Will Google and Uber Invade Each Other’s Turf?

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Description: Google’s partnerships seem to be all over the map lately…we will have to wait and see what the future holds for Google launches. Source: ECommerce Times Date: February 6, 2015 Google is working on its own ride-hailing service to compete with Uber, according to a Bloomberg report. Meanwhile, Uber has announced a strategic partnership with Carnegie Mellon… Read more »

Polaroid’s Cube camera takes on GoPro

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Description: Polaroid is back and introducing their version of the GoPro cam. Source: CNN Money Date: December 6, 2014 Polaroid’s retro resurgence is getting a modern makeover. It’s launching the Cube, which is a 35mm video camera that aims to appeal to a broad demographic. Watch the Video Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think Polaroid will… Read more »

Bad Language and Leather: Rogers-Vice Partnership Targets Millennials

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Description: A marriage between Vice Media and Rogers Communications has begun with the goal being to attract more millennial customers. Source: Globe and Mail Date: October 30, 2014   When Rogers Communications Inc. revealed plans to enter into a $100-million Canadian joint venture with Vice Media, it invited reporters to a stylish event space in a downtown… Read more »

How to be a 28 year-old CEO

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Description: Tumblr CEO David Karp tells Christine Romans why Tumblr’s advertising strategy is starting to pay off and what it’s like to work with Marissa Mayer. Source: CNN Money Date: October 24, 2014   28 yr-old David Karp explains the success brands are having using Tumblr as a platform for advertising and that they typically wouldn’t have the… Read more »

TekSavvy Could Be Looking Into Launching a Cable Service

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Description: Teksavvy forges partnership with Hastings CableVision Source: Canada.com Date: September 16, 2014 During the CRTC’s latest “Let’s Talk TV” discussions, third-party internet provider TekSavvy announced a new partnership with Hastings CableVision company, possibly signaling that the company has plans to move into providing cable services at some point in the future. Read the full story. Questions for… Read more »

Alibaba Jumpstarts Small Fashion Brand

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Description: Alibaba is basically a one-stop-shop for Amazon, PayPal, Google Maps and more. They have helped this small Chinese clothing company sell more product, to more people, and a lot more faster. Source: CNN Money Date: September 19, 2014 7gege, a Chinese fashion startup, has utilized Alibaba’s online sales platforms to reach more customers, more quickly. Watch… Read more »

Bacon-Scented Alarm App Gives iPhones a Meaty Overhaul

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Description: Bacon is being served up every morning courtesy of Oscar Mayer in this new iOS app and headphone jack plug. Unfortunately they aren’t for sale- you’ll have to win one. Source: Mashable Date: March 6, 2014 Oscar Mayer is giving meat fans the chance to wake up to the sound — and smell — of bacon… Read more »

Step Your Game Up, Retailers! When It Comes to Shopping, Canadians Want – and Expect – It All

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Description: Canadian consumers are expecting more and more from retailers and in order to keep up, retailers must be completely mobile accessible, and tell their easily relate-able brand story through all media channels. Source: TechVibes Date: February 27, 2014   Canadian consumers have high demands when it comes to the experience of shopping, according to Total Retail:… Read more »

Could an Apple-Tesla iCar be next?

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Description: It may not be too far in the future…a collaboration between the electric car company Tesla and Apple. Source: Globe&Mail Date: February 18, 2014  As Apple’s sales of tablets and phones starts to decrease this year, they start to look at other possible business ventures in otherwise unheard of collaborative industries. Watch Video Questions for discussion: 1…. Read more »

Keep Learning Linux – It’s The Future

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Description: Linux may be 20 years old, but it’s as hot as ever in terms of job creation, a new survey finds. Source: readwrite.com Date: February 20, 2014 Everyone’s a tech company these days. From new-school video streaming services like Netflix to old-school grocery businesses and government agencies, technology increasingly drives business productivity. At the… Read more »