba government, and François Roy, a previous...

Canadian tech, telecom community offers support in wake of U.S. travel ban

Media | 01/30/2017 4:08 pm EST

More than 1,700 people representing a variety of tech and telecom companies have signed on to an open letter opposing U.S. President Donald Trump’s weekend executive order blocking entry of...

Shopify now available on WordPress

Media | 03/15/2016 8:30 pm EDT

Shopify Inc. announced Tuesday its merchants will now be able to sell products using WordPress, a free open-source content management system that is used predominantly to host blog content. The Ottawa-based company said in a blog...

Shopify merchants can now use Amazon platform

Media | 09/17/2015 9:02 pm EDT

Shopify Inc. announced Thursday it has partnered with Amazon.com Inc. to allow Amazon Webstore owners to migrate their online stores onto the Shopify platform. Shopify said in the press release that after migrating to the Amazon...

Shopify works with Facebook on ‘Buy’ button

Media | 06/10/2015 6:49 pm EDT

Shopify Inc. said Wednesday it is working with Facebook Inc. to allow Shopify's own clients to sell and advertise products using Facebook’s “Buy” button. Shopify said in a blog post: “For the last year, we've been working closely with the team at Facebook to create a solution for Shopify...

Shopify teams with Pinterest to create new sales platform

Media | 06/05/2015 3:56 pm EDT

Ottawa-based e-commerce company Shopify on Tuesday said it has teamed with social networking website Pinterest to provide businesses a new way to sell things directly to online audiences. Shopify said in a blog post it has worked with Pinterest to create "Buyable Pins" that include a button users can click to purchase products using credit cards or Apple Inc.'s Pay software. The company said this feature allows small- and medium-sized businesses to become "among the first in the world to be selling directly to the millions of shoppers that use Pinterest every day."...

Shopify files for cross-border IPO

telecom | 04/14/2015 8:24 pm EDT

Ottawa-based e-commerce provider Shopify Inc. announced Tuesday that it has filed for an initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. The number of shares or the proposed price range for the IPO have not been finalized, the company said in a press release. No date was provided for the IPO. Shopify says on its...

Shopify getting ready for IPO this year: WSJ

telecom | 01/12/2015 4:03 pm EST

Ottawa-based e-commerce provider Shopify Inc. is looking to raise about $100 million US through an initial public offering as early as this spring, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sources “familiar with the...