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Google CEO Sundar Pichai has been awarded $199 million worth of restricted company stock, making him one of the highest-paid executives of a publicly traded US company.

'First View' puts a Twitter video ad at the top of your timeline

Twitter has launched a new ad product called "First View," which will serve a video ad right to the top of users' timelines when they first log in to the official app or desktop site.

Op-Ed: Market savages LinkedIn, proves own analyses wrong

In one of the truly bizarre events on the market recently, LinkedIn was decimated by the markets after failing to meet analyst expectations. The fact that those expectations were totally off the wall, of course, is no grounds for criticism.

Blackberry laying off workers in Ontario and Florida

Blackberry is laying off an unspecified but "small number" of employees both in Waterloo, Ontario, and at Sunrise Florida. The creator of the Blackberry Messenger, Gary Klassen, has left the company, according to reports.

Japan to set up amphibious aircraft plant in India

ShinMaywa Industries, the Japanese equipment manufacturer that produces the US-2 amphibious aircraft has offered to set up plants in India to help cater to international demand.

Kitimat LNG project suffers setback as Shell posts earnings drop

Premier Christy Clark continues to voice confidence in B.C.'s LNG export project despite Royal Dutch Shell's announcement that it was "postponing" its final investment decision until the end of 2016, instead of in April.

Op-Ed: Americans on average will spend 43 days of their life on hold

The mobile advertising analytics company Marchex found through analysis of more than 4 million phone calls from consumers to businesses, that Americans will likely waste more than 900 million hours waiting on hold this year.

Meet Alison Overholt: Editor-in-Chief of ESPN The Magazine Special

Alison Overholt chatted with Digital Journal about her recent promotion to Editor-in-Chief of ESPN The Magazine, in addition to being the Editor-in-Chief of espnW.

Canadian newspaper publishers discuss how to make news pay Special

It's been a grim few weeks for Canadian newspapers, so the Canadian Journalism Foundation's latest talk, "Spotlight on Publishers: The Challenge of Making News Pay," was a very timely one.

Critics say Nielsen survey methods archaic

Nielsen, the 93-year-old company that has a storied monopoly over measuring television ratings in the US, is paying little attention to digital streaming while analyzing television viewership much the way it did in rabbit ears era.

Op-Ed: How major retailers like Amazon increase average order size

It’s been hell for businesses this past year, especially when it comes to getting targeted customers to buy from them. However, Amazon is one company that seems to have mastered the upsell, cross-sell, side-sell and even the surprise sell. See how.

Weekly LOL: The best Super Bowl ad campaigns so far

The only thing that gets as much hype as the Super Bowl game itself is the advertising that accompanies it. While the big game isn't until Sunday, some brands have already unveiled their spots. Here are some of the best so far.

25% of execs already seeing results from the Internet of Things

TEKsystems, an IT staffing company, found close to one in four organizations (22 percent) have reached the stage where IoT initiatives “are having a substantial impact” on their businesses.

Op-Ed: Is your content socially worthy? Today’s audience demands it

Businesses that fail to effectively convey an authoritative message to the hoi polloi are destined to fail. Now that it's 2016, I'll share a quick crash course in hopes small digital companies and product-based businesses are spared an untimely death.

Why companies like Tweetdeck and Hootsuite aren't going anywhere

Despite job cuts at two large social media management companies over the past few months, Hootsuite and TweetDeck won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, social media experts told B2B News Network.

Barabas Men sees crippling demand for 'El Chapo' shirts

Demand for two shirts worn by Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is crippling their manufacturer. Suddenly hundreds of orders were coming in for the shirts, but the company only had the capacity to fill 10 to 20 orders a day.

Health insurer loses hard drives with data on 950,000 customers

In the world of mistakes, there are those that qualify as little "oops" or big "oops." Forgetting to change your clocks in daylight savings times is a little "oops." Misplacing six hard drives with information on 950,000 customers is a huge "oops."

Johnson and Johnson hit by shares drop

U.S. healthcare colossus Johnson and Johnson saw a drop in its share value by 6 percent during 2015, according to the company’s latest financial statement.

Calgary developers adapt to changing conditions Special

Alberta, a province that is arguably Canada’s equivalent to Texas, has faced some very difficult financial pressures over the last 12 months.

Johnson and Johnson cut 3,000 jobs

One of the biggest healthcare companies in the U.S. has announced a high number of job cuts in its medical device business.

