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January 10, 2019 9:22 PM Japanese auto supply giant Denso joins Montreal AI cluster with new R&D lab

Quebec premier Francois Legault, on hand for the downtown announcement, said AI will yield productivity gains across the globe and increase nominal GDP in Quebec by more than $4 billion annually. Over the past few years, Montreal’s booming big-data sector has lured corporate behemoths such as Facebook, Microsoft Corp., Google parent Alphabet Inc., Royal 170

January 3, 2019 11:22 PM Apple bombshell shakes financial markets to the core

While Apple’s stunning announcement this week shook financial markets, its cause could shake the Canadian economy. As one of the world’s biggest tech companies announced Wednesday it was lowering its profit estimates, Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested a slowing Chinese economy — resulting in lower iPhone sales — was largely to blame. Stock markets around 161

August 28, 2018 5:03 PM Scotiabank and Bank of Montreal make advances in productivity push

“We spent over $3.1 billion on technology last year. The number this year will be even higher than that,” Scotiabank CEO Brian Porter said Tuesday in a YouTube video discussing earnings. “That’s really important — to digitize the bank, make it easier for our employees to service our customer base — and with that should come the benefit of lower costs 135

June 27, 2018 12:55 AM Cost of substance use in Canada tops $38 billion, with booze and tobacco on top

VICTORIA—The economic cost of substance use in Canada in 2014 was $38.4 billion, or about $1,100 for every Canadian, and came with a staggering toll of 67,515 deaths, says a report released Tuesday. The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction partnered with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research to examine the data and estimate the harms 109

April 12, 2018 9:15 PM Eglinton Crosstown construction site shut down after resident complains about workers smoking pot

Metrolinx describes incident as “shocking” and “completely irresponsible” Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins called the incident “shocking.” “It was completely irresponsible, against all of our fit-for-duty policies and our commitment to safety ... We expect our contractors to respond appropriately, immediately, and swiftly to any allegation like this. They must follow 110

April 9, 2018 8:00 AM North American workers wait for raises as job growth continues: Don Pittis

A NAFTA deal could boost wages which should make the economy more efficient, not less One of the simplest rules of economics is that when things are in short supply, prices rise enough to make the problem go away. Yet as unemployment rates in Canada and the United States reach lows not seen for decades, so far, that rule seems to have been broken 119

October 30, 2017 6:25 PM Microsoft cancels premium Outlook service to bundle features into Office 365

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is canceling its $49.95 annual Outlook premium service and will instead bundle those features into the Office 365 subscription products. Office 365 users will now get an ad-free Outlook experience and more mailbox storage with Home and Personal members using 12GB or more storage getting a boost up to 50GB. Microsoft reported Q1 results 181

October 29, 2017 4:10 AM Leafs’ loss to Flyers signals end of ‘fantasy tour’

TORONTO – The Maple Leafs knew their white-hot offensive start to the season couldn’t last. And they were right. After jumping out to a terrific 6-1 record, the Leafs lost their second straight game Saturday – and third in their last four – falling 4-2 to the Philadelphia Flyers. It wasn’t a lack of compete that did Toronto in, but rather the predicted 125

October 19, 2017 10:51 PM Only 10% of iPhones Are Sold via Apple Retail [Chart]

Only 10% of iPhones are sold via Apple Retail, according to research on Apple's retail sales business by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. CIRP found that depending on the product the share of sales at Apple's retail stores and website varies considerably. In the overall market, Apple Stores and sell the highest proportion of Mac computers 176

October 9, 2017 7:12 AM BlackBerry Motion is essentially the KEYone without its hallmark keyboard

The Motion, launched by BlackBerry at the Technology Week conference in Dubai over the weekend, has a lot in common with the KEYone. It shares a more or less similar design language, the same hardware internals including what could be very similar cameras, the same pure and mostly unadulterated software experience with BlackBerry's DTEK security suite 193