Broadcom’s offer to buy Qualcomm would be biggest tech deal ever

If the Broadcom deal to buy fellow chipmaker Qualcomm goes through, it would make it the biggest tech deal ever at $130 billion. Broadcom Ltd. confirmed this morning that it has made an

Published on: November 6th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s inappropriate VR promo, Dow Jones accidentally spreads fake news

Facebook uses the devastation in Puerto Rico for a bizarre virtual reality promotion, NVIDIA unveils the first computer chips for developing fully autonomous vehicles, and Dow Jones spreads fake news. From Twitter, Facebook

Published on: October 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s inappropriate VR promo, Dow Jones accidentally spreads fake news

Facebook uses the devastation in Puerto Rico for a bizarre virtual reality promotion, NVIDIA unveils the first computer chips for developing fully autonomous vehicles, and Dow Jones spreads fake news. From Twitter, Facebook

Published on: October 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Yahoo acquires BrightRoll for $640 million

Yahoo! Inc. has just acquired BrightRoll, a company that provides a platform for video advertising, for $640 million in cash. We've covered BrightRoll a number of times, as it's a company that's been

Published on: November 12th, 2014 Candice So

BlackBerry sale to FairFax cancelled, CEO canned

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. will wave goodbye to its CEO Thorsten Heins and sell $1 billion of convertible debentures instead of selling the company to FairFax Financial as proposed in a previous deal announced

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Neopost acquires Canadian data services provider DMTI Spatial

DMTI Spatial Inc., a Canadian provider of location-based data solutions, has announced Neopost, a European mailroom equipment provider, has acquired it for an undisclosed sum. In an announcement on Thursday, DMTI Spatial said

Published on: October 21st, 2013 Candice So

Ebay acquiring Braintree, boosting mobile payments business

Ebay Inc., the e-commerce and online bidding powerhouse, is plunking down about $800 million in cash to acquire Braintree, a payment platform beloved among online and mobile-first startups. Under the deal, Braintree will

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

Acceo buys up fellow Quebec-based payment solutions firm

You could call it a "mariage de raison" - Montreal-based IT consulting firm ACCEO Solutions Inc. has acquired Laval-based payment solutions company Perceptech Inc., ACCEO announced yesterday. While financial details around the acquisition

Published on: August 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Shopify acquires design and UX agency Jet Cooper

Shopify, Inc., the e-commerce platform headquartered in Ottawa, has acquired Toronto-based company Jet Cooper, a user experience and design agency, for an undisclosed amount. Jet Cooper, which reached its fourth birthday in May

Published on: August 1st, 2013 Candice So

AVG acquires LPI Level Platforms, providing more cloud services to SMBs

Security solutions provider AVG Technologies is acquiring LPI Level Platforms Inc., an Ottawa-based company that builds remote monitoring and management software, adding its services for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). AVG, which made

Published on: June 12th, 2013 Candice So

Enghouse acquisitions to be a good draw for end users

Customer service software vendor Enghouse Systems Ltd. has been on an acquisition spree to acquire new products, and it says that spells benefits for its customers. The Canadian enterprise software company has been steadily acquiring

Published on: May 9th, 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

Toronto social marketing firms merge after ‘divine intervention’

Two Toronto-based social software startups are merging after Influitive Corp. announced its acquisition of Engagio yesterday, but the teams have already been working together for nearly two weeks, according to the founders.Influitive offers

Published on: February 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

3 unanswered questions about the future of BlackBerry

Save for a couple of apps and celebrity appointments to company executive positions, the company formerly known as Research In Motion delivered pretty much exactly what we expected today. BlackBerry 10 is ready

Published on: January 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson