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Time online split nearly evenly between computers, smartphones: Comscore

telecom | 07/04/2018 5:05 pm EDT

Canadians are still spending a good amount of time on computers to access content online, though 11 per cent of the country uses smartphones and tablets exclusively, according...

90% of Canadians own two or more devices: StatCan

telecom | 11/16/2017 1:47 pm EST

Statistics Canada released its latest General Social Survey (GSS) on Tuesday, which showed that 76 per cent of Canadians now own a smartphone. Titled Canadians at Work and Home, the survey conducted in 2016 included analysis of different facets how technology and internet have affected the day to day lives of Canadians. That statistic is in line with other surveys that put smartphone penetration among anglophone Canadians at 80 per cent. As well, multiple device usage is high, with 90 per cent of Canadians saying they own two or more electronics like a laptop, mobile phone or tablet....

Conservatives more likely to support border device searches: survey

telecom | 08/22/2017 4:16 pm EDT

Supporters of the federal Conservative party are more likely than those with other party affiliations to approve of warrantless searches of electronic devices by Canadian border officers, according to...

Civil liberties groups back privacy commish on device searches

telecom | 06/16/2017 4:10 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Grouping electronic devices with other goods when it comes to...

Privacy commish suggests ‘partial solution’ for border device searches

telecom | 06/13/2017 5:36 pm EDT

Canada’s privacy commissioner is asking the House of Commons committee on public safety and national security to amend a proposed law that governs border searches and is recommending a way that it...

Privacy commish issues guidance on device searches at border

telecom | 05/29/2017 5:40 pm EDT

The search of personal electronic devices when crossing the Canada-U.S. border is an “extremely privacy intrusive procedure,” Daniel Therrien, the federal privacy commissioner, has told the House...

Mobile ad spending on the rise: report

Media | 04/12/2017 4:53 pm EDT

Canadian advertisers are catching up to their American counterparts, with the market share of digital ad spending on mobile platforms forecast to hit 77.6 per cent by 2021, according to research firm eMarketer Inc. This year, that share is expected to be 59.1 per cent of digital ad spending, with an estimated $2.82 billion spent on mobile, compared to an expected 70.3-per-cent share in the United States. By 2021, eMarketer is predicting that gap will shrink, with Canada experiencing a 40 per cent growth rate, leading to it sitting less than two percentage points behind the American 2021...

Netflix now allows customers to download shows

Media | 11/30/2016 5:59 pm EST

Netflix Inc. viewers will now be able to download content from its over-the-top (OTT) service to watch off-line. The company said in a press release Wednesday that the new free feature is included in all plans and...

Gen X leads tablet adoption: MTM

Media | 11/10/2016 9:32 pm EST

Canadian anglophones between the ages of 35 and 49 are, more than other generations, drawn to tablets and TV-enhancing technologies, according to a Media Technology Monitor (MTM) report released Tuesday.  In its second...

Millennials spend 30 hours a week online: MTM

Media | 10/21/2016 9:02 pm EDT

Anglophone millennials spend more than 30 hours a week on the Internet, and about four-fifths of that generation watch TV online, according the latest report from Media Technology Monitor, a project of CBC/Radio-Canada. The...

76% of anglophones multitask while watching TV: MTM

Media | 06/02/2016 9:03 pm EDT

According to a new report, 76 per cent of anglophones used the Internet at the same time as they watched television in 2015. “While multitasking has grown immensely over time, incidence has slowed over the past year,”...

As CBC’s funding increases, will it have to change course?

Media | 01/20/2016 8:04 pm EST

Following last fall’s election, the government is set to boost CBC/Radio-Canada's funding, but when that will happen and under what conditions is unclear. It also remains to be seen whether...

Bell to bring iHeartRadio to Canada

Media | 01/06/2016 2:49 pm EST

BCE Inc. announced Wednesday it has signed a partnership deal with iHeartMedia Inc. in order to bring iHeartRadio, the free digital radio and music streaming service based in the U.S., to Canada this year. It said in a press...

TV ads most influential among Canadians: survey

Media | 12/16/2015 5:34 pm EST

In a survey of Canadian adults, 57 per cent said they are most likely to notice an advertisement while watching TV, compared to 13 per cent who said they were most likely to do so while listening to the radio and only two per cent...

