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One Degree Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Husky Energy Inc. will release its planned 2020 capital expenditure and production guidance before markets open on Monday. The Calgary-based energy company confirmed in October that it was laying off staff, but would not say how many, as part of a plan to align its workforce with its capital plan and strategy.

CTV

PayPal: Consumers plan to ramp up social shopping this holiday season

Almost half (40%) of Canadians this year will shop on social media and mobile apps during the holiday season, in line with the 47% who currently browse and buy on social platforms, per PayPal Canada’s first “Social Commerce Trend Study” released last week. The nation’s social media users spend an average of $924 a year shopping on social media, the survey found.

RETAIL DRIVE

‘Google is no longer listening’: four fired workers file charges against tech giant

The four worker-activists who were fired by Google during Thanksgiving week plan to file federal charges alleging that their former employer fired them to quash worker organizing, in violation of federal labor laws.

THE GUARDIAN

Social Media Predictions For 2020, According to 3 Experts

What will 2020 look like in the social media space? Over the course of the decade, social platforms including Instagram and Pinterest launched and were swiftly integrated into personal and professional social media marketing. During the last couple years, micro video app TikTok hit 1.5 billion downloads while Facebook breached data protection laws in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

SOCIAL MEDIA TODAY

 

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