Posts tagged ‘amazon’

What is the Amazon Echo for, really?

If we can’t tell whether your product launch video is satirical, you’ve probably hit the wrong note. This is the announcement video for the Amazon Echo.…

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Kindle Lands on Canadian Shores

As you may have heard, the Amazon Kindle has finally come to Canada. Chalk up another late victory for the digital content ghetto that is our…

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Adieu, Boredom

Both Steve and Travis–independently of each other, I think–recently reached the same conclusion: we’ll never be bored again. Steve writes about what’s available on his iPhone…

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The Thoughtlessness of Internet Lynch Mobs

Every time I hear Clay Shirky speak or read something he’s written, I think to myself “he’s an order of magnitude smarter than everybody else in…

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Belkin, Astroturfing and Fully Owning Your Mistakes

As CrunchGear reports (courtesy of Mathew Ingram), an employee at Belkin was caught using Amazon’s crowd-sourcing tool Mechanical Turk to spam positive reviews of their routers…

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The Audio Version of Thomas Friedman’s Book Costs Way Too Much

I’m not a huge fan of “The World is Flat”, but I’m keen to read Thomas Friedman’s new book, “Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need…

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The Digital Segregation of Canadians

Back in the eighties, Vancouverites would frequently made odysseys across the border and visit the foreign temples of capitalism. At that time, there were a ton…

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Zoomii is Long Overdue

Why did it take us until 2008 for somebody to invent Zoomii (thanks to Waxy for the pointage)? And the creator is Canadian, as it happens.…

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