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  • Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder talks during a keynote panel discussion at the International CTIA wireless industry conference in Orlando, Florida
    Twitter founder strikes out with 1st app at latest startup, aims to create 'Super' alternative The Canadian Press

    Biz Stone knows abandoning a struggling project to try something else can be a smart move. After all, he was part of a team that dumped the seldom-heard podcasting service Odeo nearly a decade ago to work …

    Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder talks during a keynote panel discussion at the International CTIA wireless industry conference in Orlando, Florida

    Biz Stone knows abandoning a struggling project to try something else can be a smart move. After all, he was part of a team that dumped the seldom-heard podcasting service Odeo nearly a decade ago to work on a new idea called Twitter that transformed how people communicate and made him a multimillionaire.

  • FHRITP hecklers confronted by news reporters
    Firing of Shawn Simoes for off-duty 'FHRITP' video reflects employment trend CBC

    The dismissal of a Hydro One engineer for his involvement in the vulgar disruption of a female reporter is the latest example of employers firing employees for their conduct outside of work, according …

    FHRITP hecklers confronted by news reporters

    The dismissal of a Hydro One engineer for his involvement in the vulgar disruption of a female reporter is the latest example of employers firing employees for their conduct outside of work, according to employment lawyers.

  • Samsung wants to sell digital brains for connected devices, whether made by Samsung or rivals
    Samsung wants to sell digital brains for connected devices, whether made by Samsung or rivals The Canadian Press

    Samsung wants to sell the digital brains that will go into billions of "smart" home appliances, industrial sensors and other Internet-connected gadgets — even if the gadgets aren't made by Samsung.

    Samsung wants to sell digital brains for connected devices, whether made by Samsung or rivals

    Samsung wants to sell the digital brains that will go into billions of "smart" home appliances, industrial sensors and other Internet-connected gadgets — even if the gadgets aren't made by Samsung.

  • Nouriel Roubini, economics professor, speaks at a panel discussion at the SALT conference in Las Vegas
    Dr. Doom Nouriel Roubini warns on economic effects of gender inequality Insight

    There are too many constraints on women in the global economy, from unequal pay to limited leadership roles, which is weighing on economic progress, a prominent economist warns. Still, women around the …

    Nouriel Roubini, economics professor, speaks at a panel discussion at the SALT conference in Las Vegas

    There are too many constraints on women in the global economy, from unequal pay to limited leadership roles, which is weighing on economic progress, a prominent economist warns. Still, women around the world continue to struggle with gender equality at work. “The case for having a stronger role of women in the business …

  • Home renovation shows are having a profound impact on home buyers, realtors say
    Canadian homeowners planning to spend $17,000 on renovations this year: poll The Canadian Press

    TORONTO - When Corinne McDermott's mortgage came up for renewal, she and her husband considered moving.

    Home renovation shows are having a profound impact on home buyers, realtors say

    TORONTO - When Corinne McDermott's mortgage came up for renewal, she and her husband considered moving.

  • Is the Tesla home-powered battery worth the money? The Canadian Press

    CALGARY - When Tesla Motors announced its home-powering battery was going to be available in Canada next year, it did so with much hype, promising a convenient way of storing energy for overnight or backup …

    Can Tesla's home battery lower your electric bill?

    CALGARY - When Tesla Motors announced its home-powering battery was going to be available in Canada next year, it did so with much hype, promising a convenient way of storing energy for overnight or backup ...

  • 'Hollywood North' heats up in Vancouver thanks to low Canadian dollar CBC

    In Vancouver, the film industry is operating at near-capacity with up to 40 big projects including the action movie Deadpool filming in the city last month, says Peter Leitch, president of North Shore …

    'Hollywood North' heats up in Vancouver thanks to low Canadian dollar

    In Vancouver, the film industry is operating at near-capacity with up to 40 big projects including the action movie Deadpool filming in the city last month, says Peter Leitch, president of North Shore Studios. "The industry is robust.

  • McDonald's shows Hamburglar as suburban dad The Canadian Press

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Based on McDonald's latest ad, it looks like the Hamburglar settled down in the suburbs and spent the last decade going to youth soccer games and perfecting his stubble.

    McDonald's shows Hamburglar as suburban dad in ad for new sirloin third-pound burgers

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Based on McDonald's latest ad, it looks like the Hamburglar settled down in the suburbs and spent the last decade going to youth soccer games and perfecting his stubble.

  • Canadian retailers falling behind U.S. in ecommerce: BMO Balance Sheet

    Canadian retailers have a lot of catching up to do if they want to better compete with their American counterparts in the increasingly important ecommerce sales category, suggests a new report from BMO …

    The ecommerce opportunity in ASEAN

    Canadian retailers have a lot of catching up to do if they want to better compete with their American counterparts in the increasingly important ecommerce sales category, suggests a new report from BMO Nesbitt Burns. It shows the overwhelming majority of the estimated $16 billion in total ecommerce sales generated in Canada …

  • Crowdfunding campaign for home espresso machine brews backlash The Canadian Press

    TORONTO - Backers of a failed effort on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter are considering their options after founders of a coffee maker missed a mid-April deadline to get the project back on track …

    ZPM Espresso

    TORONTO - Backers of a failed effort on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter are considering their options after founders of a coffee maker missed a mid-April deadline to get the project back on track....

