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Google Still Wins as Motorola Transfer to Lenovo is Officially Finalized

It’s official: Google’s foray into the realm of the mobile handset vendor is over, the deal to sell its Motorola Mobility subsidiary to Lenovo finally closing yesterday. The transfer of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo marks the end of Google’s relatively short tenure in the hardware side of the mobile market; Lenovo paying Google $2.91 billion [...]

Mobile Internet Investment Hits Record $19.2 Billion in 12 Months

Mobile Internet investments have doubled during the past 12 months compared to the previous period, reaching $19.2 billion in new investments, investment advisory firm Digi-Capital reports. The biggest increase has been recorded in mobile commerce, with investments of $4.2 billion. The report paints a positive image of the mobile Internet era: according to their findings, [...]

Microsoft Wearable Fitness Band on Sale Today at $199

On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled its long-rumoured wearable device shortly after the apps on the App Store and Google Play leaked, suggesting that the software maker is about to make an announcement. The Microsoft Band is what its name suggests: a fitness band somewhat resembling the Samsung Gear Fit and packed with a bunch of sensors [...]

Blackberry Classic Goes Back to Go Forward

Still struggling to regain traction in today’s mobile market Blackberry has decided to navigate a bold new course, going back to go forwards. To that end, yesterday Blackberry CEO John Chen explained the firm’s reasoning behind its latest mobile offering, and I’ll use the word “latest” generously, as the aptly named Blackberry Classic Q20 is [...]

CCTS: Bell Accounts for a Third of Wireless Complaints for 2013–14

Have you ever signed up for a service after receiving a promotional offer from a carrier only to find out a month later – or when the bills started to arrive – that it wasn’t a deal, after all? This is exactly the case for more than 12,000 Canadians who turned to the Commissioner for [...]

Our Connected Everything Lifestyle will soon need a Digital Butler

As the ever-expanding Internet of Things continues to fill our lives up with connected gadgets—with every piece of technology we ever owned now capable of updating us on even the most mundane minutia—we are once again going to encounter the extant problem of the digital age: information overload. In fact it won’t be long until [...]

5 Call-tracking Platforms to Help Boost Your Business

If there’s one communication solution that many businesses in Canada and around the world often overlook it’s the importance of call-tracking, but to fair, it’s not entirely their fault. The reality is that many call-tracking platforms available on the market today are so difficult to implement and interpret that they serve little purpose anyways, forcing [...]

Apple has Confused Tablet Market Domination with True Innovation

As the first reviews emerge about Apple’s recently unveiled iPad Air 2 two common themes are abundantly clear: the latest iteration of the iPad is a half-hearted tablet upgrade that still delivers limited functionality, and despite these mounting criticisms, most reviews begrudgingly acknowledge it’s still the best tablet out there. What’s different about the criticism [...]

Wind Mobile Names Pietro Cordova CEO – Lacavera Remains Chairman

Wind Mobile is about to undergo further changes: The wireless startup announced yesterday that it is promoting Pietro Cordova to Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Anthony Lacavera, who has been the heart of the company, will remain Wind Mobile’s Chairman and a shareholder, and will take an active role at board level, including working with [...]

Ottawa Introduces Bill to Eliminate Telecom Paper Fees

The Conservative government has presented a bill that will end the telecommunication companies’ practice of charging customers for paper bills and also give federal authorities more power for national security reviews conducted under the Investment Canada Act. Show More Summary

Technologist Warns of the Uncontrollable Demon of Technological Advancement

Elon Musk, business magnate and CEO of the up and coming Tesla Motors, is one of the nation’s chief advocates for smart cars, pushing for increased automation that would allow cars to park and drive themselves. But as much as Musk wants to see a world where technology helps us in increasingly complex ways, on [...]

No Gender Gap at Microsoft, CEO Claims

There’s no gender gap at Microsoft, company CEO Satya Nadella announced earlier this week while discussing his firm’s latest cloud ventures, a follow-up on his comments earlier this month that women in the tech industry should “trust karma” to get them ahead in their field, instead of asking for raises. The comments ignited a firestorm [...]

Amazon Q3 Earnings Reveal Disappointing Fire Phone Sales

The Amazon Fire Phone, billed as the greatest device the online retail giant knows how to build, is a pricey flop. During a conference call yesterday, Chief Financial Officer Tom Szkutak disclosed to investors that Amazon took a $170 million write-down on weak phone sales. The $170 million charge is primarily related to Fire phone [...]

Verizon Unintentionally Provides a New Path for Better Net Neutrality Rules

Verizon’s legal fight against Net Neutrality has unintentionally paved the way forward for the cause of the Open Internet, much to the chagrin of the rest of the broadband industry. In 2010 Verizon took issue with the fledgling Net Neutrality framework proposed by the Federal Communications Commission; so much so, in fact, that the Internet [...]

Google and Qualcomm Back Smartphone Screens with Augmented Reality Interface

Big tech players such as Google and Qualcomm (and others) have stumped up $542 million in a Series B fundraising effort for Florida-based augmented-reality developer Magic Leap. Google led the round, though. Other interested parties participating in the fundraising round were Legendary Entertainment and its CEO Thomas Hull, private equity firm KKR, Vulcan Capital, Kleiner [...]

Apple Pay Purchases Seamless in Store, but Buggy in Apps

Apple Pay officially arrived on Monday: After updating to iOS 8.1, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners were able to start using their recently purchased smartphone to pay for their purchases. After more than two days of availability, the reports are in, and they are mostly positive. As Molly Wood of the New York [...]

Amazon Enters the Real World of Retail

Despite its ability to dominate a multitude of markets, e-commerce giant Amazon is entering a space it knows little about: the real world. The company announced it has launched a pilot project centered on establishing brick and mortar retail locations, establishing a physical store located in New York and smaller satellite retail hubs in San [...]

New Technique Allows Attackers to Hide Malicious Encrypted Android Apps Inside Images

Researchers have uncovered a new technique that allows attackers to hide malicious encrypted Android apps inside images to evade detection by antivirus products and possibly Google Play’s own malware scanner. The developers demonstrating...Show More Summary

Facebook, Apple need to Initiate Tech Cultural Change, not Egg-Freezing

For years the tech industry has offered its employees cushy perks and high salaries in an effort not only to attract top talent, but to help assuage the burden of sacrificing one’s personal life that often comes with these time-munching, intellectually taxing jobs. But beyond basketball hoops and beanbag chairs in the workplace, Facebook and [...]

Microsoft’s Smartwatch Allegedly Launching Within Weeks

Microsoft is about to enter the wearable device market: the software company is preparing to launch a smartwatch that will measure the wearer’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms, Forbes has learned. One of the outstanding features of the Microsoft smartwatch will be its battery life, according to people familiar with the matter: [...]

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