Shaw provides better public WiFi for premium plans

Media | 12/02/2015 8:38 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Wednesday that all customers who are subscribed to its Internet 30, or any broadband Internet plan above that, will have access to download speeds six times faster when connected to any of the 75,000 Shaw Go WiFi hotspot across Western Canada. Chris Kucharski, senior vice-president of consumer at Shaw, said in a news release that customers will have fewer interruptions when watching content from over-the-top services (OTT) such as Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw’s Shomi, or Netflix Inc. "Our network was built to provide customers with...

Tablet shipments to be down 8.1% this year: IDC

Media | 12/01/2015 5:22 pm EST

Global tablet shipments will be down 8.1 per cent for 2015 overall, though tablets with detachable keyboards are expected to see strong growth for this year and in 2016, according to International Data Corp. The technology...

Google launches YouTube Kids in Canada

Media | 11/18/2015 4:02 pm EST

Google Inc. announced Wednesday it is launching in Canada its YouTube app for children.  It said in a blogpost that the YouTube Kids app will be a “safer version of YouTube, a family-friendly place for kids to explore...

Apple Music available on Android

Media | 11/11/2015 2:42 pm EST

Apple Inc. has made its music-streaming app available for Android devices. The Apple Music website now includes a link, that takes users to the Google Play store, to download what it calls a "beta" version of the app...

Apple Pay coming to Canada, with Amex

Media | 10/28/2015 2:19 pm EDT

Apple Inc.'s mobile payment system is coming to Canada but will be, at least initially, limited to holders of credit cards from American Express Co. Apple CEO Tim Cook, during a conference call Tuesday to discuss the...

Most francophones consume some English media: survey

Media | 10/15/2015 4:31 pm EDT

Most French-speaking Canadians watch some English television and film, and most of those do so at least once a week, according to a newly released survey. CBC/Radio-Canada's Media Technology Monitor said in a report released Thursday that 60 per cent of francophones in Canada reported viewing English TV or film, and 66 per cent of those who said they consumed English content did so on a weekly basis. Francophones who consumed English video at least once a week were more likely to own smartphones, tablets, laptops and Internet-connected televisions, MTM found.  They were also more...

Are apps the future of TV?

Media | 10/14/2015 4:30 pm EDT

In the past 18 months, Ottawa-based TV app-maker You.i TV has grown from 20 employees to 130, and the company expects that kind of expansion to continue in the next year, according to Matt Nelson, You.i TV’s director of marketing. “Basically, anyone who has a channel, anyone who has a...

Netflix raises price $1 per month

Media | 10/08/2015 5:51 pm EDT

Netflix Inc. has raised pricing for new Canadian customers signing up for its standard package by $1, to $9.99 a month, according to its website. The increase applies to the package that includes high-definition content and...

Rogers dives into 4K video, gigabit Internet

Media | 10/02/2015 8:28 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. on Monday announced it is moving forward with two different kinds of technology — 4K video and gigabit-speed Internet — though one commentator says the success of either of these initiatives...

Desjardins releases mobile payments for small business

Media | 09/23/2015 3:23 pm EDT

Financial services cooperative Desjardins Group announced on Wednesday new applications to allow small business, self-employed workers and "merchants on the go" to collect card payments with...

Corus releases two kids’ TV-everywhere apps

Media | 09/22/2015 3:58 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc. said Tuesday it is launching the YTVGo and NickGO TV-everywhere apps, which will be available to subscribers of its YTV and Nickelodeon channels. “These apps give kids and families access to live...

Canada will lag U.S. on mobile video: Huang

Media | 09/21/2015 1:53 pm EDT

Canada will trail the United States in the rollout of mobile-oriented video services for a variety of reasons, Barclays Capital analyst Phillip Huang said in a research note Monday. The comments follow news from earlier this...

Big Three reluctant to finance smartphone purchases

telecom | 09/15/2015 8:33 pm EDT

Executives from BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. said Tuesday they are not interested in offering the type of smartphone leasing or financing plans that are increasingly available to customers in the U.S.,...

Smartphones owned by 73% of anglo Canadians: MTM

Media | 09/15/2015 5:44 pm EDT

Smartphone penetration among anglophone Canadians was at 73 per cent this spring, according to a new report by Media Technology Monitor (MTM), a project of CBC/Radio-Canada. MTM said in a report Tuesday that the proportion of...

