Cogeco Expanding Data Centre Operations With New Montreal Facility

Communications giant Cogeco Inc. (TSX:CGO) plans to expand its data centre footprint to take advantage of the exploding cloud computing and Web hosting market in Canada. That market, a relatively new revenue stream for Cogeco, is expected to generate a billion dollars by 2014 according to IDC. Under the Cogeco Data Services division, which started […]

Google Canada Hands Out Five eTown Awards

Five Canadian cities are the recipients of Google’s eTown Awards for successfully embracing the digital economy. Google recognizes Moncton, NB, Dorval, PQ, Parry Sound, ON, Canmore, AB and Duncan, BC as leading centres where small businesses are investing in online tools and resources to find new customers, grow their business, and improve their operations. “We’re […]

Digital River Acquires Vancouver’s LML Payment Systems

Digital River will acquire Vanacouver-based LML Payment Systems in an all cash deal worth $103 million USD. This amounts to Digital River (NASDAQ: DRIV) acquiring each LML share (NASDAQ: LMLP) for $3.45 each. Both firms participate in the electronic payment processing industry where Digital River is a leader in servicing enterprise and mid-sized merchants and […]

Shaw To Launch Digital Video On-Demand Service

Netflix will have another competitor in Canada, as Shaw Communications plans to launch a Web video service. Shaw Go, will feature newly released movies and premium television programs such as Game of Thrones, reports the National Post. Shaw plans to employ content from pay-TV stations including Movie Central and HBO Canada and will make them […]

LG Launching Optimus G Smartphone in Canada in November

LG Electronics is bringing its newest premium LTE-enabled smartphone, the LG Optimus G, to Canada in November 2012. The high-end smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad Core Processor and will deliver longer battery life to more efficiently run presentations, view videos or help cross-task. Geoffrey McMurdo, Vice President Mobile Communications, LG Canada […]

WIND Mobile Celebrates 500K Subscriber Milestone

More than 500,000 Canadian subscribers are now using either voice, text or data services from WIND Mobile, which began operations in 2008. WIND employees hoisted pints at a private party on Sept. 18th at Toronto’s Steam Whistle Brewing to celebrate. Anthony Lacavera, WIND’s CEO, thanked the group for its effort: “We’ve worked hard to get […]

Mobiopolis.com Launches Online Shop For Used Mobile Devices

If you are having any trouble unloading your used smartphone or tablet, Mobiopolis.com may be of service. Founded, developed and officially launched in Vancouver on Sept. 18th, Mobiopolis.com allows sellers to list their devices for free, suggests a sales price based on manufacturer/model sales trends, and even offers to showcase it in high-visibility areas for […]

iPhone 5 Shatters Pre-Order Record

Apple said pre-orders of its iPhone 5 climbed over two million in just 24 hours, doubling the previous one million record set by iPhone 4S. Released for pre-orders on September 14th, demand for the new smartphone already outstrips the initial supply. However, Apple reports that the majority of pre-orders in the US, Australia, Canada, France, […]

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