11 Hours Ago The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is hosting an all-day conference all about 5G wireless networks later this week. The event is set to be hosted at the National Arts Centre in downtown Ottawa on January 23rd, 2019 and the main discussion will be “the current status of 5G and what it means for Canada.” 5G...
12 Hours Ago Saskatchewan has followed Quebec and is charging a provincial sales tax on Netflix subscriptions at the beginning of this month. According to a January 19th, 2019 CBC article, the province introduced new changes to its Provincial Sales Tax regulations last year, which say that it can now collect taxes from business that are consumed within...
14 Hours Ago Dollarama, Canada’s largest discount retailer, has launched an online store that will have some of its popular items available to purchase. A January 21st, 2019 press release said the online store opened after a five-week pilot that happened in Quebec.
16 Hours Ago As Huawei faces more scrutiny over its 5G networking equipment, the national security adviser to former prime minister Stephen Harper and Conservative Member of Parliament Erin O’Toole are strongly urging the Canadian government to ban Huawei.
18 Hours Ago According to Scotiabank’s analysis, Canada’ national telecommunications carrier Rogers is expected to “continue to reflect solid growth” when it releases its Q4 2018 results next week.
3 Days Ago The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has decided to add the area code 354 in Quebec. The area code is being added as a “relief” for the existing area codes 450 and 579, the CRTC said in a January 18th, 2019 telecom decision.
3 Days Ago Huawei Canada’s president Eric Li says the company will get some of the $2 billion USD ($2.6 billion CAD) that its Chinese parent company plans to spend over five years on research and development.
3 Days Ago Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government wouldn’t be “deterred” in deciding whether to ban Huawei from supplying 5G networking equipment to Canada’s carriers.
3 Days Ago Shaw Communications’ president and CEO Brad Shaw wouldn’t close the door on an opportunity to merge with Rogers but said that isn’t going to happen anytime soon.
4 Days Ago iA Financial Group, Industry Alliance Insurance and Financial Services, has launched a new virtual assistant that can be accessed via Google Assistant. A January 17th, 2019 press release said, the group is taking steps to “shift to digital” by introducing the new service that will be available on a cell phone, tablet, or Google Home....
4 Days Ago Lu Shaye, China’s ambassador to Canada, warned Ottawa against banning Huawei from providing 5G telecommunications equipment, saying the country could face further repercussions. Lu, speaking at a news conference to journalists on January 17th, 2019, did not elaborate on what further repercussions Canada could face as a result of the bilateral spat.
4 Days Ago A few residents from a town in southwest Ottawa are pushing national telecommunications giant Rogers to reconsider building a cell tower near their community out of fear for health concerns.
4 Days Ago The City of Vancouver is discussing whether ride-hailing companies, like Uber and Lyft, should be charged mobility fees, or taxes, on top of what companies already charge passengers.
4 Days Ago A Canadian woman, her husband and her infant daughter were detained for approximately two hours in China as Huawei tensions grow between Canada and China. The Globe and Mail reported on January 16th, 2019, that Ti-Anna Wang and her family were detained in Beijing while transiting onto a connecting flight en route from Seoul to Toronto....
4 Days Ago The Alexa Conference presented awards during the 2019 Alexa Awards to the best ‘Skills’ and developers working on the voice-enabled device. VoiceFirst.FM presented the conference, and the winners were announced during a presentation on January 15th, 2019 in the U.S.
5 Days Ago Telus flanker brand Koodo has quietly made changes to some of its rate plan prices. Individuals browsing Koodo’s website will notice that the base cost of the carrier’s Tab Large, Tab Extra Large and Tab Extra Extra Large plans have all increased by $6 CAD.
5 Days Ago Facebook is rolling out protections for political ads by the end of June 2019, ahead of upcoming elections. In a January 16th, 2019 Facebook blog post, the social media giant said protections will be particularly rolling out first in Nigeria, Ukraine, India and the EU.
5 Days Ago Amazon’s Alexa voice-activated will now be able to read your flash briefing news in a professional newscaster’s voice. Alexa will emphasize certain words while reading the news, giving a more realistic delivery, according to a recent according to a recent Techcrunch article.
5 Days Ago Motorola owner Lenovo may revive the Razr as a foldable, 5G-capable smartphone with a $1,500 USD (about $1,987 CAD) price tag. According to a January 16th report from the Wall Street Journal, Lenovo is partnering with Verizon in the U.S.
5 Days Ago Rural high-speed internet provider Xplornet partners with Metaswitch and Cisco to launch its mobile voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) network. The network it set to be deployed in a “fully-virtualized private cloud environment,” which will enable Xplornet to build out its mobile services in Manitoba, according to a recent press release.
6 Days Ago Facebook is investing $300 million (approximately $389 CAD) into local news outlets globally over the next three years. Campbell Brown, vice-president of global news partnerships at Facebook, said in a January 15th, 2019 blogpost that the money will go into news programs, partnerships and content.
6 Days Ago In his third public interview, Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei used a rare media roundtable to vouch that his company does not spy on behalf of China and that he deeply misses his daughter.
7 Days Ago David Lametti was appointed the Justice Minister and in the new role, he could eventually have the final say in the extradition case of Huawei’s global chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou.
7 Days Ago Peel Regional Police are warning the public of scammers trying to sell fake iPhone Xs on various websites. A January 13th, 2019 press release said that the scam is happening in the Mississauga, Ont., and Brampton, Ont.
7 Days Ago Two senior executives at Google’s sister company Sidewalk Labs outlined new technology that will be proposed at Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel (DSAP). Sidewalk Labs’ head of engineering, Craig Neville-Manning and head of product Prem Ramaswami, outlined in a Medium article on January 11th, 2019 some of the work on “digital infrastructure that will...