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Netflix launches gaming test for televisions and computers in Canada

Netflix launches gaming test for televisions and computers in Canada

TORONTO — Netflix says it has begun an experiment allowing some Canadians to play its games on their televisions and computers.
How you walk could shape the future of biometrics: experts

How you walk could shape the future of biometrics: experts

Canadians have been unlocking iPhones with their fingerprint since 2013 and are sometimes exposed to facial recognition software before boarding planes, but when it comes to biometric technology, Erik Scheme and Mayssa Rekik are one step ahead.
Lightspeed sees $46.7M net loss in Q1 as it launched products in new markets

Lightspeed sees $46.7M net loss in Q1 as it launched products in new markets

MONTREAL — Lightspeed Commerce Inc. is reporting a US$48.7 million net loss in its most recent quarter as it introduced several products to new markets.
Spin Master sees sales, earnings decline in second quarter amid weaker order volume

Spin Master sees sales, earnings decline in second quarter amid weaker order volume

TORONTO — Spin Master Corp. says it earned US$28 million in the second quarter, down from US$88.1 million a year earlier. The Toronto-based toy and entertainment company says revenue was US$420.7 million, down from US$506.
Shopify optimistic about 'new shape' of business following layoff, AI announcements

Shopify optimistic about 'new shape' of business following layoff, AI announcements

Shopify Inc.'s president said a recent move to streamline operations with a significant layoff and bolster merchant offerings with technology like artificial intelligence has left the company well positioned for growth.
Amazon to open robotics-backed fulfilment centre in Southwold, Ont., will hire 1,000

Amazon to open robotics-backed fulfilment centre in Southwold, Ont., will hire 1,000

SOUTHWOLD, Ont. — Amazon Canada. says it will open a new robotics-backed fulfilment centre south of London, Ont. later this year. The e-commerce giant says the new fulfilment centre is expected to open in Southwold on Oct. 1.
What students should keep in mind when shopping for a laptop

What students should keep in mind when shopping for a laptop

Amanda Round’s parents splurged on a high school graduation present for her: a $3,000 Microsoft Book 3 laptop.
National Bank to buy the Canadian branch of SVB's commercial loan portfolio

National Bank to buy the Canadian branch of SVB's commercial loan portfolio

MONTREAL — National Bank of Canada says it will acquire the Canadian branch of Silicon Valley Bank's commercial loan portfolio.
BlackBerry software to be used by international electric vehicle consortium

BlackBerry software to be used by international electric vehicle consortium

BlackBerry Ltd. says some of its software and services have been chosen for use in a Foxconn-backed electric vehicle consortium. The Waterloo, Ont.
Shopify dives deeper into AI with new products, including chatbot for merchants

Shopify dives deeper into AI with new products, including chatbot for merchants

As Shopify President Harley Finkelstein works, he often keeps a ChatGPT window up on his computer.