Way back when (pick your date), senior executives in large companies had a simple goal for themselves and their organizations: stability. Shareholders wanted little more than predictable earnings growth. Because so many markets were either closed or undeveloped, leaders could deliver on those expectations through annual exercises that offered only modest modifications to the strategic plan. Prices stayed in check; people stayed in their jobs; life was good.
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AS A DOCUMENTARY filmmaker, Jeff Orlowski seems preoccupied with the destruction of the world. His 2012 film Chasing Ice captured the devastating effects of climate change on melting glaciers. In 2017 he documented the erosion of coral reefs in Chasing Coral. His latest film, The Social Dilemma, takes aim at an even greater danger: social media.
Cisco and the City of Toronto launch Digital Canopy to expand internet access for underserved communities
Cisco Canada and the City of Toronto have partnered to launch Digital Canopy – an investment of more than $1 million of in-kind technology and services to expand WiFi access in some of Toronto’s most vulnerable communities. Digital Canopy’s free WiFi hotspots enable low-income community members, who may be without reliable internet at home, to access much-needed online resources – whether it’s students taking part in distance learning, supporting remote work, accessing crucial medical and social supports or staying connected to family and friends.
Google is making good on its promise from August to bring Google Maps back to the Apple Watch after yanking it back in 2017. It’s available now, and as we wrote last month, its noteworthy features include providing route estimates and step-by-step directions to and from pre-saved locations on your wrist. Google Maps first became available for the Apple Watch in 2015, but it hasn’t been available to download since 2017 when Google removed the app without explaining why.