More notes from the February 1999 editions of SCAN's forerunner Silicon Valley NORTH, occasionally updated . . . LONDON: Carol Stephenson (right) leaves the presidency of Stentor as that telecom co-operative disintegrates under competitive pressure. Sheâ€™ll be named president of Lucent Canada later in the year, leading a tripling of Lucentâ€™s market
Itâ€™s the eve of the Apple iPhone hitting stores across North America.
There are some companies in Ottawa that play a key role in this technology-driven modern society.
Sometimes the most interesting facts pop out at the most unusual times from the most unexpected places. This morning (Saturday, Feb. 20) at 1:00, someone in the office of the Ministry of Research and Innovation in Toronto was working. It might have been a he, it could have been a she. Each gender was represented among the contacts in the press rel
Blurry outlook for Canadian digital TV transitionPosted by Michael GeistEarlier this week, hundreds of U.S. television stations plan to shut down their analog broadcasts as they complete the transition to digital over-the-air broadcasts. While the U.S. had planned for a nationwide change this month, last minute legislation has delayed the full ma
OTTAWA - Solace Systems teams up with New York City's GigaSpaces Technologies to provide middleware for a "space bridging" solution to co-ordinate interactions between applications across multiple clustered computing environments and geographically dispersed datacenters. The solution's value is highest in industries where information is exceptiona
Waterlooâ€™s Research In Motion leaves the mobile communications industryâ€™s foremost group hug in Barcelona with the GSMA Chairmanâ€™s Award, given to the BlackBerry maker in recognition of its success and achievements worldwide. Click here for more information.
TORONTO â€“ Biotech firm GeneNews Ltd. broadens access to its ColonSentry genomic technology â€“ a test to determine risk for colorectal cancer â€“ by providing it to three Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratoriesâ€™ patient service centres in London, Ont. Click here for more information.
Your privacy is worth .0001 centsPosted by Mitch BriseboisMany people have written how Canada's new "Do Not Call" list is not really working. Anyone can now see what a collosus blunder it was. The point of it was reducing telemarking annoyance calls for Canadian phone subscribers. So the bumbling Canadian Communication Radio Commission (notice the
YouTube cuts off video essayistPosted by Michael GeistEarlier this week, hundreds of U.S. television stations plan to shut down their analog broadcasts as they complete the transition to digital over-the-air broadcasts. While the U.S. had planned for a nationwide change this month, last minute legislation has delayed the full mandatory transition
OTTAWA â€“ Natural Convergence Inc.â€™s flagship product silhouette is chosen by Mass.-based Shared Technologies Inc. to deliver hosted IP telecom services to its SMB customers. Click here for more information.
The travel industry is increasingly relying on technology to help people plan and book their trips.
Urban legends. Do you know what they are? If youâ€™re not sure, here area few examples of urban legends, with the answers to the questions tofollow later in the column
With Nortel selling parts of the Alteon’s business to Radware, it seems timely to look back on the multi-billion dollar acquisition spree that Nortel went on during the telecom boom. Keep in mind that many of the major players were spending like a drunken sailor.- Broadband Networks Inc., broadband wireless network equipment ($593-million)-
There have been a number of recent changes to the taxation of payments made to non-residents of Canada under both the Income Tax Act and CanadaÂ´s tax treaty with the United States.January 2008 saw the elimination of withholding on interest paid to armÂ´s length non-residents of Canada. As of January 1, 2009 another change announced in the 2008 Budg
The rumored deal between Nortel and Radware turned out to have substance as Nortel has signed a “stalking horse” agreement that will see Radware acquire some of Layer 4-7 intelligent application delivery portfolio. According to Nortel, this is a “363 Sale” - a process that companies under creditor protection in the U.S. mus
There appears to be growing speculation that Radware is interested in buying Nortel’s Alteon division with a price-tag rumored to be in the $20-million range. Apparently, Nortel wants to close the deal quickly - perhaps because it needs cash in a bad way. For what it’s worth, Nortel bought Alteon in 2000 for $7.8-billionIf anyone [...]
Notes from the February 1999 edition of SCAN's forerunner Silicon Valley NORTH, occasionally updated . . . OTTAWA: The gaming world is in the thick of transition from a glut of CDs to the delivery of games via the internet, where they'll also increasingly be played as broadband rolls out. Alfredo Coppola (left), running Animatics Interactive, not
OTTAWA, ON, February 19, 2009 â€“ Today, OCRI, Ottawa’s lead economic development agency, announced the 24 finalists for the 2009 OCRI Awards.The OCRI Awards gala on Wednesday April 8th at the Westin Hotel, is the premier awards event for the region’s business, research and academic community. The annual event recognizes the achievements
Natural Convergence Inc. (NCI) has won a deal with New England telecommunications service provider Shared Technologies Inc. (STI), the company announced Thursday....
New instrument brings unparalleled drug and disease research capability to Atlantic Canada
BusinessWeek has an interesting story looking at why Nortel’s attempt to re-invent itself over the past few years has failed.It cites two key elements: culture and skepticism among customers about some of the new things Nortel is/was trying to implement.Technorati Tags: Nortel
Canadian Institute for Conflict Management creates Best Practice Forum and offers Guidebook. For companies that can't afford to get bogged down in legal disputes in today's "crises economy", a new door is now open, according to Paul LaBarge, CATA Co Chair of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) and partner in the Ottawa law firm LaBarg
US. President Barack Obama used the Internet like no politician before to help win the presidential race.
OTTAWA â€“ Patent licencer MOSAID Technologies Inc. makes a major score of 300 wired and wireless communications-related patents from SercoNet Ltd., based in Longview, Texas. The portfolio will allow MOSAID to broaden its activity in the enterprise and consumer communications, networking, and Internet access markets. The company will pay an undisclo
Ottawa â€“ Bridgewater Systems Inc. receives a major order from a large, North American mobile service provider for its Policy Controller product, to manage the clientâ€™s streaming video, music and content services to subscribers. In other news, New York-based Crescendo Partners, which has a 12% holding in Bridgewater, is seeking a special meeting of
WATERLOO â€“ TurboSonic Technologies Inc. receives an order for a SonicKleen Wet Electrostatic Precipitator system (WESP) that will be deployed in a CO2 sequestration demonstration project at an unnamed coal-fired power plant in Europe. The maker of air pollution control technologies says the WESP, valued at about US$1 million, will be used to remov
expands its intellectual property practice with the addition of Adrian Oâ€™Donnell (right) and Mark Vickers (left) (PhD) to its Ottawa office. Dr. Vickers is a registered patent agent with extensive experience dealing within the electrical and pharmaceutical sector. He graduated from Queenâ€™s with a BSc (honours), before earning a PhD in biochemistry
OTTAWA - Corel Corp.'s InstantON technology is chosen by Sony for its soon-to-be- released in North America VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC. With InstantON, VAIO users can surf the web, check email, chat online and play videos and music within seconds of turning on their notebook, without having to wait for their Windows operating system to boot up. C
is named president and CEO of aviation-software maker Navtech Inc. The American industry veteran, who will also join the Waterloo-based companyâ€™s board of directors, has held posts at companies such as IBM, EDS, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines. He also served as CEO of software startup LeisureLogix LLC. Mr. Mr. Hulley graduated from Memphis St