For nearly a decade, Research in Motion was the global leader in smartphones with its iconic QWERTY-keyboard-having Blackberry. Through a mix of guerilla marketing and an unexpected boost in sales after 9/11, the rather simplistic email device was transferring some of the world’s most closely guarded secrets, from government officials, business leaders, and celebrities through some servers in Waterloo, Ontario. What was the cause of its demise? The iPhone? Google? Hubris?
May 8, 2023
#41 Let’s Talk Tech! … And Blackface
Could all those images of Trudeau in blackface open the door for a more meaningful campaign? And we talk Canada's growing tech scene. What's it done with federal money—and what are the parties talking about now?
September 24, 2019
Q&A: Global’s Troy Reeb On “Multi-Market Content”
The senior vice president in charge of Global News responds to concerns about the network's centralized production of local newscasts.
August 27, 2018
By Jonathan Goldsbie
Inside The Bunker Where Global Produces Local Newscasts For The Entire Country
Global's late-night local newscasts, from Saskatoon to Halifax, are all produced in a Toronto green-screen studio. A former producer describes life in...
August 27, 2018
By Paul Tadich
#231 Robo Reporters and Blockchain Broadcasts
While journalists worry about Facebook algorithms and digital advertising, every other industry gets to be excited about technology. So today, we try our hardest to find the positive tech stories for the news industry.
May 13, 2018
#79 Lone Wolf Tenor
Freelancer Matt Braga joins Jesse to talk about Pokémon Go and the state of investigative journalism in Canada.