Carillion

Carillion – The U.K. company’s liquidation shines a light on the scope of its involvement in public-private partnerships here in Canada

Carillion   Carillion, the mammoth construction and outsourcing company headquartered in England, had about 43,000 employees spread across the U.K., the Middle East and Canada. By JENNIFER WELLSBusiness Columnist – Tues., Jan. 16, 2018   Carillion Who is going to plow the snow from the highways in the Huntsville corridor? That’s a question far removed from Westminster, where Prime Minister Theresa May …

Global Mobile Gambling Market

Global Mobile Gambling Market – CAGR of +44% estimated by Market Research Agencies

Global Mobile Gambling Market Global Mobile Gambling Market   Research N Reports analysts forecast the Global Mobile Gambling Market to grow at a CAGR of +44% during the period. Mobile gambling refers to playing games of chance or skill for money by using a remote device such as a tablet computer, smartphone or a mobile phone with a wireless internet …

Toronto Population could triple and still be less dense than Brooklyn, N.Y., a Fraser Institute report suggests

Toronto Population     Toronto population has room for more density, study says – A Fraser Institute report found that there are 4,457 inhabitants per square kilometre in Toronto, compared to just over 11,000 in London and New York. Toronto Population By TESS KALINOWSKIReal Estate Reporter Tues., Jan. 9, 2018 Slow-moving roads, the subway squish and mushrooming skyscrapers might be the …

Alexa Economy just beginning to take shape, according to interviews with a dozen indie Alexa coders, marketing executives, industry watchers and Amazon itself.

Alexa Economy   What Amazon’s Alexa economy pays the people building its skills The Alexa skills economy is still in its infancy.Aaron Robinson/CNET     Alexa Economy On a lark, Joel Wilson started developing skills for Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant, this past January. After a few weeks of coding, he launched two skills — Amazon’s term for voice-controlled apps — …

Apple Genius Bar

Apple Genius Bar- THE PATH FROM ‘A PIECE OF DUST’ TO ‘$700 REPAIR’ IS TERRIFYINGLY SHORT.

Apple Genius Bar Apple Genius Bar I was in the Grand Central Station Apple Store for a third time in a year, watching a progress bar slowly creep across my computer’s black screen as my Genius multi-tasked helping another customer with her iPad. My computer was getting its third diagnostic test in 45 minutes. The problem was not that its …

Planned Obsolescence – A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. Why?

Planned Obsolescence   It happens every year: Apple releases new iPhones, and then hordes of people groan about their older iPhones slowing to a crawl. Planned Obsolescence Just look at the recent data. Between September and early November — when Apple made the iPhone 8available, followed by the iPhone X — Google searches for the keywords “iPhone slow” jumped about 50 percent. The …

Xiaomi – The Fall and Rise of China’s Smartphone Phoenix

Xiaomi Below: Billionaire Lei Jun, chairman and chief executive officer of Xiaomi.   Xiaomi A YEAR AGO, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi (sha-oh-me) had fallen from the world’s most valuable unicorn to a “unicorpse.” Sales plunged in 2016, pushing the company from first to fifth place among China’s smartphone makers. No firm had ever come back from a wound that severe in the …

Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt – His Time and Legacy at Google – Stepping Down as Chair at 62

Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt ERIC SCHMIDT WOUND up at Google by compromise. In 1998, cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin had made a promise to the two venture-capital firms that funded them—they would hire an experienced CEO to manage the company once it began to take off. But two years later they were hedging, insisting they could scale Google to a global power …