A Tiny Step

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Description: Vancouver-based holding company Tiny has stepped into the film space by acquiring 60% of the shares of Letterboxd. Letterboxd is a film rating service that also allows users to develop a diary of their film experiences. Letterboxd has over 10 million users, including a number of celebrities. Date:  September 29, 2023 Source:  ctvnews.ca  Link:… Read more »

Moneris Back Online

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Description: A service outage by online payment processor Moneris on Saturday caused all sorts of problems for retailers and their customers. Darren Leroux of Moneris said that the system outage was approximately 90 minutes, impacting both debit and credit payments. Moneris indicated that this outage did not appear to be related to any sort of… Read more »

Square Problem

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Description: Payment processing company Square was facing problems on Thursday and Friday as customers were unable to access their accounts. Square has been a popular innovation for small vendors who use it to process payments from customers. The system outages also impacted Cash App, an application that is not available in Canada. Date:  September 8,… Read more »

Meteorite Money

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Description: Sonic booms and a bright fireball that could be seen in broad daylight marked the crashing meteor that left a trail somewhere near the Maine-New Brunswick border last Saturday. And now, all you have to do is find a one kilogram piece of the space rock in the woods to earn yourself a $25,000… Read more »

Blackberry Sells Patents

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Description: Blackberry, that Canadian company once known for its namesake phones, is now rebranded as a software and messaging security organization. Consistent with this outlook, Blackberry has sold-off patents it no longer considers part of its core business for the tidy sum of $900 million. Part of the compensation is based on future royalties of… Read more »

‘Immediately stop’

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Description: When it comes to wearing a favourite clothing brand, the phrase ‘Immediately stop’ gets your attention, doesn’t it? Health Canada has told Canadians to immediately stop wearing certain big brand name Helly Hansen hoodies and sweaters due to concerns over non-compliance with regulations regarding flammability. Roughly 130,000 garments have been subjected to this product… Read more »

Nike Sues Lululemon

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Description: Last Monday Nike Inc. announced it was suing Lululemon Athletica for an unspecified amount of damages. Nike’s claims allege four articles in Lululemon’s footwear lineup – Blissfeel, Chargefeel Low, Chargefeel Mid and Strongfeel – infringe on Nike patents. Last year Lululemon was on the other end of the legal argument when it settled a… Read more »