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Thank You, Verizon!

Thank You, Verizon!

Verizon didn’t launch in Canada after all, yet the mere thought of …aghast… COMPETITION amidst cozy, uncaring Canadian telecommers created panic (BIG lobbying, HUGE PR spend citing more-than-questionable ‘independent info’ on how Canuck telecom rates were ‘competitive’ with US rates- right!). Undoubtedly there are circumstances & markets stateside with higher telecom rates than ours (surely Waco TX [...]

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Two Techies, Two Paths

Two Techies, Two Paths

HP & Dell are taking 2 very different paths to try to turnaround their fortunes. HP did see the potential of tablets but failed in that category, and withdrew their entry a month after launch (ouch). They’ve apparently now given up; they’re radically cutting staff, to focus on a (slowing) PC market, presumably aiming to [...]

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Public Relations: After-the-Fact Corporate Social Responsibiity

Public Relations: After-the-Fact Corporate Social Responsibiity

Not one but THREE full page color ads in The Globe and Mail national newspaper on August 7. Two were Public Relations-type ads and all 3 reflect band-aids or after-the fact attempts to address a shortfall in corporate ethics or actions. Wish someone had advised the firms sponsoring those ads how much cheaper & more [...]

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Watch Out! Amazon Adds a New Target

Watch Out! Amazon Adds a New Target

Your Attention, Please! Variety says that Amazon is making an even more aggressive push to serve more of your leisure time options. Amazon wasn’t particularly kind to Barnes & Noble or Borders when it pursued your reading options, and it has taken a big chunk out of the online music biz too. What’s next on [...]

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