BlackBerry Patents may be Lucrative to Samsung

blackberry patent

The Financial Post Wednesday reported that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is still pursuing a purchase of BlackBerry Ltd. BlackBerry has flirted with the idea of possibly selling a portion of its patents in recent years; however, an outright sale would be an interesting option for the company. Presumably, Samsung could build on BlackBerry’s extensive patented […]

OpenText is ready for more M&A, says Cormark


Organic growth offers the potential to drive OpenText (TSX:OTC, Nasdaq:OTEX) higher, but acquisitions represent the core of its upside, says Cormark analyst Richard Tse. (All figures in U.S. dollars) OpenText will report its 2015 second quarter financial results after the close on January 27th. Tse says he expects the company will generate operating EPS of […]

Bring Your Own Device: The Next Big Trend in Education


BYOD in Education This report was adapted by Cantech Letter from a piece prepared by Sophic Capital. For the original report, and more in-depth research, please visit Sophic Capital’s website, here. A trend to mobility is occurring inside and outside of the classroom. In the olden days of pencil and paper, too few students were […]

On the Cusp of Greatness: 3 Ways BC Tech Can Realize its Full Potential

Andrew Reid Vision Critical

B.C.’s thriving tech sector continues to outperform the province’s total economy. That’s the key findings in the recently released British Columbia Technology Report Card, a report from the B.C. Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) and KPMG. The report shows that tech is growing twice as rapidly as BC’s total economy. Contributing $15.5 billion to the province’s […]

Who is Lying to Parents About Vaccines and Why?

Dr. Jonas Salk, who discovered and developed the first successful inactivated polio vaccine.

In light of recent outbreaks of measles and other vaccine preventable illnesses, and the refusal of anti-vaccination advocates to acknowledge the problem, I thought it was past time for this post. Dear parents, You are being lied to. The people who claim to be acting in the best interests of your children are putting their […]

Will Intel’s Diversity Initiative Be Enough to Get Rid Of Sexism In The Tech Sector?


The other night at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced a $300 million Diversity in Technology initiative, meant to demonstrate that Intel is about to take a leadership role in promoting women and visible minorities in the tech sector. He announced this initiative at the very end of a […]

Bedrocan Cannabis is my top pick for 2015, says M Partners’ Pearlstein


Analysts at M Partners unveiled their top picks for 2015 today and Daniel Pearlstein says Bedrocan Cannabis (TSXV:BED) is his. Bedrocan Cannabis, which was formed in 2012, is the Canadian licensee of Bedrocan BV, which has been a Dutch government-contracted licensed producer for the past 13 years. Pearlstein says Bedrocan’s agreement with its Dutch partner […]

Rogers, BCE offer is a fair one for Glentel shareholders, says Euro Pacific


The deal that will see two of Canada’s telco incumbents own Glentel (TSX:GLN) is a good one for Glentel shareholders, says Euro Pacific Canada analyst Rob Goff. On Christmas Eve Day, Rogers and Bell issued a joint press release announcing the pair would jointly own Glentel, pending approval of BCE’s previously announced acquisition. On November […]