Canada

Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons

Burger King (BKW.N) is in talks to combine with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc (THI.TO), a deal that would create a fast food powerhouse with a combined market capitalization of roughly $18 billion.

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Canada relaxes restrictions on mobile devices in flight

Canada, following the lead of the United States and the European Union, on Monday relaxed official restrictions on using mobile devices in flight while maintaining a ban on transmitting information.

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Mt Gox traders agree to settle class actions against bankrupt Bitcoin exchange

American and Canadian Bitcoin traders and investors have agreed to settle the class-action lawsuits they have filed against the bankrupt Tokyo, Japan-based Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox in return for a 16.5% stake in the firm.

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RadiumOne terminates CEO after domestic violence charges

Caving in to public pressure, San Francisco, US-based marketing automation firm RadiumOne terminated its chief executive officer (CEO) Gurbaksh Chahal after he pled guilty to domestic violence and battery charges recently filed against him.

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Canadian medical photo sharing app Figure 1 releases new features

Toronto, Canada-based medical photo and information sharing app Figure 1 released new features yesterday to give doctors ability to create better profiles and allow them to collaborate with other users on different medical cases.

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La Caisse pours C$42M into Quebec wind energy project

Montreal, Canada-based institutional fund manager La Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec poured C$42 million into the Parc des Moulins wind far in Quebec as part of its bid to generate long-term returns for its clients.

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Canadian firm Cannabis Rx purchases 9-acre property in Florida for $1.2M

Canadian real estate investment firm Cannabis Rx reportedly purchased a 9.26-acre property near the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Florida in a $1.2-million deal to turn it into a licensed grow facility or distribution center.

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BlackBerry acquires NantHealth

Embattled Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has acquired healthcare IT firm NantHealth, reported TechCrunch.

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American golf products maker Dynamic Brands buys Canadian firm Riksha Golf

Henry County, US-based golf products maker Dynamic Brands Inc bought Calgary, Canada-based golf cart and accessory maker Riksha Golf Inc for an undisclosed sum to expand its portfolio of products.

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US firm iControl Networks acquires Canadian home automation device maker Blacksumac

Redwood City, US-based remote home monitoring company iControl Networks acquired Ottawa, Canada-based home automation device maker Blacksumac for an undisclosed amount to expand its product portfolio.

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Canadian social reading community Wattpad pockets $48M in Series C funding

Ontario, Canada-based social reading community Wattpad pocketed $48 million in its Series C funding from its existing investors to expand its workforce and develop its product.

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Irish home beer-brewing appliance Brewbot bags £82K from Invest NI

Belfast, Ireland-based home-brewing firm Cargo bagged £82,000 in funding from Invest North Ireland (NI) for the development and marketing of its smartphone-controlled beer-making robot Brewbot.

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Apple launches iPhone trade-in program in Germany

Cupertino, US-based smartphone giant Apple launched its iPhone trade-in program in Germany to allow its customers to purchase a new iPhone at a discounted price when they trade in a qualifying old device.

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Spanish online voting firm Scytl pockets $40M from Vulcan Capital

Barcelona, Spain-based online voting firm Scytl pocketed a $40 million investment from Palo Alto, US-based growth equity fund Vulcan Capital for its research and development as well as strategic acquisitions.

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US e-learning platform Lynda.com adds Canadian startup Compilr for $20M

California, US-based e-learning platform Lynda.com added Halifax, Canada-based coding platform Compilr in a deal valued at $20 million to expand its video-based courses and services.

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