All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Canada’

Amazon Prime Lands in Canada Sans Instant Video

Canada, I’ve some good news and some bad news. What do you want to hear first? Ok, let’s go with the good. The good news is that Amazon is finally bringing their Amazon Prime subscription service to Canada. The bad news is that it’s a nerfed version of the service that still retains the same price tag. The Canadian version …

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Fulfillment by Amazon Launched in Canada

Amazon today announced that it has launched the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program for amazon.ca. The service provides third-party sellers access to Amazon’s fulfillment and customer service resources. Sellers who use the program can have Amazon pack and ship their products, and even offer their customers Amazon benefits such as Super Saver Shipping and easy returns. “Fulfillment by Amazon is …

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Heart Disease Risk Lowered by Flu Vaccine, Study Says

New studies show that the flu vaccine might play an important role in reducing the risk of heard disease, including the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Researchers from Toronto this week unveiled the research at the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. They found that the flu vaccine provided around a 50% reduction in the risk of a “major cardiac …

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Square Launches In Canada, Marking First International Expansion

Square announced today that it has launched in Canada, marking its first step into international territory. “Canada is Square’s first market outside the US,” the company says in its announcement. “Over 2 million individuals and businesses can already accept credit cards with Square, and Square is processing over US$8 billion in annualized payments.” “We are focused on making commerce easy …

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Anonymous Hunts Down Alleged Bully That Pushed Teen To Suicide

By now, the world is aware of Amanda Todd. The 15-year-old committed suicide after struggling with depression and being bullied. It was an unfortunate event that could have been avoided if more people had seen the warning signs and stepped in. Anonymous thinks that Todd’s case was special, however, and has tracked down the man they feel is responsible for …

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Netflix Says Canada Has Third-World Internet Access

It’s obvious that we in the U.S. have it pretty bad when it comes to Internet. Our ISPs charge too much while providing little service. We can, however, take refuge in the fact that our Internet isn’t quite as bad as Canada’s. In fact, Netflix thinks the Internet situation up north is “almost a human rights violation.” Netflix Chief Content …

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Google Takes Street View To New Northern Extreme

Google announced that it is setting out on a new mapping mission, sending its Street View team up the furthest north in Canada it has ever gone, in order to map out Cambridge Bay in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut in Canada’s Arctic. In fact, it’s the Street View team’s first visit to Nunavut altogether. It’s a location “surrounded by …

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Spotify Is on Its Way to Canada, Asia, and More [REPORT]

Attention Canadians: Popular streaming music subscription service Spotify may be coming to your country soon. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company unveiled these plans in their annual accounts, which were just published. In the account filings, Spotify declared that a Canadian launch in being planned. And not only that, but they also may expand to some Asian and …

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Canada Money Controversy Surrounds “Racist” Image

The governor of the Bank of Canada has apologized for and Asian-looking woman who appeared on an early design for the new Canadian $100 banknote. In a statement to the press, Governor Mark Carney said, “I apologize to those who were offended – the bank’s handling of the issue did not meet the standards Canadians justifiably expect of us. We …

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Guess Who’s Back? SOPA And ACTA Are Sneaking Into Law Behind Your Back

The Internet has won the fight. SOPA and ACTA are both dead after having been eviscerated by the combined powers of the world coming together to fight for what they believe in – basic digital human rights. We can now rest easy knowing that the war has come to an end. Politicians would never think to bring them back, even …

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Apple Sued Over Lost Time Capsule Backups

If you’ve used OS X since the launch of 10.5 Leopard in the fall of 2007, you’re probably familiar with Time Machine. One of the flagship features of Leopard, Time Machine allows users to create automatic, incremental backups of their files and store them to an external hard drive. To go along with Time Machine, Apple also released Time Capsule, …

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Google Flight Search Comes To Canada

Update (06/06): It’s live now. I guess they just let the post go a day early. The post is also live now. Original Article (06/05): It looks like Google is launching Flight Search in Canada in both English and in French. The company announced this in a blog post on the ITA Software blog, but the post is currently not …

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