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 […]

Canadians Ask: “What Generation Gap?”

Rogers released their newest Innovation Report today, which touches on the differences between how parents and their children use their smartphones and tablets. A couple of stand out points from the report include: – 29% of parents consider themselves to be technologically inclined, while 43% admit they ask their children for help when it comes […]

Rivals Continue Backlash Over BCE & Astral Merger

As BCE’s profits continue to mount so too does the opposition from the telecom’s competitors about the proposed Astral takeover. On August 8th, the telecommunications giant reported a second-quarter profit of $773-million up from $590-million a year ago. The day before, three cable companies jointly urged Canadian regulators to block BCE’s planned acquisition of Astral, […]

Primus Survey Shows Canadians Still Clinging to Landline Phones

Are you curious about how many Canadians are still using landline telephones? Primus Canada was. The telecommunications provider worked with research firm Angus Reid and polled 1,516 people across Canada to find: 83 percent of Canadians have an active home phone line. Despite the smartphone craze, many Canadians choose to maintain a home phone line […]

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