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. BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. The BlackBerry product line includes the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, the award-winning... more

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

Hubba’s Data Sharing Platform gives brands and retailers the power to manage and share their consumer-ready product information ensuring that the RIGHT message gets to the RIGHT consumers at exactly RIGHT moment in the purchase decision process. Hubba works in 3 simple steps: 1) Pull together a product story of exactly what you would like to tell a consumer at the final moment before a purchase decision. 2) Curate... 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 or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. more



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