Zuckerberg's Facebook testimony was either a disaster or success, depending on how you look at it

Zuckerberg's Facebook testimony was either a disaster or success, depending on how you look at it

Though the hearings could  be considered a utter disaster when you take into account he fact that most people asking the questions were ill-informed, unprepared and just stupid. But in the same sense the purpose of the hearings was to provide some clarity of how the company operates, and in the process the value of Facebook rose more than $17 billion

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Reduced GO Transit prices in Toronto are coming, but might not help with overcrowding

Reduced GO Transit prices in Toronto are coming, but might not help with overcrowding

Just last week the government announced new plans to make transit more affordable, including discounts for GO Transit trips within the GTA. Included in the 2018 budget is $3 trips for GO Transit and the UP Express anywhere in Toronto, as well as 10 kilometer trips anywhere on the GO network, beginning in 2019. The fares will only be available to PRESTO card holders.

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When is it worth it for you to purchase a transit pass?

When is it worth it for you to purchase a transit pass?

Purchasing a pass for the train or bus can be really expensive, especially with most monthly passes ringing in at the mid-hundred dollar range. It can be really hard to figure out each month if you're better off buying a pass or paying for each ride individually, which can save you a lot of money in the long run if you take a few minutes to think about it.

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Cherry Blossoms, Doors Open and Massive Illustration are all things to do in Toronto this spring

Cherry Blossoms, Doors Open and Massive Illustration are all things to do in Toronto this spring

It's beginning to feel a lot more like spring as the temperature begins to rise and the snow melts away, which means it's time for those of us that have hibernated all winter to finally leave our houses. There's lots of different things to do in the city this spring and though this is only a short list, these should be some of the most exciting events to happen over the next few months.

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Shelter usage in Toronto is on the rise

During the winter officials in the city opened up temporary homeless shelters to cope with the additional demand on the shelter system from the cold weather, but it sheds a light on the city's housing crisis. Homelessness, after all, is caused by a lack of housing, and cities like Montreal, Edmonton and Hamilton have avoided this sort of emergencies by putting more effort into finding housing for the homeless.

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The art of the #SideHustle and what it's like to make a magazine

Well I took a stab at creating a magazine using some of the old work I've created over the last year, and it doesn't look horrible (though it's a bit rough around the edges!). As someone with an interest in the print side of journalism, it was really a fun task creating this and though it's not long enough to be printed as a hard-copy, it's still a neat little project to have stored on my computer somewhere.

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In the name of net neutrality, Wikipedia ends its zero-rated program

In the name of net neutrality, Wikipedia ends its zero-rated program

Wikipedia recently announced they would be discontinuing the Wikipedia Zero program, which in it s six years of existence helped over 800 million people in developing countries access the website for free. The program had provided people in 72 countries with access to the service, without it counting towards their data caps.

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MoviePass has customers, but now they need to make money

Last summer, MoviePass introduced a seemingly impossible-to-pass-up offer. For less than the price of a movie ticket (depending on where you're located), you can see one per calendar day in a movie theatre. The easy part for the team behind the service was getting people to sign up for it. Now they've got to make money off their customers, and we're finally learning how that'll all work.

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Minimum wage was never intended for people to live on

When a government tells businesses how much they must pay employees, it runs the risk of decreasing the amount of positions available or eliminating them altogether. Most businesses are comfortable with paying their employees a reasonable and accessible wage, but when the minimum gets hiked up, they tend to look at automating aspects of the workplace to eliminate human employees.

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