Articles By Dave Webb

Nortel vs. the dirty last mile

It was a good news/bad news kinda quarter for Nortel Networks shareholders.The good news is that fourth quarter results for the network equipment manufacturer came in ahead of expectations announced in a December

Published on: January 18th, 2002 Dave Webb

Death and taxes

Three things in life are inevitable: death, taxes and another saccharine-sweet prefab boy band selling billions of CDs to impressionable pre-teens.For a while, it seemed, the Internet created a loophole for one of

Published on: December 14th, 2001 Dave Webb

They call me MISTER Webb!

We love our e-mail.According to a recent AOL/RoperASW survey, Canadians check their e-mail more often than they brush their teeth (which, hopefully, says more about our e-mail habits than our hygiene). For a

Published on: November 30th, 2001 Dave Webb

Out of the Xbox and into the fire

And in the news . . . Microsoft Corp. won't ship its spectacular, hipper-than-thou Xbox gaming console to Hong Kong or China. The official line is that there isn't sufficient consumer demand. Granted,

Published on: November 16th, 2001 Dave Webb

Oops! They’re doing it again

The music publishing industry never rests when it comes to the hunt for violators of its sacred trust to preserve its profits (and, on occasion, throw a few pennies the way of the

Published on: November 2nd, 2001 Dave Webb

Canadians reject changes to Copyright Act

It's too early to say the verdict is in on proposed changes to Canada's Copyright Act. But public commentary posted on an Industry Canada Web site shows an overwhelming rejection of the amendments,

Published on: October 12th, 2001 Dave Webb

The slippery slope toward . . . nationalization?

For those of you just returning from an extended vacation on Mars, there's been some trouble in the competitive local exchange carrier market.CLECs are demonstrating the shelf life of an open jar of

Published on: August 24th, 2001 Dave Webb

Yes Virginia, there really is a new economy

One prerequisite for an opinion column is an opinion. There are days when opinions are harder to come by than on others. On those days, there are a number of journalistic tactics that

Published on: August 10th, 2001 Dave Webb

Epost wins over The Bay, Zellers

Electronic post office Epost has added a couple of high-profile billers to its electronic bill payment operation while gearing up for an aggressive branding campaign to win over consumers.Epost announced deals with The

Published on: May 28th, 2001 Dave Webb