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Plug-ins, Extensions and Other Solutions Suggested to Combat Fake News on Facebook

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SAN FRANCISCO—From a co-working space in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Dumbo, Eli Pariser was reading a post-election article on the “insolvable” problem of fake news when the idea hit him. Why not create a rolling document, collecting ideas from the best and brightest minds in corporate America, academia and journalism to curtail the scourge of the misinformation ecosystem? Pariser, CEO ...

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Rogers Delays Internet TV Service, Takes $500M write-down

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Rogers Communications won’t release its next-generation video platform this year as planned, triggering a writedown worth about half a billion dollars. Instead, the company has decided to partner with a U.S. provider to offer its customers IPTV in early 2018. As a result of the change, Rogers said Friday it will record a non-cash asset impairment charge in the range ...

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Super Mario Run’s Strong Debut Clouded by Revenue Lag

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Super Mario Run, Nintendo Co.’s first full foray into the world of mobile gaming, might be encountering some growing pains. The game was at the top of download rankings in 68 countries, but was the highest grossing game in only 14, according to researcher SensorTower. Nintendo shares closed 4.2 per cent lower in Tokyo, wiping out about $1.5 billion (U.S.) ...

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TSX, Oil and Gold Move Higher, While U.S. Indexes Edge Down

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Canada’s biggest stock market moved up while major indexes south of the border edged down to close out the week. Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite index gained 33.89 points to 15,252.20. Earlier in the morning, the index had risen to slightly above 15,300. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average shed 8.83 points to 19,843.41, while the S&P 500 fell 3.96 ...

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Bombardier Looks to Close Series Discount Window

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Bombardier Inc. gained sales momentum for its flagship CSeries jetliner this year with major orders from Air Canada and Delta Air Lines. Now it’s looking to get away from the pricing discounts that fuelled the aircraft’s rebound. The planemaker expects to book new sales in the coming months after racking up 360 firm orders and more than 400 commitments for ...

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Super Mario Run: First Impressions

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On Thursday, the world’s most famous plumber finally arrived on smartphones, and beyond creating a healthy boost to Nintendo’s bottom line, Super Mario Run could potentially set an example for other gaming companies to follow. With a $13.99 Canadian price tag on Apple’s app store, the new title carries an extremely high price for a smartphone game. The majority of ...

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Facebook will Start Telling You When a Story May be Fake

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Facebook has struggled for months over whether it should crack down on false stories and hoaxes being spread on its site. Now, it has finally come to a decision. The social network is going to partner with the Poynter International Fact-Checking Network, which includes groups such as Snopes, to evaluate articles flagged by Facebook users. If those articles don’t pass ...

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Should Gourmet Pet Food be Offered as an Employee Health Benefit?

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Trish Donnelly has worked under celebrated Toronto chef Jamie Kennedy and helmed trendy spots from Oyster Boy on Queen St. W. to Mildred’s Temple Kitchen in Liberty Village. These days the executive chef with the perfect pedigree is making a dog’s breakfast on Queen St. E. – and loving it. As top chef of the new, high-end and healthy pet ...

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TSX Gains as Gold Prices Sink Against a Soaring U.S. Dollar

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North American stock markets were able to eke out moderate gains despite the price of gold and the Canadian dollar heading lower against a strong greenback. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was ahead 21.13 points at 15,218.31, as metals and financials stocks offsetted losses from gold and materials stocks. The U.S. dollar has risen to its strongest level ...

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Sobeys Owner Eyes Ways to Stabilize Business Amid Financial Struggles

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TORONTO—The owner of the Sobeys grocery business has hired consultants to recommend cost cuts across the company, which has struggled to remain profitable since its 2013 acquisition of Safeway’s stores in Western Canada. “Today, our business results are unacceptable,” Francois Vimard, interim chief executive for Empire Co. Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A), said Thursday in a call with analysts. The national retailer, based ...

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