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The History of E-Commerce

blog_04_300x120Shopping online has become so commonplace that it’s hard to imagine a time when you couldn’t order everything you wanted from the comfort of your living room. But e-commerce is still a relatively new phenomenon and there have been many incremental technological developments that led to the secure, standardized, convenient online purchasing experience we enjoy today.

Take a walk with us down the e-commerce timeline:

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The State of Canadian E-Commerce


Canadian e-commerce has taken off and nothing can stop it. Nearly every Canadian Internet user (82%) has made an online purchase this year, according to the latest research by the Ipsos Interactive Reid Report. Across all age groups, online spending … [Continue reading]

Cyber Security Tips You Need to Know


As more and more of our information and activity moves online, cyber-security is more important then ever. In light of the recent celebrity photo leaks that have put a spotlight on the vulnerability of your online information, we present to you 6 … [Continue reading]

Cyber Criminals: Profile of an Online Predator


Another day, another breach in Internet security. For the second time in a few short weeks, celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, and Kate Bosworth were the target of professional hackers who uploaded dozens of the star's personal … [Continue reading]

Shopping Securely: Tips for Safe Online Shopping


A new dress for your upcoming interview, your prescription medication, a bed for your dog, your groceries. What do all these things have in common? You can buy them online. Online shopping is the ultimate convenience; bringing everything you need … [Continue reading]

Social Media Security: Online Tips for Protecting Your Home


The recent celebrity photo leak has made many of us stop and question how safe we are on the web and the security risks that accompany social media use. The reality is that most of us aren't aware of how easy it is to hack into social media profiles … [Continue reading]

Scary Facts About Cyber Attacks


While the fear of a cracked iPhone screen or a coffee-on-keyboard spill (the horror!) may be what's keeping you up at night, there is a very real threat to yourself and your devices that many tech users aren't even considering. Sly and oh so silent, … [Continue reading]

H5 Decor is on a Mission to Decorate with Members-Only E-Commerce Website


Website Provides Limited-Time Discounts on High-End Home Decor Founded by Robert Courey, the prodigy of the legendary linen and textile manufacturing Courey family (of George Courey Inc.), H5 Decor is an e-commerce, home decor destination that sells … [Continue reading]

HTC Guest Post on 4 Tips for Living on a Personal Financial Plan

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Companies go to great lengths to control costs and boost billings. As a business it’s not enough just to be solvent, you have to be profitable. This means paying close attention to every dollar and monitoring time to ensure it’s used efficiently. … [Continue reading]

Real Estate Gets Real About Social Media


Realtors are natural marketers. They know how to connect with the local community, foster client relationships, and build trust. Social media is all about connecting with people and is therefore  ideal for the real estate industry. If you’re a … [Continue reading]