Financial services companies leaving BlackBerry behind, survey shows

Financial services organizations are expecting to leave the BlackBerry Ltd. brand in droves, leaving BB10 behind and migrating to other operating systems, according to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute LLC and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2014 Candice So

Geordie Rose, Chris Hadfield, Scott Vanstone honoured at Canadian tech awards

Three members of the Canadian tech community were honoured for their achievements and contributions to the country’s tech scene during an awards ceremony last night. Branded as the Canadian Technology Leaders Awards, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 26th, 2014 Candice So

BlackBerry unveils plans for monetizing BBM

BlackBerry Ltd. is unveiling four new plans to make some money from BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), its flagship instant messaging platform. And while it hasn’t settled on just one plan, it will be trying

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 25th, 2014 Candice So

Auvik to simplify IT administrators’ lives with new product in beta

With the IT environments in many workplaces becoming more and more complicated, Auvik Networks Inc. has a solution that should help IT administrators with the rigueur of their day-to-day jobs. Founded in November

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Candice So

A roundup of BlackBerry news at Mobile World Congress 2014

With the slew of headlines coming out of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this week, there’s a lot to get a handle on. But fear not – for your dose of BlackBerry

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 25th, 2014 Candice So

BlackBerry Q20 to revive trackpad, other hard buttons

In a morning of busy news from the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker, BlackBerry Ltd. announced two new smartphones from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. That includes a new flagship phone for its beleaguered

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry surprise beneficiary of Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp

Yesterday social media giant Facebook Inc. announced it is acquiring instant messaging app WhatsApp Inc. in a deal totalling US$19 billion - the sum of $12 billion in stock, $4 billion in cash,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

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