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Joe Natale to get early start as Rogers CEO

Joe Natale will be able to start his new gig as president and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc. early - on April 19 - after the carrier was able to reach a confidential

Published on: April 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

eMarketer predicts Canadian digital ad spending to grow by 16%, mobile by 40% in 2017

Canada's digital and mobile ad spending are predicted to rise higher than ever this year, according to eMarketer Inc., by 16 and 40 per cent respectively. Those numbers are contributing to across-the-board growth

Published on: April 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Qualcomm files countersuit against Apple in royalty-driven legal battle

Four months after Apple Inc. - one of its biggest customers - filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc., the San Diego, Calif.-based microchip manufacturer has struck back. On Monday Qualcomm filed a countersuit

Published on: April 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry wins $815 million from chip maker Qualcomm

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. said Thursday that it's won a binding arbitration case against Qualcomm Inc. for nearly $815 million and halted its stock (BBRY) from trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The final

Published on: April 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Latest brain research shows (screen) size matters when it comes to video ads

Screen size can dramatically affect the impact of video ads on consumers’ brains, Canadian researchers have found. The findings provide more detailed (and scientific) answers to a question on which many businesses today

Published on: April 11th, 2017 Christine Wong

No reason to wait for Google Home to officially arrive in Canada

Google Inc. announced that its Google Home speakers were officially launched in the U.K. April 6, but Canada is still waiting. The search giant has promised 2017 access to the smart speaker hardware

Published on: April 11th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Tech giants band together to help a kid get a year of free chicken nuggets

How much do you love chicken nuggets? Or any food, for that matter? Enough to pester complete strangers – 18 million of them – on the Internet to vouch for you? That’s what

Published on: April 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CIBC unveils voice commands in mobile app to simplify navigation

A major bank in Canada is following the latest trend of voice-first applications. CIBC has announced that voice commands are now supported in its mobile banking application, allowing customers to complete a variety

Published on: April 7th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

What is Google’s ‘Meet’ hangout app?

Last month it became clear that Google is doubling down on Hangouts as its enterprise conferencing product, splitting it in two: Hangouts Chat, which is basically just team messaging similar to Slack and

Published on: April 7th, 2017 Alex Radu

Samsung head maintains silence, innocence as trial begins

The de facto leader of Samsung Electronics Ltd. did little more than confirm his personal details during a court appearance on Friday, and has apparently instructed his lawyers to portray him as an

Published on: April 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Bell still on top, but complaints against telecoms continue to drop, CCTS finds

A new report by the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) once again identifies Bell Canada as the telecommunications services provider with the most customer complaints, but also notes that fewer confirmed

Published on: April 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Google survey concludes Google is awesome [infographic]

Google, Google-owned YouTube, and the Menlo Park, Calif. tech giant's signature browser, Chrome, are among teens and younger millennials' favourite brands, according to a new study by Google Inc. The study, which Google

Published on: April 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CBC investigation discovers cellphone spying activity near Parliament Hill

An investigation by CBC's Ottawa bureau has discovered a network of cellphone hacking devices in the nation's capital - and it's not clear whether the equipment is foreign or domestic. The devices, known

Published on: April 4th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry CEO trumpets Q4 loss of only $47 million USD, teases potential new tablet

BlackBerry Ltd. has finally stanched the last of its financial wounds and might even be licensing its name to a new tablet soon, CEO John Chen told investors Friday. The company posted fourth-quarter

Published on: April 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

PayPal releases mobile app for SMBs

Today's customers often use their mobile devices to seek out businesses, place orders, and pay for their services - so shouldn't business owners use their mobile devices to manage and pay the workers

Published on: March 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood