I was scheduled to speak with Business News Network's Michael Kane on his show, The Street, about Yahoo's earning's and Microsoft's prospects in the leadup to its big Windows 7 launch (tomorrow!) The live hit was set for 8:15, so I made sure I was up early. I don't like rushing before an interview, as it can throw me a bit off.
The timing dictated that I couldn't take the car (wife, kids, school...you know, the stuff that really matters) so I planned to cycle the easy 10 km route to the TV station. So imagine my chagrin when I got to the front door and heard the telltale sound of rain. Uh oh. A quick check of my laptop confirmed my worst fear: a nice, chunky rain shower was moving into the region Right Now. I've always had such timing.
I pulled on another waterproof layer and hit the road. I got to the station on time and dried off, amazed that my jacket, shirt and tie hadn't been soaked along the way. Oh, there was the small matter of my slightly wet cuffs, so I had to tone down my usual speak-with-my-hands habit.
The video can be seen here (alternate link here.) Hope you enjoy it (we can talk about the facial hair another time, if you wish.) Other media stuff I've had my nose into recently includes:
- Reuters. RIM launches new Bold, but challenge looms for Storm. Byline Wojtek Dabrowski
- The Canadian Press. Beringer Capital plans media plays, denies Canwest is one of them. Byline David Friend
- Deutsche-Presse. Year after launch, Google's phone ambitions ring true. Byline Andy Goldberg
- Solid Apple results 'cast a halo': Mac computers and iPhones fuel tech heavyweight's $1.7-billion profit. Byline Susan Krashinsky
- Will iPhone saturation lower its price for Canadian consumers? Byline Omar El Akkad
- Broadcasters settle licence fee fight. Byline James Bradshaw
- Apple, RIM wage app wars. Byline Omar El Akkad