Staff Writer, Canadian Business
staff writer at Canadian Business magazine
wired.com — The rumors are true. In mid-March, word arrived by way of a publication called FCW that Amazon, the king of cloud computing, had inked a contract with the Central Intelligence Agency to provide $600 million in cloud services over the next decade, and last week, Amazon openly confirmed the deal -- if not the price tag -- after rival IBM filed a formal protest over the pact.
canadianbusiness.com — Red Bull may, technically, be an energy drink company but content and entertainment have become just as big a part of its branded bread and butter. Sure, between Crashed Ice, Flugtag and the airplane races they've been doing content for eons but with its new-ish media house division, the brand is creating more and more stuff of the highest quality.
canadianbusiness.com — Just in time for this week's start of the 2013 U.S. Open-and just a few months after it's not-so-subtle wink n' nudge to Tiger Woods' nuclear clusterf&$# of bad PR-Nike is back with a new TV ad starring Woods that makes the case for golf as a real sport.
newrepublic.com — Our best TV shows may be more complex than ever, but our theory of their greatness has become utterly reductive: In this reputedly golden age of television, it all boils down to the showrunner, television's own auteur. According to this theory, the villain is a clueless suit, sending along absurd notes; the hero is the courageous iconoclast, ready to fight the tiniest battle.
vulture.com — Steve Coogan's most famous character, Alan Partridge, is ready for his close-up - a close-up he's been coveting for over twenty years, across multiple platforms. Alpha Papa has Partridge still working as a North Norfolk radio host, when a big media conglomerate buys his station.
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