Friday, January 11, 2013

Signs of the times

• Many companies are removing their self-checkout lanes, claiming customers don't like them. In reality, they're just losing too much money from shoplifting that's easier in the absence of a checkout clerk.

• In fiscal 2012, Apple paid $6 billion in federal corporate income taxes, which is 1 out of every 40 dollars in corporate income taxes collected by the U.S. government.

• More than 130 Canadian charities have received more than $129,000 generated over the last two years by inmates of federal penitentiaries, despite their limited opportunities to earn money.

• In a comparison of the world’s top 20 startup hubs, Toronto ranked 8th behind Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Boston, London. Vancouver ranked 9th and Waterloo 16th.

• Samsung has introduced a new TV that lets two people watch two different shows at the same time. My wife could watch House while I watch Top Gear.

• WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo will host its seventh annual Naked Bungy Jump  for the British Columbia Schizophrenia Society on February 23-24. Call for your jump time.

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