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One Degree Thursday March 9 2023

MPs pushing the Online News Act don’t know how the Internet works

Eager viewers tuned in online Monday morning to watch as Google Canada head Sabrina Geremia was called before the Parliamentary committee that passed Bill C-18, the Online News Act, late last year. Some viewers out on the west coast, like your humble correspondent, even got up early since the proceedings in Ottawa were scheduled for 11 a.m., or 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.


IKEA Canada launches on TikTok by spoofing its own ad

Before launching on TikTok on March 1, the “#IKEACanada” hashtag had already been viewed over 50 million times by customers and fans, showing there was a vibrant and growing audience for the retailer to tap into.


Online News Act threatens Canadian press freedoms, warns senator

Canadian senator is sounding the alarm that new government legislation could fundamentally compromise longstanding press freedoms and independence. Bill C-18, the Online News Act, would force Google and Facebook to enter funding arrangements with Canadian news media, and in so doing would hand unprecedented oversight to the country’s telecommunications regulator.



I was VP at Google for 10 years. Here’s the No. 1 skill I looked for at job interviews—very few people had it

During my 10 years at Google as a VP, there were weeks where I would spend up to 40 hours conducting job interviews. So to make things easier, I always had one skill that I looked for in candidates before anything else: self-awareness.


5 Reasons You Should Unplug From Social Media

Most of us spend more time than we’d like to admit glued to our phones. In fact, nearly half of smartphone users in the US say they can’t imagine life without their phones. But, how is the use of technology affecting our mental health? And what can we do to offset that dependency?


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