Iran to buy 114 Airbuses to revamp ageing fleet

Iran said Sunday it will buy 114 Airbus planes to revitalise its ageing fleet, in the first major commercial deal announced since the lifting of sanctions under its nuclear agreement.

Greece's Tsipras set to promise that Greek upturn is near

He came to power vowing a debt revolution, but after a rollercoaster year of economic meltdown forcing him to abandon his election promises, a less bouncy but still charismatic Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is facing the music.

CMO explains why improv and marketing go together in business Special

Lending money is serious business but the CMO of one of the country's oldest lending institutions believes laughter is the key to acquiring new customers.

Christine Lagarde to run for second IMF term

Christine Lagarde announced Friday that she will run for a second term at the head of the International Monetary Fund, after winning strong backing from across Europe.

Nigeria must devalue its currency to aid ailing stock market

Nigeria must devalue its currency in 2016, according to international investors and ratings agencies. The country's currency, the naira, is heavily protected.

Goodwill employees protest after 16 Ontario stores are closed

Workers at Goodwill in the Toronto area are furious after the abrupt closure of 16 stores, 10 donation centers and two offices this Sunday.

Chipotle's bad business leading to job cuts at other companies

The impact of Chipotle's E. coli outbreaks has extended beyond the restaurant chain's plunging sales. Chipotle's same-store sales fell by 30 percent in December in the wake of the outbreaks tied to its restaurants in nine states.

IBM sets its sights on cloud video with Ustream acquisition

IBM confirmed Thursday its acquisition of video conferencing service Ustream. It will join three other IBM acquisitions to form the company's new cloud video unit.

Lagarde gets strong backing from Europe to stay at IMF

Christine Lagarde garnered strong backing from Europe Thursday for a second mandate as IMF managing director.

Hershey to relaunch classic Take 5 bar

A cult-classic Hershey product is hoping to attract millennial chocolate lovers in 2016. The confection company is relaunching the Take 5 Bar, with a new wrapper and marketing campaign created by a panel of millennial marketing students.

Youth football team wants Walmart to 'make things right'

One year ago, members of an Oklahoma youth football team watched their football field transform from grass to concrete when a Walmart Express moved in. In less than a year the store has closed, and the team wants their field restored.

What you need to know about the evolution of the newswire market

Newswire services have changed with the addition of social media, and one major acquisition has shook up the space, thanks to Cision.

The Onion sells 40% stake to Univision — Really, it did

The largest Spanish language broadcaster in the United States, Univision, has bought a 40 percent controlling interest in the Onion, the satirical online news magazine. No joke and all kidding aside, it's true, the deal was announced today.

Iran's supreme leader warns against US 'deceit'

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Tuesday against American "deceit", just days after the end of sanctions under a nuclear deal that the central bank said would unblock $32 billion.

Saudi Arabia buying up farmland in Southwestern U.S.

In what looks to be a prelude to the "water wars," Saudi Arabia has been buying up farmland in the southwestern part of the U.S. to grow alfalfa hay that is then shipped back to Saudi Arabia to feed its dairy cattle because it doesn't have enough water.

Op-Ed: Coffee cart owner sells biz and is now the Go 2 Gal for concierge Special

Something new has brewed for Sonoma's JOE-2-GO coffee bar owner Heidi Stearn. She sold the successful sole-proprietorship which has been a fixture at Freidman's Home Improvement Center for over five years.

Op-Ed: Why business owners must research their PR and marketing firms

An alleged Manhattan fraudster claims to be the PR rep for Hillary Clinton, Mariah Carey and actually sells people on his business. Here's how to prevent this from happening to you.

U.S. to pay Iran $1.7 bn in debt and interest: Kerry

The United States is to repay Iran a $400 million debt and $1.3 billion in interest dating to the Islamic revolution, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.

Canadian loonie could drop to 59 cents U.S.

In a recent CBC article Don Pittis notes that predicting the future value of currencies is a difficult if not impossible task. However, that does not stop different breeds of financial experts from doing so.

Montenegro to turn ex-concentration camp into luxury hotel

Montenegro has defended its decision to allow an island fortress and wartime concentration camp to be transformed into a luxury resort, a move that has sparked anger among relatives of its former prisoners.

German minister proposes Europe petrol tax to pay for migrant crisis

Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Saturday raised the prospect of introducing a tax on petrol in Europe to pay for solving the migrant crisis, in remarks to the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper.
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