Stories by Carly Suppa

Canadian ISPs off the hook for music downloads

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled 9-0 Wednesday morning that Internet service providers (ISPs) should not be held responsible nor should be ordered to pay royalties to composers and artists for music downloaded by their Internet customers.

Nortel updates, sells manufacturing business

Nortel Networks Ltd. anticipates it will be ready to release financial results for Q1 2004 as early as mid-July, the company said Tuesday in its most recent bi-weekly status report, ordered as a result of Nortel's restatement processes by the Ontario Securities Commission.

Bell Canada scoops 360networks assets

In a deal tagged at C$275 million (US$200 million), Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) announced Wednesday it has agreed to purchase the Canadian assets of Vancouver-based 360networks Corp., including the assets of 360's subsidiary, GT Group Telecom Services Corp.

Big iron still king

When Tristan Goguen, president of Toronto-based Internet Light and Power Inc. (ILAP), an Internet service provider, told a corporate client he would be speaking with a journalist about mainframe technology, the client, not surprisingly, responded with, "Do people still use those things?"

Nextel, Telus ink deal for walkie-talkie service

Users of Telus Mobility's Mike service will soon be able to carry on walkie-talkie transmissions south of the border as the Vancouver-based telco announced it is joining hands with Reston, Va.-based Nextel Communications Inc. earlier this week.

IBM launches eServer i5

IBM on Monday announced the latest addition to its eServer line based on the company's POWER5 microprocessors. The new eServer i5 is designed for the small and medium business market and incorporates the newly announced Virtualization Engine, announced late last month.

Manitoba Telecom to buy Allstream

TORONTO (03/18/2004) - Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. on Thursday agreed to acquire fellow telco Allstream Inc. in a deal valued at US$1.7 billion.

UPDATE - Credit agency reports security breach

TORONTO (03/17/2004) - More than 1,400 Canadians, primarily in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, have been notified of a major security breach at Equifax Canada Inc., a national consumer-credit reporting agency.

CATA calls on feds to eliminate capital taxes

TORONTO (03/09/2004) - The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) this week beseeched the Canadian federal government to eliminate capital taxes, citing the negative effects the taxes have on Canadian investment.

Bidding war over Pivotal continues

TORONTO (12/04/2003) - In what is likely the most unexpected of circumstances, Vancouver-based CRM vendor Pivotal Corp. has found itself the target of an all-out bidding war.

Pivotal rejects Onyx bid

TORONTO (11/17/2003) - It has only taken five days for Pivotal Corp. to come up with an answer to the surprise acquisition proposal from fellow CRM solution maker Onyx Corp., made last Wednesday -- and that answer is no.

Onyx proposes Pivotal acquisition

TORONTO (11/12/2003) - In a move to strengthen its position as the second largest pure play CRM vendor, Onyx Corp. on Wednesday announced its intention to purchase Canadian CRM provider Pivotal Corp., and hopes its offer will win out over a prior bid.

Intel scoops up wireless chipmaker

TORONTO (11/11/2003) - In an attempt to become the market leader in providing wireless silicon, Intel Corp. recently acquired Mobilian, a maker of dual-functionality wireless local area network (WLAN) and Bluetooth chipsets for an undisclosed amount.

EMC, Nortel team on data recovery services

In order to enable better remote mirroring of enterprise data, technology partners EMC Corp. and Nortel Networks Ltd. have banded together again, this time to deliver a joint business continuity service to their respective customers.