SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileIndustry Minister Tony Clement on Friday published the government’s consultation paper for how it should alter rules governing foreign ownership in the telecommunications sector.Critics say that allows incumbents such as Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc., and Telus Corp to effectively hold an oligopoly, which lowers quality while keeping prices high for consumers.Read more.Which option do you support? Do you think allowing in foreign companies will benefit consumers?Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests. Continue reading this postAccess to information: Does Canada need to be more open with data?TTC bus driver: Do you often see your local drivers texting?The Toronto Sun on Thursday published a picture sent by a reader of a TTC bus driver driving while texting on a mobile device.
Its really not though. I think everyone here is missing the point. Yes BSI cost 60 bucks. It was the late 1980s and the classic French eyewear brand was experiencing a massive surge in popularity for its oversized, mirrored “02” frames. Everybody was wearing them, but they were a bit much for my student budget hence the outlet store mission. I did not score a pair of 02s that day, but I did get another style that had round, clear frames and the de rigueur mirrored lenses.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileYesterday I mentioned Scrabble is now an application on Facebook, though not for Canadian users. It got me thinking about that most famous of ‘not in Canada’ products, the iPhone.A couple of weeks back a couple of blogs Electronista and iPhoneworld were atwitter over the latest updates at the Canadian Trademark Database of the ongoing dispute between Apple and Toronto VoIP company Comwave.Unfortunately, the trademark database is not exactly built with consumers in mind, and so reads in a language that is mostly impenetrable. In other words, the trademark application status changes are easy to misinterpret.In particular, the blogs read the database’s reference to a First Examiner’s Report with dates next to it in February and June as a sign that Canadian Intellectual Property Office would be making a decision by June.That, alas, is not the case, according to Genevieve Cote Halverson, a spokesperson for CIPO.