3D Printing Revolution

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Description: 3D printing is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry with applications across multiple products and industries. It’s one of fastest growing global industry. Source: CBC Date: May 14, 2014 Video Link:http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2456873165/ Questions for Discussion: Discuss some applications of 3D printing in the health industry? What are some of the challenges that 3D printing faces? Which kind… Read more »

Soon you can surf internet on Air Canada flights

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Description: Beginning next month, Air Canada will offer WiFi on few North American flights, with a plan to have WiFi on all North American flights by end of next year. Air Canada has little choice given that other competitor Airlines are also offering similar services. Source: Business News Network Date: April 09, 2014 Link:  http://www.bnn.ca/News/2014/4/9/Air-Canada-to-begin-WiFi-service-next-month.aspx… Read more »

CBC to cut 657 jobs and $130 million from its budget

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Description: After losing the right to “Hockey Night in Canada” to Rogers Media last year, CBC’s president, Hubert Lacroix, recently announced that CBC will slash 657 full-time positions over two years, shave $130 million from its 2014-15 budget, and will no longer pursue sports broadcasting rights. Source: Canadian Business Date: April 10, 2014 Link: http://www.canadianbusiness.com/business-news/cbc-cuts-657-jobs-and-slashes-130-million-from-its-budget/… Read more »

Big data strategy

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Description: Big data seems to be the new buzz word among corporates. It is increasingly felt that companies that can better leverage their big data resources will enjoy a substantial competitive advantage. However, there is uncertainty regarding the best strategy to leverage this important resource. Source: Financial Post Date: March 26, 2014 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/2014/03/26/4-easy-steps-to-roll-out-a-big-data-execution/ Questions… Read more »

Blackberry to sell most of its Canadian real estate

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Description: To generate cash to help turnaround the company, Blackberry has reached an agreement to sell most of its real estate in Canada: this includes more than 3 million square feet of space. This sale will generate nearly $550 million. Source: Financial Post Date: March 21, 2014 Link:  http://business.financialpost.com/2014/03/21/blackberry-ltd-reaches-deal-to-sell-most-of-its-canadian-real-estate/?__lsa=1d59-37d4 Questions for Discussion: What will become… Read more »

Reasons for Nortel’s demise

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Description: Dr. Jonathan Calof, Associate Professor at University of Ottawa, debates that some of the reasons for Nortel’s demise were hubris and arrogance. He argues that although Nortel continued to have strong technological skills but it was poor in managing this technology Source: CBC Date: March 21, 2014 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2443679616/ Questions for Discussion: Discuss some… Read more »

“Guilt Tipping”

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Description: Technology has made it easier for people to tip. Starbucks will soon allow customers to leave a tip using a mobile app. It is almost impossible today for customers to forget to tip. Source: CBC Date: March 13, 2014 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2441753660/ Questions for Discussion: According to Bruce Sellery, what is “Guilt Tipping”? How has… Read more »

Facebook buys WhatsApp for an astounding $19 billion.

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Description: In a major deal, Facebook has bought an instant chat service WhatsApp for an astounding $19 billion US.  This is a tremendously high price for a recent startup company. Source: CBC Date: Feb 20, 2014 Link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2438554742/ Questions for Discussion: How will you defend Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp for $19 billion? What are the underlying… Read more »

Shaking up the business of shaving

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Description: Shaving is a big business worldwide with two giant players, Gillette and Schick. A new startup Harry’s is planning to shake-up the shaving business by selling razors directly to consumers. Jeff Raider, Harry’s co-founder, explains the company’s innovative strategy. Source: CBC Date: Feb 19, 2014 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2438374737/ Questions for Discussion: What sets Harry’s apart… Read more »

Twitter stock take a big beating

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Description: Twitter stock fell 24% on poor fourth quarter results. Twitter has seen a deceleration on several of its important metrics such as growth in the number of users from quarter 3. Source: CBC Date: Feb 06, 2014 Link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2435335871/ Questions for Discussion: Explain the key metrics that Twitter is evaluated on? What conclusions can you… Read more »