Sensio is a takeover target, says Global Maxfin

Global Maxfin Capital analyst Ralph Garcea says deals Sensio has signed with Paramount, Disney and Universal lend "instant credibility to its 3DGO! store.

Having recently signed extensions with Disney and Universal, Sensio (TSXV:SIO) is building value in its 3DGO! platform and has become a “much more valuable takeover target”, says Global Maxfin Capital analyst Ralph Garcea. This morning, Sensio announced it had extended its content licensing agreement with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment for the distribution of 3-D movies […]

Get defensive with these Canadian tech stocks, says Cormark

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Many of Canada’s best technology names are mature companies with recurring revenue streams that make them particularly attractive in the current market downturn, says Cormark analyst Richard Tse. In a research report to clients this morning, Tse talked about a phenomenon that has seen certain companies that performed well in the bull market showing resilience […]

Elastic Path CEO Harry Chemko hints at IPO

Elastic Path CEO Harry Chemko on BNN October 16, 2014.

The marketing budgets of the future will be driven by millennials who have are used to a more personal experience than their predecessors, says one expert. Harry Chemko, ‎co-founder and CEO of Vancouver-based ecommerce company Elastic Path Software was on BNN’s “Business Day” today to talk about how the role the company fills in the […]

Valeant Q3 could prove it doesn’t need Allergan, says Paradigm


A strong third quarter from Valeant Pharmaceuticals (TSX:VRX) on October 20th could prove to the street that the company’s legacy business is strong and sustainable, says Paradigm Capital analyst Alan Ridgeway. In a research update to clients this morning, Ridgeway maintained his “Buy” rating and $160.00 target on Valeant, implying a return of 39% at […]

The single biggest difference between the Canadian and American tech scenes

The American technology scene is presided over by consumer facing companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Facebook. They dominate headlines and are what most people immmediately think of when they think of tech. In Canada, to an almost complete degree, our best tech companies are enterprise facing; they work behind the scenes and are better known to businesses.

“I don’t pay much attention to them, to be honest.” This nimble response to an audience question about Facebook at an investor gathering some months ago in Vancouver laid plain a simple fact that many might not realize about the Canadian technology scene. The speaker was a friend, Ron Shuttleworth, who watched the tech scene […]

I laughed when I first saw the BlackBerry Passport, says reviewer

IB Times writer Anthony Cuthbertson says the BlackBerry Passport may be the device that lures back those who have strayed from BlackBerry's fold.

The unorthodox BlackBerry Passport is garnering some genuinely positive reviews, even from those who were at first a little weirded out by the form factor. “I laughed when I first saw the BlackBerry Passport,” said IB Times columnist Anthony Cuthbertson recently. “…but after a few days with the device I’ve actually warmed to it.” Cuthbertson […]

Insider buying at ViXS Systems

ViXS VP Worldwide Sales Perry Chappell is one of three company insiders to make recent purchases of the company's stock in the open market.

ViXS Systems (VXS.TO) hasn’t done much but go down since going public last year, but some of those closest to the company think its shares are now cheap. Several ViXS insiders have made recent purchases of the stock in the open market. On October 8th, the company’s VP, Infrastructure and Networking Sales John Pomeroy bought […]