CBS to live-stream first regular-season NFL game

Media | 09/02/2015 6:38 pm EDT

CBS Corp.’s sports division said Tuesday that next month it will live-stream a regular-season National Football League game for the first time. The game featured is an Oct. 4 matchup between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins, which is taking place at Wembley Stadium in London. CBS said it will also live-stream a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 26, which is Thanksgiving in the United States. This will mark CBS’ first live-stream of an NFL game on Thanksgiving, which is traditionally a popular day for football viewing. Beyond these two games,...

Major tech companies form new-media consortium

Media | 09/01/2015 5:57 pm EDT

Seven technology companies announced on Tuesday a new alliance to develop next-generation media formats, codecs and technologies to meet demand for better video, audio, imagery and streaming quality across all platforms and...

Amazon adds download option for Prime customers

Media | 09/01/2015 2:17 pm EDT

Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Video members in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Austria will now be able to download movies and TV shows for easy offline viewing at no additional cost, the company said in a press...

Smartphone shipments growth to slow, tablets to decline further: IDC

Media | 08/26/2015 3:24 pm EDT

New reports from International Data Corp. indicate that smartphone shipments will still grow but slow down from its previous expectations, while tablet shipments are expected to decline further than...

Videotron to launch new music service

telecom | 08/25/2015 3:17 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron announced Tuesday it will be launching a new music service later this week. It said in a news release that a service called Unlimited Music will be “a Canadian first in mobile...

Instagram users more tech savvy: MTM

Media | 08/24/2015 5:56 pm EDT

A new report released Monday from Media Technology Monitor (MTM) says 85 per cent of Canadian users of Facebook Inc.’s photo and video-sharing app, Instagram, are younger than 50 and most are prone to owning new technology. MTM, a project of CBC/Radio-Canada, said in the report that nearly 55 per cent of Instagram users live in a cellphone-only household and “in general, Instagram users are a pretty tech loving group — they are more likely to own most technologies,” such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, smart TVs, PVRs, Apple Inc.’s Apple TV, or Google...

Internet transaction volume to rise 60% by 2018: Juniper

Media | 08/24/2015 2:48 pm EDT

Worldwide transactions using devices connected to the Internet will reach 125 billion annually in volume by 2018, a gain of 60 per cent over what's expected this year, Juniper Research Ltd. said...

Telus launches Business Connect in Quebec

telecom | 08/24/2015 2:00 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said Monday that it has launched in Quebec a service called Business Connect, an advanced cloud-communications business service, in partnership with RingCentral Inc. It said in a press release that the service was...

Braille smartwatch in development to give blind another option

Media | 08/14/2015 7:16 pm EDT

A South Korean company is aiming to provide blind people with the first-ever braille-display smartwatch this year, and a representative from the Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB) says it...

Quadruple screening on rise in English Canada: MTM

Media | 08/12/2015 1:33 pm EDT

A report released Wednesday shows that 27 per cent of anglophone Canadians surveyed have four different screens that connect to the Internet — a computer, smartphone, tablet and television. The study, from...

Canadian company plans niche OTT channels

Media | 08/11/2015 3:47 pm EDT

Toronto-based TableRock Media announced on Tuesday plans to launch niche Internet-based video channels for worldwide distribution, starting next year. The company said in a press release that it would create channels dedicated to...

Bell mobile-TV opponents call it OTT service

Media | 08/06/2015 8:36 pm EDT

Individuals fighting BCE Inc.’s appeal of a CRTC decision on its mobile-TV service in the Federal Court of Appeal have called it an “over-the-top” or OTT service, along the same lines of what...

Switch to IPv6 on as old IP addresses run out

telecom | 07/16/2015 8:00 pm EDT

The Internet has run out of new IP addresses based on the most commonly-used format, and one Canadian expert says service providers in the country are being too slow in making the switch to the newer protocol. Jacques Latour,...

U.S. kids prefer video content on mobile devices: survey

Media | 07/06/2015 8:18 pm EDT

A new study conducted by Miner & Co. Studio. suggests watching regular cable TV is declining among kids in the United States, who would prefer to watch their favourite shows on a smartphone or...

Hexoskin shirts available through Best Buy

Media | 06/26/2015 8:20 pm EDT

Hexoskin, a Montreal-based maker of shirts that capture biometric information about people, said this week that its products were to become available on the Canadian website of Best Buy Co. Inc. as of Friday. The company said in a press release that its shirts are of value to athletes for tracking their bodies during exercise, daily activities and sleeping, as well as for astronauts and those doing scientific research. It said it tracks information such as heart rate, breathing and acceleration, and works with applications that are free downloads for Apple Inc. devices and those running on...

