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Big day for RIM as it releases quarterly results

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Research In MotionResearch In Motion is set to release its second quarter financial results for its 2011 fiscal year after markets close this afternoon. Most people that track the Canadian ICT industry have had this date circled on their calendar since RIM announced the release date back in early-September. 

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Public Mobile credits Rogers for boosting its business

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Public MobileWhen Rogers introduced its discount brand Chatr in late July, many thought it would only be a matter of time before the new wireless players would be chased out of the oligopolistic wireless market. However, according to one wireless start-up, the alleged anti-competitive actions actually helped grow its business. 

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IBM CEO takes shots at HP

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Samuel PalmisanoThe notoriously quiet and conservative chief executive of IBM, Samuel Palmisano, stepped into the limelight for a few moments Tuesday and provided some interesting thoughts at the Wall Street Journal Viewpoints Executive Breakfast. He offered some very candid opinions on such topics as HP's dismissal of Mark Hurd, the company's acquisition strategy and its lack of focus on R&D investment. 

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Retiring Mitel CEO receives departing honour

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Don SmithIt was announced this afternoon that Don Smith, departing CEO of Ottawa-based Mitel, has been named the 2010 CEO of the Year by the Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ).  

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HP's in the news again... announces acquisition of ArcSight

Monday, September 13, 2010

HPHP announced this morning that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire ArcSight, a leading security and compliance management company, for US$43.50 per share, making the deal worth US$1.5 billion in total. 

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Canadian to take the reigns as President & CEO of Nokia

Friday, September 10, 2010

NokiaNokia announced today that as of September 21, Stephon Elop will take over as President and CEO. Mr. Elop is currently the head of Microsoft's business unit. Prior to that, the seasoned Canadian executive held senior positions at a number of US-based public companies, including Jupiter Networks, Adobe Systems and Macromedia. 

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BCE acquires remaining 85% stake of CTV for $1.3 billion

Friday, September 10, 2010

BellBCE (Bell) announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire 100% of CTV, the Canadian leader in specialty television, digital media, conventional TV and broadcasting.  

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Rogers responds: other new entrants and competitors are welcoming the competition

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Chatr WirelessMobilicity announced yesterday that it has filed a complaint with the Competition Bureau and various other government agencies against Rogers and its flanker brand Chatr, saying that the rivals main objective is to put the smaller company out of business.  

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Miranda Technologies acquires OmniBus Systems for $48.7 million

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Miranda TechnologiesMiranda Technologies announced this morning that it has acquired OmniBus Systems, a provider of IT-based media management and delivery solutions for television and Internet broadcasters. The all cash deal, which is valued at $48.7 million, will be financed using cash on hand (Miranda had $50.8 million in cash as of June 30, 2010) and an existing credit facility.  

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Vidéotron flips the switch on its wireless network

Thursday, September 09, 2010

VideotronAs reported earlier this week, Quebec-based Vidéotron launched its wireless network Thursday morning. 

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