Social Media

Elon Musk needs to delegate better, Richard Branson says

Sounding far from remorseful, Elon Musk has again been taking to social media to vent his spleen over what the Tesla (Tesla Stock Quote, Chart NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO sees as unfair treatment at the hands of both the US Securities and Exchange Commission and his favourite nemesis, market short-sellers. Bu ...

Why the USMCA Will Enhance Online Free Speech in Canada

Internet free speech is not typically an issue associated with trade agreements, but a somewhat overlooked provision in the newly-minted U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) promises to safeguard freedom of expression by encouraging Internet companies to resist pressure to remove content. My Policy ...

What The World’s Number One Golfer Can Teach Marketers

So what does it take to be the best in the world at what you do? Why you can go to school. You can take courses. You can have a mentor. You can work with really cool people. Justin Rose leveraged three other key components for success: patience, persistence, and practice. For those of you who donâ ...

Take a pass on Twitter, this portfolio manager says

It’s been an up and down year for Twitter Inc. (Quote, Chart NYSE:TWTR) as investors remain cagey on the social media company’s future. Count investment manager Cameron Hurst among the skeptics. Hurst argues that the company’s not being agile enough to keep generating growth. Hurst says that ...

Facebook’s troubles are just beginning, this portfolio manager says

There may be some very good reasons to be buying Facebook (Quote, Chart NASDAQ:FB) right now, says Lorne Steinberg, starting with the fact that it’s clearly a well-run, immensely profitable company. But from regulatory and privacy issues that won’t go away to declining growth in its user base a ...

Pissarro, Sisley, Renoir and the Power of Storytelling

Last weekend, I visited the National Gallery in Ottawa to see an exhibit featuring Impressionist paintings by artists such as Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, and Renoir. It was impressive but there was a key element missing: storytelling. There was little information about these artists that put ...

Facebook, Twitter try to limit U.S. regulation at hearing

Senior executives of Facebook and Twitter faced a Congressional committee Wednesday morning trying to limit the amount of regulation the U.S. government might impose on social media companies in the wake of increasing evidence that foreign organizations are using them for disinformation campaigns th ...

Storytelling: A Powerful Weapon to Use When Public Speaking

Public speaking is a challenge – whether it’s keynotes, panels or workshops. The audience is usually extremely well-informed. They have easy access to content on any topic, whether it’s thought leadership, strategic insight or tactical execution. In other words, they know it all and, in fact, ...

Hashtag Trending- Facebook removes misinformation accounts; AI cooling Google data centres; Netflix cutting out Apple fees

Facebook removes hundreds of misleading accounts, Google is using AI to cool its data centres and Netflix hopes to take a bite out of its Apple fees. First up from LinkedIn: Hundreds of accounts have been removed by Facebook. The move comes after the social media giant identified the sites as “inf ...

Facebook is unlikely to face anti-trust action, this portfolio manager says

These days, there’s no shortage of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB Quote, Chart) doubters, as the social media giant battles calls for regulatory controls all the while its share price continues to disappoint. But even with the company taking a few licks at the hands of both the US Congress and displeased in ...