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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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CANADA

Canada shuts tax filing website over 'Heartbleed' bug

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada's tax agency shut its website on Wednesday (9 April) after warning that encrypted taxpayer data could be vulnerable to the "Heartbleed" bug.

10 Apr 2014 09:30

CANADA

BlackBerry still bleeding with US423m loss

MONTREAL, CANADA: The struggling smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry reported a loss of US$423 million in the fourth quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, with revenues still falling.

31 Mar 2014 07:09

CANADA

Rebellion in the Dotcom Kingdom

TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed 6 Feb 2014 09:41

CANADA

Canadian writes of battle to save baby as wife dies

OTTAWA, CANADA: A Canadian whose brain-dead pregnant wife is being kept on life support until the birth of their baby is giving the public a glimpse of his very personal tragedy.

5 Feb 2014 06:18

CANADA

Going digital hurting newspapers: industry spokesman

MONTREAL, CANADA: Going digital is what's hurting Canadian newspapers, not a lack of revenues or readers, which are both up, says a publishing industry spokesman.

9 Jan 2014 08:22

CANADA

Blackberry sues company for violating keyboard patent

MONTREAL, CANADA: Blackberry filed a legal action in a California court against Los Angeles firm Typo Products for violating its patents using a Blackberry-like keyboard made for Apple's iPhone.

6 Jan 2014 06:52

CANADA

BlackBerry loss widens, reorganises manufacturing

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry confirmed it fell deeper into the red in the past quarter as the struggling smartphone manufacturer unveiled a new manufacturing partnership and a revamped organisational structure.

24 Dec 2013 07:54

CANADA

Lawsuit accuses BlackBerry of raising false hopes

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry shareholders on Tuesday, 15 October, launched a class-action lawsuit against the company, alleging its optimistic sales forecasts for its new smartphones cost them hundreds of millions of dollars, lawyers announced.

17 Oct 2013 08:12

CANADA

Spying not illegal, says Canada eavesdropping chief

OTTAWA: Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency chief spoke for the first time on Wednesday, 9 October 2013, since allegations of spying on Brazil's mining and energy ministry, saying its work is legal and doesn't target Canadians.

10 Oct 2013 13:25

CANADA

BlackBerry plans property sale to cut costs

MONTREAL: CANADA: BlackBerry is eyeing the sale of office space to cut expenses after posting a nearly US$1bn loss last quarter, a spokesman for the company said on Wednesday, 2 October.

3 Oct 2013 11:42

CANADA

BlackBerry agrees to sell for US$4.7bn

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry has agreed to a US$4.7bn buy-out by a consortium of investors who plan to take the struggling Canadian smartphone manufacturer private.

25 Sep 2013 11:39

CANADA

Dead teen's photo used to advertise dating website

OTTAWA, CANADA: Parents of a Canadian girl who killed herself after months of cyber-bullying following a rape were sickened on Wednesday, 18 September, that her image was used to advertise an online dating service.

20 Sep 2013 07:28

CANADA

Blogger dials 911 over cinema cell phone disruption

TORONTO, CANADA: An American blogger annoyed by texting and emailing on smartphones during a movie at the Toronto film festival called police this week.

14 Sep 2013 08:37

CANADA

BlackBerry fires its product testing team

OTTAWA, CANADA: Struggling smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has fired 250 employees in a new product testing division at its Canadian headquarters, a spokesman for the company said on Thursday, 25 July.

26 Jul 2013 07:26

CANADA

Bertelsmann & Pearson finalise merger transaction Penguin Random House

The merger of Penguin Random House has been officially announced, as the CEO Markus Dohle, announced the global senior executive team on 1 July 2013.

2 Jul 2013 08:31

CANADA

Euronews Persian now on GLWiZ

LYON, FRANCE: Euronews, one of the leading international news channels in Europe, has concluded an agreement with GLWiZ, international WebTV provider, to connect with Persian-speaking (Farsi) communities all over the world.

18 Jun 2013 06:45

CANADA

The Bees Awards announces nominations

SAN FRANCISCO, US: The 4th edition of The Bees Awards - 1st international social media marketing awards - has announced their 2013 nominations.

21 May 2013 09:07

CANADA

D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013 11:05

CANADA

comScore releases the "2013 Canada Digital Future in Focus" Report

TORONTO, CANADA: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the 2013 Canada Digital Future in Focus report.

5 Mar 2013 10:02

CANADA

comScore releases the '2013 Mobile Future in Focus' report

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, has released the 2013 Mobile Future in Focus report.

27 Feb 2013 07:44

CANADA

Alicia Keys joins BlackBerry as global creative director

WATERLOO, CANADA: At the close of its BlackBerry 10 launch event earlier this week, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins introduced 14-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and entrepreneur, Alicia Keys, as BlackBerry's new Global Creative Director. As an official member of the BlackBerry team, Keys will lead an array of new business initiatives that will drive engagement with BlackBerry and perception of the brand.

4 Feb 2013 06:47

CANADA

Patent dispute - Nokia, Blackberry settle

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Finnish mobile giant Nokia said it was withdrawing all its lawsuits against Blackberry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) after reaching an agreement on patent licencing.

24 Dec 2012 10:00

CANADA

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012 08:23

CANADA

New Blackberry 10 gets security nod

OTTAWA, CANADA: Blackberry maker Research in Motion says its new smartphone platform, Blackberry 10, has been certified as secure for use by US government agencies.

9 Nov 2012 12:34

CANADA

The Globe and Mail charging for its internet news

TORONTO, CANADA: Canada's national daily, The Globe and Mail, on Monday began charging readers a $20 monthly subscription to access news on its website.

31 Oct 2012 13:53

CANADA

Canada's Toronto Star to charge for online news

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada's largest circulation newspaper, The Toronto Star, announced yesterday that it plans to charge readers a monthly subscription to access its online edition, after its main competitors also put up so-called paywalls.

30 Oct 2012 08:24

CANADA

Marketing pays off: iPhone 5 frenzy builds ahead of today's release

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Gadget lovers have flooded Apple with pre-orders and set up camp outside the company's real-world stores to get their hands on the new generation iPhone 5 set for release today. [Video]

21 Sep 2012 07:25

CANADA

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012 11:16

CANADA

Euronews launches on Eastlink in Canada

LYON, FRANCE: Euronews and Eastlink have signed an agreement boosting the content of Canada's largest privately held telecommunications company, giving its customers access to Europe's leading international news channel. The agreement gives Euronews greater presence in North America

16 Jul 2012 12:28

CANADA

Canadian publisher to cut jobs, Sunday papers

MONTREAL, CANADA: Canadian newspaper publishing group Postmedia will eliminate jobs and Sunday editions of three of its titles to save money, local media reported Monday, citing company documents.

30 May 2012 14:15

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