November 2014 in review: A Canadian classic makes a comeback

BlackBerry fans rejoiced as news broke out that they can now pre-order the company’s new Classic smart phone from wireless service provider Rogers Communications.

The Canadian smart phone maker later stuck it Apple’s eye with a totally un-Canadian and ggressive strategy to lure iPhone users. BlackBerry offered people up to $600 if they will dump their Apple smart phones for the new BlackBerry Passport.

Meanwhile, Chinese network equipment manufacturer Huawei Technologies is increasing its investment in Ontario in hopes that will persuade enterprises to buy its switches and routers. The company commits $210 million in new investment to create 325 new jobs over the next five years. When combined with existing research, development and operational plans, Huawei’s total investment in Ontario over the next five years will be $500 million.

Business travellers get a scary warning from Kaspersky Lab about the perils of Darkhotel. No, it’s not about a dimly lit roadside lodgings but something more sinister.

Ottawa approved the restructuring of Wind Mobile’s ownership. Now the question is what direction the new shareholders will point the company to.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) begins its hearing on whether big telecom companies are charging smaller Internet service providers (ISPs) exorbitant fees to use their networks in order to deliver high-speed Internet service to customers. 

The Toronto Police Service’s Web site was down following a series of denial of service attacks that hit the service as well as the Web sites for the City of Ottawa, the Ottawa police and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Subway commuters in Montreal will now be able to browse the internet, listen to streamed music, watch videos and make and receive calls during throughout the tunnels and stations along the systems green line segment.

The man who now leads IT strategy at Yahoo is embroiled in a scandal over alleged kickbacks from vendors in return for lucrative contracts


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