QHR is on the right track, says PI’s Sangha

QHR CEO Al Hildebrandt.

PI analyst Pardeep Sangha says he is encouraged by QHR Corp. (TSXV:QHR) management’s broad vision that includes tackling the U.S. market. Yesterday, QHR held its AGM in Toronto and provided a strategic corporate update. He says management is committed to fixing its stateside business. Although its RCM business in the U.S. is losing money, Sangha […]

Will LightSpeed Retail soar with Apple Pay?

The combinination of payment processing and point of sale technology will make a tantalizing appetizer for those retailers looking to graduate from legacy systems, and it may act as an entree into Lightspeed's larger platform.

A Montreal-based company that has worked hand in glove with Apple may be set to benefit from the Cupertino-based tech giant’s big mobile payments play. Just a week after Apple debuted its new iPhone 6 with Apple Pay, a mobile payment offering that will use Near Field Communications, LightSpeed today announced it had secured $35-million […]

Pure Technologies’ Oil and Gas Business Could be Transformed by HM Acquisition, says Mackie

Mackie Research Capital analyst Raveel Afzaal notes that Hunter McDonnell Pipeline Services has more than 200 clients and very little overlap with Pure Technologies' much smaller oil and gas client base. He believes that the pickup could prove transformative to Pure's oil and gas pipeline inspection business.

The acquisition of the oil and gas pipeline inspection services business and related assets of Hunter McDonnell Pipeline Services (HM) could be “transformative” for Pure Technologies’ (TSX:PUR) oil and gas business, says Mackie Research Capital analyst Raveel Afzaal. Last Friday, Pure Technologies announced it would acquire the oil and gas pipeline inspection services business and […]

What will Sandvine CTO Don Bowman tell the FCC Friday?

Sandvine CTO Don Bowman holds several US patents relevant to the discussions, including one entitled Systems and Methods for Traffic Management.

Sandvine (TSXV:SVC) Chief Technology Officer Don Bowman has been invited to an FCC roundtable on an Open Internet. Bowman is one of seven industry experts who will attend the meeting in Washington D.C this Friday. Sandvine has been active in the debate over an open internet which heated up earlier this year following contentious comments […]

Difference Capital leads first tranche of $12-million Series D in Carta Worldwide

Carta Worldwide CTO Rui Mendes talks to CBC about the company's move to PEI.

Just in time for the launch of Apple’s entry into the mobile payment space, Apple Pay, Carta Worldwide has closed the first tranche of a $12-million Series D. Led by Toronto-based merchant bank Difference Capital and DC Thomson (UK), the $7-million investment will add to the more than $50-million the company has invested in its […]

EA Feels the Wrath of Fans Over NHL 15 Flub

NHL 15

In 1992, the NHL introduced the “instigator” rule, handing an extra two-minute minor penalty to a player who starts a fight. Here in 2014, many video game fans think the book should be thrown at video game maker Electronic Arts for their efforts on the latest version of their wildly popular NHL franchise. But will […]

Tecsys gets price target raise at Paradigm

Paradigm Capital analyst Gabriel Leung says Tecsys is pursuing a "very significant" market opportunity in the healthcare vertical.

Paradigm analyst Gabriel Leung says Tecsys’s (TSX:TCS) most recent quarterly results confirm his bullish take on the company’s prospects. Yesterday, Tecsys reported its Q1, 2015 results. The company earned $343,000 on revenue of $13-million, up 23% from the $10.6-million topline the company posted in the same period last year. “This quarter we further extended our […]

Avigilon infringement suit will have little to no impact, says Cantor


A patent lawsuit filed against Avigilon (TSX:AVO) Tuesday is likely not material, says Cantor Fitzgerald Canada analyst Justin Kew. On September 9th, an infringement suit filed by John B. Adrain in the Eastern Division of Texas (Marshall Division) claimed that the video analytics features Avigilon acquired through VideoIQ infringe on the plaintiff’s patent “Facility Monitoring […]

BlackBerry shares rise on Movirtu acquisition

London-based Movirtu enables multiple phone numbers to be active from one device.

Shares of BlackBerry (TSX:BB) are up today after the company announced it had acquired Movirtu, an English company that enables multiple phone numbers to be active from one device. The company, which was founded in 2008, says its solution solves the problem of ownership in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world by assigning a […]