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TheScore financials show Q4 wins, losses decrease

Plus, e-sports are driving major views.

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OTT viewing, video sharing rising: report

Sandvine’s measurement of downstream and upstream traffic also shows that Snapchat users are more active than one might expect.

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ICYMI: Torstar names new SVP, Spacing creates a podcast

Plus, Amazon has brought its connected devices to Canada.

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Reader’s Digest redesigns for viewability

Sales head Ashley Leon said there has been a focus on “cleaning up” the site’s ad environment in order to create better load times.

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The Globe and Mail launches cannabis news service

The Report on Business Cannabis Professional is a subscription service aimed at giving industry insiders the scoop on the growing cannabis industry.

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Instagram expands shopping to Stories

The app has also added shopping to its “Explore” page, giving users a separate area to browse brands and their products.

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Volkswagen gets immersive (and shoppable) on Snapchat

An AR campaign was created for the redesigned 2019 Jetta in order to capture a younger audience.

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St. Joseph dives deeper into AR with Mitsubishi

The media company paired with Mitsubishi to create its first ‘object-based’ AR project.

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ICYMI: Newstalk strikes Waze partnership

Plus, Notable has made another acquisition, and APTN was renewed for a five-year term by the CRTC this week.

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CBC and Snap pair for two new programs

This is CBC’s first dive into long-term series on Snapchat, as opposed to event-centered programming.

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Facebook plans expansion of Flight Ads

Airlines will now be able to target to users who have shown an interest in taking a trip through visits to websites and apps.

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AccuWeather strikes location partnership with Foursquare

The new feature will make ads more contextual and targeted.

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Apex Mobile inks data partnership with Kochava

The company saw more than 500% growth in 2017.

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The skinny on Canadian social media habits

According to Media Technology Monitor, growth in social media usage has stagnated for Canadians.