Of course, the usual suspects from IP and telecom are there - Bell, Telus, Rogers, Shaw, Nortel, RIM, etc. - and it's good to see that these sectors make up a good chunk of the overall list of the top 100.
More interesting for me are some lesser-known companies in the list that I've been following, namely Aastra (ranked #16) and Ascalade (#35). I've blogged about each before - here and here - and it's great to see them getting this kind of recognition.
In addition, this issue had another cool section titled How Things Work. I love stuff like this, and one of the topics was mobile TV. There's a nice explanation there of how carriers transmit TV to cell phones, and the focus is on how a small company, QuickPlay, provides the enabling technology. QuickPlay is Toronto-based, and I've been following them for a while - with both postings and a recent podcast.
Finally, there was also a short piece about Dragon's Den, the new business reality TV show in production now for the Fall season on CBC television. I posted about this show last week, and hope you tune in - especially if you want to see startups who are seeking money grovel really well before a panel of hard-nosed investors with money to spend. Capitalism at it most entertaining --- short of The Apprentice!
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