BlackBerry has received a potential takeover offer from Veritas Capital, a private equity firm, who have expressed an interest in acquiring the entire company.
CoinSmart Financial Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with Coinsquare Ltd., pursuant to which CoinSmart has agreed to sell to Coinsquare all of the issued and outstanding shares of its wholly-owned operating subsidiary Simply Digital Technologies Inc.
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is providing an important update to crypto trading platforms that continue to operate in Canada while they take steps to comply with applicable securities legislation.
BlackBerry and L-SPARK have announced the four winning companies that will make up the third cohort of their joint accelerator program, which aims to grow Canadian technology companies that are focused on connected vehicle technologies.
Rogers has launched the first commercial 5G standalone (SA) network in Canada, turning on the next-generation service after completing the rollout of Canada’s first national standalone 5G core and the country’s first 5G standalone device certification.
The Region of Niagara has selected BlackBerry AtHoc as its critical event management platform. BlackBerry AtHoc will be deployed by Niagara’s 13 municipalitie
Telus is spending $6 million to install a 5G network on the University of Ottawa campus as part of a deal that could see both organizations partner to create new digital health and cybersecurity technologies.
Telesat and ENCQOR 5G are to work on 5G technology and demonstrations. Under the agreement, Telesat plans to conduct demonstrations, trials and pilots of 5G connectivity
BlackBerry and the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute, one of the world’s top water research institutes, have launched a first-of-its-kind innovation research challenge for professors and students.
BlackBerry and L-SPARK have launched the third phase of their joint accelerator program, which aims to accelerate Canadian technology start-ups that are focused on vehicle connected services and cloud connectivity to the vehicle.
This year, Apple is bringing Student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch to Canada and more US universities. For the first time, mobile student IDs can be added to the Wallet app in Canada
BlackBerry has launched a first-of-its-kind flood risk and clean water monitoring solution. Based on BlackBerry AtHoc, a critical event management platform.
Casa Systems has signed an exclusive agreement with Bell Canada to provide new 5G Sub-6 High-Gain Outdoor consumer premise equipment (CPE) for Bell’s Wireless Home Internet service.
Nokia and Export Development Canada (EDC) have expanded their global partnership aimed at investments in 5G and the next generation network infrastructure for global deployment.
BlackBerry shareholders have voted to keep Fairfax Financial's Prem Watsa as the company's lead director at its annual meeting. That vote was against the advice from both proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis and investor Dorsey Gardner, who opposed the move.
Shareholder advisory company Glass Lewis has urged BlackBerry investors to vote against Prem Watsa as lead director, arguing that he should be held accountable for an executive compensation plan that isn’t in shareholders’ interests. Glass Lewis recommended investors withhold support for Prem Watsa who chairs BlackBerry’s compensation committee.
One of Canada’s leading internet advocates has submitted comments into the government’s consultation on the role of online intermediaries in combatting copyright infringement. In its submission, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) outlined a set of principles that would help policy-makers design a framework to ensure that internet service provider-level (ISP) website blocking would only be used as a measure of absolute last resort.
The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled to uphold Canada’s first-ever website blocking framework in the case of TekSavvy Solutions v. Bell Media Inc. et al. In 2019, a lower court granted a request by three television distributors affiliated with major telcos to order internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to online streaming services doing business as “GoldTV,” including sites associated with GoldTV.ca. In late March, the Federal Court of Appeal heard oral arguments in the case, including CIRA’s, and today affirmed the lower court’s decision.
BlackBerry and the University of Waterloo are to launch a new, five-year, “multi-million dollar” innovation program designed to drive research-powered innovation in Canada. The two organizations will work together in a unique program designed to fast-track the development of research and technology into market-ready products.
BlackBerry and Carleton University have agreed a $21-million USD, five year strategic partnership agreement that will provide software engineers and researchers access to BlackBerry QNX technology for use in a wide range of industries
BlackBerry and IBM are partnering to bring BlackBerry's BlackBerry Spark platform to organizations across Canada. IBM will resell BlackBerry's endpoint management, endpoint security and critical event management software, to enterprises and governments nationwide.
Huawei said it has reached an agreement with HSBC in Hong Kong to obtain documents that its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou hopes will help prevent her extradition to the US.
