Google hires new head for Canada

Jonathan Lister, a former AOL executive for Europe, has been named as managing director and head of Google Canada. Lister is tasked with building the Google brand, developing links with the Canadian business community, and enacting Google’s market strategies in Canada. In addition, Lister will be in charge of Google Canada’s advertising operations and initiatives to grow Google’s products.

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US privacy petition could be good news for Canadian users of mobile devices

Canadians traveling to the United States, or visiting a U.S. website, will be affected by a petition to the Washington DC-based Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to get tough on mobile marketers and consumer privacy, some experts say. And while consumer protection laws are more stringent here in Canada, a Montreal lawyer says it’s time all governments considered a global framework to protect consumers from mobile marketing practices.

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Interactive Ontario elects board members

Interactive Ontario (IO) has elected eight new members to its 15-member board of directors, as well as the appointment of five executive officers at its annual meeting in late January. IO also ratified a new bylaw which created the new executive offices of chair and vice-chair.

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The agility of mobility: Spend more, not less, to unleash employee potential during hard times

It’s human nature to hunker down before a storm hits. Go deep, batten down the hatches behind you and wait it out. Immediate survival is all that matters. You’ll figure out the long-term stuff when the storm passes and you re-emerge to assess the damage. It’s easy to see how our storm-battered economy is prompting many companies to follow a similar path.

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