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Canadian Tech Podcast

Stuart Clark

London, Ontario

Description: Canada's take on tech

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Welcome to the Canadian Tech Podcast. A weekly show on what’s going on in the tech scene from a Canadian perspective.

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Hosts
Stuart Clark
Jamieson Roberts
Carmi Levy

Groupon going down in flames
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/507346/groupon-daily-deals-and-the-complex-question-of-business-failure/

Facebook’s Couples Pages – Ew
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/9671862/Facebook-couples-pages-make-me-want-to-retch.html

DIG London coming up this week.
http://diglondon.ca/
Shameless self-promotion by Carmi- Closing keynote – Wed 5:15 to 6:15 in the main plenary
Topic: London? Silicon Alley? Believe it.

Apple and HTC end patent battle.
http://mashable.com/2012/11/11/apple-htc-patent/
Another example of Tim Cook putting his stamp on Apple.
Both companies suggested that the goal of the settlement is to move beyond litigation and back to innovation.

I’ve always hated litigation, and I continue to hate it,” Cook said during Apple’s second quarter earnings call in April. “We just want people to invent their own stuff.”

Samsung increasing prices for hardware components against Apple
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/12/samsung-reportedly-hits-apple-with-20-price-increase-for-ios-device-chips/

Canada’s Wireless carriers to create blacklist for lost or stolen devices.
http://business.financialpost.com/2012/11/08/canadas-cellphone-companies-to-blacklist-lost-or-stolen-smartphones/

BB10 gets an official release date
http://metronews.ca/news/canada/436717/blackberry-10-to-launch-jan-30/
http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/blogs/insight/blackberry-10-launch-date-confirmed-205050641.html

A $20 Tablet could change the market
http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/11/aakash-2-android-tablet-india/

Microsoft Surface sales off to a modest start, told “just you wait for the Pro one”
http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/11/ballmer-says-microsoft-surface-sales-off-to-modest-start/

Reviews are coming in, Win8 does nothing really to improve gaming performance
http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/09/windows-8-upgrade-diary-4/
- Sub-story, Microsoft forcing fragmentation by DX11.1 being Win8 only

http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/12/3634852/microsoft-directx-11-1-windows-8

Valve working on Source Engine 2.0
http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/11/valve-gabe-newell-source-engine-2/

Transit going paperless
http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/12/3634820/smartphone-ticketing-mbta-commuter-rail

iPads ‘speak’ for non-verbal, autistic kids
http://metronews.ca/health/436922/ipads-speak-for-non-verbal-autistic-kids/

Carmi’s “2 minutes out of the box”

Picks of the Week

Stuart -http://scansnapcommunity.com/

Jamieson – Buffer
Carmi – The Wider Image – Reuters photojournalism app
Also, Boston Globe Big Picture

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