Committee calls for more research into wireless health effects

Media | 06/18/2015 6:50 pm EDT

The House of Commons health committee is recommending that government consider more funding for researching links between wireless technology and health conditions such as cancer. As a result of...

Time Warner Cable expands U.S. public WiFi

telecom | 06/04/2015 6:05 pm EDT

Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC), announced Thursday that its outdoor WiFi hotspot network will expand to three more cities in the U.S. It said in a press release that the addition of Dallas and San Antonio, Texas, and Raleigh, N.C.,...

‘Golden age of TV’ facing changes: panel

Media | 06/03/2015 11:43 pm EDT

TORONTO — There has never have been a better time than now to be a consumer of television, it was said during a panel discussion Wednesday at the Canadian Telecom Summit, but it was also discussed how big changes are afoot,...

Non-smartphone, mobile device sales on rise: Gartner

Media | 05/29/2015 3:53 pm EDT

As demand to be connected to the Internet on non-smartphone mobile devices increases, so do the sales of such products, according to Gartner Inc. The company said in a press release Friday that more than 112 million...

Tablet market to shrink this year: IDC

Media | 05/28/2015 3:04 pm EDT

International Data Corp. said Thursday that worldwide shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices will decline in 2015. It said in a press release that there will be an annual decline of 3.8 per cent from last year for 221.8 million units in 2015. That marks a downgrade from its previous forecast for 2.1 per cent growth. IDC said cellular-capable tablets and hybrids, on the other hand, are seeing growth. They are predicted to have average annual shipment growth of 5.6 per cent over the next five years, compared to WiFi-only devices that are expected to see average declines of 0.4 per cent over...

Prepare for 5G, says Huawei Canada boss

Media | 05/28/2015 10:45 am EDT

The president of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.'s Canadian unit is calling for policy-makers, businesses and academics in Canada to come together and help prepare the country for the coming of 5G networking technology. At a...

Canadian IP traffic to triple by 2019: Cisco

Media | 05/27/2015 3:02 pm EDT

Canada’s data usage over Internet protocol networks will triple by 2019 in comparison to what it was last year, according to Cisco Systems Inc.’s latest Visual Networking Index report that was released Wednesday....

Spotify adds video content

Media | 05/20/2015 7:16 pm EDT

Music streaming provider Spotify AB said Wednesday that it has added video to its offerings, along with several other features. "We know there are times in the day you want to switch between music to catch up on the latest news, listen to your favourite podcast or simply watch something...

News agencies to start publishing directly to Facebook

Media | 05/13/2015 2:47 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. said Tuesday it has introduced a new feature to its mobile app that allows news and public affairs publishers to have content posted directly on Facebook feeds and appear 10 times faster...

Glentel sale to Bell approved by Competition Bureau

Media | 05/05/2015 9:29 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau has approved the purchase of Glentel Inc. by BCE Inc., and will not attempt to prevent a deal that sees Rogers Communications Inc. taking a 50 per cent stake in Glentel from Bell, both Glentel and the...

Tablet market continues shipment decline: IDC

telecom | 04/30/2015 2:41 pm EDT

The global tablet market saw its second straight year-over-year decline in shipments in the first quarter of 2015, International Data Corp. said Thursday. The technology research company said in a press release that companies...

Fido customers to get exclusive content from Vice

Media | 04/07/2015 3:36 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has launched new wireless plans for customers of its Fido brand that include exclusive content from Vice Media Inc. Rogers said in a press release that its new “Fido Pulse” plans will...

Bell granted leave to appeal in mobile-TV case

telecom | 04/02/2015 7:47 pm EDT

The Federal Court on Thursday granted BCE Inc. leave to appeal in its challenge of a CRTC ruling regarding its mobile-TV service. Bell applied for leave to appeal in February, seeking to overturn a January CRTC ruling that...

IBM to build IoT division

Media | 04/01/2015 3:27 pm EDT

International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. said Tuesday it will invest $3 billion US over the next four years to establish an Internet of Things (IoT) unit. It said in a press release it will use its cloud-based platform to help business clients better integrate data from IoT devices and other sources into their decision-making. “Our knowledge of the world grows with every connected sensor and device, but too often we are not acting on it, even when we know we can ensure a better result,” Bob Picciano, senior vice-president of IBM Analytics, said in the release. IBM estimated that about 90 per cent of the data generated by devices such as smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances is never acted upon, and as much of 60 per cent begins to lose value within milliseconds of being generated. As an example of the...

