In the news … September 24, 2014

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How Netflix and Canada’s broadcast regulator arrived at a deadlock

Last week, a representative of the U.S.-based video streaming service appeared in Gatineau at Let’s Talk TV, a major hearing into the future of the country’s television industry, to answer questions from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). When the regulator asked for information that the company considers sensitive – like the number of subscribers Netflix has in Canada, and how much money it earns from them – the exchange became heated. The CRTC ordered Netflix to hand over the information, in confidence.

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Helping Students Find the Right Jobs

Ontario Supports Online Career Matching at Colleges and Universities

Ontario is helping university and college students find good jobs by expanding access to leading-edge technology that provides timely labour market information and connections to businesses.

Magnet, an innovative career-networking platform, uses technology developed in partnership with Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone to collect data on individuals' skills and employers' needs.

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BlackBerry launches Passport phone, Blend app

BlackBerry released its new Passport phone today, a keyboard smartphone with a 4.5-inch​ screen aimed at corporate users.

John Chen, charged with turning around Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry since last November, has said the company’s future rests on rebuilding its relations with the enterprise market, long a core of its business.

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