In today’s print edition of The Telegram, when the provincial government recently went looking for a company to develop a travel guide for smartphones, they found only three companies in Canada that met their requirements — none of them in Newfoundland and Labrador. But that finding reflects the specific needs of Newfoundland Tourism more than the capabilities of developers and software companies in the province, according to one industry professional.
In fact, that sector contributes $1.6 billion — or six per cent of the province’s GDP — to the provincial economy annually. And that number is only going to get bigger, according to Ron Taylor, CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries
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Friday’s print edition of The Telegram, on the other hand, contains much, much more, from news to opinion to our expanded Arts & Entertainment section.
Inside Friday’s print edition:
• In the A&E feature, artist Audrey Cole is on a quest to capture the silent sentinels of the past — the province’s lighthouses.
• Games columnist Jon Mercer battles his way through “Persona 4 Arena” while TV columnist Dave Bartlett tunes in to shows — new and old — with a high school setting.
• Fancy a concert this weekend? A play? Exhibition? Check the Etcetera arts and entertainment listings to find out what’s on where.
• In business, a St. John’s lingerie shop has been named the best in North America. Le Boudoir of St. John’s, owned by Mona Winter and Nicole Whittle, received the “Best of Intima’s Choice” award at the eighth annual “lingerie Emmy” awards in New York city on Sunday, with the Water Street shop deemed to have “won the hearts” of the editors of Best of Intima magazine, a lingerie trade publication.
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