Rogers bundles Spotify with Fido

Media | 03/30/2015 4:19 pm EDT

Customers of Rogers Communications Inc.’s Fido subsidiary will receive free access to Spotify AB’s premium music-streaming service for two years, the company said Monday. “Plug in and escape, anytime, anywhere,...

Bell concedes costs request in early phase of mobile-TV appeal

Media | 03/25/2015 9:09 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is not seeking costs from the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC) in the early part of the appeals process in relation to a CRTC decision to force it treat data used in its mobile-TV...

Glentel sales up more than 30%

telecom | 03/19/2015 4:25 pm EDT

Glentel Inc., a retailer of mobile products and services, said Thursday that its fourth-quarter revenue was up 32.8 per cent from a year earlier to $533.1 million, though its quarterly profit declined to $830,000 from $8.3...

Nintendo to produce games for mobile devices

Media | 03/17/2015 6:26 pm EDT

Nintendo Co. Ltd. said Tuesday that it was launching to joint venture with DeNA Co. Ltd. to produce video games for smartphones and tablets. Nintendo said it would work with DeNA, a company involved in mobile games and Internet...

CNOC asks for dismissal of Bell appeal of mobile-TV decision

Media | 03/16/2015 6:08 pm EDT

The Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC) filed papers with the Federal Court of Appeal Monday asking that BCE Inc.'s appeal of a CRTC decision banning the way it bills for mobile-TV services be dismissed. CNOC said in its submission that Bell has failed to demonstrate that its Mobile TV app should not be subject to the Telecommunications Act because it is a broadcast service. CNOC said in its memorandum of fact and law the "the CRTC logically held that Bell Mobility’s transport of the Service to end users is subject to the Telecommunications Act." CNOC also...

BlackBerry division releases high-security tablet

telecom | 03/16/2015 3:36 pm EDT

BlackBerry Ltd. on Saturday announced that its Secusmart division had released a new tablet meant for operations in which special security standards are required. The device is called the SecuTablet, BlackBerry said in a press...

IDC downgrades tablet forecast for 2015

Media | 03/12/2015 2:54 pm EDT

International Data Corp. has lowered its forecast for tablet and 2-in-1 hybrid shipments in 2015 following previous figures that showed the first ever year-on-year decline for this market in the fourth quarter of last year. IDC...

Mobile-device video viewing doubled in 2014: Ooyala

Media | 03/11/2015 5:56 pm EDT

The amount of video watched on smartphones and tablets doubled in 2014, according to a sub-sample used for Ooyala Inc.'s quarterly index. The online-video management company said in a report released Wednesday there had been...

BlackBerry CEO open to producing another tablet: report

Media | 03/03/2015 7:08 pm EST

BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen said he's open the idea of having the company produce another tablet, according to a report by CNet. "It's not in the works, but it's on my mind,"...

Google to give mobile-friendly websites more priority

Media | 02/27/2015 7:49 pm EST

Google Inc. said Thursday that it will start giving mobile friendliness more weight in terms of how websites are ranked in Google searches. It said on its Webmaster Central Blog on Thursday that the change will take effect April...

Google announces work software for Android devices

Media | 02/25/2015 9:05 pm EST

Google Inc. said Wednesday it has a developed a program that will help utilize Android devices for business purposes in a way that ensures security for employers. A blog post from Google said the technology is called Android for...

IPhone 6 Plus data usage double that of regular iPhone 6: report

Media | 02/25/2015 6:06 pm EST

Users of Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 Plus are using twice as much data as those with the iPhone 6, according to a report from Citrix Systems Inc. The U.S. provider of workplace mobility technology said...

Bell seeking costs in appeal to overturn mobile-TV ruling

Media | 02/23/2015 9:34 pm EST

BCE Inc. is seeking to recover legal costs from a range of parties — including an advocacy group representing senior citizens, private individuals and companies in the telecommunications sector...

Mobile shopping growth doubling overall e-commerce gains: PayPal

Media | 02/18/2015 4:50 pm EST

Mobile shopping in Canada is growing at a pace that more than doubles the growth of overall online purchasing, PayPal said Wednesday. The digital-payment processing company said in a press release that research it has conducted with polling company Ipsos shows mobile shopping is expected to show average annual growth of 34 per cent between the years 2013 and 2016, compared to 14 per cent for overall e-commerce. It said there was $3.45 billion worth of mobile shopping in Canada in 2013, and that figure is anticipated to have grown by 142 per cent by 2016. "We are at the dawn of a...

