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Laurentian Bank boosts dividend as profit rises

Laurentian Bank of Canada boosted its quarterly dividend Wednesday as it reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings.<p>The Quebec-based bank said its dividend will increase by a penny per share to 50 cents, payable Aug. 1 to shareholders of record on July 2.<p>It is the fifth increase in …

Business (Canada)

Why you should always read the small print from Facebook

A casual -- and perhaps tipsy -- reveler at a California chowder house on Saturday might not have realized that Facebook was about to photograph and record them and keep the recordings for ever.<p>Please imagine you were to spend Saturday enjoying a little reading on the beach and then, perhaps, a …

Internet

Google Partners Pilot Launches for Businesses in Canada

Google on Monday announced a new program called Google Partners, aimed at agencies and Web professionals who help businesses succeed online. The new initiative is kicking off as a pilot in Canada, but will expand to more countries if it is deemed successful.<p>Google Partners brings together the …

Ashton Kutcher on Twitter: 'the media kind of fucked it up'

Ashton Kutcher was one of the first celebrities to really embrace Twitter, becoming the first user to exceed 1 million followers back in 2009. However, there's no doubt his relationship with the service has diminished in recent years, and he admitted as such in a talk today at CTIA. "Twitter's …

Jon Stewart on Tim Cook’s Less-Than-Taxing Senate Reception

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s appearance before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations earlier this week to defend Apple’s tax practices was a …

Jon Stewart