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: 08/02/2018 05:15:45 PM EST

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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

 

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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

Winning Entry From Our Win Win Writing Contest

Winning Entry From Our Win Win Writing Contest

Last week's newsletter provided a list of cliche's and over-used business phrases and we asked our readers to use as many as they could in a story. Below is the winning entry from Paul Cooling who takes us through a product marketing meeting pitching new Electrostatic speakers. JT


Paul Cooling Published: 08/24/2017 05:28:37 PM EST

SFM Announces Gaetan Lavoie To Head Quebec CI Division

SFM Announces Gaetan Lavoie To Head Quebec CI Division

"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Gaëtan Lavoie who comes to SFM with over 27 years of experience." states Steven Freytag, General Manager of SFM's CI division. "Gaëtan's previous experience with brands such as Just Add Power, RTI & Pro Control made him the ideal candidate.

John Thomson Published: 07/06/2017 08:14:10 AM EST

Commentary: Good Vibrations

Commentary: Good Vibrations

According to IBM, every single day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data that originate from our social media activity, digital pictures, purchase transaction records, cell phone GPS records, and even sensors that collect climate information. We create so much data, IBM estimates that 90% of all the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This is what is called Big Data.

John Thomson Published: 05/05/2017 08:50:01 AM EST




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