Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations
NEW YORK — Sinclair Broadcast wants to “Stirr” up streaming. The nation’s largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in 89 U.S. markets. Sinclair said the motivation behind Stirr is in part to help viewers “access the local news and... Read More

Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets
SHENZHEN, China — The founder of China’s Huawei, the world’s biggest supplier of network gear to phone and internet companies, says his company would not share secrets about its customers and their communication networks. Ren Zhengfei spoke in a rare meeting with foreign reporters as Huawei Technologies Ltd. tries to protect its access to global telecom carriers that are investing... Read More

Canada needs a digital ID system, bankers association says

Canada needs a digital ID system, bankers association says
TORONTO — The Canadian Bankers Association says Canada must create a digital identification system, potentially utilizing technology such as blockchain, biometrics and document review over a live video connection. The association’s chief executive says moving away from a paper-based, face to face process towards a modern identification system of this kind is needed to “unlock the full potential” of the digital revolution that is underway. Neil... Read More

Subscribe Technologies Corporate Update And 2019 Outlook

Subscribe Technologies Corporate Update And 2019 Outlook
VANCOUVER – Subscribe Technologies Inc. (CSE: SAAS, OTCQB: SRBBF, Frankfurt: 6GQ) has provided a corporate update from Paul Dickson, CEO of Subscribe Technologies Inc. 2018 was a highly productive year for Subscribe Technologies in terms of product development and strategic acquisitions. During the course of the year, the Company was able to advance their Gingerly.com Business Management Platform to a... Read More

Netflix raising prices for 58M US subscribers as costs rise

Netflix raising prices for 58M US subscribers as costs rise
SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 per cent to 18 per cent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago. Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to two different internet-connected devices simultaneously. Even at... Read More

Volkswagen to build electric vehicles at Tennessee plant

Volkswagen to build electric vehicles at Tennessee plant
German automaker Volkswagen said Monday its factory in Tennessee will be the focus of an $800 million investment in the company’s manufacturing of electric vehicles in North America, a sign of a growing push into the electric car market by European companies. Volkswagen made a couple of announcements that it will expand its plant in Chattanooga and create 1,000 jobs... Read More

‘Smarter’ rules would ensure all digital players pay for CanCon, panel told

‘Smarter’ rules would ensure all digital players pay for CanCon, panel told
OTTAWA — Federal lawmakers need to make foreign content providers, such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime, pay their fair share into producing Canadian content, Canada’s broadcast regulator and its public broadcaster argued this week. What that share looks like, however, remains uncertain as the federal government moves to tear down and rebuild the country’s broadcast and telecom regulations. In written submissions... Read More

Poland charges Huawei manager, ex-spy with spying for China

Poland charges Huawei manager, ex-spy with spying for China
WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s counter-espionage agency has arrested a Chinese manager at tech giant Huawei in Poland and one of its own former officers and informed them both that they face charges of spying on Poland for China, state television reported Friday. The two men were arrested Tuesday, according to the Internal Security Agency. Polish security agents also searched the... Read More

MetroCast acquisition pushes up Cogeco’s Q1 revenue, costs; profit declines

MetroCast acquisition pushes up Cogeco’s Q1 revenue, costs; profit declines
MONTREAL — An acquisition by Cogeco Inc.’s cable and internet segment pushed up first-quarter revenue, but profit was down due to higher costs associated with integrating and restructuring the business, the telecommunications company said Friday. The Montreal-based company says last year’s acquisition of the MetroCast cable systems by Cogeco Communications Inc. was the main reason Cogeco Inc.’s revenue increased to $674 million from... Read More

Harley-Davidson’s new electric motorbikes aim to lure millennials

Harley-Davidson’s new electric motorbikes aim to lure millennials
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson Inc. is rolling out its first electric motorcycle, with deliveries to 20 dealers across Canada expected by fall. The new bike, dubbed the LiveWire, represents a new direction for the Wisconsin-based company as it tries to reignite faltering motorcycle sales. With its no-emissions ride, Harley joins the ranks of California-based Zero Motorcycles, which has produced electric motorbikes for nearly a decade. The... Read More