Shared Services Canada (SSC) has selected BlackBerry for their secure productivity and secure communications needs. The Government of Canada also relies on BlackBerry for critical event management. and is recognised by the Government as a benchmark for trusted technology,
Samsung has been appointed as the sole vendor to supply SaskTel with its 4G/5G Radio Access Network (RAN) and Core. Samsung will supply all hardware, software and associated expertise to ensure the successful deployment of an end-to-end 5G solution.
It seems like some time ago that OnwardMobility announced that they would be releasing a BlackBerry-branded device some time in 20201. While we have had news of staff being hired, news of the impending phone has been zero.
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou's request to loosen the bail terms set during her release from jail in 2018 has been rejected, a Canadian judge ruled on Friday
Samsung's 5G RAN solutions have received a Common Criteria (CC) certification against the Network Device collaborative Protection Profile (NDcPP), an internationally recognized IT security standards.
The Government of Ontario, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), and BlackBerry have partnered to accelerate Ontario's economic recovery.
Healthcare institutions in the UK and Canada can now offer iPhone Health Records to their patients, enabling users to securely view and store their medical records within the Health app on iPhone.
BlackBerry and L-SPARK held a Virtual Demo Day to showcase the success of the five companies to take part in the second phase of the company’s joint start-up incubator program. The Blackberry/L-Spark Accelerator Virtual Demo Day was created to support building an ecosystem around the Blackberry QNX platform, particularly the automotive markets where this software is deployed.
BlackBerry and TELUS are to provide secure emergency management and crisis communications to organisations across Canada. The expansion of a long-standing relationship, TELUS will resell BlackBerry AtHoc, BlackBerry's critical event management and communications solution, with TELUS' world-class connectivity.
Canada is indicating it might not compensate major telecom providers if the federal government bans Huawei equipment from 5G networks, setting up a potential fight over a bill that could hit C$1bn. Canada, under pressure from the United States to ban Huawei gear on security grounds, is studying whether to allow the firm into the country’s next-generation 5G networks.
BlackBerry has completed the redemption of all of its 3.75% unsecured convertible debentures (TSX: BB.DB.V) (the "3.75% Debentures") on September 1, 2020. None of the 3.75% Debentures were converted into common shares of BlackBerry prior to redemption.
BlackBerry has announced the amendment of the indenture governing its outstanding 3.75% unsecured convertible debentures to permit the optional redemption of the 3.75% Debentures prior to November 13, 2020.
BlackBerry Shareholder Dorsey R. Gardner has objected to BlackBerry's recently announced recapitalisation transactions, which he argues give rise to a clear conflict of interest as they involve Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and certain of its affiliates (collectively, "Fairfax")
Canada has launched a nation-wide exposure notification app to help inform Canadians when they may have been exposed to COVID-19, part of a broader effort to contain the virus as businesses and public spaces reopen across the country.
L-Spark has opened applications for a new MedTech accelerator program in partnership with Telus, BlackBerry, Solace, and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA).
While several countries in Europe have already released contact tracing apps using Apple-Google technology, Canada has announced that it has developed a new national contract tracing app that will also use the Apple-Google Exposure Notification API.
BlackBerry and Bell are teaming up to provide enhanced secure communications to business and government customers, delivering mobile security solutions to Canadian consumers and business customers.
Shares in BlackBerry dropped on Monday after being removed from Canada's bluechip stock index. Shares of BlackBerry were 6% lower at C$6.7 in morning trade.
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was dealt a setback by a Canadian court on Wednesday as she tries to avoid extradition to the United States to face bank fraud charges, dashing hopes of an end to her 18-month house arrest in Vancouver.
The University of Windsor and BlackBerry have partnered to develop and deliver a cybersecurity curriculum for the University's Graduate Master's Program in Applied Computing.
A senior judge with the British Columbia Supreme Court in Canada has denied a media request to broadcast the extradition hearing of a Huawei executive wanted in the United States on fraud charges.
AutonomouStuff, which develops a test platform for companies looking to develop apps for self-driving vehicles, is to setup a research facility at Ottawa L5 test track.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has approved a Notice of Certification of Class Proceeding ("the "Notice") for a class proceeding against BlackBerry
Canada's largest accelerator for Software as a Service (SaaS) companies L-SPARK, and BlackBerry have announced the six companies selected for the second cohort of their joint accelerator program, which aims to advance Canadian technology startups that are focused on vehicle-connected services and cloud connectivity to the vehicle.
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou marked the first anniversary of her arrest in Canada by penning an open letter to her supporters, thanking them for their “warmth” and “kindness.”
