Telus to buy Mobilicity in deal worth $380 million

Several years after a federal government spectrum auction led to the expansion of Canada’s mobile telecommunications industry with several new smaller players entering the market, a period of contraction and consolidation may be

Published on: May 16th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Canadian agencies recognized for Facebook campaigns

Two Canadian advertising agencies are probably getting a lot of "likes" on Facebook today after being recognized at the Facebook Studio Awards. The awards are given out annually (this is the second batch

Published on: April 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Wind, Mobilicity, Public Mobile break from Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

Three of Canada's new wireless carriers entering the scene since the last spectrum auction have withdrawn from the group that works to represent the industry as a whole, they announced in a joint

Published on: April 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Q10 pre-orders open in Canada

Editor's note - story updated 12:20 PM ET BlackBerry fans awaiting the release of the updated, iconic QWERTY-keyboard model smartphone can start holding their breath today as pre-orders are now being taken. Both

Published on: April 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

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