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The National How some online shopping habits are terrible for the environment

What can be a convenient click away could drastically expand the carbon footprint of an online sale.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2019

Fortune Hunters Online Business Trends

Episode 2 of CBC's exciting new series on business trends looks at the resurgence of online money-making. After the ’90s dot-com bubble burst, the web was a dangerous place to invest. But online business is on the rise again, inspiring thousands of inventive entrepreneurs. But just how easy is it to find a fortune on the web? As people all ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture One Red Paperclip

Meet the one-red-paperclip guy, Kyle MacDonald, a 26-year-old ex-geography student with a crazy scheme. In the summer of 2005, Kyle announced to the world he was going to trade a red paperclip for a house — with just his blog as a bartering tool. In one short year, this stunt took him from unemployment to international media darling, along the ...
  • 2006
  • 00:12:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Cellphone Frenzy: Making Money with Mobile Applications

Canadians send over 45 million text messages every day, a statistic that has cellphone companies “LOL-ing” all the way to the bank. And even in 2009’s murky economy, it looks like the mobile market is still one worth dialing into. Cellphones are a $3.8 trillion dollar worldwide industry, with Canadian market accounting for a $38 billion dollar chunk of that ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Facebook Factor: Social Networking for Profit

Log on, sign in, and cash out. That seems to be the business model for the multitude of social networking sites that have taken over cyberspace in the past few years. Sites like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter dominate the dot com world and our free time. Canadians spend an average of 43 hours per month online, with Facebook and MySpace ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Internet Geeks

When Matt Harrop was in high school, he didn’t like the way internet companies were doing business. So, he dropped out of high school, borrowed $7,500 and started his own company. His gamble paid off and within 12 short months, his company was a cyberspace success story.
  • 1996
  • 00:09:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Grocery.com

How would you like to gamble with 70 million dollars of investor's money? Bill DiNardo is betting that Canadians will buy their apples, Windex and cookies by computer. This episode explores the new and risky business of online grocery shopping.
  • 2000
  • 00:07:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture What's in a Dot Com Name?

Just how difficult is it to come up with a catchy "dot com" name? It's not as easy as you may think. What's even harder is to find one that hasn't already been used. Venture looks at the tormenting task of naming a "dot com" that can somehow stand out from the crowd.
  • 2000
  • 00:11:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2013 BlackBerry Fights Back

After years of declining market share, the makers of the popular BlackBerry launch a new product to reinvigorate the company. We go behind the scenes in the days leading up to the launch to see the strategy and how they hope to pull it off. 
  • 2013
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2013

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News in Review - March 2012 Research In Motion's High-tech Woes

Research in Motion is one of Canada's most successful high-tech companies. It developed the Blackberry smartphone, which is popular all over the world. But recently the company has been losing ground to the competition, and in January its two founders stepped down as co-chairmen. In this News in Review story we look at how the high-tech giant got into trouble and what ...
  • 2012
  • 00:13:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2012

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News in Review - February 2007 Visiting Second Life's Virtual World

Second Life is an online 3-D digital world that is created by the people who sign up for it. It's also a really big business. Its more than two million residents can buy everything from virtual land to virtual running shoes. In this News in Review story we'll examine why Second Life is so popular. We'll also create an avatar ...
  • 2007
  • 00:11:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2007

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