One-third of Netflix users have used U.S. IP address: survey

Media | 02/17/2015 8:50 pm EST

About one in three Canadian customers of Netflix Inc. have used a U.S. IP address to access the company's American service because it offers more content than the Canadian version, Media...

Amazon makes Kindle Unlimited available in Canada

Media | 02/12/2015 3:50 pm EST

Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday its Canadian division, Amazon.ca, is making Kindle Unlimited available in Canada. The company said in a press release that Canadians will have unlimited access to more than 750,000 e-books for $9.99...

Toronto commuter trains expand WiFi

telecom | 02/02/2015 9:45 pm EST

Greater Toronto transit authority Metrolinx said in a press release Monday that it’s expanding WiFi service to an additional 22 stations on its GO network transit system. Metrolinx said in a press release the expansion,...

Google deals with declining ad rates

Media | 01/30/2015 6:02 pm EST

Google Inc. said in its fourth-quarter results that the average “cost-per-click” for ads on its sites and those of its network members decreased by three per cent over the fourth quarter of 2013. Cost-per-click for...

Mobile-TV ruling could be harbinger of streaming regulation: Klass

Media | 01/29/2015 9:53 pm EST

The CRTC’s ruling on Thursday that BCE Inc. and Quebecor Inc.-owned Videotron can no longer exempt their mobile-TV services from data charges could have implications for the regulation of streaming services such as CraveTV and Shomi, according to the man behind the original complaint. Telecom researcher Ben Klass, who made the application to the CRTC about Bell’s exemption of its Bell Mobile TV service from data caps in 2013, said Thursday's ruling was largely about preventing...

Cogeco creating public WiFi hotspots from people’s homes

telecom | 01/14/2015 10:44 pm EST

Cogeco Cable Inc. has quietly rolled out home spotting, or the use of multi-signal routers in people's homes to provide both private WiFi signals to residents and separate public signals to...

Glentel shareholders approve Bell buyout

telecom | 01/13/2015 1:20 am EST

Wireless product retailer Glentel Inc. said Monday that its shareholders have approved a deal to be bought out by BCE Inc. Glentel said in a press release that shareholders voted 99.9 per cent in favour of being acquired by Bell...

Live sports, the lynchpin of traditional TV, making inroads to OTT

Media | 01/08/2015 10:16 pm EST

As new over-the-top (OTT) services continue to be launched both in Canada and the United States, online alternatives for live sports have also been increasing. But in a world where live sports...

Most seniors not adopting smartphones: survey

Media | 01/08/2015 4:33 pm EST

While a majority of senior anglophone Canadians have cellphones, a minority have smartphones, according to a new report from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). The report, released Wednesday, showed 63 per cent of anglophone...

Mobile Internet time surpasses computer access: report

Media | 01/07/2015 8:48 pm EST

Canadians are now spending more time accessing the Internet from mobile devices than from computers, the Canadian Press reported Wednesday, based on the latest data from ComScore Inc. A CP article...

T-Mobile to allow customers to roll over data

telecom | 12/17/2014 6:19 pm EST

U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc. announced on Tuesday that it would allow customers to store unused data as part of their monthly plans in a "Data Stash" to be available to them any time for up to a year. The...

Wi-Lan buys patents for device chargers

telecom | 12/15/2014 5:35 pm EST

Wi-Lan Inc., an Ottawa-based licenser of technology patents, said Monday it has acquired a portfolio of patents related to power inversion, which is a technology used for chargers of cellphones, tablets and laptops. The company...

Apple, IBM launch business application suite

Media | 12/10/2014 5:19 pm EST

Apple Inc. and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. on Wednesday announced a new suite of business applications and cloud services for iPad and iPhone users. The companies said in a press release that IBM MobileFirst...

Wireless data spending to surge next year: IDC

Media | 12/02/2014 6:00 pm EST

Wireless data will be the biggest and fastest-growing segment of global telecommunications spending next year, technology research firm International Data Corp. said Tuesday. IDC said in a press release that wireless data spending around the world will amount to $536 billion US, which would represent growth of 13 per cent over this year. This will prompt carriers to forge more entrenched partnerships with companies that develop applications and provide cloud services, forming revenue-sharing arrangements in many cases, as mobile carriers seek to "avoid being marginalized as little more...

