Online shopping made easy on Facebook!

Facebook has rolled out a new beta tool that features a ‘Buy’ button to select merchants within the US through Shopify. Never having to leave the site, this button allows users to purchase goods within Facebook directly from the News feed or Page. This new tool also gives users the option to save their credit card information, or to keep it as a one-time use. For users who are invited to test this new roll out, there will be a message within their Shopify account. Users can begin to manage and use their Facebook sales directly through Shopify once the Facebook sales channel is added to thei...

Save the #Hashtag!

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As Twitter continues to grow as a platform for social media and business marketing, the uses of hashtags increase in number as well as length. However, in a recent study conducted by Twitter, hashtags tend to distract the audience as they are given too many clickable items within a tweet. This decreases the chances of them connecting with tweets outside of the account. This is not to say to eliminate hashtags altogether, but rather to be more choosy about where or when to use them. Twitter’s Anne Mercogliano noted that if the user wanted to join a conversation, the use of a hashtag should be n...

XCEL is delivering cloud-based IT services supported by their new partnership with us!

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XCEL and Canadian Web Hosting announce new partnership to deliver enterprise-grade cloud services to XCEL's business clients. Canadian Web Hosting, a leading provider of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Cloud Services in Canada, is focused on delivering highly secure and available enterprise-grade cloud services for their clients across Canada. Because of this, XCEL Professional Services Limited has selected Canadian Web Hosting to help them deliver VMware-based Cloud Services to their end-users across Western Canada. XCEL, a leader in delivering cost-effective IT solutions in Albert...

Google Trends Expansion

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Google has released the biggest Google Trends expansion since 2012 and it’s better than ever! Here are some of the best new tools for its users: Real-time data: Google Trends now offers ‘Real-Time’ data searches by allowing the user to choose any day within the week of the date picker in order to create a more effective search trend. A themed homepage: The Google homepage changes constantly, mixing trending topics from Search, YouTube, and Google News to inform the user what is happening across the Web. This is currently available for 28 different countries, but Google is looking...

What is PIPEDA?!

There have been a lot of opinions, whether it has been verbal or printed, revolving around data custody and Canadian users, businesses and enterprise hoping to house data physically within Canada. This has continued to be a growing matter because data is subject to foreign laws if it is physically stored in a U.S.based cloud (i.e., The Patriot Act) and will thus fall out of Canadian protection. However, many organizations that are migrating from a U.S.-based cloud such as AWS or Google Compute wonder, “What sort of protection their data is afforded within Canadian jurisdiction?” PIPEDA stan...