Friday, September 16, 2011

Why RIM's in freefall, in 4 minutes or less

I'm having a bit of a wild evening thanks to the whole Research In Motion hullabaloo that's thrown Canadian markets into a tizzy today. But don't worry, as it's a good kind of wild.

Long story short, the BlackBerry maker announced sharply lower profits and disappointing sales of its signature smartphones and PlayBook tablets. Investors responded by selling off RIM shares in droves. To make matters worse, millions of BlackBerry users in North America, Latin America and elsewhere were hit by an e-mail/BlackBerry Messenger outage earlier today. Talk about bad timing.

As sometimes happens when Tech Planet needs a little clarification, I got - or will soon be getting - to chat with some really cool folks in the broadcast world. Here's the lowdown:

CBC's The National - I'll be speaking with Havard Gould (10 p.m. in most time zones) (Video here - they led the newscast with a clip, and included another one in the report itself. Coolness.)
CTV's National newscast - I'm up with Richard Madan (11 p.m.) (Newcast here. Report here)
CTV London - Clip aired on 6 p.m. newscast. Maybe 11 p.m. package, too.
CTV News Channel - I'll be speaking live with Marcia MacMillan at 9:00 p.m. Eastern
CFRB Newstalk 1010 - I'm on-air with John Downs and Ryan Doyle at 9:45 p.m. ET

Some days, life really is a trip. Today's one of 'em.

2 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

Now that is a busy schedule! Good luck with each one of them...

Michael Manning said...

I would like to own a Blackberry at some future date. It seems like a fine product.