Canadians will no longer need to give 30-days notice to cancel TV, internet or phone service

Looks like another strike for the Big Three telcos. The CRTC today announced that Canadians will no longer have to give their provider advance notice if they would like to cancel their television subscription service. This is the first, of presumably many, decisions to come out of the CRTC’s “Let’s Talk TV” public hearings that […]

Google cancels various underperforming products and services

In a blog posting this week, Google has announced the closure of a number of products and projects, including Google Gears, Knol, and Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal, which the company says haven’t had the impact they had hoped for.

The announcement is the third such announcement by the search giant in the last three months.

HP discontinues HP Touchpad and webOS handsets

Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced today that it plans to discontinue its webOS based tablets and wireless phones.

webOS is a proprietary mobile operating system running on the Linux kernel, initially developed by Palm, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in April 2010 for $1.2 billion.

Bell Satellite cancels it Interactive TV service

In a recent note to its customers, Bell TV, Canada’s largest Direct-to-Home satellite Television provider, has said it will be cancelling its interactive TV service on August 18th.