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Extra, Extra: The Star‘s New Website, BlackBerry’s New Device, and Some Hogwash

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.

A screencap of the Toronto Star's website, as it appeared earlier today.

A screencap of the Toronto Star’s website, as it appeared earlier today.

  • The Toronto Star launched a redesigned website today, and it looks pretty good, we guess? The font has serifs now. Fancy! The last big redesign was just a little more than three years ago.
  • At a press conference in New York City earlier today, Research in Motion launched its new platform, BlackBerry 10, to generally positive reviews. Also, chief executive Thorsten Heins announced that the company will be changing its name to, simply, “BlackBerry,” which apparently the higher-ups there think will be helpful somehow.
  • John Stackhouse, the Globe and Mail’s editor in chief, is now on record as calling a NOW Magazine article (this one) “hogwash.” For those not up on journalism lingo, that’s a shade worse than “hokum,” but not quite as bad as “horseshit.” [Via Steve Ladurantaye]
  • Apparently, people like to have sex in condos during “open house” showings. Now you know.

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