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CRTC weighs impact on revised wireless code following Rogers request for delay

CRTC weighs impact on revised wireless code following Rogers request for delay

TORONTO — It's all but certain that the Canadian telecom industry's revised wireless code of conduct won't be fully implemented before Christmas, including a change in the way customers are billed when data usage goes over their contract's limit.
US official: 15 per cent of agencies used Kaspersky software

US official: 15 per cent of agencies used Kaspersky software

WASHINGTON — Computer systems at 15 per cent of U.S.
Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link?

Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link?

CHICAGO — An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.
Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103 billion offer

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103 billion offer

NEW YORK — Qualcomm rejected an unsolicited, $103 billion offer from Broadcom, saying that the proposal is significantly undervalued and that a tie-up between the massive chipmakers would face substantial regulatory resistance.
'All good intentions:' 
Tim Hortons poppy doughnut causes social media stir

'All good intentions:' Tim Hortons poppy doughnut causes social media stir

CALGARY — The general manager of the Calgary Poppy Fund and Veterans' Food Bank says he hopes no one gets in big trouble over poppy-emblazoned doughnuts that were sold at a local Tim Hortons. "It was all good intentions, I understand.
X Days With iPhone X: Changing habits to embrace the future

X Days With iPhone X: Changing habits to embrace the future

NEW YORK — The future of the smartphone, as Apple calls its new iPhone X, means breaking old habits. With no more home button, this mostly means replacing presses with swipes and the fingerprint ID sensor with facial recognition.
New looks come to Snapchat and Twitter in bid for more users

New looks come to Snapchat and Twitter in bid for more users

SAN FRANCISCO — Struggling social-media darlings Twitter and Snapchat are taking on new looks as the services seek wider audiences in the shadow of Facebook.

National Hockey League partners with Fanatics for Canada e-commerce platform

TORONTO — The National Hockey League has partnered with Fanatics to launch a Canadian-based e-commerce platform. The league says the new online shop, NHLShop.
Loblaw to merge Shoppers Optimum and PC Plus loyalty programs in February

Loblaw to merge Shoppers Optimum and PC Plus loyalty programs in February

Customers at Shoppers Drug Mart or any of Loblaw Companies Ltd.'s grocery stores will soon use a new, unified loyalty program that replaces Optimum and PC Plus points. Loblaw (TSX:L) will merge the two programs starting Feb.
B.C. outreach group partners with app developer to improve safety of sex workers

B.C. outreach group partners with app developer to improve safety of sex workers

VANCOUVER — An outreach group supporting vulnerable women in British Columbia is hoping a cellphone app designed to monitor remote workers in resource industries will help keep sex workers safe.