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Amazon is officially in the smartphone business with 3D phone. Patrick Brown mulls run for Ontario PC Leader. Canadian court orders Google to erase search results worldwide.
AMAZON IS OFFICIALLY IN THE SMARTPHONE BUSINESS
Months of rumours were confirmed; the world’s largest online retailer unveiled its smartphone yesterday, the Fire Phone. The phone is capable of displaying images in 3D, thanks to four specialized cameras that track head movement. The 3D imaging works in the dark as the cameras can see infrared light. The Fire Phone has a 4.7-inch screen.
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PATRICK BROWN MULLS RUN FOR ONTARIO PC LEADER
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GOOGLE MUST ERASE SEARCH RESULTS WORLDWIDE
Google is planning to appeal a ruling by the British Columbia Supreme Court ordering the giant search engine to erase certain results from internet searches around the world. The ruling applies to all of Google’s search results worldwide, not just search results in Canada. Legal experts are saying this decision could potentially have immense international ramifications. Some are saying this may set a precedent for courts in any country to claim the right to decide what internet users see around the world.
LULULLEMON FOUNDER LOST BILLIONS OVER PAST YEAR
Lululemon founder Chip Wilson’s short appearance on the list of Canada’s richest people has come to an end. Forbes listed Wilson’s net worth at 1.8 billion, which sounds like a lot, but is actually less than half of what Wilson had a year ago. Wilson resigned from Lululemon’s board last year after making controversial comments about women’s bodies.
Islamic militants continue to take city after city in Iraq. President Obama is talking about efforts to help strengthen Iraq’s security forces against the threat of the militants with or without congress’ approval. Iraq has now asked the US for air support.
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