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Apple Is Ordering An Insane Amount Of New, Bigger iPhones

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Business

Apple is counting on huge demand for its iPhone 6, placing the largest orders yet with suppliers, the Wall Street Journal reports. The 4.7-inch and...

Apple To Make Dr. Dre Rap's First Billionaire

CP | Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Music

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by...

What I Learned This Week: De Dirt on Debates

Andy Nulman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Given that Quebeckers are facing yet another pivotal election on April 7, over the past couple of weeks, I paid close attention to the two political "debates" held between the leaders of the province's four main parties. I bracket the word "debates" with quotation marks, as these two two-hour sessions were debates in name only.

Do You Know The Social Media Secret?

Mitch Joel | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Living
Mitch Joel

The San Francisco based startup Secret (that was founded by two former Google and Square employees) is getting tons of attention, followers and fans. In short, you can write anything that's on your mind, add photos or colors to the background and customize this content while being able to share it, free of judgment, and without attaching any of your personal information or profile to it.

Apple Security Flaw: What You Need To Know

CBC | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Business

Apple has released a mobile operating system update to fix a critical security flaw, but many users could still be vulnerable to hackers attempting to...

Would You Buy From a Kindle Vending Machine?

Mitch Joel | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

When last year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) rolled into Las Vegas, many were surprised and intrigued by Amazon's presence. They didn't have a typical booth on the trade show floor. Instead, they set up a Kindle vending machine inside the Las Vegas airport (near the ATM and soda pop).

The Strangest Tech Acquisitions of 2013

Jeff Quipp | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

There are many acquisitions that have raised eyebrows or resulted in a general state of confusion among observers, both within and outside of the tech industry. Sometimes, acquisitions are made that don't seem to make any sense, at least not on the surface. Below are three such acquisitions made by tech companies this year and some educated speculation as to why they might have occurred.

RECIPE: Apple Crumble Pie -- You Heard Right

Carl Hiehn | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Living
Carl Hiehn

Yes, that's right, I made a hybrid apple crumble-pie. I make no claim to inventing the idea. I'm certain some woman in small-town USA deserves that praise. However, I think I've perfected the art form. Here's what you need to know about my easy-as-pie crumble-pie recipe.

Why RIM Never Really Understood What a Blackberry Was

Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy

Too many people at RIM thought, and still think to this day, that a Blackberry was about security in communications and a whole host of other features and benefits. This is a classic case of looking at a product from an engineering standpoint rather than a psychological one. Unlike RIM, Steve Jobs era Apple has always understood exactly what people are buying.

To Find Future Jobs You Have to Look Back

Paul Barter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

Similarly, before your career or your company is disrupted by aggressive new start-ups or the convergence of dominant players from adjacent industries, you should probably look around the table. Don't just look for opportunities in your existing industry.

When Will Apple's New iPad Come To Canada?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Business

Apple announced its new iPad and iPad Mini at an event on Tuesday. The latest generation of Apple's popular tablets, the iPad Air, will ship Nov. 1st....

Apple Dips into the Fashion World

Jon Packer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Jon Packer

Apple announced this week that they have hired Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to lead all aspects of their retail business, including online. No surprise that designers from Karl Largerfeld to Kate Spade have created smartphone accessories to tap into the tech market, but Apple's high profile hires tell us something else.

SavvyMom Roundup: Gluten, Bacon and a Sad Kid at the Zoo

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

The war against gluten, the problem with bacon, teens and social media, a sad kid at the zoo and apple season all caught my attention this week.

What I Learned This Week: How The Process Adds (Mega!) Value To The Product

Andy Nulman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

The story and process behind a product is every bit as important as the product itself. The intangibility of what went into what you're buying gives it life, identity and value. Something purchased from Amazon isn't just "less expensive," but carries the entrepreneurial history of Jeff Bezos, the marvel of the company's state-of-the-art robotic selection and distribution system, and so on.

Is Smart Marketing An Oxymoron?

Mitch Joel | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Contrary to popular marketing ideology, we do not live in a multiple-screen world. My world is about one screen: whatever screen is in front of me. Too many brands continue to build digital ghettos where the Web, mobile, social and even e-commerce occupy and have their own, unique, strategies. This leads to brands that are wildly different across their platforms. To put it simply? These strategies are stupid. Here's why.

Apple Buys A Canadian Company

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Nearly a year after Grant Ritchie offered Apple Inc. some unsolicited advice on how to solve its mapping issues, his location data company h...

What I Learned This Week: I'd Rather Be a Star Than a Leader

Andy Nulman | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Used as an adjective to describe a company's stature, the word "Leader" has degenerated into an ineffective cliché, one that is not only a weak, second-rate aspiration, but a hard-to-measure milestone that shines as bright as a plastic neon glowstick...and lasts about as long as one, too.

There's a Totally Sexist App for That!

N/A Inc. | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Business
N/A Inc.

Siri, Jeannie, Andy and even Edwin all reply to their users in female voices, and the trend of "female" virtual assistant apps isn't going anywhere. The multitude of "female" personal assistant apps in the marketplace feels terrifyingly counter-productive to all the strides women have made in the work place over the last few decades.

The Next Media Gamechanger

Diane Francis | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

The biggest heist in history was when newspapers and magazines allowed Google to "crawl" their content to readers, to pay nothing and to sell ads around their stories. Google became, in other words, the ubiquitous newspaper right under the noses of proprietors who should have charged.

SavvyMom Roundup: Manteresting, No-Break iPhone and Why Paper Is Not Dead

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

I have a few interesting things to report after a nice long break and a short week. The new site manteresting.com, family narratives, more on apple innovation, an old-school video and a new face cream all caught my attention.

BlackBerry and Apple: A Tale of Two CEOs

Andrea Plotnick | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Business
Andrea Plotnick

The unthinkable has happened -- Apple's brand value has dropped for the first time. Meanwhile, equally improbable, BlackBerry is seemingly rising from the ashes. Yet, for their differences in fortune, the fates of both companies have been inextricably linked to the role played by CEO succession.

APPLE'S WORST DAY IN YEARS

CP | Peter Svensson, The Associated Press | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Apple needs to come down off its perch and start making nice with Wall Street, analysts said Thursday as investors hammered the compa...

SavvyMom Roundup: Baconnaise, Google Glasses and more

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's been a while since I wrote my blog and it's good to be back. 2013 is going to be a great year. I can feel it. It's a mom thing -- I just know. It's tough to select just five things to highlight this week but here's what I have: baconnaise, blogging kids, an iPhone contract, Google glasses and smiles.

2012's Tech Trends

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Another year, another iPhone. More surprisingly, Apple fans were tempted with not just one new iPad, not two, but three, including the lates...

What Comes After Smartphones?

Mitch Joel | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

What will Apple do next? What is the technology that will disrupt the iPhone and iPad business? If you have read Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography (and I strongly recommend that you do), there was a very telling (and compelling) line from Jobs: "If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will."