  • Airbnb says business good for tourism, not hurting it CBC

    Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador is saying unregulated accommodations websites, like the highly popular Airbnb, are hurting the province's economy. But Airbnb says, if anything, the site offers more …

    Politician Goes Undercover at Airbnb Listing in Hotel Sting

    Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador is saying unregulated accommodations websites, like the highly popular Airbnb, are hurting the province's economy. But Airbnb says, if anything, the site offers more options for travellers. Airbnb is an online home-sharing service that allows owners to post their accommodations for …

  • Shipping container housing to be stacked up in communities across Canada The Canadian Press

    Now shipping containers are being repurposed into stylish homes that developers plan to roll out in housing-crunched communities across Canada. What started as a pilot project on the Downtown Eastside …

    Virtual walkthough of shipping container home

    Now shipping containers are being repurposed into stylish homes that developers plan to roll out in housing-crunched communities across Canada. What started as a pilot project on the Downtown Eastside is expanding in the city — and the same model is set to be stacked up in aboriginal communities in British Columbia, Alberta …

  • The path to a wearable future lies in academia Reuters

    For a glimpse of what is, what might have been and what may lie ahead in wearable devices, look beyond branded tech and Silicon Valley start-ups to the messy labs, dry papers and solemn conferences of …

    Junnishida of Tsukuba University of Japan shows his creation NEUROHack during a design competition showcase of wearable technology in Singapore

    For a glimpse of what is, what might have been and what may lie ahead in wearable devices, look beyond branded tech and Silicon Valley start-ups to the messy labs, dry papers and solemn conferences of academia. Any academic interested in wearable technology would look at today's commercial products and say "we did that …

  • Fancy fast food shares surge as Shake Shack draws shorts Reuters

    Half a dozen food chains have held piping-hot stock market debuts in the past year to meet a growing appetite for "fast-casual" restaurants catering to younger and more affluent diners willing to pay more …

    Employees carry delivery bags full of food out of a Shake Shack store in New York

    Half a dozen food chains have held piping-hot stock market debuts in the past year to meet a growing appetite for "fast-casual" restaurants catering to younger and more affluent diners willing to pay more for fresher, higher quality fare than they expect to find at traditional fast food places like McDonald's. Wall Street …

  • Buffett defends core holdings like IBM, Coca-Cola, in interview Reuters

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett defended some of his core holdings in a televised interview on Monday, but reiterated that equities in general would look expensive in an environment with normal interest …

    Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett plays bridge during the Berkshire annual meeting weekend in Omaha

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett defended some of his core holdings in a televised interview on Monday, but reiterated that equities in general would look expensive in an environment with normal interest rates. The remarks from Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N), come as several of his core holdings, including …

  • Canada Revenue Agency’s blunder this year not its first Pay Day

    Procrastinating Canadians breathed a sigh of relief when the Canada Revenue Agency announced that the tax-filing deadline this year has been pushed back to May 5. “Talk about proof of the need to proofread …

    Income tax filing deadline extended to May 5 due to 'human error'

    Procrastinating Canadians breathed a sigh of relief when the Canada Revenue Agency announced that the tax-filing deadline this year has been pushed back to May 5. “Talk about proof of the need to proofread your emails before sending them out,” says H&R Block senior tax analyst Caroline Battista of this year’s mistake. …

  • The fancy fast-food burger market in Canada keeps growing: analyst The Canadian Press

    TORONTO - The fast-food burger keeps getting more upmarket and expensive, and an analyst says that trend isn't going away.

    Incredible Gourmet Burger with Aioli

    TORONTO - The fast-food burger keeps getting more upmarket and expensive, and an analyst says that trend isn't going away.

  • May 1 the best day to sell a house in Toronto, TheRedPin.com says CBC

    If you're thinking of selling your house and want to get the best price, today might be your best bet for doing it, a Toronto real estate company says. The real estate company has tabulated sales data …

    A home for sale is seen in Toronto

    If you're thinking of selling your house and want to get the best price, today might be your best bet for doing it, a Toronto real estate company says. The real estate company has tabulated sales data from the past five years and calculated that the entire month of May is one of the most popular months to buy a home, with …

  • The worst entry-level jobs in 2015 Pay Day

    The job involves simple, routine, and repetitive tasks involving physical labour and the use of  hand and power tools, all while working under close supervision.  Also of note: “Primary job functions do …

    A refinery worker carts out debris from an underground water tunnel being constructed at the site of the future Tula Bicentenario refinery, in Tula

    The job involves simple, routine, and repetitive tasks involving physical labour and the use of  hand and power tools, all while working under close supervision.  Also of note: “Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment,” Salary.com says in its job description. - Building inspector: …

  • Why the Apple Watch may be a huge cash cow CNBC

    Hardware for tech giant's newest device costs less compared to the retail price than many of its previous products.

    Why the Apple Watch may be a huge cash cow

    Hardware for tech giant's newest device costs less compared to the retail price than many of its previous products.