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Ottawa seeks pre-budget forecasts as economists lower growth expectations

The current outlook for the Canadian economy will form the foundation of the Liberal government's 2016 budget, as private-sector economists have been asked to submit their pre-budget forecasts by next week.<p>Finance Canada relies on an average forecast from about 15 private-sector economists as the …

Canada

Lady Gaga Falls Oh So Gracefully While Out In Hollywood

It happens to the best of us.<p>Lady Gaga took a tumble while leaving Lisa Vanderpump's restaurant in West Hollywood Wednesday.<p>The singer was walking to her waiting white convertible after dinner at Pump when she fell on the curb in front of her car. Surrounding paparazzi caught snapshots of the …

Google's Larry Page was asked whether he was worried about the rise of ad blockers — here's what he said

The increasing popularity of ad blockers is an existential threat to companies such as Google that make most of their revenue by selling ads.<p>Hence why the question of ad blockers was brought up Wednesday at Google's annual meeting of stockholders. An audience member asked Google CEO Larry Page how …

Digital Advertising

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Fast Food Workers Walk Out Across The Country (PHOTOS)

NEW YORK -- Fast food workers across the country are walking off their jobs this week in protest of what they describe as low wages and unfair labor practices.<p>The employees, in New York, Chicago, Detroit and other cities, are calling for a $15 per hour wage as well as the right to unionize without …

Apple's Plan to Change How You Watch TV Forever

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Years of halting negotiations with cable companies haven’t gotten Apple much closer to its grand …

Microsoft Calls Foul After Google Yanks YouTube Access In New Windows Phone App

This morning Google admitted that it had yanked access to YouTube from Microsoft’s brand-new Windows Phone application. This came fewer than 50 hours after the launch of the application. Windows Phone users were predictably disappointed.<p>What happened? In the intervening hours I’ve learned enough to …

The timing couldn’t be better for Apple to team up with the world’s biggest cellphone network

“Both sides sounded keen,” China Mobile’s chairman Xi Gouhua said today after releasing first half earnings (paywall). Xi was referring to Apple and his company, which are in talks for China Mobile to offer iPhones to its subscribers. Apple CEO Tim Cook met Xi in Beijing last month, to discuss …

China

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

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Self-driving cars will set off an economic and cultural earthquake

From the romance of the road trip to the feeling of getting your driver's license, the car has always conjured images of freedom and control. Those time-worn ideals, however, may soon be a relic of the past.<p>The car that drives itself is no longer some dream of fiction like the Batmobile or <i>Knight</i> …

Video: Moto X combines Google Glass listening feature with Google Now

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Voice interaction is expected to be a top feature of the upcoming Moto X(s goog) handset, based on a leaked video promo made …

What a Washington-hater can learn from “This Town”

A well-written guide to the worst people in America, even if it never quite calls them that<p>Mark Leibovich will not find himself ostracized in Washington, D.C., now that his book on that city's toxic culture has finally been published. (And while we're on the subject of popular misconceptions about …

Endless Summer Projects | Crafting a Bug House - Classic Play!

by Jennifer Cooper, posted on June 19th, 2013 in Endless Summer Projects<p>Are your kids on Summer Vacation yet? How are you holding up so far? This is …

Crafting

Favorite Things: Great Birthday Gifts for $20 or Less

We tested dozens of toys and games to find these budget-friendly and kid-pleasing gifts<p>Delightful Dinosaurs<p>Jurassic playtime just got cuter, thanks to this set of three <b>Wooden Dinosaurs.</b> The colorful, fully posable creatures (Brachiosaurus, T-rex, and Stegosaurus) lend themselves to eons of …

The End Of Advertising As We Know It–And What To Do Now

AKQA’s Rei Inamoto argues that the thing we call advertising is over and offers four guidelines for moving into the next era, when 365-day connection, people-focused stories, and business invention will be key.<p>“How are we supposed to judge a creative idea versus a product idea?”<p>This was a question …

Advertising

Snapchat founders reportedly pocket $20M from funding deal

College-age co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy are said to have netted $10 million a piece from a secondary offering.<p>Rumor has it that Snapchat is such a hot commodity that co-founders Evan Spiegel, 22, and Bobby Murphy, 24, were able to negotiate a cool $20 million just for …

How Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon track you (infographic)

Americans are starting to perk up about privacy after the reveal of a government surveillance program called PRISM. But it’s important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements.<p>Google, Facebook, and Yahoo all rely pretty …

5 Bands You Should Be Listening To This Weekend

Lucky for you, we at FILTER love digging through every little niche of music and so we have compiled a list of great bands you may have missed!<p>With summer officially here, we're taking the beach vibe of sunny Los Angeles and bringing you some of our favorite LA bands that just epitomize summer in …

Indie Music

Online universities: it's time for teachers to join the revolution

The past few centuries have witnessed revolutions in virtually every area of our world – health, transport, communications and genomics, to name but …

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Would a person with good handwriting, spelling and grammar and instant recall of multiplication tables be considered a better candidate for a job …