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Canada is ready to get tough with Trump on trade

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a reshuffle of his Cabinet on Wednesday. As part of the reshuffle, Trudeau said Jim Carr would become minister of international trade diversification.

Netflix plunges 14 percent after missing subscriber additions

Netflix's stock got hammered after the bell after reporting that it added far fewer subscribers in the second quarter than Wall Street was expecting — and warned of another subscriber shortfall to come in the third quarter.

Founder of Bustle and Bleacher Report reportedly buys Gawker.com

The defunct gossip blog Gawker.com has a new owner. Bustle and Bleacher Report founder Bryan Goldberg put in the winning $1.35 million bid for the website in an auction held Thursday in Manhattan, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Legal marijuana is set to outsell liquor in Canada by 2020

Canada became the second country to legalize marijuana on Tuesday evening. Canada's legal marijuana market will be a $6.5 billion industry by 2020, according to a new report from CIBC, one of the country's largest banks.

Facebook gave user data to 60 companies including Apple, Amazon

Facebook has had data-sharing agreements with at least 60 device makers, including Apple, Amazon, Samsung, and Microsoft, many of which still exist.

Facebook is killing the controversial 'Trending' news section

Facebook has announced plans to discontinue its Trending news module next week. The feature, located at the top-right portion of the News Feed, provided links to news stories that people were sharing and commenting about on Facebook.

Small military contract started an internal war at Google

A Google scientist warned in an internal email that the company's involvement in the US Department of Defense's Project Maven would be "red meat" for critics.

Trump canceled summit with U.S. journalists still in North Korea

President Donald Trump canceled his much-awaited summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday while about 30 international journalists, including many US citizens, were still in the country.

JC Penney's CEO just signaled the end of retail as we know it

JC Penney's stock price fell by as much as 8% Tuesday morning following the news that CEO Marvin Ellison would be leaving the company to lead home-improvement retailer Lowe's.

Elon Musk says flying cars are a bad idea

During an event for his tunnel-digging company, The Boring Company, on Thursday, Elon Musk explained why flying cars could be more trouble than they're worth.

Amazon has started rejecting cities' proposals for its HQ2

Arlington, Texas, says that as of two weeks ago, it was out of the running to host Amazon's second headquarters, known as HQ2. Arlington, about 20 miles from Dallas, had submitted a proposal as part of Dallas' pitch to Amazon.

Augmented reality startup Blippar is abandoning Silicon Valley

One of the UK's best-funded startups, augmented reality firm Blippar, is abandoning Silicon Valley after shutting its third office in the space of two years.

Congress will vote on whether or not to bring back net neutrality

Congress will vote to restore net neutrality next week. If the measure is passed by a simple majority vote, it would still need to be signed by President Donald Trump. Right now, 48 senators appear to be in favor of the measure.

YouTube will start bugging you if you binge too much

Google wants to help users spend less time on YouTube. This week, users will be able to set up reminders telling them to take a break, and the app will get options to reduce the number of notifications they get during the day.

Apple deleted post hints at plans to cut Qualcomm, Intel chips

Wireless networks are looking towards 5G, a new network technology that promises faster, higher bandwidth cellular internet. So is Apple, according to a new job listing.

Blockchain is a 'pixie dust' fad

The British Parliament's Treasury Committee heard evidence on cryptocurrencies and blockchain on Tuesday. Martin Walker from the Center for Evidence-Based Management spoke before the committee.

T-Mobile and Sprint are forming a $146 billion new company

It's official: T-Mobile and Sprint have announced plans to merge, with a combined company valued at $146 billion. John Legere, T-Mobile's CEO, is expected to serve in that role for the merged entity, which would retain the T-Mobile name.

Amazon on track to become first trillion dollar company

Amazon could beat Microsoft to be the first trillion dollar company, Macquarie says. The bank's new price target translates to a market cap of $1.19 trillion.

Mark Zuckerberg revealed one of his 'great regrets'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he regrets not having a bigger impact on "the way that mobile platforms developed" in the last decade.

Netflix is making a new show about BuzzFeed reporters

Netflix is releasing a 20-episode documentary series that follows BuzzFeed News reporters as they develop their stories. The series, "Follow This," premieres July 9 on the streaming service.
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