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1. BlackBerry has always talked up its security advantage, but with online safety moving from the middle of the newspaper to the front page, are we finally living in an environment in which mobile device users will listen?

BlackBerry: Here’s Why We’re Better at Security

2. Anti-counterfeiting laws and punishment are non-existent in many jurisdictions, leaving the responsibility of abating the flow of fakes to enterprises. Legacy anti-counterfeiting technologies, such as barcodes and holograms, can be duplicated. However, a new generation of technologies are already in the field or about to be unleashed upon the counterfeiters. We detail some of the more interesting technologies in this report

The Counterfeiting Conundrum: How Technology Will Slam the Scam

3. A strong third quarter and a large market for Espial Group’s (TSX:ESP) Reference Design Kit-based set top box client trumps some real investment risks, says Haywood analyst Massimo Voci.

Espial is a buy despite “significant” risks, says Haywood

4. Bedrocan Cannabis (TSXV:BED) is a strong and stable early leader in a space with a very high barrier to entry, says M Partners analyst Daniel Pearlstein.

Bedrocan Cannabis is undervalued, says M Partners

5. While the TSX has followed world markets in giving back most of the gains it made in the previous nine months of this year, tech is actually holding up pretty well. But investors who believe this October’s correction is a garden variety pullback and are looking for stocks on sale may want to start here. We count down five Canadian techs that are down this month…

Five Canadian Tech Stocks That are Down in October

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1. Could lightning fast internet be on its way to Canada? Last week, Google posted a position on its own jobs board that could be an indication that the search engine giant might be planning to launch Google Fiber in Canada.

Is this the best sign yet that Google Fiber is coming to Canada?

2. Canada’s medical marijuana industry is undergoing a sea-change. One need look no further than the public markets for evidence; the country’s first publicly traded marijuana play, Tweed Marijuana, recently began trading and boasts a market cap in excess of $100-million…

Canada’s Medical Marijuana Industry: A Top Down Look

3. 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 EA’s reportedly awful effort on NHL 15 really cause its long-time fans to abandon ship?

EA Feels the Wrath of Fans Over NHL 15 Flub

4. Alberta artist Peter van Tiesenhausen has provided an interesting legal precedent in his long-running battle with oil companies seeking to run a pipeline through his 800 acre territory. He has copyrighted his land as a work of art…

Alberta Artist Copyrights Land as Artwork to Keep Oil Companies At Bay

5. The $5.2-billion, 12-year deal that Rogers Communications signed with the NHL back in November means it will assume full editorial control over “Hockey Night in Canada”, meaning the fates of on-air talent such as Bob Cole, Don Cherry and Ron Maclean is now in the publicly traded company’s hands….

Roger That? How “Hockey Night In Canada” Ended Up Losing the CBC Money

6. With the rise of social media, reaching a specific market segment has never been more cost-effective. And never has it been more complicated. But a comprehensive new study from Vancouver-based market research firm Vision Critical reveals that social media is, in fact, having a big impact on consumer decisions.

Brands Ignore Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest at their Peril, says Vision Critical Study