Monday, September 24, 2012

Smart phones, dumb social media and a post-RIM future

It's been a good few days in televisionland. On Friday, CTV's John Vennavally-Rao included me in a report he filed for the national newscast on the iPhone. My bit touched on RIM's BlackBerry outage in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and how the timing for this outage was probably not ideal. Video here.

I was back at it on Saturday, this time for Richard Madan's report on the Dutch party that got completely out of hand because of social media. The event, an echo of the Project X movie, illustrates the dark side of social media. Video here.

Tonight, I'll be part of a panel on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Our topic, Innovating Success, deals with the future of the Kitchener-Waterloo region in the wake of RIM's downsizing, and it's quite an honour to be included with such an accomplished group (Iain Klugman from Communitech, Mike Kirkup of the University of Waterloo's VeloCity, and the University of Toronto's David Wolfe. Video here.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, I'm on-air with CTV's Canada AM at 7:40 a.m. Eastern. Talking about Research In Motion as developers gather in San Jose for the BlackBerry Jam Americas event, and as the company gets set to release its quarterly earnings report this Thursday. Video here. Story here.

Busy week. Man, this is fun.

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