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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

Analytics in law? Toronto firm incorporates SPSS, IBM Cloud into practice

"Law" and "technology" rarely appear in the same sentence outside of antitrust cases, but Canadian business firm McMillan LLP is aiming to change that. Last week the Toronto-headquartered organization, which employs some 300

Published on: August 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Privacy Commissioner to investigate alleged cellphone surveillance by RCMP

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is formally launching an investigation into the alleged use of Stingray surveillance devices by the RCMP, according to reports by Vancouver-based advocacy organization OpenMedia and

Published on: April 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CRTC says CASL is here to stay, seeks help in investigating fraud

For anyone holding out and hoping that the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) was a fad, the message from the public regulator this week was clear - it's not. At a downtown forum Tuesday

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 Dave Yin

Apple refuses court order to break San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

Apple Inc. is refusing to comply with a U.S. court order requiring the company to create a specialty version of its iOS software that could be used by the FBI to break into

Published on: February 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter takes on trolls with new Trust & Safety Council

Eighteen months after Gamergate, and with the groundbreaking verdict in R v. Elliott - Toronto's so-called "Twitter trial" - still reverberating online, Twitter Inc. announced today the formation of the Twitter Trust &

Published on: February 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

The top 5 stories you liked on ITBusiness.ca in 2015

If there's one theme that stood out for us in 2015, it's that Canadians want to be Americans - at least when it comes to the technology services available to them. Whether it's

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Brian Jackson