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In the news … January 28, 2019

Opinion: What does the world record-breaking egg mean for businesses in B.C.?

Viral content is so prevalent in today’s world. The most recent example is the World Record-Breaking Egg. If you aren’t familiar with it, here’s a quick rundown.

On January 4, 2019, an image was uploaded to Instagram by the account “@world_record_egg” with the caption “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 Million)! We got this [hands-raised emoji].” It then only took 10 days to reach 30.5 million likes and beat the standing record.


Trump team accused of posting edited images on social media

After all, he has said that his “stamina and strength” are some of his greatest assets and has boasted about his “great genes”.

But now he has been accused of sharing doctored images in which his physical condition has been visibly enhanced.

A number of pictures, first identified by the website Gizmodo, appear to show the president looking slimmer and neater than in the original version.


The Mac App Store welcomes Office 365

Today, Office 365 is available for the first time on the Mac App Store, making it easier than ever for Mac users to download Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and the whole suite of Microsoft’s popular apps. Users can also purchase a subscription for Office 365 from within the apps, so they can get up and running instantly.


Draw a picture. Write a poem. Aimee Mann and Ted Leo’s new podcast wants you to get creative

The first step of making art is getting an idea. The second and final step of making art is making the art. Voila! Art.

The only problem is that making something creative has never even once been that simple. The thru-line between concept and execution tends to take on the jagged shape of monster teeth–and feel equally as daunting. Self-doubt, burnout, blockage, and pulling out fistfuls of one’s hair are but some of the lesser heralded symptoms of the creative process.


Canada not doing enough to support startups: report

Canada will miss out on opportunities that come with a growing digital economy if it doesn’t do more to help its burgeoning startups scale-up into multi-million dollar global companies.

That’s one of several conclusions reached by David A. Wolfe, co-director of the Innovation Policy Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, in a report published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy.


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