Tag: Canada

Ekko Entrepreneurs Design The Digital Time Capsule

By Yasmin Ranade
Fuelled by a passion to uniquely connect people to one and another and over time through memories, Ekko has created what it labels, “the world’s first digital time capsule.”

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Canadian Police Forces, Emergency Services Seek to Harness ICT

by Lee Rickwood
Police forces seek to harness the power of various information and communication technologies, and to incorporate best practices for digital evidence management, Next Gen 9-1-1 services, body-worn video camera deployments and cloud-based data storage and processing.

New basic TV packages now available, but extra fees dampen savings

By Ted Kritsonis

As of March 1, Canada’s TV providers were required to begin offering a “skinny basic” plan of $25 or less that would begin the process of unbundling channels and moving to an a la carte model. The initial rollout of these skinny basic plans, when you can find them, shows that providers will have no qualms about inflating the price as much as possible.

HPE Report Identifies Top Security Threats Plaguing Enterprise

HP says that mobile applications are the new battlefield opening up vulnerabilities in storage and transmission of private and sensitive information. 75 per cent of mobile applications scanned exhibit at least one critical or high-severity security vulnerability, compared to 35 per cent of non-mobile applications.

In 2016, music streaming may see more consolidation

By Ted Kritsonis

Music streaming is set to be the biggest revenue stream for the music industry, which has seen a two-thirds decline in overall revenue from an all-time high 15 years ago. With that kind of profile, it seems only inevitable that cannibalization will knock down the overall number of players in the streaming business further this year.

Netflix’s VPN crackdown has no winners

By Ted Kritsonis

There is an irony — albeit a bitter one — when a company expands to virtually every corner of the globe, yet begins rolling out a policy of stifling access. This is the peculiar situation Netflix has found itself in this month, as it is now in 190 countries, yet begins to restrict browsing through foreign catalogues using VPN services.