Google Hands Street View Trekker Over To A Local To Get Imagery Of Canada's Arctic Territory
We know that Google’s Street View team has been making its technology smaller and more mobile, especially when it comes to people snapping images for Google Maps. Today, the team has shared some imagery from Canada’s Arctic territory of Nunavut. The difference is that unlike with the Grand Canyon, the person carrying the Trekker on their back wasn’t a Google employee. It was a resident of Nunavut, Chris Kalluk, who works at a nonprofit organization called Nunavut Tunngavik, which is working along with Google to collect imagery and build more detailed maps of the Canadian Arctic. Much like the Street View team did for its snowmobile mission during the Olympics, the Trekker has been prepped to handle below freezing temperatures, which are the conditions in Canada’s Arctic about eight months of the year, Kalluk explains in the post: “Winter up here is a way of life. And the only way to truly understand it is to see it for yourself.” Here’s what Kalluk had to share about his experience, ...
Canada Firm Places Bet on Mexico Border
In the violence-plagued border town of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Brookfield Asset Management is betting that it can put together the pieces of an investment that was undercut by the U.S. recession and drug wars.
Canada planned to reap a return on investment in Libyan mission
A month before the war in Libya was over, the Canadian Conservative government was taking steps to ensure that there was "a return on our engagement and investment", according to newly released documents.
Lenovo Could Take Over RIM
judgecorp writes "China's Lenovo could take over RIM, according to Lenovo chief financial officer Wong Mai Ming speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland. The Canadian authorities might object, and so might BlackBerry users, after what ultimately happened to the ThinkPad brand under Lenovo's guidance. Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said, 'It’s something that we would look carefully at. We always look at foreign investment in Canada as a cause for reflection. We have to look at intelligence concerns.'"
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Slashdot
Growing number of Canadians prefer TFSAs to RRSPs: BMO study
With the growing popularity of Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs), a key question has started to come about across Canada: what's a better investment TFSAs or RRSPs? A new poll finds Canadians favour TFSAs.