John Thomson


John Thomson is the founder and leader of the team at WiFI HiFI. Prior to his extensive involvement in the media business, John worked for Sony Music in artist marketing honing his skills as a marketer of sound and vision. John was an integral member of a pioneering online retail start up initiative that helped lay the foundation of what is now modern day online retailing.
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Last Updated: 10/25/2018 08:18:27 AM EST

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Are Phones Ruining Our Lives?

Are Phones Ruining Our Lives?

Dr. Adam Alter, is an associate professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University who researches psychology and marketing. He became fascinated with the "dogfooding" strategy and has written a book called Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked when he discovered one industry that avoids "dogfooding".

John Thomson Published: 10/25/2018 08:18:27 AM EST

 

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Paul Barton Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Paul Barton Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Paul Barton, Founder and Chief Designer for PSB Speakers, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Toronto Audio Fest. Recognized for his decades of groundbreaking research and numerous contributions to the loudspeaker industry.

John Thomson Published: 10/21/2018 07:41:05 AM EST

DCC plc Acquires JAM Industries

DCC plc Acquires JAM Industries

Jam Industries, North America's largest value-added distributor of Musical Instruments, Professional Audio and Consumer Electronics products, today announces its partnership with the technology division of DCC plc, a £14.3 billion revenue, London Stock Exchange (LSE) listed international sales, marketing, and support services group.

John Thomson Published: 09/27/2018 08:26:58 AM EST

Control4 Names Charlie Kindel as Senior Vice President of Products & Services

Control4 Names Charlie Kindel as Senior Vice President of Products & Services

Charlie was most recently at Amazon where he created and led the Alexa and Echo Smart Home efforts. The organization he built and ran at Amazon proved that voice is a highly natural user interface for interacting with the home and the recent accelerated growth in smart home visibility is directly attributable to the broad reach and success of Alexa Smart Home.

John Thomson Published: 08/02/2018 05:15:45 PM EST

Staub Electronics Now Distributing Terra Speakers

Staub Electronics Now Distributing Terra Speakers

Staub Electronics has announced their appointment as distributor for Terra Speakers, a Leon company that specializes in high-performance, all-weather indoor and outdoor speakers. This partnership comes into effect immediately.

John Thomson Published: 07/26/2018 01:26:55 PM EST

Facebook Shares Tank In Afterhours Trading

Facebook Shares Tank In Afterhours Trading

After reaching record highs earlier on Wednesday before the call, Facebook shares dropped as much as 23% in after-hours trading, a plunge that wiped out roughly $130 billion from the company's value.

John Thomson Published: 07/26/2018 08:23:44 AM EST

Uber Announces 10 billion Trips Completed

Uber Announces 10 billion Trips Completed

Uber has announced the company completed its 10 billionth trip just after 3PM on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The 10B trip happened eight years and 10 days after the company recorded their very first trip. On June 10th, 173 trips and food deliveries in 93 cities across 21 countries started simultaneously at 10:12pm GMT, putting Uber over 10 billion completed trips

John Thomson Published: 07/24/2018 05:02:23 PM EST

Total Canadian Consumer Debt Over $1.8 Trillion

Total Canadian Consumer Debt Over $1.8 Trillion

Canadian consumer debt levels continue to reach new highs even as 46 per cent of people decreased their personal debt, according to Equifax Canada's 2017 Q4 National Consumer Credit Trends Report. Those who added more debt (37 per cent) did so in larger amounts on average, pushing the average debt held by all Canadians up by 3.3 per cent or $22,837 per person.

John Thomson Published: 07/23/2018 08:40:36 AM EST

Will Microsoft Be The First Trillion Dollar Company?

Will Microsoft Be The First Trillion Dollar Company?

Earlier this week, Microsoft's market cap momentarily surpassed Google's parent company Alphabet for the first time in three years causing pundits on every business talk show to ask who will be the first company to reach a market capitalization of $1 trillion?


John Thomson Published: 07/21/2018 04:53:25 PM EST

JAM NAMED ONE OF CANADA'S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES

JAM NAMED ONE OF CANADA'S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES

JAM Industries has achieved incredible success over the last 45 years, becoming the largest independent musical instruments, pro audio & lighting, and consumer electronics distributor in the world," says Martin Szpiro, President & CEO

John Thomson Published: 03/08/2018 04:51:17 PM EST

FEATURE: With Robots Around, Are Our Jobs Safe?

FEATURE: With Robots Around, Are Our Jobs Safe?

According to Forbes, 80% of North Americans believe that their jobs will "probably" or "definitely" exist in the next 50 years. The same survey revealed that two-thirds of Americans believe that, in the future, robots will perform most of the work currently done by humans.

John Thomson Published: 02/20/2018 04:49:38 PM EST


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