BCE and Astral Get CRTC Approval to Complete Merger on July 5

The $3.2 billion acquisition of Astral Media by BCE has gained approval from the CRTC as of June 27th. On July 5, 2013 the two long-established Montréal companies will begin ramping up competition in the Canadian broadcasting sector, said George Cope, CEO of Bell and BCE. However, the media giants will have to compete with […]

Sony Canada Boosts Cyber-shot RX Line With Two New Premium Models

Sony continues to build out its acclaimed Cyber-shot RX series with the introduction of the RX100 II and RX1R models. Boasting the signature sleek, stylish design as the existing RX100 model, the new RX100 II features a new 1-inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor, enhanced system expandability and adds WiFi convenience with NFC One-Touch compatibility. Sony notes […]

Verizon Eyes Canadian Market with $700M Bid for WIND Mobile

Verizon Communications is prepared to pay $700 million for WIND Mobile, and is also considering an acquisition of wireless startup, Mobilicity. The Globe and Mail reports on June 26th that two sources have confirmed that the US wireless giant has an “inital offer on the table.” Since WIND Mobile has a market share well under […]

RetailMeNot Adds Canadian Digital Coupon Website

RetailMeNot.ca has just launched in Canada and consumers now have access to thousands of digital coupons from more than 6,000 retailers. “This cross-border expansion of the RetailMeNot brand is part of our long-term commitment to become a trusted source of savings for online consumers globally,” said Cotter Cunningham, the CEO and founder of RetailMeNot, Inc. […]

Sonim and Bell Launch New Rugged Push-to-Talk Phones

Sonim Technologies, the makers of the world’s toughest phones, and Bell have launched three new ultra-rugged Push-to-Talk (PTT) phones. Bell is exclusively introducing: the Sonim XP5560 BOLT 2, the Sonim XP5560 BOLT 2 IS, and the Sonim XP1520 BOLT SL. “Thanks to new safety features and Intrinsically Safe certification, Sonim’s new BOLT line-up, already recognized […]

Bell, Rogers Help Red Cross with Alberta Flooding Disaster

Both Bell and Rogers were among the numerous companies across the country to offer support to the Canadian Red Cross and local relief workers to help flood-ravaged communities in Southern Alberta. More than $2.6 million for Alberta flood relief was raised in three days, said Red Cross officials. Bell donated $100,000, while electronics retailer The […]

Rogers and MTS Add LTE Coverage in Manitoba

Through a province-wide network sharing agreement with MTS, Rogers is bringing LTE Max to Manitoba. Starting June 17th, Rogers will roll out its premium LTE network that enables theoretical network speeds of up to 150 Mbps to customers in Winnipeg, Brandon, and Grand Beach with Victoria Beach, Selkirk, Steinbach and Ste. Anne getting activated later […]

Canada Increasingly Being Targeted by Foreign Hackers

Global security leader Websense found that foreign companies are increasingly setting up virtual bases in Canada to drive corporate espionage attacks. In its third Canadian Cybercrime Report Card, Websense said that malware hosting on Canadian websites increased 25 percent year-over-year. Furthermore, in the last three months, Canada claimed the number 10 position for all countries […]

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