Smartphone sales beat out feature phones for first time: Gartner

It’s a sign of the times – smartphones have finally overtaken feature phones in sales, with smartphones representing just over half of the number of mobile phones sold, according to Gartner Inc. In

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 13th, 2014 Candice So

9 Canadians to watch in digital technology in 2014

As we rapidly near the end of 2013, people’s thoughts naturally tend to look back at the year that was, or the upcoming 12 months. While 2013 has been anything but boring (think

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Karim Kanji

2013: A year of disappointments

As the year closes, it is difficult to look back on the last 12 months in the Canadian IT sector with anything but pangs of disappointment. The year began with hope the country’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

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