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  1. Apple’s carrier agreements under investigation by Competition Bureau

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    The Canadian Competition Bureau has announced they are investigating allegations that Apple Canada used anti-competitive clauses in its contracts with domestic wireless carriers. The competition watchdog has said that no wrongdoing has been found so far and would not divulge who made the...
  2. CRTC kicks off hearings on the future of Canadian television

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    The CRTC yesterday commenced hearings to determine the future of television in Canada. The broadcast regulator will be hearing proposals from companies and individuals; the outcome of these hearings could heavily alter the way television content is delivered to Canadians. CRTC chairman...
  3. Vizio launches in Canada, partners with Future Shop, Best Buy

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    by Christina Peden Vizio announced today that it will be officially setting up shop in Canada in partnership with Future Shop and Best Buy. Speaking at a press event today in Toronto, Lily Knowles, Vizio’s vice president of product marketing, said the company has been pondering a...
  4. Canadians now eligible for Apple’s iPhone 5 battery replacement plan

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    by Christina Peden Noticed a drastic change in the battery life of your iPhone 5? If so, you may be eligible for a free battery replacement, Apple announced on Friday. The models in question were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range...
  5. Canadians pay more for mobile service than other G7 nations: report

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    by Christina Peden Canadians pay higher prices for mobile service compared to their international peers, a new report shows. The study, commissioned by Industry Canada and the CRTC, reveals that the heaviest users of mobile services — those that pay for voice, text and data — saw price...
  6. 2014 NFL in Canada, including TV schedule, Full Season Discussion Thread!

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    This thread is for discussing all things NFL for the 2014- 2015 season including Superbowl XLIX. In addition to hosting Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale will host the Pro Bowl a week before, the NFL announced on April 9, 2014.
  7. Wi-Fi to be offered in parks across Canada

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    Parks Canada is planning to make wireless Internet hotspots available at parks across the country this year, it has been announced. Wi-Fi will be available in up to 50 of its parks this year with plans to expand the service to 150 locations in the next 3 years. Parks Canada says that many...
  8. Rogers customers can now pay with smartphones using suretap wallet

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    Rogers has just launched its suretap wallet application which lets customers make purchases using their smartphones at retailers across Canada. The suretap wallet lets you store payment cards on your smartphone and pay at contactless payment terminals in tens of thousands of retailers across...
  9. Plan for Canada’s digital future unveiled

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    The new Digital Canada 150 plan was revealed this week by the Canadian Government outlining its initiatives for the country’s digital future. The plan, unveiled by Industry Minister James Moore, is based on 250 submissions that were received from Canadians that then registered and...
  10. Central Ontario municipalities offered 1GB Internet service

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    The Muskoka and Almaguin Highlands municipalitieswill be the firstin Ontarioto access the 1GB Internet service when Lakeland Networks rolls out the service in April. Starting next month, Lakeland Networks' will be offering the service, which it says is 50 times faster than average data...
  11. New study shows Canada’s mobile employment growth rate

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    New app development is one of the key drivers in employment growth across the app industry in Canada over the last year. The number of people employed in the development of business, games and entertainment mobile apps has grown by nearly 25 per cent, according to a recent report from the...
  12. iPhone Trade-In comes to Canadian Retail Stores

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    It has been confirmed that Apple's iPhone trade-in program is now available in retail stores throughout Canada. Customers can trade-in an older model iPhone (the first 3G model and newer) and receive a gift card of up to $275 towards the purchase of a new iPhone.  The amount of money will...
  13. Results of Canada's wireless spectrum auction announced

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    The government of Canada raised $5.27 billion as a result of the of the 700MHz spectrum auction, it has been announced. The money was raised across 14 regions with eight participants including Quebecor, Bell, Rogers, Telus, MTS, and SaskTel. Quebecor spent $233 million for prime spectrum in...
  14. Bell acquires nationwide 700 MHz wireless spectrum

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    Bell has announced its acquisition of 700 MHz spectrum assets in every provincial and territorial market in Industry Canada's competitive spectrum auction. The expansion is part of Bell's LTE build out plan which will bring advanced mobile broadband services to more than 98% of Canada's...
  15. WIND Mobile to see ownership change in 2013

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    Looks like all the customer growth that WIND Mobile has been fighting for since starting to do business in 2008 has attracted the attention of Orascom Telecom, an Egyptian based telecommunications company, who this year will take an indirect 99.3% interest in Canada's fourth largest wireless...
  16. Telus Walk To Cure Diabetes 2012

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    Telus and the good folks from JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) have teamed up again for their annual walk to cure diabetes. In 2011 the walk made more than $7.5 million, and they are hoping to help the cause even more this year. For information on the walk, to register as a...
  17. Next is Now...More than Ever video

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    This video was produced by Rogers and essentially generalizes statistics surrounding  Canadian consumer tech usage and patterns. You can check out the video at  http://roge.rs/IZ8Wf9 , where there are also a list of sources that were used to compile the information used in the video. The video...
  18. Canada's Greenest Employers announced

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    The editors of the Canada Top 100 Employers list have announced their 6th annual top 50 list of the Greenest Employers in Canada. While we won't break down every winner and reason here (you can go to their site and see the reasons for each choice at http://www.canadastop100.com/environmental/...
  19. Sony Xperia S launches in Canada

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    There are a couple of reasons that this phone launch is an exciting one. First, the phone is exclusively available at the Sony Store, where you can buy it outright or on a contract through Rogers. Second, this phone ties into the Sony Entertainment Network, including the Sony Music Unlimited...
  20. Average American watches almost 33 hours of television each week

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    The average American watched traditional television for an average of 32 hours and 47 minutes a week according to a recent Nielsen research report entitled "State of the Media: Consumer Usage Report 2011." The ratings giant said that American Seniors (Adults 65+) watched the most television, a...
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