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Jul. 23, 2013

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Apple buys Toronto crowdsourced mapping firm Locationary
IT World Canada
In a bid to improve its Maps service, Apple has once more set a path for Canada and purchased Toronto-based crowdsourced mapping startup Locationary. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. This is not the first time Apple has purchased a Canadian mapping company.More

10 social media statistics that should shape your social strategy
Business Insider
Social media sites are constantly changing their layouts and the dimensions of profile photos often get adjusted as well. You'll want to check out this cheat sheet of the latest profile photo dimensions so your page looks clean and professional. More

After Waze, what else can mobile crowdsourcing do?
All Things Digital
Google spent $1.1 billion to buy the mapping startup Waze, a deal that the Federal Trade Commission is still investigating. And while Google won't be swapping out its flagship Google Maps in favor of its sassy new step-sibling Waze anytime soon, one thing is certain — The jumbo acquisition is a clear validation of mobile crowdsourcing.More

Welcome to internet law twists and turns
Mondaq
Internet law is a lot like non-Internet law — but it usually involves some twist. In every field, there is usually some way in which, because of the Internet, traditional law doesn't work, and a problem develops. So courts, legislatures, or lawyers have to somehow make a fix for that problem.More

Apple buys Toronto crowdsourced mapping firm Locationary
IT World Canada
In a bid to improve its Maps service, Apple has once more set a path for Canada and purchased Toronto-based crowdsourced mapping startup Locationary.More

Ultrafast internet service launched by Vancouver startup
CBC News
A new Vancouver-based internet provider says it will be offering fibre internet at a speed of one gigabit per second 60 times faster than the Canadian average for a comparable price to that lumbering average connection.More

A guide to retaining customers through a VoIP business phone system
Firmology
Especially today, a customer's voice has never been louder or had more influence on a company's image. This is due in large part to the saturation of social media in our daily lives.More

9 creative ways to increase organic traffic to your site
Business 2 Community
Perhaps you're a regular blogger, but are you really doing everything in your power to increase organic traffic to your site? Check out these nine creative ways you can start earning more website traffic.More

5 free social media monitoring and analysis Web services
IT Business
You can't manage what you don't measure. It's an old axiom that is particularly poignant in the digital age. Businesses suddenly need to keep tabs on fluctuating numbers and the reasons behind the fluctuations. Return on investment is now far more important than ever before in the social media arena. But it's feasible to invest thousands of dollars to buy an enterprise-class listening tool if you are tight on budget.More

Internet security firm to create 400 jobs in Dublin
The Irish Times
Security software firm Symantec is to establish a European customer support base alongside its existing facility in Blanchardstown which will create 400 new jobs. The company, which produces a range of content and network security software, said the new centre would provide a Europe-wide sales and support function to its customers.More

Social networks reducing voice minutes, not VoIP
Human IPO
Speaking at LTE Africa conference in Cape Town, Matthaei said in terms of data opportunities: "We need to look at the growth of smartphones. The estimated shipments for the 2013 calendar year shows smartphones globally outstripping the sales of basic and feature phones."More