With recent polls showing that Canada ranks a paltry 11th internationally for on-line shopping, experts ponder why a nation that ranks second for high-speed Internet service, boasts wired schools from coast-to-coast and enjoys one of the world's cheapest Net access rates, has yet to see a boom in consumer e-commerce.
Archive for August, 2002
In the age of the Enron and WorldCom scandals, it would be almost unthinkable to try to impede board disclosure and transparency. Almost. Last week, a court case involving the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) — the Internet administrative agency — and Karl Auerbach, one of its most vocal directors, revealed that ICANN attempted to do just that when it established an unreasonable policy that placed conditions on board-of-director access to its own corporate records.