FCC to vote on repealing net neutrality Principles

The mind of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to repeal landmark 2015 rules that illegal internet providers from impeding consumer access to internet content in a move that promises to recast the electronic landscape. FCC chief Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump in January, said the commission will … [Read more…]

Spotify buys online recording studio Soundtrap

Music streaming firm Spotify has purchased online music and music recording studio Soundtrap, it said on Friday, declining to provide financial details of the deal. Stockholm-based Soundtrap allows its readers to have an internet music studio and make music together with other people in real time, its website states. “Soundtrap’s rapidly growing business is highly … [Read more…]

Amazon scraps plan for bundled streaming Movie Support: Resources

Amazon.com Inc has scrapped plans to establish an internet streaming service bundling popular U.S. broadcast and cable networks as it believes it can’t make enough money on this service, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The world’s largest online retailer has also been not able to convince key broadcast and cable networks to split … [Read more…]

Why are Canadians less happy balancing work and life in the digital age?

A smaller share of Canadians are satisfied with their work-life balance than eight years ago, a period in which smartphones and the internet have become deeply embedded in the everyday life of people under 75, a new Statistics Canada report notes. The findings, drawn from 2016’s General Social Survey, suggest that although Canadians are broadly happy … [Read more…]

Twitter doubles character limit to 280 for (nearly) everyone

Twitter says it’s ending its iconic 140-character limitation — and giving almost everyone 280 characters. Users tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean will still have the first limitation. That is because writing in these languages uses fewer characters. The business says 9 percent of tweets written in English hit the 140-character limit. Folks wind up … [Read more…]

Open Text boasts of Natural growth as revenue beats analyst estimates

Waterloo, Ont., enterprise applications giant Open Text Corp. has a new story to tell. The organization, which has increased earnings and its market value via a continuous spate of acquisitions, is now trumpeting the fact it’s growing its top line also. Open Text on Thursday reported adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) … [Read more…]

Facebook profit soars, showing no sign of impact in Russia controversy

Facebook Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and earnings on Wednesday because it pushed farther into video advertisements, showing no indication of financial damage from the controversy over how Russia used the social network in an effort to sway voters in the 2016 U.S. election. The corporation’s shares, which hit a record earlier in the afternoon, … [Read more…]

Google’s Sidewalk Labs signs deal for ‘smart city’ makeover of Toronto’s waterfront

A unit of Google’s parent firm, dedicated to urban invention, has signed a deal to map out a new sort of neighbourhood on Toronto’s waterfront that could demonstrate how data-driven technology may enhance the quality of citynbsp;life. On Tuesday, Sidewalk Labs, a division of Alphabet Inc., and the government agency Waterfront Toronto announced a partnership … [Read more…]