Apple Could Sell up to 60 Million iWatches In 12 Months, Analyst Says

July 14th, 2014 10 Comments »

Apple’s rumoured iWatch may see a wide adoption rate, with sales up to 60 million units in two different scenarios, predicts Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty (via Fortune).

After taking into consideration Apple’s two most successful iDevice launches, Katy Huberty foresees two possible sale scenarios. Whichever turns out to be correct, one thing is certain; Apple [...]

Future Shop to Sell Pebble Steel Smartwatch When it Comes to Canada

June 13th, 2014 10 Comments »

Earlier this week Best Buy USA confirmed it would carry the new Pebble Steel smart watch this Sunday. But what about Canada, eh?
We reached out to both Future Shop and Best Buy’s PR teams for confirmation about if and when we’ll see the Pebble Steel up north. Both responded but only Future Shop confirmed they [...]

Apple Announces NTT DOCOMO in Japan to Sell the iPad Starting June 10

May 28th, 2014 10 Comments »

Apple has announced NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest wireless carrier, will offer cellular versions of the iPad for sale starting on Tuesday, June 10. Apple CEO Tim Cook had this to say:
“We are extremely happy for iPad to join iPhone on NTT DOCOMO’s network,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The results on iPhone have been tremendous, [...]

Japan’s Renesas to Sell Display Chip Business to Synaptics Instead of Apple

May 27th, 2014 10 Comments »

Last month it was rumoured Apple was in talks to acquire Japan’s Renesas SP Drivers, a joint venture between the latter with Sharp (25% stake) and Taiwan’s Powerchip (20% stake), makers of drivers and controllers for LCD displays.
A new report today from Reuters says sources have noted Apple has lost out on the bid for [...]

WIND Mobile Subscribers Top 702,000, But Parent Company Still Looking to Sell

May 14th, 2014 10 Comments »

Vimpelcom has announced its Q1 2014 earnings for its Canadian investment WIND Mobile, which saw an increase of 25,916 net subscribers, bringing its total active subscriber base to 702,125. Average revenue per user (ARPU) increased 12 percent compared to the year ago quarter to hit $31, which the company called its ‘best quarter ever’.
WIND Mobile [...]

Fitness-Tracking App Strava Wants To Sell Its Data To City Planners

May 7th, 2014 10 Comments »

Strava Heatmap of Vancouver.

Today Strava, a popular fitness-tracking app for runners and cyclists, has announced a new initiative. The company has decided to sell its location data to local governments, where city planners can put it to good use. 
Since the app collects so much information about people on the move, city planners could use all that [...]

Apple Projected to Sell 42 Million iPhones in March Quarter

March 19th, 2014 10 Comments »

Rumours of Apple’s growth reaching an end have been around for quite some time now, but as the company’s recent iPhone sales numbers have shown, such reports are slightly out of touch with reality.
However, after the record-breaking first fiscal quarter sales – 51 million units sold between October 1 and December 31, 2013 – the [...]

Canadians Are Ready to Sell Their Online Data for the Right Price [Study]

January 30th, 2014 10 Comments »

Canadians have realized that their personal information holds real value for companies attempting to reach them via targeted ads. And they are ready to sell their online data — everything they do online — for the right price. Or at least this is what a recent Microsoft study obtained by the Globe and Mail suggests. [...]

Russia’s MegaFon Signs Deal with Apple to Sell iPhone After 3-Year Hiatus

January 27th, 2014 10 Comments »

For the first time since 2010, Russia’s second-largest carrier, OAO MegaFon, will resume selling the iPhone. The hiatus was due to unfavourable terms offered by Apple.
Bloomberg reports that the Russian billionaire controller of MegaFon, Alisher Usmanov, has inked a three-year deal with Apple, as the iPhone maker has relaxed its sales policy in the country. [...]

BlackBerry Looking To Sell Most of its Canadian Real Estate

January 23rd, 2014 10 Comments »

On Tuesday Canadian smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry, said it intends to sell more than 3 million square feet of its real-estate in Canada, where the majority is located. The report is raising many questions about whether the company will remain in Canada.
Most of BlackBerry’s real-estate is located in Waterloo, although it also has many offices in [...]

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