A fond farewell to Steve Jobs

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Description: New York Times technology columnist comments on how when Steve Jobs died, the country lost not one but four of its greatest minds. Source: CBSNEWS.com Date: Oct 9, 2011 Questions for discussion: Can Apple be just as successful in the next five years with out Steve Jobs as the past five years with Steve… Read more »

Global glitch bruises RIM

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Global glitch bruises RIM Description: A major technical glitch affected BlackBerry service across much of the globe Wednesday, delaying e-mails and messages for an estimated 30 to 40 million users – about half of RIM’s customer base of 70 million. Source: CNN.com & Globe and Mail.com Date: Oct 13, 2011 The problems, which began earlier… Read more »

Best Buy Gets Amazoned: Is It Doomed?

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Description: Is it plausible to expect that Best Buy’s sales clerks will offer better advice than the many expert reviews on the Internet, augmented by the hundreds or thousands of customer reviews for Best Buy’s bread and butter products? Source: Forbes .com. Date: Sept 15, 2011 My friend, Paul Carroll, is peeved at Best Buy. … Read more »

A Clever End Run Around the Movie-Streaming Gremlins

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Description: Streaming Video Without the Wait –Zediva’s secret is so outrageous, you may think it’s an early April Fool’s prank. But it’s no joke. Source: Nytimes.com Date: March 21, 2011 Above all, fellow cinephiles, we can’t have both $1 movies (like those you rent at Redbox kiosks) and instant access to the newest releases. You… Read more »

Start a YouTube empire, quit your day job

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Description: A surprising number of people are turning their video production skills and on-screen talents into entrepreneurial ventures, providing a service and managing to make a sizable income at it via YouTube’s Partner Program. Source: Globe&Mail.com Date: March 17, 2011 The program allows YouTube to share advertising revenue, generated from ads that are overlaid or appear… Read more »