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Amazon Would Save $1.5B a Year If New HQ Located in Greater Toronto Area: Clark

Amazon Would Save $1.5B a Year If New HQ Located in Greater Toronto Area: Clark

By Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

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In this Tuesday, May 30, 2017, file photo, the Amazon logo is displayed at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York’s Times Square. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

TORONTO – Setting up its second headquarters in the Greater Toronto Area would save Amazon $1.5 billion a year, the man heading up Ontario’s bid for the project said Wednesday, as the deadline loomed for cities in North America to make their pitch.

Ed Clark, a business adviser to Premier Kathleen Wynne, said the region offers highly trained talent at a savings when compared to most U.S. jurisdictions — a software programmer in Ontario costs 34 to 38 per cent less than in Boston or New York — and corporate taxes in the province are lower than south of the border.

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Self-Driving Ubers Could Still Be Many Years Away, Says Research Head

Self-Driving Ubers Could Still Be Many Years Away, Says Research Head

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

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An Uber driver sits in his car parked near the San Francisco International Airport parking area in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeff Chiu)

MONTREAL – The head of Uber’s new self-driving vehicle lab says a viable, on-demand autonomous commercial transportation service remains a long-term goal.

“Having self-driving cars at a smaller scale, on a small set of roads, we are fairly close,” Raquel Urtasun said Tuesday after addressing a Deep Learning Summit in Montreal.

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Wireless Improvements Made at Bell MTS Place

Wireless Improvements Made at Bell MTS Place

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Bell MTS Place on Portage Avenue. (TNSE)

Fans attending Wednesday’s Winnipeg Jets home opener at Bell MTS Place will notice a difference in how their cell phones work within the building.

Bell MTS made upgrades to its LTE network in the arena over the summer, more than tripling the capacity for wireless customers. A common frustration of those who attend events in the building is slower speeds or periods of non-connectivity given the volume of other users in the vicinity. Similar headaches have been shared by football fans at Investors Group Field in the past.

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Swiss Authorities Tip Off Winnipeg Police to Child Porn Activity

Swiss Authorities Tip Off Winnipeg Police to Child Porn Activity

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A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the Internet in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, December, 19, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

An investigation by police in Switzerland has resulted in a Winnipeg man facing child pornography charges.

Winnipeg police say authorities with the Cantonal Police of Aargau notified them on June 27, 2017 that a Winnipeg IP address had been captured on their end.

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Manitoba Makes Bold Investment in Local Software Company

Manitoba Makes Bold Investment in Local Software Company

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The provincial funding provided to Bold Commerce will support skills training in the digital media sector. (CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg software company Bold Commerce will benefit from $270,000 in government funding for skills training in the digital media sector.

The province is providing the investment to support the hiring and training of 81 new employees and 10 existing employees over the next two years.

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WiFi Coming to Winnipeg Buses: Mayor Bowman

WiFi Coming to Winnipeg Buses: Mayor Bowman

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WINNIPEG — Mayor Brian Bowman wants to see the city implement free WiFi on all transit buses by next year.

“We need to continue looking at ways to apply innovative solutions not only within transit, but also across all areas of the civic service,” said Mayor Brian Bowman.

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Winnipeg Vying to Lure Amazon as Location for Second Headquarters

Winnipeg Vying to Lure Amazon as Location for Second Headquarters

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In this Tuesday, May 30, 2017, file photo, the Amazon logo is displayed at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York’s Times Square. Amazon announced Thursday, Sept. 7, that it has opened the search for a second headquarters, promising to spend more than $5 billion on the opening. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

WINNIPEG — The city and province are putting together a joint bid to lure Amazon to choose Winnipeg as the e-commerce giant’s location for its second North American headquarters.

Called HQ2, Amazon wants to invest $5 billion U.S. to develop a new site and house as many as 50,000 workers. It will act as a “full equal” to the company’s current Seattle headquarters.

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Child Pornography Charges Against Winnipeg Man Have Russian Connection

Child Pornography Charges Against Winnipeg Man Have Russian Connection

By The Canadian Press

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(Cyber crime image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG – Police say a Winnipeg man facing child pornography charges used a Russian-based image hosting site to upload sexually suggestive pictures.

An investigation by the internet child exploitation unit of the Winnipeg Police Service discovered that someone had created an account on the hosting site in June to gain access to pictures of a young girl.

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