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CANADA

Thomson Reuters to open tech hub in Canada, add 400 jobs
Thomson Reuters to open tech hub in Canada, add 400 jobs

OTTAWA: The Thomson Reuters news agency and financial information group will open a technology center in Toronto, adding 400 jobs over the next two years, the company announced on Friday...

11 Oct 2016

CANADA

Naseem Javed
Monster HR now truly a global monster agency

TORONTO, CANADA: And why not ...because they deserve it...Monster HR just became the sole owner of master root of 'dot monster' top-level domain name...

By Naseem Javed 5 Feb 2015

CANADA

Naseem Javed
The next global domain name-branding boom

TORONTO, CANADA: There are some million new cyber brands about to appear in global e-commerce, big or small they will skate all around the globe...

By Naseem Javed 28 Jan 2015

CANADA

Naseem Javed
Monster collision of 15 Monster Trends in 2015

No matter what your position, location or size of your operation, the following 15 trends start to collide and open up amazing and instant opportunities for you...

By Naseem Javed 19 Dec 2014

CANADA

Toronto Star to launch tablet edition next year
Toronto Star to launch tablet edition next year

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada's largest circulation newspaper, Toronto Star, announced yesterday plans for a tablet edition in the new year, following in the footsteps of another major local newspaper.

6 Nov 2014

CANADA

Happy third birthday Snapchat (Infographic)
Happy third birthday Snapchat (Infographic)

As the MD of a digital marketing company, my time is spent mainly on studying all things online marketing.

By Lisa Hallgren 29 Sep 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry's new phone targets business users
BlackBerry's new phone targets business users

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry has unveiled its newest smartphone with a full physical keyboard and a large screen and says it will return to its roots by targeting business users.

25 Sep 2014

CANADA

Canada's Shomi to compete with Netflix
Canada's Shomi to compete with Netflix

MONTREAL CANADA: Two of Canada's largest cable companies teamed up to launch an online television service to compete with Netflix, amid fears of dwindling traditional television viewership.

27 Aug 2014

CANADA

Robot hitchhikes across Canada
Robot hitchhikes across Canada

OTTAWA, CANADA: A chatty robot with an LED-lit smiley face was sent hitchhiking across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment and reached its final destination having covered several thousand kilometres on the road.

22 Aug 2014

CANADA

Canada says China hacked science agency computers
Canada says China hacked science agency computers

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada accuses China of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which Beijing strongly denied.

4 Aug 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry buys Secusmart
BlackBerry buys Secusmart

OTTAWA, CANADA: Loss-making Canadian smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry has bought German voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping firm Secusmart. Secusmart's customers include NATO, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and entire government.

31 Jul 2014

CANADA

Canada blames China for cyber-attack on science agency
Canada blames China for cyber-attack on science agency

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada accused China of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which partners with thousands of Canadians firms each year to roll out new technologies.

30 Jul 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry's Chief Executive John Chen says the company is on track to return to profitability. Image:
BlackBerry makes a small profit

MONTREAL, CANADA: Canadian smartphone company BlackBerry, under new leadership, announced a small profit in a surprising turnaround despite a huge drop in revenues.

20 Jun 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry beefs up its message security
BlackBerry beefs up its message security

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry announced the release of new "enhanced security" for its popular BBM messaging service, aiming to win back corporate users with high security needs such as banks.

18 Jun 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry sells Canadian properties for Can$305m
BlackBerry sells Canadian properties for Can$305m

OTTAWA, CANADA: Smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has sold most of its Canadian properties to San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Spear Street, for Can$305m (US$278m).

6 May 2014

CANADA

Canada shuts tax filing website over 'Heartbleed' bug
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

CANADA

BlackBerry still bleeding with US423m loss
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

CANADA

Naseem Javed
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

CANADA

Canadian writes of battle to save baby as wife dies
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

CANADA

Going digital hurting newspapers: industry spokesman
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

CANADA

Blackberry sues company for violating keyboard patent
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

CANADA

BlackBerry loss widens, reorganises manufacturing
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

CANADA

Lawsuit accuses BlackBerry of raising false hopes
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

CANADA

BlackBerry plans property sale to cut costs
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

CANADA

BlackBerry agrees to sell for US$4.7bn
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

CANADA

BlackBerry fires its product testing team
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

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
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

CANADA

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

FINLAND

Patent dispute - Nokia, Blackberry settle
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

UNITED STATES

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

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