@BNN TV Anchor, @CTVNationalNews Correspondent. @FortuneMagazine Contributor (Previous: ABC News, Bloomberg) jonathanerlichman7@gmail.com

It’s official: Twitter expands beyond 140 characters

bnn.ca — Say goodbye to Twitter's traditional definition of character counts. Starting today, users will have more room to craft their comments, when including other media in Tweets. "Photos, videos and attachments are all central to how we communicate on Twitter," says Rory Capern, Managing Director of Twitter Canada.

Top PotashCorp shareholder calls deal 'win-win-win' for Canada

bnn.ca — As investors weigh the pros and cons of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan's proposed merger with Agrium, one of PotashCorp's biggest shareholders is speaking out. Montreal-based investment firm Jarislowsky Fraser argued on BNN the deal is a winner for both companies -- and for Canada.

Twitter adding software engineers in Canada, marking shift in hiring strategy

bnn.ca — Twitter is adding engineers to its team in Canada, highlighting the evolution of the social media company's hiring strategy north of the border, which previously focused mainly on sales and marketing staff. Twitter Canada Managing Director Rory Capern says the move is part of a plan to tap into engineering talent in cities like Toronto and Waterloo, Ont.

Four things to watch for at Apple's iPhone event

bnn.ca — The Apple faithful will make their annual pilgrimage to San Francisco on Wednesday, for a firsthand look at the company's latest technological treasures. This year, Apple is expected to rely heavily on its existing brands to keep the hype machine humming.

Twitter Canada hires broadcaster Jennifer Hollett, Laura Pearce to executive team

bnn.ca — Twitter is beefing up its executive team in Canada, with two new hires. Jennifer Hollett has joined as Twitter Canada's head of news and government. Hollett is a long-time broadcast TV journalist, whose career included a stop at MuchMusic. She also served as digital director on Olivia Chow's 2014 campaign for Mayor of Toronto.

Sad day for Yahoo: US$4.83B Verizon deal 'disappointing,' former executives say

bnn.ca — Immediately after Verizon announced its acquisition of Yahoo's core operations, Dan Rosensweig's phone lit up. "I've heard from dozens and dozens of former Yahoo employees," Rosensweig told BNN in an interview. "I think there's a little bit of melancholy about all of this."

Apple’s big growth challenge highlighted in 5 numbers

bnn.ca — Apple reports third quarter earnings after market's close on Tuesday. While the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen roughly 6.5 per cent this year, Apple's stock has lost more than 6 per cent of its value in 2016. Growth concerns top the list of investor worries.

China’s ZTE bets on sports sponsorships to boost smartphone market share in Canada

bnn.ca — Golf fans attending this year's RBC Canadian Open may notice ZTE charging stations located around Oakville, Ontario's Glen Abbey Golf Club. ZTE, a Chinese telecom behemoth, has been steadily growing its smartphone business in Canada. To maintain the momentum, it's spending more on high-profile sporting events.

Trudeau to pitch Canada to tech billionaires at Allen & Co conference

beta.bnn.ca — After hosting U.S. President Barack Obama at last week's North American Leaders' Summit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will pitch Canada during a trip to the picturesque U.S. town of Sun Valley, Idaho. Trudeau will speak on Wednesday at the annual Sun Valley gathering of tech and media elites, an event arranged by boutique investment firm Allen & Company.

Canadian homeowners using Airbnb to curb rising mortgage costs

beta.bnn.ca — As housing prices continue to climb in cities like Vancouver and Toronto, a growing number of Canadians are using Airbnb to offset their mortgage costs, according to Aaron Zifkin, Airbnb's Country Manager for Canada. "We're seeing a really interesting pattern now with the millennials," he told BNN in an interview.
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Sep 30, 2016

RT @cbreCanada: P Morassutti on trends driving downtown @TorontoComms office vacancy to record low since 2008… https://t.co/PQG4PClMmk

Sep 30, 2016

Interview: Former Viacom, MTV exec Van Toffler on building his digital content business, @GunpowderSky https://t.co/7rMDmKucF2 via @BNN https://t.co/F5k4oIIUyU

Sep 29, 2016

On this day in 2008: Dow sinks 778 points (biggest one-day drop in history) as U.S. lawmakers reject $700 billion bank bailout plan https://t.co/0gNgDvPfb5

Sep 28, 2016

RT @TwitterCanada: Our @rorycapern visited @BNN today to talk 🇺🇸 #DebateNight, Twitter live streaming and VOD with @JonErlichmanhttps://t.co/XpztLAb8Rq

Sep 28, 2016

@oluwatroy_ they have a different calendar for how they report. So they are in their fiscal year 2017

Sep 28, 2016

Thanks to Toronto Mayor @JohnTory for joining @BNN to talk housing. A BlackBerry user, he's closely monitoring that company news too! https://t.co/ssMOtUAw1z

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