BlackBerry announced today that Class 1 railway, Canadian Pacific is deploying BlackBerry Radar across 2,000 of its domestic intermodal chassis.
Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) is teaming up with BlackBerry, with the launch of a cybersecurity skills-based programming, Digital Defenders, for GGC's 70,000 members. The program will include all levels: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, and Rangers.
BlackBerry and the University of Waterloo today announced plans to renew their long standing partnership to help drive Canada's innovation economy forward.
BlackBerry and L-SPARK today announced a second phase of their joint accelerator program, which aims to accelerate Canadian technology startups that are focused on vehicle connected services and cloud connectivity to the vehicle.
BlackBerry shareholders elected the company's eight director candidates to the board at today's annual and special meeting.
BlackBerry announced today its support of Canada's Digital Charter and that it has been recognised by the Government of Canada as a benchmark for trusted technology. The Charter, recently unveiled by Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, has trust at its foundation to protect the privacy and data security of Canada's citizens.
An Ontario judge has cleared the way for a class action on behalf of about 300 former BlackBerry employees who are seeking severance or termination pay from the technology company.
Today, during an address to the Empire Club of Canada, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, launched Canada’s new Digital Charter.
SaaS accelerator program L-Spark is launching a new Secure IoT Accelerator program, working with Telus, BlackBerry and Solace. The program will work with Canadian ventures developing Internet of Things (IoT) products and services.
A BlackBerry Canadian Class Action will now proceed to trial as a securities class action involving claims for damages for misrepresentation in BlackBerry's disclosure documents.
The Canadian government is adding $40 million in federal money to a $310.5-million pledge from BlackBerry aimed at supporting the development of self-driving car technologies in Kanata.
HMD Global has announced collaborations with three leading wireless providers in North America – Cricket Wireless and Verizon in the United States and Rogers in Canada. HMD Global is also expanding its selection of Nokia smartphones on Android with the launch of two wireless provider-specific devices coming to the United States this month and another coming to Rogers subsidiary brand, chatr, in Canada very soon.
BlackBerry is adding its support to an effort to help small Canadian technology companies connect with global automakers and other players in autonomous transportation.
TCL has announced that the BlackBerry KEY² will be available to pre-order in Canada from tomorrow (June 21), with devices available from July 6. The BlackBerry KEY2 in Silver will be available carrier unlocked at Amazon.ca, BestBuy.ca, Walmart.ca, Staples.ca, Blueshop.ca and Visions.ca in July starting at $829.99 CAD outright.
BlackBerry is collaborating with the Government of Canada to modernize their operations centers during G7 ministerial meetings and the 2018 G7 Summit. Using BlackBerry AtHoc, a crisis communication platform that includes AtHoc Alert for mass notification and AtHoc Collect for field reports
The test drive of a BlackBerry QNX-equipped autonomous car in Ottawa's west end today marked the first trial run of a driverless vehicle on a public street in Canada.
Back in December of last year, Titanium Transportation announced that it was to integrate BlackBerry Radar into its entire fleet of trailers to boost efficiencies, increase revenue per trailer and improve profitability.
BlackBerry Mobile has announced that the Black Edition of the BlackBerry KEYone will be coming to Canada later this month. This latest BlackBerry iteration from TCL will be available carrier unlocked via Ingram Micro dealer partners.
Credit rating company Equifax has revealed today that its databases had been hacked. In a statement, the company confessed that hackers managed to get access to some of its internal data in mid-May.
As we reported back in July , TCL has today announced that the Black Edition of the BlackBerry KEYone will be coming to Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia. This is the KEYone with 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM and all-black colour.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding with the UK's Information Commissioner's Office to combat commercial electronic messages and unwanted telemarketing calls.
Last Thursday we reported how Optiemus are holding an event to launch the Black Edition of the BlackBerry KEYone in India. This is the enhanced version of the BlackBerry KEYone with 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM and a new all-black colour.
BlackBerry today announced that it has received acceptance from the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") with respect to a normal course issuer bid ("NCIB") to purchase for cancellation up to 31,000,000 BlackBerry common shares,
BlackBerry announced today that the eight nominees listed in the Company's management information circular dated May 5, 2017 for the Company's annual and special meeting of shareholders held on June 21, 2017, were elected..
Billaway, a U.S based marketing technology company that enables mobile phone consumers the ability to earn rewards, today launched BBM Rewards with Creative Media Works, which operates as BBM Messenger, for consumers.
