Here are my weekly notes:
- Sharon invited me to tag along with her to the Vue Weekly Xmas party last night. Was cool to see the offices and meet some great people, such as Hanne and Carlo from Supper In Stereo.
- On Tuesday I did an interview with Archie McLean from the Lej Out Loud podcast about Twitter and the political crisis. You can get the file from the Edmonton Journal site or iTunes and if that doesn’t work, I’ve got it mirrored here. I did make a mistake in the interview – I said Barack Obama has kept his Twitter up-to-date since the election, which of course, he hasn’t. Wishful thinking I guess!
- TechCrunch has been keeping track of layoffs in the tech industry, and on Friday they announced that over 100,000 people have lost their jobs since August 27th, 2008.
- While at Tech Days in Calgary, I was introduced to Oxite. It’s an open source, standards compliant CMS from Microsoft. Haven’t had a chance to dig into it yet, but I will be!
- A new report commissioned by Intel found that 46% of women would rather go without sex for two weeks than give up the Internet for that long. Incredibly, 30% of men would swap sex for the Internet for two weeks!
- As you probably heard, Jay Leno will be going to primetime next year when he gives up The Tonight Show to Conan O’Brien. Great move by NBC.
- Here’s a look inside Google’s Canadian HQ in Toronto from Mathew Ingram.
- Finally went to see Quantum of Solace yesterday. I quit enjoyed it, but that’s probably because I re-watched Casino Royale not long ago. The new movie doesn’t really stand on its own.