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Author Archives: Mark Evans

Ride P2P tsunami or risk being swept away

For all the talk in North America these days about the downloading of free music, there has been little attention about how peer-to-peer technology is evolving and moving into new business markets. Perhaps the most intriguing is the use of … Continue reading

The Tax that Could Kill VOIP

You've got to hand it to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. In an attempt to tax the fledgling Internet telephony market, it is apparently planning to use an excise tax enacted in 1898 during the Spanish American War. The 3% … Continue reading

RIM's Chinese Strategy

What's next for Research in Motion? What about the huge Chinese market? It seems it's only a matter of time before the folks of Beijing get addicted to the Crackberry amid reports RIM has been working with CSL and Hutchison … Continue reading

The Plot Thickens at Nortel

Mark Evans, Financial Post So Nortel Networks Corp.'s books were apparently cooked after all. The burning questions are what exactly happened, who fudged the numbers and what were their motivations. Until Nortel says otherwise, the responsibility for the accounting fiasco … Continue reading

Nortel: Who did it?

According to the Wall St. Journal, Nortel Networks' books were cooked by senior executives. If this is accurate, you'll see the class-action lawsuits coming from miles away. The big question is who perpetuated the financial massage and why did they … Continue reading

Video-on-Demand Gains Momentum

Mark Evans, Financial Post Thursday, July 01, 2004 Like many new consumer-oriented technologies, video-on-demand has experienced a number of growing pains. Among the challenges are getting people aware the service exists; making sure it is user-friendly; and offering consumers enough … Continue reading