TCL unveiled the BlackBerry KEYone yesterday and like most BlackBerry smartphones, carrier information was lacking. While the device will be able to buy unlocked, there was very little information about carrier support.
We reported Thursday, how a class action suit against BlackBerry, seeking more than $20-million in damages, had been filed on behalf of more than 300 employees across Canada.
A class action against BlackBerry, seeking more than $20-million in damages, has been filed on behalf of more than 300 employees across Canada who allege they lost their severance entitlements.
Titanium Transportation has announced Wednesday it is integrating BlackBerry Radar into its entire fleet of trailers to boost efficiencies, increase revenue per trailer and improve profitability.
As we reported early this morning, John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO of BlackBerry was joined by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today to unveil the BlackBerry QNX Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC).
Ontario is kicking off it's new pilot program to allow for the testing of automated vehicles on Ontario roads.
Further to announcements made earlier this week, Samsung Canada confirmed beginning today it is offering Galaxy Note7 owners who bring their device to their original Samsung or authorized reseller point of purchase.
BlackBerry has announced the redemption of existing Convertible Debentures and the issuance of new Convertible Debentures.
BlackBerry today announced that it has received acceptance from the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") with respect to a normal course issuer bid.
Sony announced the availability of its latest smartphone lineup today. The Xperia X Series is available starting June 23 at multiple carriers including Bell, Rogers, Virgin Mobile Canada, WIND Mobile, and Videotron.
A few days ago, BlackBerry released an update to BBM for Android, which brought BBM Video Beta to users in Canada and the United States. The company have now released the equivalent upgrade for iOS users.
BlackBerry have released an update to BBM for Android, which brings BBM Video Beta to users in Canada and the United States.
The news that BlackBerry's global decryption key has been in the hands of the RCMP since 2010 raised it's ugly head last week, prompting BlackBerry CEO John Chen to (once again) take to the BlackBerry blog.
HTC is providing more consumers with the ability to experience virtual reality with its Vive system first hand through a relationship with Microsoft stores and GameStop locations across the U.S. and in Canada.
BMO Financial Group and MasterCard today marked the beginning of a phased launch of the first biometric corporate credit card program in Canada and the U.S.
Anybody who is responsible for purchasing BlackBerry devices in volume will be aware just how challenging it can be. Putting it bluntly, compared to other companies it is a nightmare, one that BlackBerry repeatedly acknowledge.
BlackBerry announced on Wednesday that it had acquired U.K.-based cyber security consultancy Encription to kick off their new Professional Cybersecurity Services practice.
BlackBerry has confirmed it is laying off 200 employees, in Waterloo, Ont. and at a manufacturing facility in Sunrise, Fla.
BlackBerry today announced the general availability of BlackBerry's AtHoc networked crisis communication platform from BlackBerry's secure data center in Canada.
BlackBerry announced today that it received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") to amend its current normal course issuer bid ("NCIB") in order to increase the maximum number of common shares that may be repurchased.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will spend several hours in Waterloo Region on Thursday morning. His first stop will be at 8:30 a.m. at the University of Waterloo, where he will make an announcement at Needles Hall.
BlackBerry have announced DTSec, a medical device cybersecurity standard created and managed by an international, non-profit consortium, led by the BlackBerry CHACE team.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted leave and allowed Swisscanto to proceed to the next step of litigation against BlackBerry, certification of the class action.
Shaw Communications has announced that it has agreed to acquire a 100% interest in Mid-Bowline Group Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, WIND Mobile.
WIND Mobile is partnering with LifeLine Syria to help Syrian refugee families who are going to Canada by providing them with mobile phones and wireless service, free of charge.
It looks like there will be no official announcement from BlackBerry about the launch of the BlackBerry Priv, at least no normal announcement in the fashion that we are used to.
Sony and Bell today announced the exclusive launch of the Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone on Canada's largest 4G LTE network.
Last week, a new BBM update became available for BlackBerry, iOS and Android smartphones. With the new BBM update BBM and PayPal are integrating peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfers.
Starbucks today announced the U.S. availability of Mobile Order & Pay on iOS and Android devices.
BlackBerry CEO John seems to be everywhere these days. Tomorrow, (September 17) he will be speaking at a "Fireside Chat" at the Waterloo Innovation Summit, which is currently taking place in Canada.
The official distribution of ChatSim World has been kicked off today.Ã‚Â ChatSim WorldÃ‚Â states that it isÃ‚Â the world's only SIM card that can cut unintentional and undesired data traffic on mobile devices by up to 90%.