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A Notable Absence: Weekly News Update from

If you noticed some excitement in the air on Monday, it may have been because Parliament has just resumed for the fall!

What Vancouver's saying about the iPhone 5

Apple products in Vancouver are as ubiquitous as Starbucks coffeeshops, so it's no surprise that people had a lot to say about the new iPhone 5 widely rumored to be unveiled today at 10am in San...

Lust, Caution: China's love-hate relationship with iPhone5

Countless Chinese netizens are excited for the unveiling of the iPhone5 -- but not all of them.
Adam Chapnick of crowdfunding site Indiegogo at the Grow Conference in Vancouver

Adam Chapnick of Indiegogo shares insights on the art and science of a million-dollar campaign

What does it take to create a successful online crowdfunding campaign?

Weekly news update from

Hi I'm Lindsey and this is your Weekly News Update from Bell's Takeover We've only got two weeks 'til the CRTC holds its hearing to determine whether Bell—which, as you probably know,...

BC government makes "Report-a-weed" app

Spot weeds in BC? There's an app for that.

The Online Hub: Weekly News Update from

Hi I'm Lindsey and this is your Weekly News Update from OpenMedia. Just over a month ago, we asked you for your help. The petition was gaining some pretty incredible momentum, and we...

International Internet Restrictions: Weekly News Update from

A newly leaked part of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement signalled that U.S. lobbyists are far from backing down in their push for restrictive Internet-related measures.

Hitting Milestones: Weekly News Update from

Hi I'm Lindsey and this is your Weekly News Update from We've got lots of news today: a milestone, some Big Telecom ridiculousness, and a reason for the pro-Internet movement's members...

Big Telecom's Power Grab: Weekly News Update from

Today I want to talk a little more about big telecom company Bell's proposed takeover of Astral Media.