News of the Week; February 22, 2017

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY The Shattered Mirror, Part Three: Why Income Tax Changes for Digital Advertising Won’t Save Local Media (Michael Geist) CRTC Extends Direct Regulation to Resellers of Telecommunications Services  Bains Gives Bell-MTS Merger a Pass Despite Competition Bureau Finding Serious Wireless Market Problems (Michael Geist) ‘Last night in Sweden’ was a figment… Read More

News of the Week; February 15, 2017

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY Fuss over American Super Bowl ads ignores reality of Internet TV CRTC wireless code review generates regulatory risk: Desjardins analyst Why the Wireless Industry Fears Bill Transparency and Bans on Unlocking Fees (Michael Geist) Comcast, AT&T Are Paying Minority Groups To Support Killing Net Neutrality Wyden, Other Senators Warn That… Read More

“Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds – New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason”

Hello everyone, Here’s a very intriguing article from The New Yorker about information processing and human perception. I suspect that many of you will find this piece interesting and (perhaps more importantly) enjoyable to read. The author relates modern phenomena (e.g. fake news) to key developments in our ancient past, with references to a variety… Read More

News of the Week; February 8, 2017

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY The Future of Simsub Post-Super Bowl: Why Canadian Viewership Data Vindicated the CRTC (Michael Geist) Bell Media adopts new tactics in bid to lure Super Bowl viewers Poll: Vast majority of Canadians oppose Internet Tax, prefer funding CanCon by extending GST/HST to foreign online companies Focus: Is shutting down TV… Read More