In September, 20.1 million Canadians ages 13 and older used mobile devices according to recent estimates by research firm comScore.
The researchers, who extrapolate the ownership numbers using responses gleaned from online surveys, estimate that 40% of Canadian mobile users owned a smartphone, an increase of 7% in the past six months.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is federal agency responsible for regulating and supervising the Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications systems.
The regulator`s mandate is to ensure that both the broadcasting and telecommunications systems serve the Canadian public.
A new twenty-seven page paper from the CBC entitled “Why Advertising on CBC/RadioCanada is Good Public Policy,” argues that advertising does not detract from the public broadcaster’s mandate and that there is no good public policy reason to eliminate advertising from its television services.
Currently CBC/Radio-Canada’s ad revenues are just under $368 million in a total Canadian television advertising market of approximately $3.3 billion.
Bing, Microsoft’s web search engine today announced its Top 10 lists for the most searched people, news stories, celebrity events, and consumer electronics in 2011.
Apparently the software giant is unaware that there is another month left in 2011 but why let a dose of reality spoil some fun.
A story on video game blog Kotaku is reporting on a new in-store labeling practice by EB Games in Canada that appears to be an attempt to deceive customers into believing used games are actually new games.
According to an internal EB Games Canada memo sent to Kotaku, the video game store is eliminating its used games section and changing the colour of the used game price sticker to the same colour as used on its new games.
A new Canadian survey confirms what Digital Home readers already know, that bigger is indeed better when it comes to high definition televisions (HDTV).
The Sharp Canada sponsored survey of just over 1,000 Canadians found that a larger screen size was the number one feature respondents wished their television had (24 per cent) and that a majority (54 per cent) wanted a television that was 50 inches or larger.
The average Rogers Wireless customer spent $61.79 a month on wireless services in the third quarter of 2011, down 4% from the $64.38 in the same quarter of 2010 and down 7% from the same period in 2009 according to figures from Rogers recent financial statements.