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Is Apple starting a games renaissance?

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

As usual when he speaks at an event like the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, the video of Steve Jobs' keynote address, has been posted on the company's website.

The emphasis on video games is intriguing. Shoot through the link below for more.

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David Suzuki convocation address webcast today

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

David Suzuki is giving the convocation address at Ryerson University this afternoon, which will be webcast.

Neither Ryerson officials nor Suzuki's own staff were able to tell me exactly what the internationally known scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster will be talking about after he receives his honorary doctorate of sciences at the ceremony but one assumes he will make some reference to global climate change.

The webcast starts at 2:30 p.m. ET.

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Richard Edelman on internet censorship and Canada

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

After working through a scheduling nightmare over the last week, I finally connected with Richard Edelman, CEO of the global public relations firm that bears his name. He was in Toronto last week to talk about the future of PR at the Mesh conference, and he had some interesting views on the state of the internet.

Click through the link below for insights from the top.

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Beware of malware, lawyers and elves

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

Have you ever wondered whether you should click on or download some new piece of software you or your friends have found on the internet? It's probably worth paying attention to that nagging voice in the back of your head.

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Tech blog roundup

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

The internet's current state, future, and impact on all spheres of our lives, Mesh ("Canada's web conference"), Palm's new Foleo smartphone companion and video games were among the things holding our attention this week. Here's the list:

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High-tech security at Palm

by Saleem Khan, CBC News online

Palm Americas International president Michael Moskowitz was showing me the Foleo wireless e-mail, documents and web browsing smartphone companion yesterday prior to its launch and mentioned that he often uses the device at home - a little odd for a gadget designed for people on-the-go.

Click through the link below to pierce Palm's security secret.

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PR is dead, long live PR

by Saleem Khan, CBC News online

Richard Edelman, the global CEO of the Edelman public relations organization, wrapped up his conversation with Stuart MacDonald on stage at the Mesh conference here in Toronto a few minutes ago, where he was talking about the future of PR. He's one of the first top executives to write his own blog.

"The word spin has no place in our company," Edelman said. "It is the single thing most undermining our industry."

Click through the link below for honest talk in a spin- free zone.

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YouTube parody a federal offence?

by Saleem Khan, CBC News online

I just spoke with University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist, so naturally we ended up talking about copyright and the internet.

I asked what's grabbing his attention these days and he said he's blogged about and is particularly interested in the case of a fellow who had uploaded clips of sessions of Parliament to YouTube as part of a parody. No problem - government proceedings on the public record are in the public domain and parody is protected speech, right? Wrong.

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Will Dark Green PC grow on people?

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

Austin Hill just announced that he is launching a technological effort to save energy, cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the need for coal-burning electricity plants by saving power on desktop PCs.

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Thoughts from Mesh

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

I'm sitting in a session at the Mesh conference in Toronto listening to Austin Hill (Zero Knowledge - now Radialpoint - and now Akoha) and Tom Williams (Give Meaning). They're talking about what motivated them to start philanthropic social media sites after years as traditional tech entrepreneurs.

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