Silicon Valley

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What if the Toronto-Waterloo corridor really becomes the next Silicon Valley?

Uber, Microsoft and Intel are the latest tech heavyweights to invest and expand in the Toronto-Waterloo corridor—but buzzy names alone won’t make the region the next big thing
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Why social media has taken over your life—and you need to sign off now

Jaron Lanier says social media is turning us into highly manipulable addicts. The only solution is for users to pay—and own their own data.
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Happy Amazon Prime Day! Amazon is holding our cities hostage.

Opinion: Amid the deals and shiny products, the tech industry has hurt social mobility and workers’ rights—and yet politicians are too eager to prostrate themselves for these companies
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Navdeep Bains and the Silicon Plant People from Saskatchewan

Paul Wells on the announcement of the winners of the Liberals’ supercluster initiative—supercluster?—and why it’s probably a good thing
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Snubbed by Trump, Silicon Valley talent is looking to Canada

Skilled high-tech visa workers in the U.S., wary of Trump’s anti-immigration stance, are looking elsewhere—and Canada’s tech companies see opportunity
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Why ’sucking up’ to foreign tech companies is a good idea

Canada can boost its tech sector by attracting the Googles and Facebooks of the world, says Lars Leckie, a Canadian venture capitalist in Silicon Valley
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Does satire always need to be progressive?

’Silicon Valley’ is being slammed for not tackling the tech industry’s real-world problems. But must it?
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Watching the Canadian GDP

April 30: And wondering if the U.S. GDP is as weak as it seems. Plus, oil company profit flops, and Silicon Valley’s furry doppelgängers
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What silicon valley really teaches us

Silicon Valley, once hailed as a model for the U.S. economy, has become a target for protests over taxes and income inequality
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Maybe software patents can be fixed

The United States Patent and Trademark Office extends an olive branch to the tech community