Video game consumption up 46 per cent – but revenue stalls

Canadian video game consumption continues to skyrocket but that hasn't necessarily translated into revenue, a new study finds.Canadians acquired more than 77.6 million games for various devicesduring the six months prior to February,

Published on: June 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

NexJ tops Profit 200 list of Canada’s fastest growing companies

Toronto-based NexJ Systems Inc. tops this year's Profit 200 list of Canada's fastest growing companies based on revenue growth.Although NexJ posted a first-quarter netloss of $4.5 million earlierthis month, the customer relationship management

Published on: June 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Music, gaming generate the most mobile revenue in Canada: report

Mobile music, video, TV and gaming helped Canada's wireless sector generate mobile content revenue of $240 million in 2010, up from $227 million in 2009, according to a new report.Data services generated $4.42

Published on: June 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Apple TV won’t be a big moneymaker, analyst predicts

Apple will make very little money from taking on the TV market, according to analysis.TheStreet bases its analysis on a number of assumptions. Itpresumes that Apple will want to make a healthygross margin

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Apple hits revenue record on iPhone sales

Apple on Tuesday announced record first-quarter revenue on the back of soaring iPhone sales, with an assist from the iPad.During an earnings call with Wall Street analysts and reporters, Apple said it had

Published on: April 25th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

RIM Canada’s top ICT sales generator for 2011 with $20B in revenue

Despite its continuing troubles, Research in Motion Ltd. ranks first in this year's Branham 300 list of Canada's top ICT companies by revenue.RIM took in $20.2 billion inrevenue in 2011,dwarfing second-place BCE Inc.'s

Published on: April 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook profit falls in advance of IPO

Facebook announced on Monday that its total revenue rose 45 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2012, but its profit fell 12 percent.Facebook boosted revenue fromUS$731 million in the first

Published on: April 24th, 2012 Cameron Scott

Vancouver tech firms with best money-making potential listed

A Vancouver-based technology startup accelerator is celebrating the success of some of its past and current business tenants this week for being named to B.C.’s “Ready to Rocket List.”The list, compiled annually to

Published on: March 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Encyclopedia Britannica decides to axe iconic print edition

After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica will cease publishing its flagship encyclopedia and concentrate on its digital offerings. "We'd like to think our tradition is not to print, but to bring scholarly knowledge to

Published on: March 14th, 2012 Joab Jackson

Most expensive mobile purchase ever made: $300,000

Discussion was centered on the trends and challenges in mobile development at Digital Alberta's Mobile Innovation Showcase on Tuesday.Tablets are the favorite trend agreed panelists from Poynt, WMode, Mediumrare, and Kryos, with excitement

Published on: March 1st, 2012 Martin Studzinski

When selling yourself as faster and cheaper is no longer enough: Part 2

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In Part 1, we introduced Host Analytics, an enterprise software vendor that delivers a suite of corporate performance management (CPM) tools through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. We discussed

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Francis Moran

Cashing in on the 98% – Canadian mobile game maker grapples with business model

It was the best puzzle game since Tetris – at least, that's what Gamerizon Studio Inc. president and CEO Alex Sakiz thought of Quantz. The 3D puzzle game was supposed to launch his

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canada loses two social media gems

Canada’s online community has taken a major hit this month as two social networking sites with a positive bent had no choice but to shut down after running out of cash. First Sprouter,

Published on: August 5th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Spiceworks gives users a taste of new e-commerce feature

Austin, Texas-based Spiceworks Inc. is adding a dash of new e-commerce features to its unique recipe blending social networking and free software, a move it hopes will lure more Canadian users to its

Published on: July 13th, 2011 Christine Wong