Telus, Globe and Mail kick-off $100,000 ‘Challenge’ competition

Canadian small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that can articulately describe a challenge they are facing and how $100,000 could help overcome that challenge have a chance to win $100,000 in a contest launched

Published on: March 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Gamifying diabetes management

Diabetes management has undergone many transitions in the past two decades. While the portable and discreet blood glucose meters of today make it easier for diabetics to manage their condition, there is much

Published on: January 17th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Samsung Galaxy Note II ‘phablet’ available in Canada

The iPad mini isn’t the only newly-released device that has gadget shoppers considering stranger screen sizes, as the Samsung Galaxy Note II goes on sale today in Canada.A sequel to the original Galaxy

Published on: November 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Telecom complaints jump by 35 per cent

Consumer complaints about Canadian telecom services rose by 35 per cent in the past year, with wireless services targeted by the bulk of unhappy customers for the fourth year in a row. Wireless

Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

2013 is ‘make or break’ year for BYOD policies, report warns

The trend of employees bringing their own technology to work will grow exponentially next year – whether businesses actively manage it or not, according to an IT analyst firm. Two-thirds of businesses already

Published on: October 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Telus acquires Quebec-based EMR provider

Telus Corp. has expanded its medical solutions portfolio by buying a Quebec-based provider of cloud-based electronic medical records (EMR) for doctors offices. The telco said Wednesday it has bought privately-held KinLogix Medical Inc.,

Published on: October 10th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Competition Bureau seeks $30 million in fines from incumbent telcos

Canada's incumbent telecommunications carriers are facing legal action from the Competition Bureau for misleading advertising, the Ottawa-based consumer protections body announced today.The legal action in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice follows a

Published on: September 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mobilicity to sell phones at Loblaw’s locations

Toronto-based wireless carrier Mobilicity will have its cell phones sold next to groceries on the shelves of Loblaw Companies Ltd., the firm announced today.Mobilicity's handsets will be sold in Loblaw's Prepaid Cell Phones

Published on: September 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canadian Internet throttling is the worst, study shows

A recent international analysis shows that Canadian Internet service providers (ISPs) were doing more connection throttling than anywhere else in the world, according to a post by William Wolfe-Wylie on Canada.com.But the dataset

Published on: August 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

BlackBerry Playbook with cell connectivity launches Aug. 9

Research in Motion (RIM) will release a new version of the BlackBerry Playbook in Canada Aug. 9 with support for 4G LTE networks, the Waterloo, Ont.-based firm announced today.The previous model of the

Published on: August 2nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Rogers, Bell, Telus hit with $19-billion class action suit

A $19-billion class action lawsuit against Canada's major cell phone carriers will go ahead after the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear an appeal by the companies on Thursday.The suit revolves around

Published on: June 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Mobilicity latest telco to announce 4G roll out

Mobilicity has become the latest Canadian telecommunications company to announce upgraded wireless speeds to 4G, with a release issued yesterday.The new entrant into the wireless scene says its network, based in Canada’s urban

Published on: June 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

HTC One V now available from Telus

Telus Communication., today announced the availability of HTC’s newest smartphone, the One V.The latest handset on HTC’s lineup sports the company’s award-winning HTC Legend design cues.The handset runs on the Android 4.0 Ice

Published on: June 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Telus to invest $650 million, hire 900 over next three years in Ontario

Expansion of its 4G LTE network and other operations will result in investing no less than $650 million and hiring some 900 workers in Ontario, according to Telus Corp.This significant investment builds on

Published on: June 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff