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Fairfax’s Watsa says BlackBerry a good long-term investment

Blackberry pins are seen at the Fairfax Holdings annual general meeting for shareholders in Toronto

By Cameron French TORONTO (Reuters) - Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is a good long-term investment that is being unfairly punished by the stock market, the chief executive of the company's top shareholder said on Wednesday. "We think over time BlackBerry is going to do well," Prem Watsa, CEO of Canada's Fairfax Financial Holdings, which ...

The Most Literate Generation: Wattpad & the Power of Social Reading

The Most Literate Generation: Wattpad & the Power of Social Reading

The next time you hear someone say "no one reads anymore," show them Wattpad. With more than 20 million users, Wattpad is the world's largest community for readers and writers, and to the consternation of traditional publishing -- entirely free.From http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ondi-timoner/the-most-literate-generat_b_5080649.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

Nobody Wins The Rob Ford Browser Game — Or Maybe Everybody Does

Nobody Wins The Rob Ford Browser Game -- Or Maybe Everybody Does

The downfalls of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford are many, but the guy does inspire some pretty great video games. Fans of the four-star-rated Android mobile game "Stay Mayor" will enjoy the latest Ford video game, "Crackathon." (Apparently there's no shortage of people who want to gamify the antics of everyone's favorite political party animal.) According ...

RIM discards 16 GB PlayBook tablet

One of the women uses a mobile phone as they walk at the Blackberry maker's Research in Motion RIM campus in Waterloo

TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd will no longer produce the cheapest version of its poorly selling PlayBook tablet, but it said it remains committed to a tablet computer market it has struggled to break into. RIM said it would phase out the 16 GB model of the PlayBook once stock currently ...

RIM shares drop again; technicals weak

A logo of the Blackberry maker's Research in Motion is seen on a building at RIM Technology Park in Waterloo

TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion's share price on Monday dropped to less than $10 on Nasdaq, a breach that technical analysts say could spur further declines, after an analyst warned that the BlackBerry maker's sales were dismal last month. The stock, which is trading at its lowest since 2003, has fallen nearly 15 percent ...

Canada’s Rogers sees growth in “Internet of things”

TORONTO (Reuters) - Rogers Communications Inc, Canada's largest wireless company, says the "Internet of things" - fridges that write shopping lists and smoke alarms that send text messages - will be a C$400 million ($384 million) market in Canada by 2015 and that it wants a significant share. "$400 million is just the start. It's ...

RIM shares slide further as investor fears mount

A logo of the Blackberry maker's Research in Motion is seen on a building at RIM Technology Park in Waterloo

TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion's share price on Monday breached a level that technical analysts say could spur further declines, after an analyst warned that the BlackBerry maker's sales were dismal last month. After an announcement that the company has begun exploring strategic options, the sentiment is still extremely bearish on the stock, said ...

Court clears RIM to use BBM moniker

A logo of the Blackberry maker's Research in Motion is seen on a building at RIM Technology Park in Waterloo

TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion is free to use the BBM moniker for its popular BlackBerry Messenger instant messaging service after a court ruled the use did not infringe on the trademark of a company that measures Canadian television and radio audiences. "We are pleased that the Federal Court of Canada sided with RIM ...

Canada’s CGI to buy Logica to create global IT firm

LONDON/TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's top IT services firm, CGI Group Inc, agreed to buy larger Anglo-Dutch rival Logica Plc for $2.64 billion on Thursday, a move that more than doubles its size and helps serve multinational clients in Europe. The deal, funded with debt and a C$1 billion ($965.44 million) cash infusion from CGI's largest ...