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1. Will the dangerous “Game of 72″ catch on in Canada?
The baffling game originated in Northern France, when a 13 year old girl who had disappeared for three days reappeared and told police she was simply playing “Game of 72″.
2. The sunscreen myth most of us still believe While many believe the effect is double, The Canadian Cancer Society says SPF 15 sunscreen blocks 93% of UVB rays and SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays.
3. Is Oprah Winfrey America’s Greatest Purveyor of Fake Science? As most of America will be able to tell you, the country’s two most famous doctors have something common. They both got their break on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”. What is clear about a look into Oprah’s history is that Oz and McGraw were the continuation, not the beginning or end, of a running theme of dubious science.
4. Bitcoin and Beyond. Are There Investment Opportunities in Digital Money? The blockchain concept that defines Bitcoin will present investment opportunities not only in the crypto-currency space, but in other industries looking for solutions that are secure and frictionless. That’s one of the findings of a new report on Digital Money from Difference Capital Vice President Dushan Batrovic.
5. Will Apple Pay be secure enough for Canadians? Rumours abound this week that Apple Pay will begin an international expansion in Canada later this year. The California tech giant is said to be in talks with six Canadian banks that could instantly give the mobile payments service, which launched in the United States last November, access to 90% of Canadian bank accounts.
Most Popular Articles of 2014
1. Could lightning fast internet be on its way to Canada? Last week, Google posted a position on its own jobs board that could be an indication that the search engine giant might be planning to launch Google Fiber in Canada.
2. Canada’s medical marijuana industry is undergoing a sea-change. One need look no further than the public markets for evidence; the country’s first publicly traded marijuana play, Tweed Marijuana, recently began trading and boasts a market cap in excess of $100-million…
3. 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. But will EA’s reportedly awful effort on NHL 15 really cause its long-time fans to abandon ship?
4. Alberta artist Peter van Tiesenhausen has provided an interesting legal precedent in his long-running battle with oil companies seeking to run a pipeline through his 800 acre territory. He has copyrighted his land as a work of art…
5. The $5.2-billion, 12-year deal that Rogers Communications signed with the NHL back in November means it will assume full editorial control over “Hockey Night in Canada”, meaning the fates of on-air talent such as Bob Cole, Don Cherry and Ron Maclean is now in the publicly traded company’s hands….
6. With the rise of social media, reaching a specific market segment has never been more cost-effective. And never has it been more complicated. But a comprehensive new study from Vancouver-based market research firm Vision Critical reveals that social media is, in fact, having a big impact on consumer decisions.