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Viral smartphone game lets ordinary Chinese 'clap' for Xi

Viral smartphone game lets ordinary Chinese 'clap' for Xi

BEIJING — Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3 1/2 -hour speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leads the way as Canada courts Amazon

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leads the way as Canada courts Amazon

TORONTO — As Canadian cities compete with each other — and dozens of jurisdictions south of the border — for Amazon's new $5-billion headquarters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pitched Canada to the company's founder.

Winnie The Pooh, Ebola research and subsidies are in Manitoba's Amazon pitch

Winnipeg's bid to land the second headquarters of Amazon includes Winnie The Pooh, Ebola research and roughly $1.7 billion in tax credits and other incentives.

CSA survey finds 51 per cent of firms reported cyber security incident last year

TORONTO — A report by the Canadian Securities Administrators says just over half of registered firms surveyed reported a cybersecurity incident last year.
Amazon HQ2 would 'fundamentally alter' potential Canadian city candidates

Amazon HQ2 would 'fundamentally alter' potential Canadian city candidates

VANCOUVER — It's like a technology-themed reality TV dating show. Suitor Amazon is on the hunt for a North American city to house what it calls HQ2: a second headquarters.

Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

LOS ANGELES — Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday.
Government and business not keeping up with speed of technology: report

Government and business not keeping up with speed of technology: report

TORONTO — A new report suggests the speed of technological advances has become so rapid that it's outpacing the rate at which large Canadian businesses and government institutions can adapt, with the number of jobs threatened by automation ranging fr

Amazon would save $1.5B a year if new HQ located in Greater Toronto Area: Clark

TORONTO — Setting up its second headquarters in the Greater Toronto Area would save Amazon $1.5 billion a year, the man heading up Ontario's bid for the project said Wednesday, as the deadline loomed for cities in North America to make their pitch.

Online storytelling app Wattpad gives users an ad-free option for $5.99 a month

Canadians who prefer their online stories told without advertising to interrupt the dramatic flow can now subscribe to a "premium" version of the Wattpad app. But it's going to cost them.
Google's sister company to help build connected community on Toronto waterfront

Google's sister company to help build connected community on Toronto waterfront

TORONTO — One of Google's sister companies will help build a high-tech neighbourhood on Toronto's waterfront.