Women want email over diamonds

According to a survey from Telus and Angus Reid, women rely on email to planning social activities and managing busy households. The survey conducted in January indicates that 43% of Canadians polled said that they organize their evening social plans by email. Women are more likely than men to use email to organize their social plans (46%), tell their loved ones that they are thinking of them (36%) or inviting friends over (21%).

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Mandated tower sharing and roaming consultation elicits interesting arguments

The usual suspects of Canada's wireless industry have drawn their lines in the sand regarding an Industry Canada provision to mandate antenna tower sharing and roaming, but some parties appear to be extending the guidelines of the consultation as far as possible. The comments come as the department prepares for its May 2008 auction of crucial wireless bandwidth.

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Swedish prosecutor takes file-sharing site to court

A prosecutor in Sweden yesterday filed charges against the organizers of The Pirate Bay file-sharing website for helping millions of worldwide users violate copyrights. Started in 2004, The Pirate Bay allows 10 to 15 million users share movies, music and other copyrighted works. "The operation of the Pirate Bay is financed through advertising revenues. In that way it commercially exploits copyright-protected work and performances," said prosecutor Hakan Roswall in a statement. Plaintiffs in the case include Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., MGM Pictures Inc., Colombia Pictures Industries Inc., 20th Century Fox Films Co., Sony BMG, Universal and EMI, who have until Feb. 29 to file claims for damages. A spokesman for The Pirate Bay said the website isn't doing anything illegal and the organizers are confident they will win a trial should the case go to court.

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