Kobo Launches Aura, A High-Res E-Reader, As It Preps Its Own App Store For This Summer
Kobo, the Canadian e-reader, tablet and e-book company owned by Japan's e-commerce giant Rakuten, today unveiled its newest device, the Aura HD, a limited-edition e-reader it's aiming at power bookworms, with a 265dpi resolution on a 6.8-inch screen, 4 gigabytes of storage and a two-month battery life for $169.99 (£139.99). The announcement, made in London to coincide with this week's London Book Fair, comes as Kobo doubles down on its business, with a stronger retail operation and plans to launch its own app store later this year to build out content for its devices.
Canada Widens Terrorism Inquiry
Canadian authorities are investigating a man from London, Ontario, they say associated with two men from there who died in January, allegedly as part of the team of terrorists who attacked an Algerian gas plant.
Justin Bieber comes out fists at the ready, makes Canada proud
While a lot of media reporting Justin Bieber's altercation with a photographer in London Friday are playing it up as the Canadian singer being aggressive, a closer look at the incident shows it was the paparazzi at fault.
Average Canadian to work longer and retire at 68
Back in the 1980's, the London Life Insurance company had a marketing campaign called Freedom 55. The campaign ads showed middle-aged couples climbing mountains and sailing into the sunset. The sun has set on that vision to be replaced by Freedom 68.
Britain names Canadian to head Bank of England
Mark Carney, Canada's central bank chief, is to start in July as governor of the Bank of England. His tasks include reviving the British economy. LONDON — Worried over its sputtering economy, the British government decided to seek outside help Monday by appointing a Canadian as the next head of the Bank of England, one of this country's most powerful unelected public posts.