The Real Reasons LinkedIn Acquired Lynda

LinkedIn acquired Lynda last week for $1.5 billion and it represents LinkedIn’s largest acquisition in its twelve-year history.

Lynda.com is an online learning platform which lets people take courses on a variety of topics. Topics include anything from web design and learning how to code to courses on body language and managing your time better.

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1,600 Jobs Created, $70 Million in Funding Raised by DMZ Startups

Canada’s leading business incubator for tech startups, Ryerson University-based DMZ, celebrated its fifth birthday this week.

With 1,650 jobs created by the DMZ, over $70 million in funding raised by DMZ-based startups and seven new Ryerson "Zones" inspired by the DMZ, such as Fashion Zone and Launch Zone, to say that the DMZ has come a long way is an understatement.

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Freedom and Entrepreneurship Critical for Economic Growth

The importance of economic freedom in fostering entrepreneurship and small business creation is clearly demonstrated by the sluggish economic recovery of the United States following the 2008 recession, concludes a new book jointly published today by the Fraser Institute and the Mercatus Institute in Virginia.

And this provides an important lesson for Canada.

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Five-million-dollar Shot in the Arm to Boost Innovation in the Healthcare System

New technologies to improve life-saving communication, help prevent strokes or advance epilepsy treatment will be helping patients thanks to a new Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) program aimed at fostering innovation in Ontario's healthcare system.

The AdvancingHealth program is administering a $5 million booster shot for some revolutionary innovations being funded under a collaborative research program matching healthcare system needs and challenges with exciting technologies.

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