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 »

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 »

Tables may soon overtake PCs

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Description: A global research firm expects sales of tablets to surpass those of PCs in the near future. Source: CBC Date: Sept. 12, 2013 Video Link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2405930474/ Questions for Discussion: Per the product life cycle theory, do you think PCs are in the mature or the decline stage? How can PCs continue to develop its… 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 »

Canadian Tire’s innovative ‘digital retail lab’

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Description: After acquiring Forzani Group’s stable of sports brands, led by Sport Chek, Canadian Tire, Canada’s largest sports retailer, is digitally revamping its stores. Sport Chek’s store in upscale Toronto has digital kiosks and interactive screens where you can customize your shoes. Source: Yahoo Finance Canada Date: May 17 2013 Text link:  http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/canadian-tire-rolls-focus-innovation-180000867.html Questions for Discussion: Is… Read more »

PC sales plunge

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Description: Sales of personal computers experienced the biggest decline since 1994. There is high uncertainty over the future of personal computers. Source: CBC Date: April 11 2013 Video link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2375459219/ Questions for Discussion: Have PCs reached the decline stage of their product life cycle? Can you suggest any modifications or innovations that can revive the… Read more »

BlackBerry Z10 is launched in the U.S.

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Description: BlackBerry Z10 has hit the stores in the U.S. Recent reports suggest that the sales have been underwhelming and there are no iPhone-style lines of shoppers outside stores. Source: Financial Post Date: March 23 2013 Text link: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/03/22/blackberry-z10-us/?__lsa=b85e-77e8 Questions for Discussion: What is the importance of the U.S. market to BlackBerry? What can you… 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 »