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One Degree Monday June 29 2020

Google parent company purchases Kitchener-based startup: report

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is reportedly in the final stages of purchasing a Kitchener-based company for $180 million USD (roughly $245 million CAD).

The report by The Globe and Mail says a person with a close connection to Focals by North, revealed to them that the company had sold very few pairs of the smart glasses, and that there were some days with zero sales.


The latest Google Photos redesign comes with handy new ways to navigate your endless photo collection

It’s easy to let a photo library get out of hand, especially if you shoot a lot. I’ve been recommending Google Photos to people for years in large part because of how useful the AI-powered search function is. If you’re looking for a picture of your dog from four years ago, your chances of finding it go up exponentially if you can simply search for it rather than scrolling through dozens or even hundreds of pages of old images in other apps. The app even learns what your specific dog looks like to make your pooch easy to pick out.


Microsoft is closing all of its retail stores permanently

Microsoft Corp. said it will close its physical store locations permanently but will continue to invest in a digital storefront.

The move will result in a pretax charge of about US$450 million, or 5 cents a share, in the current quarter, Microsoft said in a statement Friday.


Coca-Cola announces pause on all social media advertising

Coca-Cola announced on Friday that it is pausing its advertising on all social media platforms for 30 days as it assesses its strategy amid a flood of criticism over tech companies’ handling of racist content on their platforms.


Canadian Museum of Nature heading online for Canada Day celebrations

Canada Day events with the Canadian Museum of Nature are heading online.

With may events going virtual due to COVID-19, Ottawa’s Museum of Nature is no exception and are, too, planning some activities Canadians can participate in through their website and social media platforms.


The Most Common Website Mistakes Affecting Your SEO in 2020 [Infographic]

Are you struggling to get your business website to appear on Google? Want to identify and eliminate the SEO mistakes on your site?

The team from Sitechecker share some of the most common SEO mistakes to avoid in this infographic.



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