Elon Musk is at it again. In Mexico at the International Astronautical Congress, Musk announced that his company, SpaceX, will be developing a transit system to Mars. Does Musk actually think we’ll get there, or does he just want humanity to start looking to the stars?
Back down on Earth, one of Canada’s home-built streaming services – Shomi – is being shut down, rendering Canadian cord-cutters one less option for their television needs. Was the service doomed to fail from the start due to American competition, or because it wasn’t built to compete at all?
Tune in as CanCon’s podcast crew – Erin Bury, Managing Director of 88 Creative, Patrick O’Rourke, MobileSyrup Senior Editor, and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor in Chief – prepares a eulogy for Shomi and packs its gear for Mars to join Elon Musk.
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CanCon Podcast Episode 36 (10/3/16)
Shomi what went wrong
What Shomi’s closure means for the Canadian streaming market
BONUS: SyrupCast 89: Shomi BlackBerry’s future
Is there hope for life on Mars?
Elon Musk announces his plans to colonize Mars (video of the announcement)
Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars and save humanity
Elon Musk’s ideas aren’t enough to turn humanity into a multi-planet species
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