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Five amazing groups who helped save hyperlinks for all of us | Jun 23 2016 | Ruth Coustick-Deal | Over 100 groups have come together to save the link. Here's what just five of them have been doing to make this campaign a huge success.
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Media studies present charts of doom for news industry | Jun 22 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Last week was a week of media data porn, with the release of studies on media and media consumer behaviour. Unfortunately for the news business, the news is not good.
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The eyedropper and the leaky faucet: Rethinking the subscription model | Jun 15 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Consumers are reaching peak subscription fatigue. We are much happier to give away money from an eyedropper than from a dripping tap we're afraid will never stop leaking.
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The annals of cybercrime: U of C pays ransom to cyberbandits, argues it's okay because data was at risk | Jun 8 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | By paying a ransom to cybercrooks, has the University of Calgary just endangered the emails of every other research university in Canada?
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Is solutions-based journalism the cure to what ails us? | Jun 8 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | What if journalism is doing it wrong and reporting on the problems is creating a bigger problem? Can solutions-based journalism be the actual solution?
After big win over Bell, what's next for Canada's telecom market? | Jun 1 2016 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | All eyes were on Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains as he weighed whether to give Bell an effective monopoly over fibre Internet services in Canada. It was a landmark decision with big implications.
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The journalism gap has created a crisis in Canadian media | Jun 1 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | We are reaching a crisis point in Canadian journalism. Newspapers today are a sorry shadow of what they once were and digital upstarts don't have the resources to fill the gaps.
Photo credit: Ken Yeung/VentureBeat/flickr
Here comes Parsey McParseface | May 25 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Google announced a lot of fascinating stuff at its annual I/O developers' conference but two things really jumped out: it's serious about VR and it's leveraging its natural language and search data.
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The Freewrite is not my type | May 18 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | A boxy little word processor called the Freewrite promises to allow writers a laser focus on the craft of writing. Is it $750 well spent?
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A bad month for phonies and plagiarists | May 11 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Recent revelations of the misuse and alteration of images and plagiarism were enabled by journalists, photographers and academics using the search and collaboration capacities of the web.
Image: Valeri Pizhanski/flickr
Ain't nothing like the real thing -- but virtual reality comes close | May 10 2016 | David Suzuki | We're just beginning to recognize virtual reality's potential. But as with all new technology, there will be unintended repercussions, the greatest of which will be further estrangement from nature.
Photo: Luca Boldrini/flickr
An elegy for computer languages past | May 4 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | A new TV show about the early days of the personal computer revolution evokes memories of Commodore 64s and the last time amateurs could bend a modern graphic user interface computer to their will.

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