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1. In 1992, the NHL introduced the “instigator” rule, handing an extra two-minute minor penalty to a player who starts a fight. Here in 2014, many video game fans think the book should be thrown at video game maker Electronic Arts for their efforts on the latest version of their wildly popular NHL franchise.
2. Botto Italian Bistro in Richmond, California has developed an ingenious method of gaming the infamous online community review site Yelp. It’s offering a 25% pizza discount to people who write one-star reviews on Botto’s Yelp profile. By Friday afternoon, it had accumulated over 400 hilarious one-star reviews and widespread media attention.
3. Perhaps sensing an opportunity in the combination of Apple’s recent security gaffes and the release of its Apple Pay offering, BlackBerry today unveiled a series of new initiatives designed to enhance the mobile payment capabilities for BlackBerry Messenger users.
4. Analyst Daniel Pearlstein supplies an update on the Canadian Medical Marijuana scene, which he says is currently characterized by both higher than expected patient enrollment and production.
5. A Montreal-based company that has worked hand in glove with Apple may be set to benefit from the Cupertino-based tech giant’s big mobile payments play.