Microsoft acquires Nokia devices and services division for $5.3 billion

Microsoft Corp. and Nokia were already close, but now they're going through with the ceremony and entering a full-fledged union. Microsoft will acquire the Devices & Services division of Finnish smartphone maker Nokia

Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

DIY doesn’t a great brand make for small businesses

It looks like most small business owners have a DIY attitude when it comes to brand building. A new American Express Small Business Services survey says 36 per cent of business owners are

Published on: July 24th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Five simple ways to cut your IT costs

Because of rising business expenses and taxes, it's more important now than ever to cut costs in any way possible. One sector of your business you may not have considered as an area

Published on: January 28th, 2013 David B

Mobilicity launches 4G service

Mobilicity has launched its 4G service by offering two new data plan options. The Toronto-based wireless carrier, which operates as an upstartalternative to Rogers, Telus and Bell, said in a news release that

Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

OnLive woes show challenges of cloud startups

It was a long weekend for California-based cloud video games firm OnLive, and not the good kind. On Friday, an e-mail went out to all the employees at the firm were told they'd

Published on: August 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Public Mobile launches unlimited music download service

Public Mobile, one of the new entrants to the Canadian cell phone carrier space, announced today an unlimited music download service available to its customers using Android smartphones.Dubbed Siren, the Toronto-based firm is

Published on: August 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

TekSavvy rolls out high-speed Internet for SMBs after CRTC ruling

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has launched new DSL service targeting SMBs now that Canada's telecom watchdog has ruled that it and other small ISPs can directly compete with big carriers in the high-speed Internet

Published on: July 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Vancouver’s Peer 1 acquires UK-based managed hosting provider

Vancouver-based Peer 1 Network Enterprises Inc. is acquiring UK-based managed hosting provider  NetBenefit Limited in a deal worth $38.5 million, the firm announced today.Peer 1 is buying all outstanding shares of the London

Published on: June 6th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

12 tips for effective video marketing

You've all seen --and envied--that viral video that gets millions of views seemingly overnight, the one everyone talks about for days. But does getting millions of views on YouTube translate into getting millions

Published on: April 20th, 2012 Jennifer Lonoff Schiff

How to squeeze extra juice from your laptop battery

Longer battery life: Every laptop user wants it, but few know how to get it without buying a new machine. Though laptop manufacturers have made great strides over the past few years in

Published on: April 3rd, 2012 Marco Chiappetta

Business Software Alliance’s latest weird argument for stronger IP laws

The Business Software Alliance has found a newly imagined detriment of Canada’s supposedly sub-par intellectual property laws – make sure you’re sitting down for this shocker – it’s slowing down the advancement of

Published on: February 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Acer plots its new SMB strategy from Canada with new hires, call centre

A week after returning to profitability, Acer is making Canada a big part of its new focus on the SMB market, including hiring in that unit here and the relocation of an overseas

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

10 free e-commerce shopping carts for your online store

More and more companies have turned to the Web to transact business. And, of course, if you are going to sell on the Web, the right shopping cart can mean the difference between

Published on: January 23rd, 2012 Vangie Beal

True Voice offers click-to-call service

Doug Moffat was seeking a way to help the visually impaired and physically disabled to browse the Web when he started down the path that led to his startup, True Voice Technologies Inc.Moffat

Published on: December 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson