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Google Launches News Initiative to Support Media, Combat Fake News

Google Launches News Initiative to Support Media, Combat Fake News

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press

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The Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels on March 23, 2010. Google is rolling out a news initiative aimed at supporting quality journalism by stopping the spread of fake news and helping publishers pick up more subscribers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Virginia Mayo)

TORONTO – Google is putting fake news in its crosshairs as it rolls out a news initiative aimed at stopping the spread of misinformation and helping publishers attract more subscribers.

The technology company said Tuesday it will spend $392 million over the next three years on the initiative, which will involve prioritizing “quality” publishers, making it easier to subscribe to news publications and educating readers on how to spot misleading reports.

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City Partners with Google’s Waze App to Improve Traffic Data-Sharing

City Partners with Google’s Waze App to Improve Traffic Data-Sharing

Waze Traffic - Winnipeg

The City of Winnipeg has partnered with traffic app Waze to improve the flow of traffic data-sharing.

The Google-owned company provides user-submitted traffic details and real-time road activity to ensure a smooth ride for commuters.

The city’s soon-to-open Transportation Management Centre will provide Waze with data such as government-reported construction, crash and road closure data.

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From the Comfort of Your Couch

From the Comfort of Your Couch

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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Tamara Tarasoff with Parks Canada operates the Google Trekker on Sable Island in this undated handout image provided bu Parks Canada. Nova Scotia’s remote Sable Island, renowned for its wild horses and wind-swept sand dunes, can now be seen on Google Street View. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Parks Canada-Louis Barnes)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Thanks to modern technology, from the comfort of my couch, I can take a drive down the Champs-Élysées, through Times Square or past Stonehenge. This is all because of Google’s Street View images, which work with Google Maps to provide 360° images of locations around the world.

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Wild Horses, Seals of Remote Sable Island Now on Google Street View

Wild Horses, Seals of Remote Sable Island Now on Google Street View

By The Canadian Press

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Tamara Tarasoff with Parks Canada operates the Google Trekker on Sable Island in this undated handout image provided bu Parks Canada. Nova Scotia’s remote Sable Island, renowned for its wild horses and wind-swept sand dunes, can now be seen on Google Street View. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Parks Canada-Louis Barnes)

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s remote Sable Island, renowned for its wild horses and wind-swept sand dunes, can now be seen on Google Street View.

Curious people can explore the crescent-shaped island, situated roughly 290 kilometres southeast of Halifax, with just a few clicks.

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Robin Williams, World Cup, iPhone 6 are Top Google Canada Searches of 2014

Robin Williams, World Cup, iPhone 6 are Top Google Canada Searches of 2014

By The Canadian Press

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Robin Williams was found to be the top trending search term of 2014 on Google Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Google)

TORONTO — The death of a beloved actor, quadrennial sporting events, a new smartphone, and a deadly outbreak topped Google Canada’s annual list of the most popular trending search queries.

After excluding routine searches that are entered by users every day of every year — most commonly for Facebook, Google itself, and YouTube — Robin Williams was found to be the top trending search term of 2014 in Canada.

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Self-Driving Cars on the Prairies? Hurry Up, Google

By Roger Currie

Memo to the folks at Google, please hurry up with getting those cars that drive themselves on the market. I say that because scarcely a day goes by without further evidence that not only is driving not as much fun any more, it also isn’t very safe, for a variety of reasons.

In Saskatchewan, the government is dedicating 60 police officers to enforcing driving laws. New legislation will hike up the penalties considerably higher for driving impaired, driving distracted , and of course driving too fast, also known as speeding.

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Walk on the Wild Side of Your Trip, Before You Leave Home

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(NC) — Do you ever feel a bit apprehensive about leaving the comfort of home for the uncertain terrain of the great outdoors? Trips to national parks and historic sites, for instance, often make us wonder how challenging the trails will be, or if the kids will be able to handle the elements, or exactly what the reserved campsite will look like.

Parks Canada and Google have teamed up to answer these questions so that the country’s most iconic places are accessible to everyone. Google staff says it has driven the roads, hiked the trails, visited the campgrounds, and peered into the historic rooms of over 50 national parks and national historic sites so that you can explore these destinations from the comfort of your home, before you go.

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