Gordon Pape: Here’s what investors need to do to cope with the bear market

Gordon Pape: Here’s what investors need to do to cope with the bear market

It’s official. The S&P 500 plunged into bear market territory last week, joining Nasdaq which had been there since March. The Dow isn’t there yet, but close. (A bear market is defined as a drop of 20 per cent or more from the previous high.) The TSX has fared better than its US counterparts. It’s … Read more

EU Regulators Could Convince Google to Open YouTube Ad Business

EU Regulators Could Convince Google to Open YouTube Ad Business

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) While Google’s multiple antitrust cases continue to drag on here in the US, it looks like the search giant’s starting to make a few concessions across the pond. Reuters reports that Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has made an offer to European Union regulators in response to an ongoing investigation into … Read more

Uber and Waymo Want to Make Self-Driving Freight Trucks a Thing

Uber and Waymo Want to Make Self-Driving Freight Trucks a Thing

Uber and Waymo have put the past aside, and are now in it for the long haul. On Tuesday, the two companies, previously legal foes, announced a new partnership. Together, they’re planning to combine Waymo’s self-driving technology with Uber Freight’s shipping network to help automate long-distance trucking. Although a version of reality where highways are … Read more

Shopify shareholders grant CEO Tobias Lutke 40% voting stake, approve 10-for-1 stock split

Shopify shareholders grant CEO Tobias Lutke 40% voting stake, approve 10-for-1 stock split

Shareholders at Shopify Inc. SHOP-T have voted in favor of giving chief executive officer Tobias Lutke a special “founder share” that entrenches his control of the company. At an annual meeting held Tuesday, shareholders voted to give Mr. Lutke, his family and his affiliates 40 per cent of the total voting power at Shopify. As … Read more

Google Maps to Cut Location Reminders Assistant Feature

Google Maps to Cut Location Reminders Assistant Feature

Photo: justin sullivan (Getty Images) “Okay Google… Set a reminder to remind me to remind you to stop your location reminder feature.” “…Done.” Thanks, Google. Well, if you go to the Google Assistant Help page, it now says that the ability to create reminders on the app “is going away soon.” Additionally, the ability to … Read more

Google Nest to Display Fitness and Sleep Tracking Stats

Google Nest to Display Fitness and Sleep Tracking Stats

Would you use your Nest Hub as a central device for all your wellness metrics? Picture: Google I’m not suggesting you display your health data for the entire household to seebut it is a new feature that you can turn on for your Google Nest Hub. The ability was initially discovered by 9to5Googlewhich managed to … Read more

Brave Browser and Duckduckgo Debut Features Blocking Google AMP

Brave Browser and Duckduckgo Debut Features Blocking Google AMP

Drawing: Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV/Getty/Wikimedia Commons/Fair Use (Getty Images) When Google first rolled out its Accelerated Mobile Page (or AMP) protocol back in 2015, the search company promised that the tech would bring faster surfing to handheld gadgets everywhere. That may be the case, but what has also become clear in the years since is that AMP … Read more

Google Sues Nche Noel Ntse for Alleged ‘Puppy Fraud’

Google Sues Nche Noel Ntse for Alleged ‘Puppy Fraud’

Photo: Matt Cardy (Getty Images) Google has sued a man for allegedly abusing its services to trick droves of would-be pet owners into forking over money for non-existent basset hound puppies. On Monday, the great and mighty search engine filed a lawsuit against Nche Noel Ntse, of Cameroon, accusing him of violating Google’s terms of … Read more