Tag archives for Canada

Bell cleared to buy Astral Media, creates a Canadian TV powerhouse

Bell tried to shake up the Canadian media landscape last year by acquiring Astral Media, but it ran into a CRTC-sized roadblock -- regulators didn't want 25 TV stations moving to one provider. After some big concessions, however, Bell has received approval to buy Astral for $3.2 billion. The revised ...

Kickstarter plans North American expansion, launches in Canada this summer

That's right Canucks, Kickstarter's launching in your neck of the woods before the midnight sun sets for the season. The crowdfunding site released a teaser page today, announcing that it'll open up to Canada-based projects later this summer. It's not the first site of its kind to accept submissions from ...

Exclusive: In Yet Another Internal Hire, Yahoo’s Mayer Makes Mann Search Head

Longtime Yahoo techie Laurence “Laurie” Mann, who has recently been SVP of engineering operations at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, has been given the new job of heading its search efforts, according to sources inside the company. The appointment by CEO Marissa Mayer, also announced in an internal memo last week, ...

BlackBerry Says Z10 Appeals to Platform Newbies

Charting BlackBerry’s performance as it mounts its long-promised comeback is no easy feat. The company’s new Z10 smartphone has been available in some markets for nearly a month now, and it has yet to announce any hard sales figures, saying only that early sales are much better than some numbers ...