Archive for February, 2008

Desire2Learn Loses Patent Case in Texas

Last year, I wrote about a patent lawsuit launched by Blackboard against Waterloo-based Desire2Learn.  On Friday, a jury in Texas ruled against the Canadian company, awarding $3.1 million in damages.

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February 26, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

Canadians Play a Lead Role in Books 2.0

Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 25, 2008 as Canadians Are Playing Key Role in 'Books 2.0' Last year, the Department of Canadian Heritage commissioned Turner-Riggs, a Vancouver-based market-analysis company, to study the Canadian book retail market.  The resulting report – The Book Retail Sector in Canada – has […]

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February 25, 2008 1 comment Columns Archive

The SAC “Distraction”

The Songwriters Association of Canada proposal to fully legalize peer-to-peer file sharing by adding a $5 levy to the monthly Internet bill has generated considerable discussion over the past week.  Much of that discussion has been negative with many Canadians arguing that they don't download music and should not be […]

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February 25, 2008 20 comments News

Canadian Government on ICANN

The Canadian government has submitted to comments to the U.S. government on the continuing ICANN oversight.

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February 24, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Rogers Results Underscore “Absence of Price Wars”

The Globe and Mail reports on Rogers Communications strong performance fueled by high data pricing in Canada.

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February 24, 2008 4 comments Must Reads