TV-everywhere not on public’s radar: study

Media | 11/19/2014 12:19 am EST

Canadian broadcast distributors need to do more to increase awareness and usage of their TV-everywhere products, according to Gord Hendren, president of Charlton Strategic Research, which produced a report on the subject....

BlackBerry releases new enterprise system

Media | 11/13/2014 5:58 pm EST

BlackBerry Ltd. on Thursday announced the availability of its latest system for enterprise management of mobile devices. The new system is called BES12, which BlackBerry said in a press release "is the foundation for...

Multi-screen Internet access growing: MTM

telecom | 11/06/2014 9:10 pm EST

Five times as many Canadians now own the four principle media for accessing the Internet — computers, smartphones, tablets and Internet-connected televisions — than was the case in 2012, according to the latest Media...

Internet, TV becoming bigger sources of news

Media | 10/29/2014 8:50 pm EDT

Internet and television have become more prominent as primary news sources for anglophone-Canadian adults over the last two years at the expense of print media and radio, according to a new report. Media Technology Monitor (MTM),...

Rogers becomes first Canadian carrier to aggregate LTE spectrum

telecom | 10/24/2014 9:04 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Friday it has become the first Canadian wireless carrier to combine spectrum bands for enhanced LTE service, a move it said will improve the mobile-video experience of its customers, particularly those streaming hockey coverage. It has implemented technology that allows it to use 700 MHz and AWS spectrum simultaneously in some areas with certain devices, using a process known as carrier aggregation. Rogers said this has allowed the joint network to achieve a standard of LTE-Advanced, often cited as the next step in the evolution of wireless networks....

U.S. employees using their own technology: survey

Media | 10/21/2014 5:39 pm EDT

A survey of U.S. consumers shows about 40 per cent of those working for large organizations use their own technology for work purposes at least some of the time. Gartner Inc. said in a press release Tuesday that its study found...

Apple unveils new iPads, iMac

Media | 10/16/2014 7:26 pm EDT

Apple Inc. announced new versions of its iPad tablets on Thursday, as well as updated versions of its desktop computers, at a Cupertino, Calif., press event. The new 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 is thinner and lighter than the previous...

TSN mobile app available for Telus Optik customers

telecom | 10/10/2014 6:08 pm EDT

Customers of Telus Corp.’s Optik TV service can now access content from BCE Inc.’s TSN channels mobile devices, Telus said Friday. “TSN's five national feeds are now available through Optik on the go,”...

Rogers launches second-screen hockey app

Media | 10/06/2014 6:36 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. announced it is releasing a new hockey app that will give customers access to new camera angles and additional content like interviews and analysis. “Exclusive to Rogers’ customers, and it...

Bell launches HSPA+ in 2 Yukon communities

telecom | 10/06/2014 4:33 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has launched 4G wireless service in Pelly Crossing and Burwash Landing, Yukon, the company said in a press release Monday. Bell spokeswoman Jacqueline Michelis clarified in an email that the service is delivered...

Labelling requirements eased for wearables

telecom | 10/03/2014 3:26 pm EDT

Industry Minister James Moore announced Friday that the government is easing labelling requirements for electronic devices by allowing information to be displayed electronically on the devices' screens rather than in a...

Shaw offers TSN, Sportsnet TV-everywhere apps

Media | 10/02/2014 6:31 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. said Thursday its customers can now access TV-everywhere products for BCE Inc.’s TSN and Rogers Communication Inc.’s Sportsnet specialty channels. “Through Sportsnet Now, Shaw Cable and...

Parents watch less television, spend more time online: MTM

Media | 09/25/2014 6:45 pm EDT

Anglophone parents whose children still live at home watch less television but spend more time on the Internet, according to a new report from Media Technology Monitor. Households with children are...

Quarter of online video viewing on mobile: Ooyala

Media | 09/17/2014 6:13 pm EDT

Mobile online video viewing doubled around the world over the last year and accounted for 27 per cent of all online video viewing in this year's second quarter, Ooyala Inc. said in a report released Monday. The report said mobile's share of online video viewing increased 127 per cent over the last year and has quadrupled over the last two years. Ooyala, an online video management company, said this is because of a combination of faster networks and more advanced mobile devices. The report said that there is generally a correlation between the size of screens and the length of videos...