Canadian Gov’t Adding More Wireless Spectrum

While mobile carriers continue to reap the financial rewards from the increased use of wireless devices and the resulting data consumption, they still require additional chunks of spectrum to handle the volume. On October 30th, the Minister of Industry, Christian Paradis said consultations are on the way to examine the use of spectrum for backhaul […]

Grocery Gateway Goes Mobile

If you want to order your groceries on your iPhone, Grocery Gateway now has an app for that. Shoppers may order groceries using the new iPhone app or mobile web app, which is compatible to most BlackBerry and Android devices, by visiting GroceryGateway.com. Longo’s, owner of the online grocery delivery service, reports that it is […]

AndroidTO Building Momentum with App Community

From a low-key user gathering in 2010, AndroidTO has sprung into a full-fledged digital tech conference drawing several hundred attendees at the Scotiabank Theatre on October 25th. The third yearly installment included presentations from Google (NASDAQ:GOOG,) Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) and Tumblr complementing regular contributions from Rogers (TSX:RCI.B), App Promo and WattPad, winner of Canadian Startup of […]

Samsung Canada Unveils New Windows 8 Lineup

Samsung Electronics Canada announced its new lineup of Windows 8 products, including the ATIV family of laptops, tablets and smartphones. The new family includes: the Samsung ATIV Smart PC, ATIV Smart PC Pro and ATIV S smartphone, as well as the Series 5 ULTRA Touch and the All-In-One PC Series 7. The touch technology theme […]

BCE & Astral Extend Merger Closing Date to Dec. 16

BCE and Astral will buy some time by extending the closing date of the proposed merger to December 16th. With last week’s CRTC ruling denying regulatory approval for the $3.4 billion merger, BCE is pulling out the stops. Another option still available is appealing the decision to the Federal Court of Appeal. Interestingly, Rogers was […]

Square Payment Service Now Available in Canada

Square, founded by Twitter creator Jack Dorsey, has launched it’s mobile payment system in Canada making it even simpler for businesses to accept credit cards. Square provides a free Mobile Card Reader that plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone, iPad, or Android device and runs with a free app called Square Register, which […]

Shaw Cable & Shaw Direct Adds The Movie Network OnDemand

Programming from The Movie Network, HBO Canada and The Movie Network Encore is now available as part of the Shaw Exo On Demand and Shaw Direct On Demand services. Subscribers of Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct in eastern Canada are enjoying access to full seasons of HBO titles such as Boardwalk Empire, True Blood and […]

Rogers and Microsoft Team on Windows 8 Launch

Rogers and Microsoft will partner on the debut of Windows 8 on October 26th with several device launches. To help Microsoft’s foray into the market dominated by mobile and touchscreen-based devices, Rogers will be the only wireless carrier in Canada to offer the Nokia Lumia 920, Windows Phone 8X by HTC (8GB) and the Samsung […]

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