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Broadband’s Future in Canada

Canada's media monopolies face a different future now that ISPs will be able to offer innovative subscription packages following the recent CRTC...

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P2P to the Rescue of DRM!!

The solution to digital storage issues: P2P file-sharing networks (and no DRM /...

Media Habits

I was away this past weekend in Michigan with my wife and son (here, here, here, here and 2.5 hours waiting to cross the border here). We were away for...

Google TV Buying: A Game Changing Moment for Canadian Media?

Google has launched TV ad buying for networks in the US. For the time being, we in Canada will have to wait to be able to buy TV ads through...

Sign of the Times: Abitibi-Bowater Declares Bankruptcy

Abitibi-Bowater, the world’s largest producer of newsprint, has filed for bankruptcy. Full story here. Analysts are suggesting that a smaller company will emerge from the bankruptcy proceedings. Many newspapers are...

The Revolution Will Be Downloaded

We haven’t had cable service in our house for the last 8 years and it’s likely that when the analog days of TV broadcasts get wiped off the map, we’ll...

"Google Devalues Everything it Touches"

With a quote like that (and in the spirit of Valentine’s), my relationship with Google becomes more ‘love’ than ‘love/hate’. “Google devalues everything it touches” is quoted from Robert Thomson...

When Will the Blocking End?

A recent Toronto Star article questions the practice of IP blocking and access to such popular programs as the Daily Show, Hulu.com and even clips from NBC. This practice is...

Newsladder: Realtime News

Newsladder launches real-time...

2007 Ad Spending: Mostly flat … except online

Full Story Here. Good news for the web world.  Kind of.  Total ad spend in 2007 (US figures) was nearly $149 billiion, just 0.2% over what was spent in 2006....

 
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