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YouTube top source of mobile traffic: Sandvine

Media | 02/18/2019 10:12 am EST

Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube makes up just over 35 per cent of worldwide mobile data traffic, making it the biggest download draw on phones by a wide-margin, according to Sandvine Corp.’s Mobile Phenomena Report released Monday. “YouTube is still the dominant video...

MPs onside with alcohol ad standards

telecom | 12/13/2018 11:57 am EST

An industry group has created a code of conduct governing the content and application of beer advertising, which will affect how beer is advertised on TV, radio and online. Beer Canada created the “Responsible Advertising and Marketing Code,” updated in late...

Facebook sues BlackBerry for voice, security tech

telecom | 09/05/2018 5:38 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. filed a suit against BlackBerry Ltd. Tuesday accusing the device-maker of allegedly infringing on six of its patents, including voice messaging technology and security components, following BlackBerry’s suit...

TV dominates OTT in viewership: industry group

Media | 07/25/2018 5:12 pm EDT

Despite the impact over-the-top (OTT) streaming services have had on the television market for sometime in Canada, a new report by Think TV suggests that linear is still dominating those services. The report said that,...

Too many emergency alerts could lead to ignorance: telecom consultant

Media | 06/06/2018 12:14 pm EDT

TORONTO — An amber alert that resulted in three emergency texts sent to...

Blackberry sues Snapchat for patent infringement

Media | 04/04/2018 3:17 pm EDT

Blackberry Ltd. is taking Snap Inc. to a Los Angeles court for allegedly infringing on its messaging...

TNW Wireless, iFramed sold to U.S. company

Media | 06/28/2017 5:05 pm EDT

Investel Capital Corp.’s TNW Wireless Inc. has been sold to an American holding and management company, United American Corp., the Florida-based company announced in a Wednesday press release. TNW Wireless, which serves communities in northern British Columbia and the Yukon, includes the former RuralCom Capital Corp., which Investel acquired in December. It changed its name to TNW Wireless in February, according to a press release from earlier this year. The Vancouver-based Investel will become the largest single shareholder in UnitedCorp as a result of the transaction, Wednesday’s...

U.S. NAFTA consult targets CanCon, copyright, data rules

Media | 06/27/2017 4:11 pm EDT

American companies and organizations took aim at Canadian cultural...

Time Warner programming heading to Snapchat

Media | 06/21/2017 12:38 pm EDT

Snap Inc. has teamed up with Time Warner Inc. to develop programming for the picture- and video-sharing app Snapchat, Time Warner said Monday. In a blog post, Time Warner announced a new “global partnership” that will see...

Digital platforms open to cultural diversity message: Joly

Media | 04/28/2017 8:29 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly said she found a receptive audience for her message of cultural diversity on digital platforms among the executives of the digital media giants she...

69% of anglophones use social networks: MTM

Media | 09/28/2016 8:43 pm EDT

Facebook Inc.’s platform is by far the dominant social network among Canadian anglophones, with almost all — 92 per cent — of social networkers using the site, according to a new report...