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CBC ‘can’t stand still,’ Lacroix says on shift to digital

Media | 09/15/2016 9:39 pm EDT

MONTREAL — As technological change accelerates, CBC/Radio-Canada has to keep pace, according to CEO Hubert Lacroix, who said Thursday “we can’t think of the public broadcaster as one driven by legacy assets.” “We can’t stand still,” Lacroix said in an interview at the Public Broadcasters International conference, which is being hosted by CBC in Montreal this week. The focus for this year’s two-day event is how public broadcasters can reach the digital generation. Despite the shift in the federal government following last...

Snapchat facing patent infringement lawsuit

Media | 08/24/2016 4:34 pm EDT

A Canadian company is suing Snapchat Inc. alleging it is infringing on its patented technology. Vancouver-based Investel Capital Corp. filed a statement of claim in federal court Wednesday claiming that the social media giant is using its proprietary technology called iFramed that allows for the integration of advertisements into user-generated social media content, according to the court documents. The geo-location data gathered from users and resulting insertion of advertiser's content into posted picture and subsequent monetization to users is vital and key to the use of social...

TV still golden in multi-platform Olympic coverage: experts

Media | 08/15/2016 9:27 pm EDT

While digital and mobile options for watching the Summer Olympics are gaining in popularity and engagement, television continues to own the podium for the Canadian outlet broadcasting the two-week...

Pokémon Go not augmenting wireless data reality

Media | 07/18/2016 9:11 pm EDT

Though the success of Nintendo Co. Ltd.’s Pokémon Go mobile game could be the tip of the iceberg for augmented-reality applications, experts said they don’t expect wireless companies to make any major shifts in...

Snapchat reportedly worth as much as $19B US

Media | 02/20/2015 4:43 pm EST

Snapchat Inc., the maker of mobile apps for picture and video sharing, is being valued at as much as $19 billion US in current talks to secure a new round of funding, Bloomberg reported this week. An article Tuesday said the...