Ooma launches three new updates for microbusiness users

Phone service provider Ooma Inc. has now launched three updates to Ooma Office, improving users’ ability to send faxes, giving them toll-free numbers, and allowing users to manage their own voicemail, call logs,

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Candice So

Bitrix24 releases desktop app for cloud collaboration and storage service

Social intranet company Bitrix Inc. is the latest to enter the cloud storage and collaboration desktop application space with the release of new apps for Windows and OS X today, taking aim at

Published on: March 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Q and A with Primus Canada’s new CEO, Michael Nowlan

Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. has announced it has a new CEO – Michael Nowlan, formerly CEO of Marketwired, a news wire service that provides press releases, with an eye on the social media

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Candice So

Ooma Office launches VoIP service in Canada targeting micro-businesses

Canadians are used to buying expensive smartphones and having them subsidized by agreeing to a long-term contract with a service provider, but what if you could instead buy a phone and receive almost-free

Published on: January 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Telco services provider Edge Communications coming to Canada

A new telecommunications service is setting up shop in Canada - one that will provide not just broadband, local, and long-distance telephone connections, but also phone branch exchange (PBX), unified communications, and IT

Published on: October 21st, 2013 Candice So

A VoIP intercom system for your home or small office

Two German companies have built an intercom device for your home or small business office, giving you the ability to see and talk to a visitor to your front door from your iPhone,

Published on: October 9th, 2013 Candice So

Web conferencing service adds browser call-in capability

Toronto-based Iotum announced today updates to its Web conferencing service for small businesses including browser-based support for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Iotum's Calliflower product is a Secure Internet Protocol (SIP) service that

Published on: August 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Fongo creates new brand-friendly skins for its app

Canadian mobile telecommunications company Fongo Inc. has launched a new program that will allow its users to create customizable skins for its app. Branded as “Fongo Faces,” the program allows users to play

Published on: May 7th, 2013 Candice So

Fongo offers to buy Wind Mobile, plans to enter wireless market

Editor's note: Story updated at 12:55 PM ET A Waterloo, Ont.-based voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) firm is offering to buy Wind Mobile for $1, it announced this morning. But whether the deal goes

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Fongo expands free calling service in Ontario

After already providing more than 500 million free calling minutes to Canadians, Waterloo, Ont.-based Fongo Inc. is expanding to be available in 32 new cities in Ontario. The free calling service that works

Published on: February 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Phybridge launches new VoIP-friendly switch

Network switches aren't always as glamorous as new digital media ventures or startups making spy-grade smart watches, but a small Oakville, Ont.-based firm is winning attention in the telecommunications industry for its unique

Published on: January 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadian mobile Skype alternative launches

The pitch from Fongo is Canadians no longer have a reason to complain about their smartphone bills. I'm not sure we ever really needed a reason, but the Cambridge, Ont.-based mobile telecommunications company

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Jeff Jedras

All Hands on Tech: Nettalk Duo WiFi

The landline is dead. Now that everyone is always carrying around cell phones, having a home phone number is obsolete. Many people are cutting the cord entirely and cutting the expense of a

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson