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Facebook Messenger Permissions Come Down To Trust

Kris Constable | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Kris Constable

The risk is, we don't know when Facebook, or any app, actually uses these permissions, and I don't think we want to find out after-the-fact that it's been recording me since I installed it, just to sell to advertisers. So until Google improves the Android architecture by allowing us more control over what permissions an app can access at any given time, it comes down to trust.

Do You Know The Social Media Secret?

Mitch Joel | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Living
Mitch Joel

The San Francisco based startup Secret (that was founded by two former Google and Square employees) is getting tons of attention, followers and fans. In short, you can write anything that's on your mind, add photos or colors to the background and customize this content while being able to share it, free of judgment, and without attaching any of your personal information or profile to it.

Is Smart Marketing An Oxymoron?

Mitch Joel | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Contrary to popular marketing ideology, we do not live in a multiple-screen world. My world is about one screen: whatever screen is in front of me. Too many brands continue to build digital ghettos where the Web, mobile, social and even e-commerce occupy and have their own, unique, strategies. This leads to brands that are wildly different across their platforms. To put it simply? These strategies are stupid. Here's why.

There's a Totally Sexist App for That!

N/A Inc. | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Business
N/A Inc.

Siri, Jeannie, Andy and even Edwin all reply to their users in female voices, and the trend of "female" virtual assistant apps isn't going anywhere. The multitude of "female" personal assistant apps in the marketplace feels terrifyingly counter-productive to all the strides women have made in the work place over the last few decades.

Why Some People Don't Want Androids, BlackBerrys Or iPhones

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Living

Spring Gillard is an avid blogger and active on social media, but don't expect to see any emails or tweets sent from her Android device, BlackBerry or...

What Comes After Smartphones?

Mitch Joel | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

What will Apple do next? What is the technology that will disrupt the iPhone and iPad business? If you have read Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography (and I strongly recommend that you do), there was a very telling (and compelling) line from Jobs: "If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will."

I Love my BlackBerry, But...

Selena Cameron | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Business
Selena Cameron

Confession: I'm completed addicted to my BlackBerry. As a working mom of three kids six and under, it has freed me from my desk and made me more productive than I ever imagined. But, something happened last week that stopped me in my tracks.

New Phones RIM's Last Chance To Compete With iPhone, Android

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Business

Research In Motion has unveiled a new mobile operating system that will power its next-generation BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets to bette...

RIM Denies It Discontinued PlayBook

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada Business

UPDATE: Research In Motion has denied an analyst's report Thursday that the company has seized production of its PlayBook tablet PC. "RIM doesn't t...

The Evolution of Apps

Mitch Joel | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada
Mitch Joel

Having the power to create an app that a brand or media entity can control, update and change on the fly (that isn't beholden to another media entity) not only makes sense, but points us to a new day and age where brands can develop their own media.

RIM Platform Loses Half Its U.S. Market Share In One Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.31.2011 | Canada Business

Research In Motion has seen half of its share of the U.S. mobile platform market disappear in the past year, according to an analysis of the cell phon...

New BlackBerrys To Run Android Apps

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada Business

Embattled BlackBerry maker Research In Motion will release cell phones next year that are compatible with Google’s Android operating system, says a ...

Research In Motion Layoff 200 To Cut Costs: Report

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - Research In Motion is moving to cut costs by laying off a reported 200 employees in its hometown, as the BlackBerry m...

Too Slow? RIM Falls Behind In Smartphone Wars

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2011 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Research In Motion seems to have become a victim of timing on the launch of its new BlackBerry smartphones, causing investor selloffs and r...