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One Degree Friday May 29 2020


In a moment when some companies are putting diversity and inclusion goals on the back burner, it’s more important than ever to highlight queer trailblazers and advocates.

A mainstream business publication (or any editorial publication, for that matter) has never explicitly recognized LGBTQ women and nonbinary individuals in a list like this before. These 50 leaders come from a range of industries—including tech, finance, venture capital, media, and entertainment.


Toronto Star sold to private equity investors: What it means for Canadian media

Late Tuesday evening, the Toronto Star published a short news item noting that their parent company TorStar, which also owns the Hamilton Spectator, five other dailies and around 70 weekly newspapers, was being sold for $52 million and taken private.


Trump threatens to shut social media companies after Twitter fact checks one of his tweets

President Donald Trump threatened to regulate or shutter social media companies — a warning apparently aimed at Twitter Inc. after it began fact-checking his tweets.

In a pair of tweets issued Wednesday morning from his iPhone, Trump said that social media sites are trying to silence conservative voices, and need to change course or face action.


Google to help 50,000 Canadian small businesses get online this year

To help Canadian small businesses with their economic recovery, today Google Canada is committing one million dollars to expand Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE program nationally with a new pledge to help get 50,000 Canadian small businesses online this year.


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