Google wants to be everywhere with everyone, announces new services as it reaches billions worldwide

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Sometimes you just need to have a party, even if there’s nothing special to celebrate. That was Google’s situation Wednesday, when it held its annual conference for developers on a perfect spring day in the outdoor amphitheater adjacent to its Silicon Valley campus. There were no headline-making announcements, no big reveal…

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As Amazon.com Inc continues its Canadian push, retailers are being forced to step up their e-commerce game

Canadian retailers are getting serious about selling stuff over the internet. You can thank Amazon.com Inc. for that. After years in which e-commerce seemed like an afterthought for many Canadian stores, more and more retailers are making the pricey investments in online shopping platforms that are needed to attend to a vast and sparely populated…

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