Was Ballmer’s melt-down before board the last straw?

It's hard to be a leader. Staffers expect you to be a hot-cold person: Have passion about what you're doing, but at the same time keep your temper. So consider a BusinessWeek report

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

CES low key: What this means for tech in 2014

The rate of development for smartphones and tablets feels almost exponential. If it seemed like CES (Computer Electronics Show) 2014 was a non-event, it was. Sure, there were announcements for point and shoot

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 14th, 2014 Chris Lau

Gift Guide: Smart phones

Did you know that many people in Canada are still using feature phones? Yes, feature phones. There maybe someone in your life who hasn’t joined the smart phone revolution. Save them from their

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 18th, 2013 Dave Webb

Nokia, Apple report better smart phone sales

Nokia Corp. is starting to show some progress in its attempt to strengthen its hold as the world’s number three smart phone maker. The Finnish company said Tuesday that it sold 8.8 million

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: October 29th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Apple’s empire advances

Apple earned the title of being the most valuable brand in the world. Even after releasing two refreshed iPhone 5 models, the 5S and the 5C that were initially greeted by the financial

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: October 2nd, 2013 Chris Lau

BlackBerry wants to be bought by November: Report

BlackBerry Ltd. is hoping to close a deal with potential buyers of the company by November this year, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Waterloo, Ont.-based smart phone maker has been talking to

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: September 5th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Microsoft’s Nokia purchase unlikely to change smart phone market

It had been rumoured for a long time that one of Steve Ballmer’s last moves as CEO of Microsoft Corp. would be to get into the mobile phone business on the hardware side.

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: September 4th, 2013 Bruce Stewart

Microsoft to buy Nokia’s handset division

Microsoft Corp. finally has a smart phone strategy, striking deal to buy almost all of Nokia Corp.’s devices and services business and licence its patents for about CDN$7.6 billion. The deal puts even

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Five Windows Phone 8 devices

HTC Windows Phone 8XHTC is positioning its 8X as the phone for full-screen Skype calls, with its ultra-wide-angle front-facing camera. It will ship with a 4.3-inch Gorilla Glass screen, Beats Audio with built-in

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: August 14th, 2013 Ganesh