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In the news … October 29, 2018

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It’s Time to Vote Majority Rule Off the Company Board

A former colleague of mine was once invited to join the board of a major U.K.-based company because of her in-depth financial expertise and management experience. But after she was on the board, she found that she constantly had to prove herself, and she was repeatedly voted down.

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The Simple Way to Delete Your Google Search History

Google search data can be a very private thing. While Google itself may be intent on keeping a record of your keystrokes, you may have a number of reasons why you don’t want the site to maintain a memory of what you’ve typed into the search engine.

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Walmart Canada strengthens e-commerce integration with launch of additional Online Grocery Pickup locations, Mobile Check-in and Pickup Towers

Walmart Canada reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to innovation and helping Canadians live better with the launch of Mobile Check-in, to coincide with a new wave of Grocery Pickup locations launching in Regina, Halifax, Moncton, Victoria and Quebec City today. Available on the Walmart app, the Mobile Check-in feature invites customers to check in 30 minutes prior to their scheduled grocery pickup time with a single tap. When the customer is close to the store, Walmart associates are alerted and the customer’s order is ready when they arrive. The feature is available today for the 22 stores where Grocery Pickup is being launched. The company plans to expand the mobile check-in feature to all Walmart Canada Grocery Pickup store locations sometime next year.

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 Online election snafus

A major online voting issue that forced more than 50 communities in Ontario to extend municipal election voting hours prompted questions on Tuesday about the integrity of the balloting process.

One candidate, forced to wait more than 24 hours longer to find out that he had won the mayoralty, called the process disconcerting and questioned the wisdom of having no paper-ballot backup. In addition, Chris Peabody urged the provincial government to study internet balloting and to update election laws to reflect new realities.

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