Geoff Starratt

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Bombardier gets firm order for 10 Challenger business jets

Bombardier Inc. has received a firm order for 10 Challenger business jets, which have a list price of about US$280 million.<p>Bombardier Aerospace said the customer's name isn't being disclosed.<p>The company is one of the world's largest suppliers of business jets, sold under a variety of brands …

Macklemore is being used to paint the rest of hip-hop as 'uncivil'

Probably the least surprising aspect of the Grammy nominations announcement was the fact that rapper Macklemore is well on his way to a huge night at America's biggest music awards show. It's been clear for months that Macklemore was headed towards the Grammys – he and producer/collaborator Ryan …

How Did Beyonce Keep Her Surprise Album a Secret?

A week ago, Toronto songwriter and producer Noah “40” Shebib was mixing and mastering “Mine” when Beyoncé‘s people called to demand the finished song …

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Canadian teen’s smartwatch idea earns $200,000 on Kickstarter

A 19-year-old entrepreneur from Montreal is taking on tech juggernauts Samsung and Sony by trying to launch his own smart watch.<p>Like many startup companies, Neptune Computer Inc., has turned to an online crowdfunding platform to raise funding for a full launch of its product.<p>Simon Tian's vision for …

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Rumours of a PS4 shortage in Canada are (slightly) exaggerated

Sony has one of those problems that's good to have if you are an electronics manufacturer and retailer: Too many people want its stuff.<p>The PlayStation 4 was sold out in Canada after its Nov. 15 launch, more than a million units sold worldwide in 24 hours. And as the holiday season kicks into …

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Meet the man behind BlackBerry’s rescue

Timothy Dattels has not lived in Canada for 30 years, having built a career climbing the highest rungs of investment banking and private equity in the U.S. and Asia.<p>But when one of Canada's most famous companies, BlackBerry Ltd., needed a saviour, he set some of those demands aside to take on what …

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Management shuffle at BlackBerry ‘just the beginning’

New BlackBerry executive chairman and interim CEO John Chen has begun what is expected to be an extensive purge of the company's top ranks.<p>Gone are predecessor Thorsten Heins's top lieutenants, chief operating officer Kristian Tear and chief marketing officer Frank Boulben, the company said Monday. …

BlackBerry says 3 more executives are out

BlackBerry's chief operating officer, chief technical officer and chief marketing officer are leaving the company, the Waterloo, Ont.-based …

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Dear John Chen: Here’s how to start fixing BlackBerry

John S. Chen<br>Interim CEO<br>BlackBerry Ltd.<br>2200 University Ave. E<br>Waterloo, ON, Canada<p>Dear John:<p>Welcome to Canada! Or rather, welcome to the Region of Waterloo International Airport, as I understand you're going to be flying in from California on a regular basis to your new job.<p>Some people get huffy …

12.9″ iPad Pro with 2K and 4K Displays being tested by Apple [Report]

According to a new report by <i>PadNews</i> (via <i>UnwiredView)</i>, both 2K panels as well as 4K panels are currently being considered by Apple for a larger 12.9” …

AllCast for Android streams local video content practically any set-top box

Koush’s AllCast has had a long road to this point, initially using Google’s unreleased Chromecast API to transmit local content to the company’s new …

Virgin Mobile survey reveals 53% of Canadians have taken a selfie

“Selfie” was honoured by becoming Oxford Dictionaries 2013 Word of the Year. The official definition of this word is “a photograph that one has taken …

Ottawa’s $9 Million Ad Campaign Targets Canada’s Cellphone Companies

The <i>CBC</i> reports the latest federal government ad campaign targeting Canada’s wireless companies has a budget of $9 million: Industry Canada is …

‘Rogers Place’ Will Be the Home of the Edmonton Oilers in 2016

Rogers has announced it has secured arena naming rights with the Edmonton Oilers. The new Rogers Place will be the home of the NHL hockey team …

Rugged Sonim Bolt 2 XP5560 now available at SaskTel

SaskTel has released one of two new rugged Sonim devices.<p>The Bolt 2 XP5560 is a Push-to-talk (PTT) phone and is meant for heavy wear and tear. This …

Smartphone gift guide: The best of Android, best camera and more

Best Android: Sony Xperia Z1 (Bell and Telus)<p>Before we go on, a note on Android: As recently as a few years ago, I wouldn’t have recommended an Android smartphone to my worst enemy; despite the fact that even then many of the handsets boasted removable batteries, clever hardware designs and …

WIND taking another look at scooping up Mobilicity

WIND Mobile, Public Mobile and Mobilicity all entered the Canadian wireless space during the 2008 spectrum auction. Many millions have been invested …

Google Nexus 5 Review

There are some phones that change an industry, and the Nexus 4 was one of them. Released for a ridiculously low $309 CDN ($299 USD) in early November …

Target Canada Mistakenly Sells Demo iPad Unit, Customer Believes Info is Real [u]

According to a report by <i>CTV News</i>, a Target location in the Kitchener area appears to have sold a Waterloo woman a demo iPad Air unit by accident. …

Hangouts MMS support broken for many users, Google silent on the issue

A few days before the announcement of the Nexus 5, Google touted the integration of SMS into Hangouts, its successor to its GTalk IM service.<p>Now, a …

Cal for Android debuts on Google Play to bring beauty to scheduling

Any.DO’s popular <b>Cal</b> app, released earlier this year on iOS, has arrived on Android after an extensive beta test.<p>The animation-happy calendar app …

Former Android lead, Andy Rubin, finds a new role as Google's head of robotics

Google’s former head of Android has a new focus, but it is in line with tenets of his former accomplishments.<p>Andy Rubin, the man behind Google’s …

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iOS 7 Now Powers 74% of iPhones in U.S. and Canada [Report]

According to latest data collected by web and advertising analytics firm <i>Chitika</i>, iOS 7 is now responsible for 74% of all internet traffic originating …

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