BlackBerry Named Canada's Top Technology Company Despite Drop in Revenue

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Waterloo-based BlackBerry has been named Canada's top information and communicatons technology company, once again beating out all three telecom giants: Rogers, Telus, and Bell.

Although BlackBerry's revenue dropped 7% in 2012, the smartphone pioneer still generated more than $18 billion—or over 22% of the top 250 ICT companies' combined revenue, according to an annual report on Canada’s Top Tech Companies by Branham.

The sector averaged a revenue increase of 0.5%. However, BlackBerry's struggles dragged that statistic down heavily. "The industry overall actually performed much better, with an overall growth rate of 3.58%,” noted Wayne Gudbranson, CEO of Branham Group.

Bell, in second, earned $9.3 billion. Telus, in third, earned $8.7 billion, up 8%. Rogers fell to fourth this year with revenues of $8.3 billion.

Branham's findings also identified up-and-coming ICT companies, citing several startups Techvibes readers are familiar with: 500px, Eastside Games, Kira Talent, Hubba, Rebellion Media, Shopcaster, and more.

 

Company:
BlackBerry
Website:
http://www.blackberry.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only did we introduce a... more

Company:
Hubba
Website:
http://www.hubba.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hubba's B2B Product Information Network is the easiest and most effective way for brands to share rich content with their retail and eCommerce partners. Hubba is a venture-funded B2B technology company reimagining the world of enterprise soft-ware. Hubba has been selected as on the the Top 20 Most Innovative Companies in Canada (CIX) and Top 25 Up and Coming ICT Com-panies (Branham Group). Since 2011, some of the... more

Company:
Kira Talent
Website:
http://www.kiratalent.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kira Talent helps organizations find the best individuals and companies build great teams. Using pre-recorded video questions, and timed video responses, Kira Talent brings the real-life interview feel online, and allows you to rate, share and compare candidates with colleagues in minutes. more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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