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For Netflix founder Reed Hastings, the show must go online - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Published Friday, Jun. 28 2013,
Netflix  Reed_Hastings  Steve_Ladurantaye 
august 2013 by jerryking
He wants to put mandatory Canadian movies on TV. Do we want them? - The Globe and Mail
Jan. 24 2013 | The Globe and Mail | STEVE LADURANTAYE AND SIMON HOUPT

Canadians rarely venture to the theatres to see Canadian films. Data for 2012 compiled by the Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada show that while the country’s box office pulled in $1.1-billion in 2012, Canadian movies accounted for less than 3 per cent of that, or $25-million. And the country’s broadcasters have largely ignored the movies as well, opting to fill their Canadian-content requirements with dramatic series that are easier to market....
Simon_Houpt  Steve_Ladurantaye  films  Canadian  filmmakers  entrepreneur  CRTC 
january 2013 by jerryking
Facebook taps Canada to test talk app - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Published Thursday, Jan. 03 2013

has chosen Canada to be the testing ground for an enhanced mobile app that allows users to make free calls from their smartphones.

As part of its testing, Facebook will allow Canadians to make phone calls to other Messenger users by using an enhanced version of that app on their iPhones. Since the calling feature will use voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) technology, it will affect subscribers’ wireless data plans rather than eat away at traditional voice minutes.

A second upgrade to the app will enable users to send short voice messages to other users on either Apple’s iOS operating system or on smartphones that use the Android platform.

Providing voice services to users is a burgeoning field for the world’s biggest tech companies, which are desperate to find ways to keep people using their services amid a host of competitors vying for attention. Google Inc. offers its users a service called Google Voice that allows anyone who uses the company’s e-mail service to make free calls in Canada and the United States from within a Gmail browser window. Microsoft Corp. spent $8.5-billion last year to buy the online phone service Skype, which allows users to call one another via their computers without incurring any charges.
Facebook  Skype  mobile_applications  smartphones  Google_Voice  VoIP  Steve_Ladurantaye 
january 2013 by jerryking
Weather Network rolls out new 1-km forecasting - The Globe and Mail
Sep. 10 2012 | The Globe and Mail | STEVE LADURANTAYE - MEDIA REPORTER.

The technology works by taking information from weather stations across the country and using computers to predict what is likely to happen in between those stations over the next hour. Users can either enter their postal code or use the GPS function on their phones to find out the weather in an astonishing 800,000 zones across the country.

“What we’re doing is an incredibly complicated marriage of science and algorithms,” he said. “When we started 15 years ago, a five-day forecast was revolutionary.”
weather  Steve_Ladurantaye  microtargeting  analytics  algorithms  data  data_driven  hyperlocal  Pelmorex 
september 2012 by jerryking
How Red Sox owners got it right
Jul. 20 2012 | The Globe and Mail | STEVE LADURANTAYE.

Over the past 10 years, the Boston Red Sox have been transformed a small baseball ownership group into one of the largest sports companies on the planet – consistently high payrolls, solid scouting and clutch plays have all helped the team post the second highest winning percentage in baseball over the past decade.
sports  Steve_Ladurantaye  Boston  globalization  branding  sponsorships  advertising 
july 2012 by jerryking
As DVD stores fade into the sunset, fringe providers grab centre stage - The Globe and Mail
From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Apr. 23, 2012
Netflix  dvds  movies  Steve_Ladurantaye 
april 2012 by jerryking
Globe Investor - The Globe and Mail

Last updated Wednesday, May. 18, 2011
retailers  Target  Marina_Strauss  Steve_Ladurantaye 
october 2011 by jerryking
Mainland China pours wealth into B.C. housing
Jun. 11, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | by Steve Ladurantaye in Toronto and Kerry Gold in Vancouver
China  Chinese  high_net_worth  real_estate  Vancouver  Steve_Ladurantaye 
june 2010 by jerryking
Apartments: slow, steady and sizzling hot
Jun. 08, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | Steve Ladurantaye Real Estate Reporter
real_estate  investing  investments  commercial_real_estate  Steve_Ladurantaye 
june 2010 by jerryking
Going beyond real estate
Mar. 20, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | STEVE LADURANTAYE. Mr.
Mantella has no interest in picking winners in an industry that isn't
his own - he's partnered with tech veterans Duncan Hill and Robin Axon,
the founders of Basecamp Labs. send this article to Bob Millward.
real_estate  technology  venture_capital  Steve_Ladurantaye 
april 2010 by jerryking

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