BlackBerry loses $4 billion, moves manufacturing to Indonesia

Waterloo, Ont.'s BlackBerry Corp. had to deliver more bad news in its quarterly update to investors, with a $4.4 billion USD loss and a 44 per cent decline in revenue year-over-year, as CEO

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Tim Hortons double doubles down on mobile payments

The next time you grab that double-double at your neighbourhood Tim Hortons, you might not have to bring your wallet – your smartphone could be all you need to pay for your caffeine

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 19th, 2013 Candice So

Cisco to add 1,700 jobs in Ontario

Cisco Canada and the Ontario government have signed a 10-year agreement that would see Cisco Systems Inc. adding about 1,700 high-tech jobs to the province. The jobs would most likely be focused on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 13th, 2013 Candice So

Top 10 Community Blogger posts of 2013

At the end of February we had an exciting relaunch of ITBusiness.ca with new site technology and a new approach to content along with it. Our new website was everything you'd expect from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Cubicle Fight: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. BlackBerry Z30

Brian: I'm so glad I got the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to review. It's the best smartphone I've ever tested. Jeff: Some people still make calls with smartphones, and I’d look like an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Dandy on a race to build crowdsourced app in 60 days

A startup has kicked off an ambitious project to build a mobile app in just 60 days – one that was chosen not by its own developers, but through a community. Working out

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 22nd, 2013 Candice So

BlackBerry now has a Porsche phone on the market

There still appears to be appetite for BlackBerry smartphones in the luxury market, and Porsche Design Group is looking to meet that need with its recently-released, high-end BlackBerry smartphone. Porsche Design, not to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 19th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Samsung challenges Apple for Canada’s smartphone throne

A worldwide trend that has seen Samsung Electronics Co. take a dominant lead in the smartphone industry may now be taking effect in Canada, according to recent reports. On a worldwide scale, Samsung

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry not just about handsets, says chairwoman

If Barbara Stymiest, chairwoman of BlackBerry Ltd., could tell people one thing,  it would be that BlackBerry is not just a handset maker - it's also about the full user experience, she says.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2013 Candice So

BlackBerry sale to FairFax cancelled, CEO canned

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. will wave goodbye to its CEO Thorsten Heins and sell $1 billion of convertible debentures instead of selling the company to FairFax Financial as proposed in a previous deal announced

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson


Halifax startup records interview videos, helps BlackBerry workers get on their feet

With BlackBerry Ltd. set to close its offices in Halifax, N.S., in January, leaving more than 300 workers jobless, a local startup has made plans to try to help BlackBerry’s former employees find

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2013 Candice So

BlackBerry Ltd. plans to cut expenses in half

In the midst of news headlines flying about the future of BlackBerry Ltd.'s future ownership, the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone manufacturer has issued an open letter to its customers. The letter reassures BlackBerry users

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Could BlackBerry learn from WebOS’ open source life support system?

You can't help but wonder if we're seeing the last days of the BlackBerry platform as an active and healthy member of the mobility ecosystem. Gartner Inc. put out a report advising its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson