Lululemon Defies Critics

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Description: Lululemon overcame some serious setbacks to report an almost 50-per-cent jump in quarterly profit to $57.2-million, resulting in its shares soaring more than 12 per cent. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: September 07 2012 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/lululemon-to-continue-global-expansion-in-yoga-running-apparel/article4525921/ Questions for Discussion: Explain how Lululemon managed to overcome some of earlier setbacks? What does the following… Read more »

Infant Pyjamas with Biosensors

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Description: Rogers, Canada’s largest mobile provider has partnered with Exmovere Holdings Inc., a U.S. company best described as tech-meets-apparel, to launch infant clothing such as infant pyjamas, embedded with biosensors. These biosensors will allow parents to monitor a newborn’s temperature and movement via a remote computer, tablet or smartphone. Source: Business News Network Date: May… Read more »

Audi revs electric car engine with synthetic sound

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Description: Manufacturers are showing growing interest in Electric cars. However, they are completely silent on the road. This may be a problem for pedestrians. Source: itbusiness.ca Date:  April 12, 2012 Video Link: http://bcove.me/ok4f1dck Questions for Discussion: What do you think of Audi’s strategy to rev up the engine sound? Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of… Read more »

RIM Troubles Continue

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RIM Troubles Continue Description: RIM continues to perform poorly. RIM CEO, Thorstein Heins, hints that they are open to selling RIM. Wall Street Journalists discuss possible suitors for RIM. Source: Wall Street Journal Video Date:  March 29, 2012 Link: http://online.wsj.com/video/can-rim-survive-the-turmoil/C79D4470-7F3B-4898-AA9B-E7E544B952F7.html  Questions for Discussion: Discuss important reasons that led to the eventual decline of RIM? Should… Read more »

Funding Innovation

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Description: Tom Jenkins, author of a key report on innovation, discusses federal budget’s policies on innovation. Source: MSN Video Date:  March 29, 2012 Link: http://video.ca.msn.com/?mkt=en-ca&vid=cbcc2012-2903-1812-0057-221705593300&from=&src=v5:share:permalink: Questions for Discussion: Do you agree with Tom Jenkins that Canada has an innovation crisis? Do you feel the government is doing enough to encourage innovation in Canada? Suggest other… Read more »

Helping Consumers to Complain

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Dave Carroll, a Halifax based musician and song writer, started “Gripevine”—a company that gave consumers a platform to complain about firms and also gave firms an opportunity to respond to these complaints and resolve them. It started when Mr. Carol’s guitar was broken by United Airlines baggage handlers, and he posted a complaint video on… Read more »

Canadian vs American perspective on Energy

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Alex Wood, Senior Director, Policy and Markets for Sustainable Prosperity, compares Canadian and American perspectives on energy. He explains that Canada treats its energy as a commodity and relies on its existing natural resources to prosper in the world market. U.S., on the other hand, focuses on innovation and technology and believes its traditional advantages… Read more »

RIM’s New Marketing Campaign

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Research In Motion Ltd.’s new chief executive, Thorsten Heins, discusses his ideas on how he plans to revive his firm. He does not rule out the possibility of licensing BlackBerry Messenger technology to other platforms. Mr. Heins mentions that RIM needs to take some dramatic steps to regain its lost market share in the U.S…. Read more »

RIM loses $3 billion in one day

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On the back of dismal second quarter results, in which RIM reported that its profit dropped 58 per cent to US$329 million and its revenue fell 15 per cent to US$4.2 billion, the Toronto Stock Exchange and NASDAQ saw massive selling of the RIM stock. On Friday alone, RIM lost $3 billion in its stock… Read more »

iTechnology

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This week saw the much anticipated announcement about the release of the Apple iPad. Almost immediately, technology watchers began discussing the implications for the thousands of applications currently available for the iPhone. Apps makers also weighed in on whether they would work to port their offerings to the iPad. Netflix is currently not planning to… Read more »