Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Personal Tech | I Tried to Make My Dog an Instagram Celebrity. I Failed. Supported by Tech Fix Becoming an influencer is hard, as our columnist found out when he tried creative photography, consultations and even bots to propel his food-obsessed corgi to fame. ByBrian X. Chen Dec. 5, 2018 Last spring, I started an Instagram account that featured my dog, Max, trying to eat my home-cooked meals. I was confident it would be an overnight sensation. Foodies and corgi lovers, after all, are two of the biggest audiences on the photo-sharing site. Combining the two, I jokingly told my colleagues, would be my ticket to early retirement (or, at the very least, some free kibble). I did all the homework. I heeded advice posted on the web from internet-famous dog owners and social media mavens: Find a shtick, publish … [Read more...] about I Tried to Make My Dog an Instagram Celebrity. I Failed.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByDan Levin July 10, 2018 VANCOUVER — Sun Yian was living the Canadian dream. The Chinese immigrant found fortune harnessing Canadian talent to develop cutting-edge technology, everything from semiconductors to facial recognition, to take back to China. His company grew to more than 1,500 employees across China and North America, and was lauded by Canadian officials as a model for unlocking the Chinese market to create homegrown prosperity. Then Mr. Sun stopped paying his Canadian workers and fled to China. Left behind are lawsuits from angry investors and Canadian employees who are wondering whether their work could be used to help China’s growing domestic surveillance state. Canada has long benefited from close business ties to China, and lawmakers have courted the country as a new market for … [Read more...] about A Tech Guru Captivated Canada. Then He Fled to China.