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The bad blood between the Rogers family and ousted CEO Guy Laurence

bnn.ca — It's been an eventful week for Rogers Communications (RCIb.TO), to say the least. Aside from the company's Toronto Blue Jays being on the brink of elimination in the American League Championship Series, Rogers surprised the telecom industry with Monday's announcement that Guy Laurence had been pushed out as CEO.

Rogers ready to take aim at Telus with Natale’s ‘magic drug’

bnn.ca — If Guy Laurence knew his days as CEO of Rogers Communications were numbered, he hadn't displayed many signs of an imminent departure. Sources tell BNN Laurence had been his usual upbeat self in the days leading up to the surprise announcement of his exit on Monday.

'Buy the rumour' run-up wreaks havoc on Twitter's stock

bnn.ca — With Twitter's stock sinking as much as 21 per cent in Thursday afternoon trading, investors were quickly reminded of the pitfalls associated with "buying the rumour." In the previous two weeks, Twitter's (TWTR.N) shares had risen by more than one third, on growing excitement about a possible sale of the company.

Starbucks boosts mental health benefits for Canadian employees to $5,000 a year

bnn.ca — Starbucks is increasing mental health benefits for its workforce in Canada to $5,000 a year. The move comes during Mental Health Awareness Week - which helps raise awareness of the subject of mental health - and represents a tenfold increase in such benefits at Starbucks.

It’s official: Twitter expands beyond 140 characters

bnn.ca — Say goodbye to Twitter's traditional definition of character counts. Starting today, users will have more room to craft their comments, when including other media in Tweets. "Photos, videos and attachments are all central to how we communicate on Twitter," says Rory Capern, Managing Director of Twitter Canada.

Top PotashCorp shareholder calls deal 'win-win-win' for Canada

bnn.ca — As investors weigh the pros and cons of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan's proposed merger with Agrium, one of PotashCorp's biggest shareholders is speaking out. Montreal-based investment firm Jarislowsky Fraser argued on BNN the deal is a winner for both companies -- and for Canada.

Twitter adding software engineers in Canada, marking shift in hiring strategy

bnn.ca — Twitter is adding engineers to its team in Canada, highlighting the evolution of the social media company's hiring strategy north of the border, which previously focused mainly on sales and marketing staff. Twitter Canada Managing Director Rory Capern says the move is part of a plan to tap into engineering talent in cities like Toronto and Waterloo, Ont.

Four things to watch for at Apple's iPhone event

bnn.ca — The Apple faithful will make their annual pilgrimage to San Francisco on Wednesday, for a firsthand look at the company's latest technological treasures. This year, Apple is expected to rely heavily on its existing brands to keep the hype machine humming.

Twitter Canada hires broadcaster Jennifer Hollett, Laura Pearce to executive team

bnn.ca — Twitter is beefing up its executive team in Canada, with two new hires. Jennifer Hollett has joined as Twitter Canada's head of news and government. Hollett is a long-time broadcast TV journalist, whose career included a stop at MuchMusic. She also served as digital director on Olivia Chow's 2014 campaign for Mayor of Toronto.

Sad day for Yahoo: US$4.83B Verizon deal 'disappointing,' former executives say

bnn.ca — Immediately after Verizon announced its acquisition of Yahoo's core operations, Dan Rosensweig's phone lit up. "I've heard from dozens and dozens of former Yahoo employees," Rosensweig told BNN in an interview. "I think there's a little bit of melancholy about all of this."
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Oct 24, 2016

Market Valuations Since Fox's 2014 Time Warner Bid Netflix ⬆️112% Amazon ⬆️58% Facebook ⬆️54% Time Warner* ⬆️15% Fox ⬇️33% *incl AT&T

Oct 24, 2016

RT @BNN: How Wall Street is still waiting for CEO Jack Dorsey to 'make Twitter big'  http://fw.to/UGucA4h  https://t.co/fRaoJEmOEG

Oct 23, 2016

Valuations ($ billions) Comcast $153B Disney $150B Time Warner $85B* Fox $48B CBS $26B Viacom $15B Discovery $10B AMC $4B *AT&T bid

Oct 22, 2016

Valuation growth since Fox's Time Warner bid in 2014 ($ billions) Amazon ⬆️ $225B Facebook⬆️ $206B Alphabet ⬆️ $156B Netflix ⬆️ $29B

Oct 22, 2016

A Brief History of Time Warner 2000: Merges with AOL 2009: Spins Off AOL 2014: Spins Off Time 2015: Verizon Buys AOL 2016: Sold to AT&T

Oct 22, 2016

AT&T deal implies $85.4 Billion value for Time Warner. $108.7 Billion when you include debt. https://t.co/kkKRrkrWKs

Oct 22, 2016

RT @howardgreennews: Charles Bronfman & I discuss his memoir "Distilled" on @BNN Monday at 10 am ET with @JonErlichman @HarperCollinsCa In…

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