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One Degree Friday May 28 2021

TikTok debuts new voice — after Canadian actor sues over the old one

Users of the social media app TikTok noticed a new female voice narrating their videos on Monday, about three weeks after a Canadian actor filed a lawsuit against the video-sharing platform for copyright violation.

Bev Standing, a voice actor based in Welland, Ont., is suing TikTok’s parent company, China-based ByteDance, on the claim that recordings of her voice are being used without permission.

CBC

Six Strategic Rules To Follow In Building The Best Digital Product

Digital competition is constantly growing, and everyone is trying to differentiate their product and make it innovative. But let’s pause and ask ourselves whether our customers really need these efforts. After all, they will determine the success of your product by buying it.

How do you make the user experience enjoyable for customers? Here are a few rules that we extracted from working with over a hundred digital products in 33 countries:

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News Media Canada: Government Inaction Has Cost News Publishers

News Media Canada members are calling on the federal government to introduce the long-awaited policy to allow publishers to negotiate fairly with Facebook and Google.

Yesterday’s announcement by Facebook regarding short-term commercial arrangements it has undertaken with a few Canadian media outlets underlines the need for the government to follow through urgently on the commitment it has made to curtail the predatory monopoly practices of both Facebook and Google and level the playing field for Canadian news media.

BUSINESSWIRE

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