BlackBerry Announces Proposed Common Share Purchase Program
BlackBerry’s Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program to purchase for cancellation up to 12 million BlackBerry common shares, or approximately 2.6% of the outstanding public float. BlackBerry can purchase the common shares over the Nasdaq Stock Market or, subject to regulatory approval, on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") or other markets. In the past 12 months, BlackBerry has not repurchased any of its outstanding securities.
   [May 22, 2015]


GoDaddy Issues ’RFP’ To Support New Marketing Era
GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), a technology provider dedicated to small businesses, has launched a global brand agency request for proposal (RFP) to help promote and personalize the GoDaddy brand globally.
   [May 22, 2015]


CRTC invites Canadians to participate in a project measuring the performance of their broadband Internet services
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) invites Canadians to participate in a project that will measure the performance of their home broadband Internet services. The CRTC is collaborating in this project with major Internet service providers (ISPs) across the country and SamKnows, a company that specializes in measuring broadband services.
   [May 22, 2015]


shomi Announces a New Way to Take Over the Biggest Screen in the House - the TV
shomi is available on Google Chromecast. shomi members now have a simple and easy way to get the streaming service on the big screen by simply casting from their mobile device, tablet, or computer directly to a TV.
   [May 22, 2015]


Huawei Launches World’s First Software-defined Networking-based Agile Internet of Things Solution
Huawei launched the world’s first software-defined networking (SDN)-based Agile Internet of Things (IoT) Solution at Huawei Network Congress (HNC) 2015. The solution enables objects to connect to the Internet and communicate with each other, while enabling convenient network management and maintenance.
   [May 22, 2015]


PAC-MAN Turns 35 And Sony Pictures’ "Pixels" Is There To Celebrate
PAC-MAN - one of the most iconic videogame characters in history - will celebrate his 35th birthday.  With the character coming to the big screen this summer in Sony Pictures’ Pixels, the studio is joining in to celebrate with a global birthday party of epic proportions.  In cities around the world and online, film talent will join with moviegoers and special guests to celebrate with birthday cakes, free play of the PAC-MAN arcade game, and special events localized to each city.
   [May 21, 2015]


Salesforce Launches Next-Generation Community Cloud
Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), a Customer Success Platform, announced the launch of the next generation of the Community Cloud. With new innovations including Targeted Recommendations, Lightning Community Builder and Templates and Salesforce Files Connect for Google Drive, companies are empowered to connect with customers, partners and employees in a whole new way.
   [May 21, 2015]


SHOES.COM Completes $45 Million Dollar Non-Brokered Private Placement
SHOES.COM, a online footwear and apparel destination, announced the closing of a non-brokered private placement of common shares. The company raised net proceeds of approximately $45 million, principally from existing shareholders, at a valuation of $275 million with all stock issued being "common shares." The offering was significantly oversubscribed.
   [May 21, 2015]


Bell Canada and Kilmer Group to acquire the Toronto Argonauts
Bell Canada and Larry Tanenbaum’s Kilmer Group announced their agreement to jointly acquire the Toronto Argonauts Football Club of the Canadian Football League (CFL) from sports entrepreneur David Braley. Financial terms of the transaction, expected to close on December 31, 2015, were not disclosed.
   [May 21, 2015]


OpenText CEO Resumes Full Involvement in Day-to-Day Operations
Open Text Corporation announced that Mark J. Barrenechea, President and CEO, has resumed full involvement in day-to-day operations of the Company after previously announcing on February 23, 2015 that he would reduce his involvement for approximately 100 days to seek treatment for Leukemia.  The CEO Operating Committee that had been established to assist in the management of the Company’s day-to-day operations has been disbanded. 
   [May 21, 2015]


LG G4 To Begin Shipping In Key Markets Worldwide
Customers in key markets around the world will finally get their chance to own the latest advanced smartphone from LG Electronics (LG), one which industry experts have widely praised for its exceptional camera, vivid and expansive display, and willingness to set new rules in defining what a premium mobile device can be.
   [May 20, 2015]


Study sheds new light on the impact of video gaming on the brain
A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society Bby the teams of Dr. Gregory West (Assistant Professor at the Université de Montréal) and Dr. Véronique Bohbot (Douglas Institute researcher and associate Professor at McGill University and the Douglas Research Institute of the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal) shows that while video game players (VGPs) exhibit more efficient visual attention abilities, they are also much more likely to use navigation strategies that rely on the brain’s reward system (the caudate nucleus) and not the brain’s spatial memory system (the hippocampus).
   [May 20, 2015]


Wuxia Receives a Special Mention at the 2015 Numix Awards
Groupe Media TFO announces that the Wuxia project has earned a special mention from the jury at Grand Prix Numix Innovation. Co-produced by Saga and Groupe Média TFO, Wuxia the Fox is an illustrated book accompanied by an iPad application, to be released in the fall of 2015. With the help of voice recognition software, Wuxia is sure to spark kids’ curiosity and transport them into a world of fantasy created by Jonathan Bélisle.  
   [May 20, 2015]


PwC Addresses Excuses for Not Investing in Cybersecurity
We all know cyber-attacks have had an increased presence in today’s interconnected world, however cybersecurity isn’t an issue faced strictly by large firms. PwC’s recent survey of Canadian private companies found that 88% of firms agreed or strongly agreed that cybersecurity is an important issue for their organization. However, firms are more in the dark about what they need to do, where their vulnerabilities lie and what to do about them.
   [May 20, 2015]


MixRadio launches the world’s most personal and easy-to-use music streaming service on all major mobile platforms
MixRadio, the personalized music streaming service, is launching its product to a huge new global audience by expanding across Android and IOS platforms and announcing a new partnership with HTC.
   [May 20, 2015]


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