Why is Kodak making a smartphone?

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Description: Samuel Burke takes a look at the Kodak Ektra, the camera-maker’s first endeavor into the smartphone market. While the phone is thick, it packs a 21-megapixel camera into a retro-styled body. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 20, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2016/10/20/kodak-ektra-smartphone.cnnmoney/index.html Questions for Discussions: Who do you think the ideal target customer is… Read more »

Why Samsung needs to take a page from Maple Leaf Food’s book in crisis management

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Description: Samsung is in damage control mode over exploding Note 7 smartphones. The Gandalf Group’s David Herle, who has corporate crisis management experience, tells BNN how the Samsung can save its brand and repair its reputation with both consumers and carriers. Source: BNN.com – video report Date: Oct 14, 2016 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/company-news/video/why-samsung-needs-to-take-a-page-from-maple-leaf-food-s-book-in-crisis-management~970989 Questions for Discussions:… Read more »

Walmart Just Gave its Managers a Raise

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Description: Pay will increase from 45 to Over 48K Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Oct 12, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2e7TJxD Questions for Discussions: Why do you think Walmart has increased pay for managers ahead of legislation? Do you think Walmart managers receiving the pay increase feel better about their compensation package and are now more… Read more »

Samsung’s losses from Note 7 disaster keep mounting

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Description: Samsung distributes flame-proof boxes for Note 7 recall Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 14, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/14/technology/samsung-galaxy-note-7-profit-loss/index.html Questions for Discussions: What damage has been done to Samsung branded products? Do you think management has responded to the problems properly?

Facebook shuts down ads for an entire country

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Description: Facebook has taken the unusual step of shutting down ads for an entire nation. Source: CNNMoney.com Date: Oct 14, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/14/technology/facebook-ads-thailand-king-death/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom Questions for Discussions: Explain Facebook’s decision? Do you think it was appropriate?

Nordstrom bans Moschino’s pill-themed fashions

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Description: Nordstrom just nixed Moschino’s new prescription drug-themed fashion collection. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 07, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/07/news/companies/nordstrom-moschino-pill-capsule/index.html Questions for discussion: What is the controversy in this campaign? Do you believe Moschino or Nordstrom brands have been harmed or helped by the publicity? Do you think Moschino expected their campaign to provoke… Read more »

Translating War and Peace in 2.6 seconds: Microsoft enters the AI realm

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Description: Microsoft has leaped onto the accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) bandwagon with CEO Satya Nadella’s announcement of Microsoft’s goal to democratize AI during his keynote at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Atlanta. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Oct 07, 2016 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/fp-tech-desk/cio/translating-war-and-peace-in-2-6-seconds-microsoft-enters-the-ai-realm?__lsa=64cb-7420 Questions for Discussions: What is Microsoft trying to do in the field of AI? What… Read more »