Wi-LAN’s new focus is improving revenue and margin consistency, says Cantor Fitzgerald

Wi-LAN CEO Jim Skippen.

A better than expected quarter has led Cantor Fitzgerald Canada analyst Blair Abernethy to raise his revenue and earnings expectations for Wi-LAN (TSX:WIN), this year and next. Yesterday, Wi-LAN reported Q2, 2015 results. The company posted adjusted earnings of $16.6-million, or 14 cents a share, on revenue of $25.7-million. CEO Jim Skippen commented on the [...]

Shares of Neulion up again after deal with Univision Deportes

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Another contract win, another spike in shares of Neulion (TSX:NLN). After inking recent deals with The Tennis Channel and Rogers, Neulion continued its recent momentum today with the announcement of an agreement with Univision Deportes, a U.S.-based Spanish language channel. Neulion will enable the broadcaster to offer “second screen” functionality, integrating stats, highlights and real [...]

Neulion rises after inking live mobile sports deal with Rogers

Thanks to Neulion, mobile viewers looking for more French Open action can now choose between any of the five courts at Roland Garros.

Shares of Neulion (TSX:NLN) are up more than 12% today after the company announced it will partner with Rogers to offer live Sportsnet channels on mobile devices. The new service, called Sportsnet Now, will carry seven Sportsnet channels. Neulion says the pay TV authentication will be “seamless”, alerting viewers to which events are happening live, [...]

Transport Canada says electronic device use during takeoff, landing is now okay

"Make sure your seat back and folding trays are in their full upright position and that any electronic devices you may have are powered down for take o..., err wait, those are actually allowed now."

“Ladies and gentlemen, the Captain has turned on the Fasten Seat Belt sign. If you haven’t already done so, please stow your carry-on luggage underneath the seat in front of you or in an overhead bin. Please take your seat and fasten your seat belt. And also make sure your seat back and folding trays [...]

Difference Capital continues media investment theme with Thunderbird Films placement

Set in the Vancouver of 2077, Continuum is a current hit for Thunderbird Films.

Difference Capital (TSX:DCF) believes content is king and the publicly listed merchant bank demonstrated its appetite for the media space again today. Difference this morning announced it had taken $2-million of an oversubscribed $11.5-million financing in Vancouver-based Thunderbird Films. The preferred shares were priced at $2.00 and pay an 8% dividend. The placement was an [...]

Investors balk at Wi-LAN’s new plan for growth

Wi-LAN CEO Jim Skippen.

Shares of Wi-LAN (TSX:WIN) are off this morning on heavier than normal volume, a day after the company released a new plan resulting from a strategic internal review. After collaborating with advisor Canaccord Genuity, the company said it would focus less on acquiring patent portfolios and more on partnering with companies looking to maximize the [...]

Shaw delivers free Wi-Fi to Calgary public areas in exchange for ads

In 2012, Calgary Transit had 102 million riders on their system. Thanks to a deal with Shaw, they'll now enjoy free Wi-FI. (Photo by Dean Jarvey).

It’s a deal that most people would probably consider a win-win. In exchange for advertising, Shaw (TSX:SJR.B) will provide free Wi-Fi to Calgary parks, arenas and LRT stations. The deal, which was struck last December after Shaw submitted an RFP the previous March, will launch today. “Free public Wi-Fi is not just about technology,” said [...]

BlackBerry’s share of the mobile market rises for the first time in nearly a year

BlackBerry's small share of the mobile market fell sharply after its new BlackBerry 10 devices failed to grab the market's attention.

Okay, it’s certainly nothing to write home about. But as they say, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, right? Research firm NetMarketShare is reporting that for the first time in a nearly a year, BlackBerry’s share of the market on mobile and tablets did not fall. BlackBerry’s share of the [...]

Mitel soars as Q1 numbers hint at Aastra potential

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Shares of Mitel (TSX:MNW) are up strongly today after the Ottawa-based company’s Q1, 2014 numbers revealed a better than expected contribution from recently acquired Aastra Technologies. Mitel lost $13.6-million on revenue of $241.5-million, a topline that was up 69% over last year. Aastra, which was part of Mitel for just two months after the acquisition [...]

Why We’re Investing in Massive IP disruption of TV, Broadcast and Media

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The way we consume media is evolving at breakneck speed while legacy networks and broadcasters scramble to get out of neutral. Everything we know about the media industry is being transformed by interactive and streaming technologies. There are incredible investment opportunities out there available for those who have done their homework and who know the [...]