Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of June 14th…
Verizon closes $4.5-billion Yahoo deal
Tuesday’s closure of the sale ends Yahoo’s 21-year history as a publicly traded company. Verizon is counting on the combination of Yahoo and AOL to build a strong third alternative in a rapidly growing digital advertising market that is currently dominated by Google and Facebook.
Firefox 54 finally goes multiprocess, eight years after work began
Firefox has finally been outfitted with simultaneous multiple content processes, a UI process, and a GPU acceleration process—eight years after the project, codenamed Electrolysis (E10S), began. In theory, moving to multiple content processes will improve stability and performance (one bad tab won't slow down the rest of your computer). Electrolysis is also a prerequisite for full security sandboxing in Firefox, which is currently only available for a few media-decoding plug-ins such as Flash.
What Next for Canadian Copyright
The last five years have largely achieved what the government had in mind as the days of labelling Canada a “piracy haven” are over, the cultural industries such as movies and music are enjoying record earnings, and new digital services have found great success in Canada.