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CRTC ruling against zero-rating a boon for businesses, experts say

Last week's decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to forbid the practice of "zero-rating" - exempting certain types of online content such as streaming or social media from a subscriber's

Published on: April 24th, 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

Class action lawsuit alleges Amazon collected unnecessary sales tax from Canadians

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Canadian arm of online retail and cloud computing giant Amazon.com Inc., alleging the company has been collecting sales tax on items that should have

Published on: March 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Professional drone operators applaud Transport Canada restrictions for hobbyists

The Canadian federal government is cracking down on recreational drone use in an effort to combat the rising number of drone and commercial aircraft altercations, which have more than tripled since 2014. Minister

Published on: March 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CRTC rules smaller mobile carriers cannot let users “permanently roam” on big networks

Canada’s telecommunications body has ordered a small wireless startup to shut down its current services for allowing customers to improperly use a more established national carrier’s network. Sugar Mobile, a Toronto-based discount mobile

Published on: March 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

BlackBerry hit with class action lawsuit from over 300 employees

Note: Updated on Feb. 21 to incorporate comments from Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP. While BlackBerry Ltd. is on track to have its first profitable year since pivoting from smartphone maker to security software

Published on: February 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Legal woes don’t prevent AirBnB from making profits: Bloomberg

Legal strife with several cities hasn't stopped short-term rentals website Airbnb from turning its first profit since launching in 2008, according to a Bloomberg report. Airbnb become profitable for the first time in

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

South Korean prosecutors denied warrant to arrest Samsung chair

Four days after authorities announced they were seeking a warrant to arrest the de facto head of Samsung Electronics Ltd., a South Korean judge has denied their request. According to Reuters, the Seoul

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

South Korean authorities now seeking an arrest warrant for Samsung heir

Multiple outlets are reporting that South Korean authorities are seeking an arrest warrant for Lee Jae-yong, Samsung Electronics Ltd. vice chair and son of company head Lee Kun-hee. The request is connected to

Published on: January 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

‘Fourth revolution’ driving Thomson Reuters’ upcoming tech centre, VP says

Thomson Reuters earned a lot of buzz two months ago after announcing that it would create 1,500 jobs as part of a new technology centre in Toronto. But while that initiative is still taking

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Gary Hilson

Samsung warns Galaxy Note7 owners to ‘stop using the device’

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note7 - even a new replacement model issued after the first recall - you should turn off your device and never use it again, according to Samsung

Published on: October 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Kellogg Canada agrees to pay $60,000 for CASL violation

Breakfast cereal seller Kellogg Canada Inc. is voluntarily paying $60,000 to the government after violating Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL), according to a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) notice posted on Thursday. Kellogg,

Published on: September 1st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Thomson Reuters Elite turns to cloud storage to support ProLaw clients

The legal sector has traditionally lagged when it comes to IT adoption, but cost pressures, coupled with stagnant growth in the profession in recent years, have meant they are hustling to catch up. That is

Published on: August 22nd, 2016 Gary Hilson

Calgary-based telecom provider scolded by regulator for failing to resolve complaints

Calgary-based Vois Inc. has been booted out of participation with the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) and could now face further penalties for falling out of compliance with regulators, according to an

Published on: August 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

VoIP provider Axsit sold following CCTS-certified service breach

Mississauga, Ont.-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) provider Axsit (pronounced "access it") has been sold, one month after it was determined the company had breached its service obligations, the Commissioner of Complaints for

Published on: August 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood