U.S. immigration climate could help Canadian job market

With increasing concerns over changing U.S. immigration policies, more international job seekers are turning to Canada, and this could mean a boost for companies seeking to fill much needed technology-related jobs. A recent

Published on: October 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Facebook’s new ‘slideshow’ ad targets emerging markets

Facebook announced a new type of ad unit, slideshow, that it says will help businesses reach users in emerging markets and will be available to advertisers globally. The tool is a simple one,

Published on: October 29th, 2015 Brian Jackson

DataWind improves its UbiSlate tablet, keeps $38 price tag

DataWind has announced it’s launching its newest low-cost, sub-$100 tablets, with more processing power than previous versions have had in the past. On Tuesday, the Canadian company known for making budget-friendly tablets rolled

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Candice So

All Hands On Tech: DataWind’s $38 UbiSlate tablet

Hi there, I’m Candice So, and you’re watching All Hands on Tech. While tablets and other mobile devices are gradually becoming less expensive, you should still expect most of today’s tablets to run

Published on: March 6th, 2014 Candice So

DataWind’s $38 UbiSlate tablet designed to be ‘good enough’

It’s been a little over two years since Canadian device maker DataWind first began selling its Aakash tablet in India at a price tag of $47, in a bid to bring Internet connectivity

Published on: February 13th, 2014 Candice So

Datawind brings sub-$40 Android tablet to Canada

The Mississauga, Ont.-based tablet manufacturer known for bringing ultra-low cost tablets to India are now launching mobile devices to the Canadian market starting at $37.99, it announced this morning. The UbiSlate tablets have

Published on: December 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Indian startup incubated at Toronto’s DMZ wins Samsung award

An Indian startup incubated at Toronto's Digital Media Zone has won a Samsung Innovation Award. Zumbl, a nine-month-old firm basedin Delhi, India took home the awardthat included a $3,000 prize and a Samsung

Published on: August 20th, 2012 Christine Wong

RIM unveils low-cost BlackBerry for emerging markets

Research In Motion will start selling in India from Thursday a low-cost smartphone with the BlackBerry 7 OS that will soon be offered in other emerging markets. The 10,990 Indian rupees (US$210) BlackBerry

Published on: April 18th, 2012 John Ribeiro

DataWind’s $35 tablet mired in lawsuits, only 10,000 shipped so far

India's US$35 tablet has yet to take off, with less than 10,000 units of the device released to the market since its October launch, despite considerable interest from consumers, an executive of maker

Published on: April 16th, 2012 John Ribeiro

Google, Facebook remove content after Indian court order

Google has agreed before a court in Delhi to remove religious and other content considered objectionable, though some other Internet firms are likely to appeal the court's decision, plaintiff Mufti Ajiaz Arshad Qasmi

Published on: February 6th, 2012 John Ribeiro

Datawind’s $35 tablet delayed over quality dispute

According to a report published in the Indian financial daily, The Economic Times, it seems that the wait for the world's cheapest tablet Aakash is likely to get even longer.The delay is due

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Zafar Anjum

Hands on with Aakash – Datawind’s $35 tablet

Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of Datawind Inc., a small Montreal-based company, has been travelling like a whirlwind back and forth between Canada, the United States and India lately thanks to the wave of

Published on: January 20th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

The $35 tablet confronts its first critic

The small Montreal-based company Datawind Inc. is still labouring to fill orders for its Aakash tablet, but there are already complaints about the ultra-low cost device.To start, there was no shortage of naysayers

Published on: January 13th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

DataWind low-cost tablets could sell more than 6 million this year

DataWind Inc. is targeting sales of about 6 million units of its low-cost tablet in India this year, but it has to arrange additional manufacturing capacity and strengthen its support network to meet

Published on: January 6th, 2012 John Ribeiro