Amazon’s ambitious plan to sell groceries online

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Description: Amazon is now selling nearly 15,000 non-refrigerated food items to online shoppers in Canada. These items include soups, coffee, jar goods, chips and candies among others. You can now stay home and get all these food items at your door step. Source: CBC Date: Oct. 31, 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2415470441/ Questions for Discussion: How do… Read more »

Twitter’s ride to becoming public

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Description: Twitter is preparing itself for its initial public offering (IPO) in early November on the New York stock exchange. Alyson Shontell of Business Insider discusses the growth of Twitter since its humble beginnings. Source: CBC Date: Oct. 25, 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2414476857/ Questions for Discussion: Why Twitter’s growth path is termed chaotic? Considering that… Read more »

Canadian startups changing the way men shop

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Description:  Most men would avoid going to malls and going through reaps of clothes. New Canadian start-ups, such as Indochino, Frank & Oak and Suitly, have found a way out for Men to shop without stepping in a mall. Source: Financial Post Date: Oct. 6, 2013 Text Link:  http://business.financialpost.com/2013/10/06/how-canadian-startups-are-changing-the-way-men-shop/ Questions for Discussion: What are the… Read more »

Bombardier launches CSeries—the quietest commercial jet in the sky

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Description: Bombardier Inc. launched its next series of commercial jets – the CSeries. It’s been described as the quietest commercial jet in the sky. It continues the recent trend set by Airbus and Boeing towards manufacturing quitter commercial planes Source: Financial Post Date: September 21, 2013 Text and video link: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/09/21/bombardier-cseries-ushers-in-new-era-of-super-quiet-jets/ Questions for Discussion: What… Read more »

Twitter tweets IPO announcement

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Description: Twitter recently announced that it’s going public—a highly anticipated public offer. People will soon be able to buy stocks of twitter. Source: CBC Date: Sept. 12, 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2406032304/ Questions for Discussion: Given Twitter’s low revenues as compared to other online companies, do you think its IPO be a success? What changes will… Read more »

Small businesses upset with credit card ruling

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Description: Canada’s competition tribunal rules that the fess which Visa and MasterCard charge retailers will remain and retailers do not have a choice to pick which cards they take. Source: CBC Date: July 23 2013 Video Link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2397869057/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: Should Visa and MasterCard be allowed to charge fees from retailers? Should retailers have… Read more »

Shakeup at Microsoft

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Description: Microsoft is restructuring its organization in the wake of increased competition from Google and Apple. Analyst Frank Gillett of Forrester Research points out that not too long back, 95% of end user technology devices were from Microsoft, today that number is only 30%. Source: The National Date: July 11 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2396418626/ Questions… Read more »

Terracycle’s recycling innovation

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Description: Terracycle’s CEO Tom Szaky discusses his company’s innovative approach to recycling waste. The company either reuses, up-cycles or recycles wastes that otherwise will not be recycled. Source: CBC Date: June 19 2013 Video link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2392511395/ Questions for Discussion: Do you feel consumers will spend time to ship wastes that can not be recycled? What… Read more »

Printing 3D chocolates

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Description: It is now possible to make chocolates using a 3D printer. NASA is planning to make pizzas using a 3D printer. Before long it may be possible to replicate several food items using these printers.   Source: Business News Network Date: May 27 2013 Video link:  http://watch.bnn.ca/#clip935781 Questions for Discussion: Do you feel 3D… Read more »

Yahoo buys blogging network Tumblr for $1.1 billion

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Description: Yahoo announced that it is acquiring Tumblr—a blogging network site—in a $1.1 billion deal. The deal amount seems too large to be recovered through advertisement revenues. Source: CBC Date: May 21 2013 Video link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2386687850/ Questions for Discussion: Will Yahoo be able to recover the $1.1 billion it is spending to acquire Tumblr? Is… Read more »