News from Canada
Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) is teaming up with BlackBerry, with the launch of a cybersecurity skills-based programming, Digital Defenders, for GGC's 70,000 members. The program will include all levels: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, and Rangers.
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BlackBerry and the University of Waterloo today announced plans to renew their long standing partnership to help drive Canada's innovation economy forward.
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BlackBerry and L-SPARK today announced a second phase of their joint accelerator program, which aims to accelerate Canadian technology startups that are focused on vehicle connected services and cloud connectivity to the vehicle.
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BlackBerry shareholders elected the company's eight director candidates to the board at today's annual and special meeting.
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BlackBerry announced today its support of Canada's Digital Charter and that it has been recognised by the Government of Canada as a benchmark for trusted technology. The Charter, recently unveiled by Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, has trust at its foundation to protect the privacy and data security of Canada's citizens.
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An Ontario judge has cleared the way for a class action on behalf of about 300 former BlackBerry employees who are seeking severance or termination pay from the technology company.
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Today, during an address to the Empire Club of Canada, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, launched Canada’s new Digital Charter.
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SaaS accelerator program L-Spark is launching a new Secure IoT Accelerator program, working with Telus, BlackBerry and Solace. The program will work with Canadian ventures developing Internet of Things (IoT) products and services.
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A BlackBerry Canadian Class Action will now proceed to trial as a securities class action involving claims for damages for misrepresentation in BlackBerry's disclosure documents.
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The Canadian government is adding $40 million in federal money to a $310.5-million pledge from BlackBerry aimed at supporting the development of self-driving car technologies in Kanata.
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HMD Global has announced collaborations with three leading wireless providers in North America – Cricket Wireless and Verizon in the United States and Rogers in Canada. HMD Global is also expanding its selection of Nokia smartphones on Android with the launch of two wireless provider-specific devices coming to the United States this month and another coming to Rogers subsidiary brand, chatr, in Canada very soon.
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BlackBerry is adding its support to an effort to help small Canadian technology companies connect with global automakers and other players in autonomous transportation.
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TCL has announced that the BlackBerry KEY² will be available to pre-order in Canada from tomorrow (June 21), with devices available from July 6. The BlackBerry KEY2 in Silver will be available carrier unlocked at Amazon.ca, BestBuy.ca, Walmart.ca, Staples.ca, Blueshop.ca and Visions.ca in July starting at $829.99 CAD outright.
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BlackBerry is collaborating with the Government of Canada to modernize their operations centers during G7 ministerial meetings and the 2018 G7 Summit. Using BlackBerry AtHoc, a crisis communication platform that includes AtHoc Alert for mass notification and AtHoc Collect for field reports
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TELUS has announced that it has been granted $31 million by the federal government's Connect to Innovate program and the Quebec government's Québec branché program to continue deploying its PureFibre broadband network in Quebec.
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The test drive of a BlackBerry QNX-equipped autonomous car in Ottawa's west end today marked the first trial run of a driverless vehicle on a public street in Canada.