Bell fastest ISP in Canada; Rogers slowest: Netflix

Bell offers customers the fastest internet speeds in the country, while Rogers is dead last, according to ISP rankings released today by Netflix.

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 [...]

Uberflip Marketing Data Shows Social Media Content Thriving, Email Dying

Digital content marketing firm, Uberflip released recent usage data indicating continued strength in social media consumption and rapid decrease in email distribution. The Toronto-based digital publisher compared data from February 2010 through February 2013 using Google Analytics and their proprietary Uberflip Metrics platform. In that time-frame, its digital content reader registered 28,176,470 unique visits, with [...]

Metro Newspaper Gaining in Readership

Don’t tell the folks at Metro Newspapers about the impending doom of the print medium. NADbank research indicates that 1.6 million Canadians from Halifax to Vancouver read a Metro newspaper every morning to catch up on the latest community happenings and other major developments nationally and around the world. This represents a healthy 9 percent [...]

Survey Finds Canadian SMBs Gaining Productivity with Mobile Devices

As the use of smartphones and tablets continues to multiply, Canadian business owners are reaping work-related benefits. Sage North America recently surveyed 476 small and midsized businesses in Canada and found the use of mobile technology is having a positive impact on productivity. Eighty-three percent of SMB respondents say mobile phones and tablets have a [...]

How much do Canadians love their smartphones?

Do you check your mobile phone before brushing your teeth in the morning? And do you go to bed with your smartphone by your side? Evidently, if you answered yes, you fit right in with the majority of Canadians according to the latest Rogers Innovation Report. Just over half of Canadians say they sleep with [...]

CIRA Hits Two Million Mark for .CA Domains

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) reported it has crossed the two million mark for registered .CA Internet domain names. While it took 21 years to achieve the first million, just four years were required to get to the second million. It’s quite fitting that the milestone comes on the 25th anniversary of the founding [...]

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 [...]

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