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Walmart Canada says robots are coming to two Ontario warehouses, but jobs not at risk

Walmart Canada says robots are coming to two Ontario warehouses, but jobs not at risk

In a Calgary warehouse almost as big as eight football fields, an army of robots whir about, carrying massive quantities of merchandise bound for Walmart Canada customers.
Loblaw launching No Name Mobile cellphone plans at all No Frills stores

Loblaw launching No Name Mobile cellphone plans at all No Frills stores

Loblaw Cos. Ltd. is launching low-cost cellphone plans under its No Name brand, offering prepaid mobile sim cards for purchase at all No Frills locations across the country within the coming weeks.
Hootsuite buys analytics firm Talkwalker as CEO foresees social media disruption

Hootsuite buys analytics firm Talkwalker as CEO foresees social media disruption

When Irina Novoselsky contemplates social media, she's certain the next decade won't be anything like the last because consumers increasingly allow the online world to shape nearly every aspect of their lives.
PVR Pullback: Bell to delete viewer's saved TV shows and movies after 60 days

PVR Pullback: Bell to delete viewer's saved TV shows and movies after 60 days

TORONTO — Bell Fibe subscribers are being warned that TV shows and movies saved on their PVRs will vanish much faster starting next month.
BlackBerry reports US$56 million loss in Q4, revenue hits US$173M

BlackBerry reports US$56 million loss in Q4, revenue hits US$173M

BlackBerry Ltd. says it uncovered another US$55 million in cost savings in its latest quarter, when it reported a US$56 million loss. But chief financial officer Steve Rai says, "there's still more opportunities to be more efficient.
BlackBerry CEO sexually harassed senior employee, lawsuit claims

BlackBerry CEO sexually harassed senior employee, lawsuit claims

A former BlackBerry Ltd. employee has filed a lawsuit against the company and its new chief executive John Giamatteo, who she claims sexually harassed her and then retaliated against her after she reported the behaviour.
Lightspeed exploring AI to help merchants with product descriptions, forecasting

Lightspeed exploring AI to help merchants with product descriptions, forecasting

TORONTO — The newly-returned head of Lightspeed Commerce Inc. says the company is exploring how it can use generative artificial intelligence to help its customers.
Tech platforms face 'whack-a-mole' situation in battling health misinformation

Tech platforms face 'whack-a-mole' situation in battling health misinformation

TORONTO — When Dr. Garth Graham thinks about health misinformation on social media platforms, he envisions a garden.
China-based Canadian man accused of selling trade secrets of electric vehicle company

China-based Canadian man accused of selling trade secrets of electric vehicle company

American prosecutors say a Canadian living in China stole trade secrets from a leading U.S.-based electric vehicle company to set up a competing battery business. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Neil Young says he will return to Spotify after 2-year boycott over Joe Rogan

Neil Young says he will return to Spotify after 2-year boycott over Joe Rogan

TORONTO — Neil Young is coming back to Spotify.