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Apple employees reject return to on site work in open letter

A group of Apple employees collectively calling themselves “Apple Together” has released an open letter to executives criticizing the company’s Hybrid Work Pilot program for what they perceive as its inflexibility. Apple CEO Tim Cook issued a memo in March requiring all employees to work on-site two days a week from May 2 and three […]

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Poilievre would prevent digital currency run by Bank of Canada

The current front-runner for the Conservative Party leadership has said he would prevent the Bank of Canada from developing a central bank-run digital currency if he becomes prime minister. Poilievre, who has been a Conservative member of Parliament for 18 years, has pushed past all the contenders ahead of a September vote to choose the […]

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Canadian Amazon employees make second attempt at union certification

A group of Canadian Amazon workers is making their second attempt at holding a vote on union certification. If successful, Teamsters Local Union 362 would represent over 7,000 workers based in an Amazon warehouse in Nisku, south of Edmonton, and fulfillment centre employees in Alberta and Northwest Territories. This is the Teamsters’ second attempt to […]

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First quarter PC shipments robust despite decline from 2021

PC shipments fell 5.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period a year ago, according to industry analysts IDC. However, although the decline is significant, shipments still exceeded forecasts. Overall, 80.5 million desktops, notebooks, and workstations were shipped in the first quarter of the year, down from 84.8 million […]

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Blackberry to settle shareholder lawsuit for $165 million

Blackberry has announced that it will settle an eight-year-old shareholder class action lawsuit filed against the company in 2013, accusing it of inflating the success and profitability of its Blackberry 10 smartphones, driving up its share price. Other defendants in the lawsuit include former chief executive officer Thorsten Heins, former chief financial officer Brian Bidulka […]

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Canadian government to introduce law compelling big tech to pay for news

Canada’s federal government introduced a law on Tuesday to mandate tech giants to pay news publishers for using their content on their various platforms. The Online News Act, or House of Commons bill C-18, would oblige ubiquitous technology companies such as Google and Facebook, as well as other online platforms that reproduce or share news […]

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Twitter shares surge as Elon Musk now top shareholder, named to Board of Directors

Twitter shares soared 27.1 per cent on Monday after it was revealed that Tesla and Space X founder Elon Musk is now the largest shareholder of the social media platform. Musk’s 9.2 per cent stake in Twitter, worth US$3 billion, is four times Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s 2.25 per cent stake. A regulatory filing released […]

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Crewdle offers secure, simple and sustainable video conferencing by leveraging peer-to-peer technologies

Although Montreal-based Crewdle is still in its infancy as a company, it can already lay two big claims: it’s the greenest video-conferencing service in the world, and the first and only video-conferencing platform built in Canada. What’s equally impressive is that launching it during a global economic shutdown didn’t deter co-founder and CEO Vincent Lamanna. […]

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