Completion in the Cellphone Industry

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Description: Five years back, the Canadian government opened the telecom sector to allow more competition, however, the cellphone bills have not come down despite more players in the wireless market. Alek Krstajik, CEO of Public Mobile, discusses some of the obstacles facing the wireless market.     Source: CBC Date: February 20 2013 Video link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2337120874/… Read more »

Roger’s CEO Stepping Down

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Description: Nadir Mohamed, after spending five years as the CEO of one of Canada’s largest companies, Rogers Communications Inc., is retiring in January 2014.    Source: CBC Date: February 15 2013 Video link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2335379273/ Questions for Discussion: In your view, did Rogers gain or lose during the time Nadir was its CEO? What were some… Read more »

BlackBerry CEO on BB10 launch

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Description: BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins discusses the launch of BB10 and what it means for BlackBerry. Source: Global BC Date: January 30 2013 Video link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2330824882/  Questions for Discussion: Do you agree BB10 is the device that can make or break BlackBerry? Do you see BlackBerry retaining the top position in the near future? What… Read more »

Best Buy closes several outlets in Canada

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Description: Technology retailer, Best Buy announced it will close fifteen Best Buy and Future Shop locations across Canada, leaving at least 900 employees without a job. Source: CBC Date: January 31 2013 Video link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2331023819/ Questions for Discussion: What are some of the reasons for these closures? Do you foresee more such closures by Best… Read more »

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 »