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…]

Peter Mansbridge, Margaret Atwood to be honoured at 2018 Canadian Screen Awards

Peter Mansbridge, who resigned as the long-time anchor of CBC’s The National on Canada Day, will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award in next year’s Canadian Screen Awards. Mansbridge was among nine unique award recipients announced this week by the Academy of Canadian Cinema amp; Television. Author Margaret Atwood and veteran media executive Jay … [Read more…]

Ending House of Cards amid Kevin Spacey sexual harassment allegations is Your best disruption

It is plausible that Netflix supposed to finish House of Cards following its upcoming sixth season. The show has run its course and the fifth season had considerably less impact than previous outings. Additionally, it is plausible that Netflix would want to keep the series alive, attaching sentimental importance to it since the series made … [Read more…]

Canadiens rout Senators as Charles Hudon scores first NHL goals

Charles Hudon scored his first two National Hockey League goals and added an assist as the Montreal Canadiens routed the Ottawa Senators 8-3 on Monday night. Artturi Lehkonen also struck twice for the Canadiens (4-7-1), while Max Pacioretty, Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Plekanec round out the assault. Shea Weber tacked on three helpers … [Read more…]