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How Yelp Turned a Bumpy Decade Into a Strong Future

Jeff Quipp | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

For the first time since Yelp became a publicly traded company, it reported a profit (Q2 of 2014). Today, its valuation sits around $5 billion, and boasts a monthly average of 138 million unique visitors. And while Yelp faces competition from some pretty heavy hitters -- Google, for one -- the future of the company looks promising.

It's All Geek To Me: Surprise! Everything You Own is a Lie!

Mike Sholars | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada
Mike Sholars

2014-02-12-its_all_geek_to_me.png It's time to talk about Digital Distribution, and how it's made renters of us all. How many of your digital belongings do you actually own? Write out a list of the shows and movies you've watched, the eBooks you've read, the games and apps you've played, and the music you've listened to in the last week. Now count how many of those things you would have full and legal access to without an Internet connection.

Canadian Vs. American Fave Songs And Albums Of 2013

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

Both iTunes Canada and streaming service Rdio released their year-end lists of top albums and tracks with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jay Z, Bruno Mars a...

Beyonce Record 'Beyonce' Breaks Records

CBC | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada Music

Days after the stealthy yet bombshell release of her latest full-length studio album, Beyoncé is poised to take this year's bestselling pop star...

New App Lets You Dress Drake

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 05.16.2013 | Canada Music

If you've tired of thinking of how to dress up Justin Bieber in your imaginative fashion style, there's another Canadian music star who has an app tha...

Is Podcasting Poised For a Comeback?

Mitch Joel | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

In short, everything that you thought the Internet wasn't about in a world of 140 character tweets, Facebook status updates and YouTube viral video sensations. These deep and rich treasure troves of content are also gaining mainstream attention, and it all seems to be drawing more and more energy towards podcasting: a medium that many have already written off.

The Supreme Court and Canadian Copyright Law

Michael Geist | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Michael Geist

The Supreme Court of Canada issued its much anticipated rulings in the five copyright cases (ESAC v. SOCAN, Rogers v. SOCAN, SOCAN v. Bell - song prev...

Paid Digital Downloads are Throwing Pirates Overboard

Michael Geist | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

Not only is the Canadian digital market far larger than virtually every European market, it continues to grow faster than the U.S. digital music market as well. In fact, the Canadian digital music market has grown faster than the U.S. market for the past six consecutive years. Yet, Canadian artist revenue from Canadian sales is lower than most other countries.

Why We Shouldn't Cast Away Podcasting

Mitch Joel | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada
Mitch Joel

Podcasts enable each and every one of us to become the eclectic, program directors of our own radio stations, and best of all, it's the cheapest way to learn that you can find.

Can TV Be an Active Medium?

Mitch Joel | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Television has always been based on two pillars: Destination. From "Must See TV" to your favorite sitcoms on Thursday night, you could a...

The Evolution of Apps

Mitch Joel | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada
Mitch Joel

Having the power to create an app that a brand or media entity can control, update and change on the fly (that isn't beholden to another media entity) not only makes sense, but points us to a new day and age where brands can develop their own media.

Cloud Computing and the Streaming of Everything Will Change Media Forever

Mitch Joel | Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada
Mitch Joel

Imagine a media world where the consumer has unlimited access (for a fee) to any piece of content on any of the devices they choose. This is the true promise of streaming that should get the traditional broadcasters and publishers either extremely nervous or amazingly innovative.