Google jumps into Canadian e-book business

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Description: Google entered the crowded Canadian e-book market Tuesday, launching an online store that will compete for readers against established giants Amazon and Kobo. Source: Globe and Mail .com Date: Nov 1, 2011 Coady’s book was listed at $28.84 through Google, but was more than $10 cheaper on Kobo’s store. Vanderhaeghe’s book was $14.39 through… Read more »

What A Newspaper Should Be

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Description: The newspaper industry is being decimated. Source: Forbes.com.com Date: Oct 28, 2011 watch video at this link http://video.forbes.com/fvn/future-tech/morgan-guenther-what-a-newspaper-should-be Questions for discussion: Why is the newspaper being decimated? 2.  Where do you see the future going for this industry and how should one position their company to gain a competitive advantage?

The Power of Foursquare

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Description: Fastest growing phenomena with over 10 million users Source: Foxnew.com Date: Oct 17, 2011 Click on this link to watch the Foursquare case http://video.foxnews.com/v/1222252129001/the-power-of-foursquare/ Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Discussion Questions: Why has Foursqure been so successful? 2.  What is Foursquare?

When Machines Get Ahead Of Us

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Description: Two recent articles in the New York Times highlight two different aspects of a single phenomenon: we build powerful machines, their capabilities lead to unintended consequences, and they ensnare us in some unforeseen way. Source: Forbes.com. Date: Sept 20, 2011 The first discusses a new technology, an improvement, really, of a technology that’s been… Read more »

Microsoft unveils a radically redesigned Windows 8

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Description: Windows 8 is coming soon — and it looks nothing like the Windows you’re used to. Source: CNN .com. Date: Sept 14, 2011 Microsoft formally introduced Windows 8 on Tuesday to thousands of software developers gathered at the company’s annual Build conference in Anaheim, Calif. The software giant said it reimagined Windows for the… Read more »

How Large Companies Tackle Big Data with Hadoop

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Description: Wal-Mart Stores, struggling to translate its brick-and-mortar success to the Web, is using free software named after a stuffed elephant to help it gain an edge on Amazon.com in the $165.4 billion U.S. e-commerce market. Source: BusinessWeek .com. Date: Sept 7, 2011 With its online sales less than a fifth of Amazon’s last year,… Read more »