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Airbnb gets a green light from Amsterdam

venturebeat.com
July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Just in time for summer tourists, Amsterdam has approved operations for Airbnb in the Dutch city. Amsterdam, known for its stunning canals and art museums and totally nothing else, had made joined cities like Quebec and New York in...
Airbnb gets a green light from Amsterdam

The Star Wars Kid Is Back and He’s Going to Be a Lawyer

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It was eight years ago that Ghyslain Raza slashed his way into our hearts with his Star Wars Kid video. Sadly, Raza suffered from severe bullying and abuse for his video and eventually ended up in a psychiatric ward for children. However, his video was seen 1 billion times and...
The Star Wars Kid Is Back and He’s Going to Be a Lawyer

Hackers, Start Your Engines: Facebook Opens Up Registrations For Its Annual Hacker Cup Competition

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Facebook today announced that it has opened registration for the Hacker Cup, its annual competition for programmers with a $5,000 top prize for the best of them all. Facebook holds the Hacker Cup in rounds, starting first online and then culminating in a final onsite round at Facebook’s HQ in...
Hackers, Start Your Engines: Facebook Opens Up Registrations For Its Annual Hacker Cup Competition

Apple also facing class actions over e-book prices in Canada

www.electronista.com
The US lawsuit over e-book pricing was quietly preceded by civil lawsuits in Canada. An interview with Quebec attorney Normand Painchaud confirmed to the Montreal Gazette that he had asked for class action status on a lawsuit against Apple and the same five major publishers targeted by the US government....
Apple also facing class actions over e-book prices in Canada

Scott Tips -- The Codex Committee on Food Labeling Meets in Quebec

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Scott Tips -- The Codex Committee on Food Labeling Meets in Quebec

This incredible PR stunt was used to promote Canadian-based app “Pothole Season”

thenextweb.com
TAXI, a multi-disciplinary studio based out of Toronto, created an app and site known to Canadian drivers as Pothole Season. The app & site allows anyone to report potholes and get directions to places while them along the way. So far over 2,615 potholes have been reported using the app. But...
This incredible PR stunt was used to promote Canadian-based app “Pothole Season”

Canadian Muslim Who Sends Text Urging His Employees To 'Blow Away' The Competition Arrested As A 'Terror' Suspect

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Boing Boing points us to the crazy story of Saad Allami, a sales manager in Quebec -- who is Muslim -- who sent a text message to some colleagues heading to New York for a trade show, in which he encouraged them to "blow away" the competition. He (quite reasonably)...
Canadian Muslim Who Sends Text Urging His Employees To 'Blow Away' The Competition Arrested As A 'Terror' Suspect

Bing UK homepage gets a 'Popular Now' feature, surfacing top-trending news

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Microsoft has added a new ‘Popular Now’ section to its Bing search engine in the UK, a feature designed to let you see daily news trends by glancing at the homepage. Each day the Bing UK editorial team monitors trends and topics and updates them on the Bing UK homepage....
Bing UK homepage gets a 'Popular Now' feature, surfacing top-trending news

Engadget Giveaway: win an HTC One S, courtesy of Bell Canada

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The HTC One S has been making a splash across carriers in Canada, so it's only fitting that we ride the wave and give one away to a reader in the true north strong and free. The example we're giving out is Bell Canada's model, which mates the dual-core...
Engadget Giveaway: win an HTC One S, courtesy of Bell Canada

Microsoft wants to give you a MacBook Pro

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Filed under: Software, Odds and endsQ. "What's the perfect gift for a long-term commitment?" A. A MacBook Pro tinted the color of an Office for Mac icon. Microsoft is running a pretty cool giveaway right now called Mac Office Loves You. The prize is none other than a 2.53Ghz 15"...
Microsoft wants to give you a MacBook Pro

Distributel to Offer Unlimited Plans

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Distributel, another leading independent ISP, has announced that it plans to offer unlimited plans to customers in Quebec as a consequence of the CRTC capacity based billing decision....
Distributel to Offer Unlimited Plans

Amazon Prime Launches In Canada - E-book Lending And Instant Video Not Included

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Amazon today announced that its membership program Amazon Prime is now available in Canada, offering customers free two-day shipping for an annual fee of CAD $79.00 and one-day shipping at $3.99 per item. Amazon Instant Video and Kindle e-book lending, which are both major benefits to the U.S. version of...
Amazon Prime Launches In Canada - E-book Lending And Instant Video Not Included
Amazon Prime comes to Canada with free two-day shipping, but no Instant Video

Rogers details 28-city LTE upgrade for rest of 2012, RIM's hometown included

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Rogers' LTE network is old enough to mark its first birthday. Unless you happened to live in one of the seven largest cities in Canada during that time, however, you've largely been left out -- that status indicator on the Rogers version of the One X may as well...
Rogers details 28-city LTE upgrade for rest of 2012, RIM's hometown included
Samsung Galaxy S III coming to Canadian carrier Videotron June 20th
Betable's partnership with Frima's 3Oak will put a new twist on real-money gambling games

Google's Code Jam registration is now open as programmers battle for $15,000 and a 2014 automatic bid

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Google has opened up registration for its 2013 Code Jam programming competition. Now in its 10th year, the company is inviting all participants with higher stakes on the line. This year, the top prize has grown to $15,000 and an automatic bid to the 2014 event. It’s around this time...
Google's Code Jam registration is now open as programmers battle for $15,000 and a 2014 automatic bid

Mischo Erban breaks skateboard speed record, captures the run with camera-equipped Recon

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We know Quebec well for its maple syrup, poutine and fresh mountain air, but the French Canadian province also has a more sprightly side, renewing our neighbor to the north's status in the athletic arena from time to time as well. This month, it's BC native Mischo Erban, who...
Mischo Erban breaks skateboard speed record, captures the run with camera-equipped Recon

Engadget Giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy Note, courtesy of Bell Canada

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To celebrate Bell Canada's improved Mobile TV service -- which is particularly nice on a large display -- we could think of no better way than to gift a Samsung Galaxy Note to some lucky Canadian. So how do you win the Note with its beautiful 5.3-inch Super AMOLED...
Engadget Giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy Note, courtesy of Bell Canada

Amazon Prime arrives in Canada: Free two-day shipping, no Instant Video

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Canadians can now register for Amazon Prime and get free two-day shipping on eligible orders for $79 a year. As a welcome, the company's giving new sign-ups a free one-month trial to reel them in -- unless they live in Quebec. Unfortunately, our northern neighbors won't be picking up...
Amazon Prime arrives in Canada: Free two-day shipping, no Instant Video

The new kings of Facebook spam

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The proposition to “see who’s been viewing your profile” seems benign enough. Problem is, that’s not even possible. By Daniel Roberts, reporter FORTUNE — Unlike in snail mail or e-mail, Facebook spam often depends on how smart — or hapless — your friends are. One vexing example is a type...
The new kings of Facebook spam
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