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Constellation to buy U.S. broadcasting software firm WideOrbit, create spinoff

TORONTO — Constellation Software Inc. says it will buy U.S. tech company WideOrbit Inc., merge the firm with its subsidiary Lumine Group and then spin them off into a separate business.
DoorDash Canada moves to tiered commission system, charging some restaurants 29%

DoorDash Canada moves to tiered commission system, charging some restaurants 29%

TORONTO — DoorDash is changing the way it charges commission to Canadian restaurants with a new, tiered model.
Food delivery robots hit Canadian sidewalks, but many challenges delay mass adoption

Food delivery robots hit Canadian sidewalks, but many challenges delay mass adoption

TORONTO — When customers in downtown Vancouver placed orders with Pizza Hut in September, many of the pies landed on their doorsteps without a courier in sight.
Celebrities on the mental-health toll of fame in the social media age

Celebrities on the mental-health toll of fame in the social media age

TORONTO — It's that much harder for celebrities to escape the glare of the spotlight when social media has given them a direct line to the public's adoration — and acrimony.
Cdn. tech sector participation and pay gaps persist and in some cases, worsen: report

Cdn. tech sector participation and pay gaps persist and in some cases, worsen: report

TORONTO — A new report shows women, people of colour and immigrants in Canada's tech sector saw employment and pay inequities persist — and in some cases, worsen — between 2001 and 2016.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday divisions blur as shopping habits shift

Black Friday, Cyber Monday divisions blur as shopping habits shift

TORONTO — When Shopify Inc.'s Harley Finkelstein surveys November's retail landscape, he finds it hard to see where Black Friday stops and Cyber Monday begins.
Global movement pushing Amazon for better wages to reach Quebec facilities

Global movement pushing Amazon for better wages to reach Quebec facilities

Former Amazon.com Inc. workers and labour organizers visited some of the e-commerce giant's Quebec locations Friday as part of a global movement urging the company to stop "squeezing" workers, communities and the planet.
New pediatric guidelines for toddler screen use stresses quality instead of quantity

New pediatric guidelines for toddler screen use stresses quality instead of quantity

TORONTO — The Canadian Paediatric Society has ditched a hard-and-fast time limit for screen use among toddlers and preschoolers, encouraging instead that parents prioritize educational, interactive and age-appropriate material.
Online Streaming Act won't police user-generated content: heritage minister

Online Streaming Act won't police user-generated content: heritage minister

Canada's heritage minister says he is open to reviewing substantiative amendments to a bill meant to regulate online streaming, after a committee pointed out industry experts disagree on whether the proposed legislation will cover user-generated cont
SkipTheDishes names Howard Migdal new CEO, Kevin Edwards to retire

SkipTheDishes names Howard Migdal new CEO, Kevin Edwards to retire

WINNIPEG — Food delivery app SkipTheDishes has named Howard Migdal as its new chief executive officer. The Winnipeg-based company says Migdal, who previously served as Skip's chief operating officer, will replace Kevin Edwards.