Apple and the Smartphone Market

The bar is high for Apple’s September 9th event. Beside an expensive ‘iWatch’, Apple is rumored to announce the new iPhone 6 and iOS 8. Are these new growth avenues or the company already losing its shining star? Will it redefine the smartphone or merely be a follower and come up with a larger screen, […]

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Will Facebook be dead in 15 years? – Two factors affecting the growth of social networks

A network effect occurs when the value of a product or service is dependent on the number of others using it. Thus, digital social network effects occur on large poker sites, on Second Life, or on a server where people play online games together. ICQ was an early form of social network. You were connected […]

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Is spam really a problem?! Why Canada’s anti-spam law is misguided (a polite term to mean dumb…)

Daily we are bombarded with unsolicited advertisement. It lurks in the form of TV ads, flyers that we receive in our mailboxes, giant billboards on the highway, in the subway, on the wall above the urinals, and pretty much everywhere. Most are somewhat easy to avoid and can be considered as small annoyances (although flyers […]

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