NEW YORK — Ellen DeGeneres’ celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa.
LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres’ goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over.
During a comic bit, the Oscars host prevailed upon actor Bradley Cooper to take a picture with her and several other stars crowding around, including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
EDMONTON — John Zabiuk disassembled his parents’ TV at age six, taught himself computer programming as a teen and, as a post-secondary student, hacked into his school’s system on a lark.
He didn’t change his school marks. He didn’t change anyone else’s. But he could have.
Eventually, he knew the jig was up.
SEOUL, South Korea — Expect sharper, clearer selfies this year.
MONTREAL — Digitally connected young Canadians have become regular targets of phishing scams — fraudsters trying to steal personal information for financial gain, according to a new survey by Visa Canada.
OTTAWA—The federal government raked in $5.27 billion in the latest wireless spectrum auction—the most Ottawa has ever received in such a sale, Industry Canada said yesterday.
The auction also saw Quebecor’s Videotron make a major push outside of its home province, spending some $233.3 million for licences not only in Quebec but also Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia.
SEOUL, South Korea — Facebook’s announcement it is paying $19 billion in cash and stock to acquire WhatsApp is a milestone in the short history of mobile messaging apps. Hundreds of millions of people have downloaded such apps to their smartphones and tablets to chat and share photos and videos for free, making them potent rivals to Facebook.
MENLO PARK, Calif. — With a click of a cursor, Jay Brown in Cheverly, Md., went from Male to Trans Male. A few states away, Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., switched from Male to Neutral. In San Francisco, Marilyn Roxie, formerly Female, chose three: Androgynous, Transgender and Genderqueer.
OTTAWA—The federal government is trying to mitigate an irritant for some municipalities and resident groups by expanding the rules governing construction of new cellphone towers.
Under a new Industry Canada policy announced yesterday, wireless companies now will have to consult with communities before building new towers—no matter what their height.
OTTAWA — The federal government trying to mitigate an irritant for some municipalities and resident groups by expanding the rules governing construction of new cellphone towers.
Under a new Industry Canada policy announced Wednesday, wireless companies will now have to consult with communities before building new towers, no matter what their height.