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Just Eat Takeaway doubled its orders in Canada. It’s coming for the US next

Just Eat Takeaway.com said on Wednesday that orders in Canada — where it operates as Skip The Dishes — rose by 98% to 23.5 million in the third quarter compared with the same period last year.

Canadians have been used to picking up food from restaurants rather than having it delivered to their homes. But that appears to be changing, encouraged by restrictions imposed during the pandemic and lockdowns that kept people at home.

“We are now transforming that pick-up culture into a delivery culture, that’s why it’s growing so quickly,” Just Eat Takeaway.com’s investor relations manager Joris Wilton told CNN Business, adding that the second quarter had seen similar levels of growth.

A big increase in the selection of meals offered by restaurants also helped, making consumers more likely to order food more often, he said.

Just Eat Takeaway.com, which was formed through a high-stakes merger last year, is building a formidable position in online food delivery globally. Its next target is the United States.
Last month, the company’s shareholders approved its $7.3 billion acquisition of Grubhub (GRUB), which it said will create the world’s largest food delivery company by revenue outside China.

Grubhub is present in more than 4,000 US cities. The combined group, which processed more than half a billion orders last year, will have more than 70 million active customers globally, according to Just Eat Takeaway.com.

The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2021 and will see it take on the likes of Uber Eats and DoorDash, as competition in the space continues to heat up.

DoorDash is now valued at $16 billion after it raised $400 million in June and Uber (UBER), which reportedly tried to buy Grubhub, is instead acquiring Postmates, calling the startup
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Best Amazon Canada Prime Day 2020 deals: Echo Show 5 hits CA$60, the Echo Dot drops to CA$25

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is underway in countries around the world, and Canada is no exception. The two-day shopping event runs through the end of the day (Pacific Time) Wednesday, Oct. 14. We’ve pulled some the most notable deals we’re seeing at Amazon Canada, and compiled them below. (Check out Amazon Canada’s press release for the full list of discounts the retailer has promised.)

Note that prices and availability were accurate at the time of this update, but are subject to change. As more deals become available, we’ll update this story.

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As in the US, Amazon’s smallest Echo display device is already available at a discount, returning to its lowest ever price of CA$60. That’s a whopping 40% off. The price is expected to stay at this level now through Oct. 14.

Read our Echo Show 5 review.


Normally running about CA$150, you can get nearly 30% off the Fire TV Cube with hands-free control via Alexa Voice Remote. The Cube also comes with 16GB of storage. 


Samsung’s 40-inch LED Smart TV is seeing a sharp Prime Day price cut. The cost of the 1080p-resolution TV has recently fluctuated between CA$350 and CA$400, but you can snag it today for about 20% less.   


Prices for the Eufy Security wireless video doorbell have been dropping steadily since March, but are bottoming out for Prime Day with a 30% cut from their summer price of CA$330. If you’re looking for a cost-conscious competitor to Ring and other wireless doorbell systems with a monthly cost, the battery-powered Eufy Security comes with no monthly fee and could be just the deal for

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Tips and tricks to shop Amazon Prime Day 2020 in Canada

For more Prime Day sales, deals and must-haves, check out all of our coverage here.

Use these tips and tricks to make the most of Amazon Canada's Prime Day 2020.
Use these tips and tricks to make the most of Amazon Canada’s Prime Day 2020.

Prime Day 2020 is just days away, and for the second year in a row, Amazon Canada Prime members around the world have 48-hour access to more than a million exclusive deals and top products for the holiday season including toys, TVs, electronics, fashion, beauty, kitchen and home.

As we eagerly countdown the days until the official kickoff of Amazon’s biggest shopping event of the year, Prime members can already shop early offers and deals every day leading up to Prime Day on Oct.13 to 14.

This year’s early Prime Day deals include mega-savings on Amazon devices like the Echo Dot, unlimited access to tens of millions of songs with Amazon Music for just $0.99, gift card bonuses with Prime Video, savings of up to 20 per cent off on select smart home products, $30 when you spend $150 on select Bosch tools, savings on Zinus Mattress favourites, up to 20% on select smart home products, $30 when you spend $150 on select Bosch tools, and so much more.

ALSO SEE: When is Amazon Prime Day 2020 in Canada?

As we expect this year’s Prime Day to be just as successful as the last, we’re anticipating new deals launching every five minutes. And because we consider ourselves shopping experts, we’re circling back to our Prime Day notes from last year for a little refresher to help you score the best deals before they sell out.

Below are shopping tips from Cem Sibay, former Vice President of Amazon Prime Day and current Vice President of Amazon, on how to shop Prime Day like a pro.

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Canada Probing Allegations Azeri Forces Are Using Canadian Technology in Nagorno-Karabakh | World News

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada is probing allegations that Azeri forces involved in fighting with Armenia are using Canadian drone technology that was initially exported to Turkey, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday.

Project Ploughshares, a Canadian arms control group, says video of air strikes released by the Azeri air force indicates the drones had been equipped with imaging and targeting systems made by L3Harris Wescam, the Canada-based unit of L3Harris Technologies


The Globe and Mail newspaper said the firm had received permission earlier this year to ship seven imaging and targeting systems to Turkish drone maker Baykar. Turkey is a key ally of Azerbaijan, whose forces have been fighting for a week over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.

“In regards to the Canadian military equipment that may have been used … the minister of foreign affairs has launched an investigation into what exactly happened,” Trudeau told reporters when asked about the matter.

“It is extremely important that the terms of Canada’s expectations of non-violation of human rights (are) always respected,” said Trudeau, adding that he was extremely concerned by the fighting.

Canada’s Export and Import Permits Act forbids the sale of weapons if they could be used to commit serious violations of international humanitarian or human rights laws.

Officials at L3harris Wescam were not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.

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SiriusXM and Samsung Canada partner to give users complimentary access to SiriusXM programming

  SiriusXM and Samsung Canada partner to give users complimentary access to
                             SiriusXM programming

  Canada NewsWire

  TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2020

Samsung users to get three months of SiriusXM Premier Streaming

TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2020 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada and Samsung Canada today
announced that users across Samsung's multiple channels will get access to
SiriusXM's best streaming package, Premier, complimentary for three months. 

Users across Samsung Members, Galaxy Apps, Samsung Health and Samsung Pay will
have access to the offer and can stream via their Samsung mobile devices and
tablets through the SiriusXM App, plus they can listen online and at home via
connected Samsung devices.

"We're thrilled to grant complimentary access to SiriusXM's deep content
offering to our loyal customers and provide them with even more value as they
enjoy content on their Samsung devices," said Jennifer Safruk, VP, Mobile
Business, Samsung Electronics Canada.

"Being able to reach Samsung's dedicated customer base through their multiple
touchpoints gives us the opportunity to offer even more Canadians access to
our compelling and diverse content outside of the car," said Rob Keen, VP, OEM
Partnerships, Connected Services & Aftermarket, SiriusXM Canada.

SiriusXM Premier Streaming includes over 300 channels of ad-free music,
exclusive online-only channels, SiriusXM Video, thousands of hours of
on-demand content, Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora, Howard Stern and

For details and important offer details, visit: www.samsung.com/ca/siriusxm

About SiriusXM Canada

Sirius XM Canada Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country's leading
audio entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers ad-free music;
premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; and exclusive talk and
entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company
and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at
siriusxm.ca .

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