David Carr on newspapers, Twitter and citizen journalism

Despite all the gloom in the newspaper business, which he says will likely still have to suffer more pain and possible bankruptcies, New York Times media writer David Carr says he believes that thanks to the internet we are living in a “golden age for journalism.”

Grubwithus buys The Social Feed, expands dining network to Canada

Flush with new funds, social dining startup Grubwithus has made its first acquisition, Vancouver’s The Social Feed. The deal will allow the Grubwithus to expand to Canada as well as explore the “supper club” format The Social Feed has popularized.

Twitter, Reddit and the newsroom of the future

Comparing a traditional news story about a recent shooting with a news report from a Reddit user — who pulled together Twitter messages from the perpetrators and victims — provides a glimpse of what a real-time, crowdsourced newsroom of the future might look like.

Telus turning on LTE across Canada on Friday

Telus will launch Canada’s third LTE network on Friday, rolling out the mobile broadband technology in 14 cities from Vancouver to Halifax. It plans to expand the network throughout 2012 to cover 25 million Canadians, 71 percent of the country’s population, by year end.

Polar Mobile bets on HTML5 with new $6M funding round

Toronto-based Polar Mobile, which provides a digital media distribution platform powering the apps of some of the biggest media companies in the world, including Conde Nast, Sports Illustrated and The Wall Street Journal, announced a new $6 million funding round on Monday.

Does Apple owe anything to customers whose goods are stolen?

Is Apple responsible for thefts of its products that happen after a user takes possession? I’m inclined to answer with a resounding “no,” but that’s not how everyone feels, according to a recently concluded lawsuit by a Toronto-based lawyer.

Fred Wilson on the Toronto Startup Ecosystem

Union Square Ventures investor Fred Wilson came to Toronto earlier this week for a series of meetings with startups and venture investors, and to judge some young companies at a local DemoCamp, and said that the startup atmosphere in Toronto reminded him of New York.