CanCon Podcast Ep. 22: Canada’s got (tech) talent?

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This week’s CanCon podcast is all about mistakes, or at least, how tech companies move forward once they make one.

Apple’s recent WWDC has shown a newfound commitment to software, as well as an admission with the Apple Watch that perhaps the company’s first step in the smartwatch space wasn’t its best foot forward. On the homefront, we find a Toronto-based startup providing a textbook example of saying the wrong thing at the worst possible time, and prompting two important questions: does Canada have the senior-level tech talent to go global, and how should founders (and their investors) handle company missteps?

Tune in as the CanCon team – Patrick O’Rourke, MobileSyrup Senior Editor, Rose Behar, MobileSyrup less-than-Senior editor, and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor in Chief – is jointed by special guest (and BNN’s The Disruptors co-host) Bruce Croxon to catch up on Apple’s latest announcements, and discuss what not to do when your startup is in trouble.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 22 (06/27/16)

WWDC wrap-up and Apple’s war against headphones
Here’s everything Apple announced at WWDC 2016 in 5 Minutes [Video]
Taking the headphone jack off phones is user-hostile and stupid

How not to handle bad news
Joist lays off 60 employees as company relocates to San Francisco
Joist’s former employees share their side of the story
Tough News: We’ve Made 10 Layoffs. How We Got Here, the Financial Details and How We’re Moving Forward

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Where have all the good people gone?” by Sam Roberts
What is the CanCon podcast all about? Read this.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

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