Saturday, June 09, 2012

Days in the life of a tech-journalist...

Sometimes I get to the end of the week and forget what I was up to. Note to self: stop that. I'm going to try to do a better job capturing some of the more notable stuff I've been up to because otherwise it just slips into history. Here's a quick peek at some stuff I wrote this week:

The Toronto Star
LinkedIn, eHarmony breaches prove the password era is long gone. (June 07)

Yahoo! Canada
Should I buy now or wait for Windows 8? (June 08)
Facebook's phone folly (June 04)

I was also quoted in a few places:

Globe & Mail
Startup puts online ads within reach of smaller operations (by Grant Buckler)
RIM junks low-end 16 GB Playbook (by Omar El Akkad)

The National Post
RIM kills 16 GB PlayBook, will still make higher-capacity models (by Christine Dobby)

The Canadian Press

London Free Press
Some retailers remove self-checkout aisles (by Dan Brown)

To round out the week, I was a little busy on radio from my studio-in-a-driveway, including hits with:
  • QR77 Calgary's Angela Kokott on the dying landline and Rob Breakenridge on Google's new ad-based approach to shopping
  • Newstalk 1010 Toronto's John Moore and News 91.9's Tyler McLean on the LinkedIn debacle
  • 1290 CJBK's Al Coombs on Facebook-for-under-13s, Transit of Venus and data-only mobile plans (they're coming)
As it is, I ended up with audio for only one of them*, my weekly Friday chat with my favorite hometown radio station, Montreal's CJAD 800. I was on-air with Dan Delmar (sitting in for Ric Peterson) and Suzanne Desautels, and the episode audio is here. Podcast page is here.

What's on tap for next week? Lots. Apple's WWDC promises to spin off a lot of news, and I'm already planning my middle-of-the-night writing agenda. Ideas, as always, are welcome. As is tea. Lots and lots of tea.

* Many thanks to Sheldon Fried ... the nicest producer you could ever hope to work with.

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