24
Jul
2020
Posted by: In: Back to School, Back To School Shopping, Consumer, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID-19 Online Shopping, Health, Online Shopping, Online Shopping COVID-19, U.S., World

Coronavirus: COVID-19 drives surge of online shopping

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in thousands of people shying away from malls and in-person retailers due to concerns over limiting the spread of the coronavirus and as a result, online shopping companies are seeing a surge of business. With back-to-school around the corner in the U.S., some consumer experts…
16
Jul
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Coronavirus, coronavirus canada, coronavirus news, COVID-19, covid-19 canada, covid-19 news, Face Mask Exemption Cards, fake face mask exemption cards, mandetory face masks

Coronavirus face mask exemption cards are being sold online. Experts say they’re fake – National

As mandatory face mask bylaws pop up across Canada and the United States in order to deter the spread of COVID-19, so are fraudulent cards claiming to exempt people from the rule. If you do have a medical condition preventing you from wearing a mask, you do not need to…
07
Jun
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, content moderators coronavirus, content moderators social media, Coronavirus, COVID-19, , Health, Instagram coronavirus, moderating misinformation coronavirus, online content moderators coronavirus, , Tech, , World

Online platforms scramble as content moderators in short supply amid coronavirus – National

While hundreds of thousands of companies across the country have seen work grind to a halt amid COVID-19, Chris Priebe is experiencing the opposite. The owner of Two Hat, an artificial intelligence-powered content moderation company based in Kelowna, B.C., has never been busier helping customers including gaming brands Nintendo Switch,…
08
Mar
2016
Posted by: In: Canada, Consumer, Cross Border Shopping, E-commerce, eBay, Economy, Money, Online Shopping, PayPal, plunging loonie

Cross-border shopping has surged among U.S. online shoppers – National

U.S. shoppers may not be streaming across the border in huge numbers yet, but there’s been a “significant” rise in cross-border clicks at Canadian online shops, new data shows. Fresh figures from PayPal and eBay show that transactions coming from the United States to Canadian e-commerce stores have popped in recent…
06
May
2013
Posted by: In: Money

Senate passes bill letting states tax online sales

WASHINGTON – The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping — for many a largely tax-free frontier — to state sales taxes. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 69 to 27,…