Information technology stocks were generally lower in afternoon
trading, and the S&P/TSX Info Tech index was down 0.56%.
BlackBerry (BB.TO): -0.8%
CounterPath (CCV.TO): +56.8%
Celestica (CLS.TO): -1.3%
CGI (GIB-A.TO): -1.3%
Macdonald Dettwiler & Associates (MDA.TO): -0.4%
In corporate news, BlackBerry named Marty Beard as Chief
Operating Officer. Beard will be responsible for cross-functional
organizations, including Marketing, BlackBerry 10 Application
Development, Customer Care and Quality. He will also be responsible
for instituting best practices and processes. Most recently, Beard
was Chairman and CEO of LiveOps, a provider of cloud applications
for customer service.
Meanwhile, CounterPath has been awarded a U.S. patent for
methods of authenticating a Voice over IP (VoIP) softphone
application on a device via a GSM based telephone network. The
telecommunications technology company said the latest patent for
mobile authentication based on the SIM enables Original Equipment
Manufacturers and service providers to a include unified
communications app, such as Bria, as a built-in application on the
mobile device which will 'just work' when the user turns on the
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