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Analysts Foresees Bigger Growth in Canadian Telecoms than in US Peers

Although the Canadian telecom market is considered by some a mature one, Citi Research sees a bigger potential for growth than in their US peers, reports the Leader Post. In a note sent to the Canadian newspaper, analyst Kevin Toomey initiated coverage of the sector with buy ratings on Telus and Bell, and ranked the [...]

Tizen Refocuses on Budget Smartphone Market

The last two years have been a long, circuitous road for Samsung’s revolutionary Tizen mobile operating system, and we haven’t even seen a viable, competitive handset come to market yet. Once touted as a possible candidate as a third player in the high end global mobile market, a rival for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, [...]

AWS-3 Spectrum Bids Surpass $16.4 Billion

After 15 rounds, the AWS-3 spectrum auction has netted $16.4 billion in bids, meaning that the most valuable spectrum licences have met the reserve price the FCC set ahead of the auction. The most fierce competition continues to be around licences in the New York City metropolitan area, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and [...]

‘Miraculous’ Cleantech Changes Water into Fuel

As the world awakens to the reality that fossil fuels won’t be able to sustain our current consumption rates for very long we’ve already seen a number of automakers delving into various cleantech options, whether its Tesla Motors’ innovative electric cars to Toyota’s new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, Mirai. But the reality is that such [...]

New Canadians Spend Twice as Much Time on Mobile than Native Residents

Canada is a very diverse, multicultural country. As of 2011, one in five Canadians were foreign born, the highest proportion of any G8 country. Also, it is estimated that 250,000 new immigrants come to Canada each year, raising the question of their digital acculturation in an era of digital revolution. Yahoo Canada decided to put [...]

Nvidia Netflix-style Game Service Points to Future of Streaming Mobile Productivity Tools

Although it was an announcement that likely appeals mostly to gamers, popular graphics processor manufacturer Nvidia’s Netflix-like streaming game service for its Shield mobile products may have altered the entire course of the mobile landscape, changing the way we use our mobile devices and what we use them for. Last week Nvidia announced its GRID [...]

Nokia Plans to Licence its Brand to Third-Party Device Manufacturers

A lot has changed during the past 12 months since Microsoft took over Nokia. One of the most noteworthy changes is that the new owner is killing the Nokia brand, at least starting from the next-generation Lumia smartphones. To save the brand name, Nokia took a page from Polaroid: the manufacturer has plans to licence [...]

FCC Bringing High-Speed Internet to Schools across the Country

As confirmation that the Federal Communications Commission does more than just anger broadband carriers with its controversial Net Neutrality restrictions, the often pointless bureaucratic entity is undertaking another worthy cause: connecting schools and libraries to better, faster Internet access. Show More Summary

Apple Pay Already Hugely Popular at Participating Retailers after Only Three Weeks

Apple may have found the secret recipe for making a longtime dream of tech companies come true: people are ditching their wallets and paying for goods with their smartphone. This has happened in less than a month since the release of Apple Pay, the iPhone maker’s mobile payment platform. Apple Pay comes at a time [...]

FCC Requests Info on AT&T’s Plans to “Pause” its Fiber Upgrade

Last week AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson voiced his intent to stall his company’s planned fiber broadband network upgrades because of President Obama’s disturbing course for Net Neutrality rules, noting that it was “prudent to pause” when the future of network management, regulations, and maybe even the Internet itself is standing in the balance. Such talk [...]

US Justice Department “Spy from the Sky” Program Revealed

The US Justice Department is collecting data – thousands of cellphone identification numbers – from Americans by using fake communication towers. In addition, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this spy program has been operational since 2007, and that the towers are mounted on Cessna airplanes operating out of at least five metropolitan-area airports. [...]

Sprint CEO Hints at Big Things to Come

For years Sprint has been America’s perennial third place finisher in the wireless market, a nationwide competitor larger than the regional prepaid companies, but dwarfed by the likes of Verizon and AT&T. But over the past year that ironclad third place position has been in jeopardy, not only because fourth place T-Mobile has been aggressively [...]

The Majority of Americans Have Lost Control Over how Personal Information is Collected: Pew Research

Since whistleblower Edward Snowden began unleashing details of US government eavesdropping programs, Americans have become worried about both the government and businesses tracking them while they are connected to the Internet. The details come from a study published by the Pew Research Center, which found that most Americans believe their privacy is being challenged, and [...]

AT&T Fears Net Neutrality will Stall Network Upgrades

In what is quickly becoming the biggest story of the week, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson chimed in on President Obama’s recent call for tough Net Neutrality regulations aimed at protecting consumers against unfair and arbitrary network management, saying that such rules will curtail broadband network advancement both in the short and long terms, with his [...]

Canadian Subscribers Opt For Better Customer Service and Network Quality

As the incumbents routinely match each other’s prices in the market, it is becoming hard for Canadians to make a choice when it comes to signing up for a wireless service. Excluding price from decision factors, the choice is based on other elements such as customer service or claims about network quality (via The Globe [...]

Sen. Ted Cruz: The President’s Vision for Net Neutrality is “Obamacare for the Internet”

On Monday the Net Neutrality cause heard from its most influential supporter, as President Obama issued his own Open Internet proposal, calling on the Federal Communications Commission to establish principles that include no arbitrary blocking of any website or serve, no purposeful throttling of content, increased transparency of network management, and no tiered service; that [...]

AT&T Expands into Mexico with Acquisition of Iusacell

The saturated American telecommunications market is getting a little crowded for AT&T, as over the last several years the Dallas-based telecom giant has kicked the tires of several possible foreign and domestic acquisitions in hopes of establishing a presence in markets with growth potential. However, with failed bids for T-Mobile here at home, Vodafone in [...]

Hackers Can Use iOS Provisioning Profiles to Install and Mask Malicious Apps as Legitimate

Following reports of the WireLurker iOS malware, here is another reason why iDevice users should think twice about what links they click: security research firm FireEye has uncovered a new vulnerability in iOS that can potentially be used to install malicious third-party applications. The malware was named Masque Attack because it is able to emulate [...]

BlackBerry Completes First Stage of Two-Year Turnaround Plan

The first stage of the two-year turnaround plan is completed, says BlackBerry CEO John Chen. The company is on the right track and it is now focused on profitability. One of the key decisions Chen made was not to launch too many new devices. Chen took over the struggling Canadian smartphone manufacturer at a time [...]

Net Neutrality rules may be delayed as FCC looks for ways to neuter its latest proposal

The Federal Communications Commission’s promise to deliver updated and defensible Net Neutrality standards by the end of this year may be one Christmas wish that will go unfulfilled, as the FCC has reportedly cautioned that the rules may be delayed until next year. The problem, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, is that the [...]

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