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Yahoo Canada has redesigned its homepage at <>. The page is intended to allow users to consolidate various Yahoo services on one page, together with service offered by other websites, and to make them accessible via either a computer or a mobile phone. Users can choose from approximately 50 services to add to a customized home page, including email providers, news feeds and social networking sites. "The web is an indispensable part of Canadians' lives," said Matt Idema, the company's vice-president and country manager for Canada. "It's where they socialize, stay in touch with family and friends, buy products and services and share their photos and memories. Whether for their PC or mobile device, Yahoo Canada is bringing greater simplicity and relevance to the way Canadians experience the web. Our new homepage is designed to help Canadians stay on top of what is going on in their world, and around the world no matter where they are."

Toronto-based press release distribution company CNW Group has redesigned its website at <>. According to the company, the changes include a simplified visual style and an improved search function. The new site uses a content management system developed by Open Text. "This update included some exciting changes to the user experience," said David Furst, vice-president of technology at CNW. "But the project was also about improving the underlying technology."

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