Then, because long weekends should always end with a bang, Microsoft announced its $7.2 billion U.S. buyout of Nokia's mobile division at 11 p.m. Monday, just as I was tucking in for the night. I learned about it via am email from a producer on my BlackBerry and immediately knew Tuesday was going to be fun.
And it was. I wrote the following articles for Yahoo! Canada Finance as I juggled deadlines, phone interviews and quick trips to and between television studios:
Verizon megadeal challenges Ottawa’s quest for wireless competitionMicrosoft’s Nokia deal crucial for Ballmer’s legacyAs a tech journalist and analyst, this is what I do. I make sense of stuff like this and turn it into content that, hopefully, folks understand. I had ample opportunity to do just that on Tuesday. Here's the rundown:
CTV Canada AM. Spoke with Beverly Thomson via FaceTime from home about the both stories. That's our rogue's gallery of pics and artwork behind me on the mantel. I think we need to get serious about framing and hanging our stuff. Oops, I rambled. Story video is here, interview video is here.
CBC The National. Spoke with Havard Gould for his report on the newscast. Report video here.
Global National. Chatted with Kieron O'Dea for his report. Newscast video here.
Toronto Star. Verizon not interested in Canada after all. Byline: Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew
Canoe.ca/QMI/Journal de Montreal. Verizon: l'industrie soulagée, le client en attente. Byline: Michel Munger. Alternate link here.
570News Kitchener-Waterloo. Spoke with Gary Doyle.
CJOB 680 Winnipeg. Spoke with Charles Adler.
CBC Ontario Morning. Spoke with Wei Chen.
CBC Radio. As part of my work with our national public broadcaster's Syndication unit, I spoke with radio stations in sequence across the country, including interviews with the following:
- Winnipeg - Up to Speed, with host Ismaila Alfa
- Toronto - Here and Now, with host Gill Deacon
- Montreal - Home Run, with host Sue Smith
- Victoria - All Points West, with host Jo-Ann Roberts
- Vancouver - On the Coast, with host Stephen Quinn
- Cape Breton - Mainstreet, with host Wendy Bergfeldt
- Halifax - Mainstreet, with host Stephanie Domet
- Calgary - Homestretch, with host Doug Dirks
- Edmonton - Radio Active, with host Portia Clark
- Whitehorse - Airplay, with Dave White
Newstalk 770 CHQR Calgary. Discussed Verizon with Angela Kokott as part of our weekly Tech Tuesday segment.
AM640 Toronto. Spoke with Bill Carroll
News 889 Saint John and News 919 Moncton. Guest of McLean In The Morning with Tyler McLean
I'll add more links as I find them online. Happy viewing/reading! More to come...