Corporate Strategy

Google Will Regret Shutting Down Google Reader

July 01, 2013 / by Michael Zawalsky / 2 Comments

Google's decision to retire Reader will force many of the company's top users into its competitors' web of services - and not just their RSS services

Arrested Economics: Assessing Netflix's Original Content Business

June 09, 2013 / by Ivey Business Review / 17 Comments

Arrested Development and House of Cards aren't designed to deliver the metrics Wall Street expects, and this means a lot about how Netflix views its future

A Deal with the Devil: Part I

June 09, 2013 / by William Meneray / 1 Comment

How Blizzard's attempt to monetize Diablo 3's virtual economy is embroiled in crisis – both for gamers and the company itself

Original TV Series: The Illusory 'Silver Bullet'

April 30, 2013 / by Ivey Business Review / 3 Comments

Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon see original TV series as the path to success. It's not. But consumers win.

Responses to 'Craptops' and Thoughts on Microsoft's Challenging Future

April 10, 2013 / by Michael Zawalsky / 0 Comment

To remain relevant, Microsoft must go far beyond invigilating hardware restrictions on PC vendors

UPDATED: The Technology Wars and the Double-Edged Sword of Regulation

April 07, 2013 / by Michael Zawalsky / 0 Comment

The scale, scope and nature of the Amazon v. Apple v. Facebook v. Google contest seems great for consumers - but it may have hidden costs that regulators will struggle to overcome

'Craptops' and the End of Dell

April 03, 2013 / by Matthew Hall / 0 Comment

Years of putting market share ahead of quality has spurned consumers and driven profit out of PCs. Microsoft needs to act fast. It may already be too late.

Interview with David O'Brien

March 23, 2013 / by Andrew Cornhill and Michael Zawalsky / 0 Comment

IBR talks with a Canadian business legend, as he reflects on his distinguished career

Refining's Renaissance

March 23, 2013 / by Oliver Robbins and Chad Gray / 0 Comment

Connecting Atlantic Canada's refineries with cheap American crude oil

Intel Outside: Breaking Into Mobile

December 04, 2012 / by Samantha Hamilton and Daniel Rozhko / 0 Comment

With Intel's traditional market stagnating, how do they respond to the rise of mobile technology?