The 12th episode in the TechCanuck Podcast series has been released. Canadian tech geeks James Cogan discuss and debate a wide range of digital talking points. See below for a brief description of what was covered in this episode.and
TechCanuck Podcast Series – Episode 12
Link: Direct MP3 Download (right-click for download to desktop)
Recorded Date: October 25, 2007
Runtime: 40 minutes, 42 seconds
Filesize: 13.79 megabytes
a) How do we not talk about Facebook? Microsoft wins the bidding war with Google. How important was this investment for Microsoft? Does this valuation mean Facebook is on a collision course for an IPO? Is Facebook the second coming of Google?
b) Google tweaks their PageRank algorithm and publishers/bloggers everywhere are outraged. What happened here? Does anybody really know? Is Google’s secret sauce too secretive? Do they have too much influence? Was this PageRank correction expected, needed, or totally unfair?
c) Apple is about to release the much anticipated update to OSX – Leopard. Will this live up to the hype? Is Leopard stealing Vista’s thunder?
d) One of Canada’s largest independent digital advertising/creative agencies ‘Blast Radius’ has been bought (offices in Vancouver, Toronto etc.) The same way that mergers and acquisitions are rampant on the web, this is also the case in the advertising world as digital/interactive agencies are being heavily courted by traditional agencies. The CEO of the worldwide company that acquired ‘Blast Radius’ had some interesting/revealing comments on the logic behind the acquisition. Is this more proof that we are ‘not’ in a bubble, but simply experiencing the rise of all things digital and web?
e) Closing thoughts.