The Geek’s Reading List: Week of February 20th, 2015

icar apple

This was a very slow week for tech news – News was dominated by rumors – which developed into speculation and then into “fact” Apple was going to start manufacturing cars. Why the world’s largest company, which operates a business model involving subcontracting, would want to enter a low margin, capital intensive business is probably […]

OpenText wins minor settlement in Box infringement case

Box CEO Aaron Levie.

OpenText (TSX:OTC) today announced that a San Francisco Federal Court jury found that both Box Inc. and Carahsoft Technology Corp infringed on its patents. The court awarded the Waterloo-based company a settlement of less than $5-million. “We are pleased the jury has vindicated Open Text’s position that the three file synchronization/edit patents were both infringed […]

Could the 2015 New York blizzard be a no-show?

The "Great Blizzrd of 1888 dropped more than two feet of snow on much of the East Coast.

Right now, a large swath of the Northeastern United States is preparing for what is being described as a “Crippling, ‘potentially historic” blizzard. Some are saying the weather event could rival the Great Blizzard of 1888, which dumped between 50 to 150 centimetres of snow on New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Others think […]

Top Canadian Stock Picks for 2015 from Euro Pacific Canada

Analyst Rob Goff says DHX Media, which owns properties such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, is positioned extremely well to benefit from the growth in demand for content that is being led by Over-the-Top services such as Netflix.

Analysts from Euro Pacific Canada revealed their top picks for 2015 recently, and innovation was a major theme. Of the firm’s eight top picks, six came from the innovation sectors. The firm has graciously allowed us to share them with the readers of Cantech Letter. Noting that the TSX was weighed on heavily by the […]