OpenText to buy B2B integration specialist

A week before its annual customer conference, OpenText has struck a deal to buy a business to business cloud integration specialist. The Waterloo, Ont., company said it will buy privately-held GXS Group Inc.

Published on: November 7th, 2013 Howard Solomon

No privatization of BlackBerry, Heins out in Fairfax deal

Fairfax Financial has failed to find investors to partner with and take BlackBerry private. Instead the Toronto investment company said Monday it has signed a deal that it and other investors will put

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Ottawa again turns down Mobilicity: Report

Telus Corp. might have been hoping that when the Harper government approved it buying startup Public Mobile last week that would open the door to its purchase of financially struggling startup Mobilicity. If

Published on: October 30th, 2013 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry places ads urging customers to ‘count on us’

BlackBerry Ltd. is going over the head of news and social media to make sure it gets the message out that it isn’t planning on disappearing. In full-page ads placed in newspapers over

Published on: October 15th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Rogers buys more data centres

Rogers Communications continues to expand its data centre capabilities. The company announced this week it is buying Pivot Data Centres, which operates three co-location facilities in Calgary and Edmonton, and Granite Networks of

Published on: September 25th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Consortium may take BlackBerry private

BlackBerry Ltd. may have found a white knight to save it. The company said Monday afternoon that it has signed a letter of intent with a consortium of investors led by Toronto’s Fairfax Financial

Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

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

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.

Published on: September 4th, 2013 Bruce Stewart

Verizon turns back on Canada

Ottawa’s wireless strategy is on shaky ground with news that Verizon Communications is not going to bail out two of the country’s startup carriers. Verizon said Monday it has finally clinched to buy

Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Howard Solomon