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  • BlackBerry buys security company Secusmart

    BlackBerry is bulking up its security assets with the acquisition of anti-eavesdropping firm Secusmart, which developed technology to protect the smartphones of German government officials, including Chancellor Angela Merkel.

  • Amaya acquisition gets regulatory approval

    MONTREAL - Amaya Gaming Group Inc. says its proposed US$4.9-billion bid to buyer the world's largest online poker company, operator of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, has received approval from the gaming regulatory authorities.

  • Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphoneSamsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

    SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.

  • BlackBerry buys security company SecuSmart

    WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry has bought German anti-eavesdropping firm SecuSmart in a move to bulk up its security assets.

  • Celestica profit jumps to $40.9 million in Q2

    TORONTO - Celestica Inc. (TSX:CLS) saw its profit rise by 46 per cent to US$40.9 million in the second quarter, largely on strong demand for its communication equipment customers.

  • Big teleco Rogers has lower Q2 net earningsBig teleco Rogers has lower Q2 net earnings

    TORONTO - Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) reported Thursday a lower second-quarter profit but beat analyst expectations as it focused on improving its operations.

  • Review: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phonesReview: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products.

  • Microsoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops StreetMicrosoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops Street

    REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units — Nokia phones and Bing search — would become profitable in 2016.

  • Apple's fiscal 3Q earnings top analyst forecasts

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

  • Espial has Q2 net profit on higher revenuesEspial has Q2 net profit on higher revenues

    OTTAWA - TV on-demand software company Espial Group Inc. has more than doubled its second-quarter revenues to $4.7 million quarter and turned in a profit compared with a loss in the same quarter last year.

  • Yahoo buying app and analytics company Flurry

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Yahoo is buying Flurry Inc., a startup that helps other programmers build better mobile applications and craft marketing campaigns for smartphones and tablets.

  • BlackBerry gets new chief operating officerBlackBerry gets new chief operating officer

    WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry (TSX:BB) has appointed Marty Beard, the former chief executive of LiveOps, Inc. as its new chief operating officer.

  • Microsoft 4Q earnings hurt by Nokia acquisitionMicrosoft 4Q earnings hurt by Nokia acquisition

    REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. reported fourth-quarter earnings that took a hit from the Nokia devices business that it bought in April, but the company said growth in Internet-based computing services to businesses boosted results.

  • Correction: Apple-Board story

    SAN FRANCISCO - In a story July 17 about the retirement of longtime Apple Inc. director Bill Campbell, The Associated Press reported erroneously that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs had battled prostate cancer. Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

  • Google's 2Q revenue gains eclipse earnings missGoogle's 2Q revenue gains eclipse earnings miss

    SAN FRANCISCO - Google's earnings rose modestly in the second quarter as the Internet company's expensive ambitions devoured most of a surprisingly strong gain in revenue.

  • CEO Whitman takes chairman post at Hewlett-Packard

    PALO ALTO, Calif. - Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is assuming the title of chairman after the departure of interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, who resigned to deal with health issues.

  • Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to make its own devices.

  • Memo from Microsoft exec Elop announcing job cutsMemo from Microsoft exec Elop announcing job cuts

    Microsoft Executive Vice-President Stephen Elop sent employees of the company's devices business a memo detailing its job cut plans. Microsoft said it would cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, with about 12,500 related to Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's phone business in April. Elop was Nokia's CEO before the acquisition. Here's his memo.

  • Memo from Microsoft CEO announcing job cuts

    Microsoft announced Thursday that it will cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 per cent of its staff. CEO Satya Nadella, who took the job in February, delivered the news to staff in a memo that Microsoft released publicly. Here's the text of that memo:

  • Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs

    REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft is cutting up to 18,000 jobs, about 14 per cent of its staff, over the next year as it works to cut down on management layers and integrate the Nokia devices business it bought in April.

  • Shares of BlackBerry move back on Apple deal

    TORONTO - Shares of BlackBerry (TSX:BB) took a beating Wednesday after details emerged on partnership between two of the world's biggest technology companies — Apple and IBM — that will cater to business customers.

  • Apple, IBM team up in mobile devices, applications

    CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies.

  • Hewlett-Packard Interim Chairman Whitworth resigns

    PALO ALTO, Calif. - Hewlett-Packard's interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, has resigned from the company's board to concentrate on personal health issues.

  • Longtime Apple director steps down from board

    SAN FRANCISCO - One of the most trusted advisers to late Apple CEO Steve Jobs is retiring from the iPhone maker's board of directors.

  • Lionsgate joins Alibaba for streaming moviesLionsgate joins Alibaba for streaming movies

    Lionsgate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) is getting into the streaming movie business with Chinese e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding as part of a deal to provide access to hit movies like "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" franchises.

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