SyrupCast (general)

This week on the SyrupCast, MobileSyrup features editor Igor Bonifacic, telecom editor Rose Behar, and telecom reporter Sameer Chhabra, discuss everything CRTC related.

The CRTC is in the process of putting together its program distribution report, of which streaming services will be an important part. Since foreign streaming platforms like Netflix aren't likely to divulge public information about subscribers and revenue, the regulatory body bent the rules and has decided to allow private companies to report confidentially, versus the usual public reporting.

This means that even if Netflix does reveal numbers to the CRTC, Canadians still won't get to see that information. The crew talks about whether or not the CRTC made the right call, and gets into some Civics 101.

Beyond Netflix, the CRTC has also been busy working on a decision regarding Wi-Fi-first MVNOs. If the decision goes through, the wireless market in Canada may be disrupted by low-budget providers.

Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team's thoughts.

Do you have questions, comments, thoughts, or anything you would like addressed on the podcast? Send us an email to podcast@mobilesyrup.com. If you're feeling extra adventurous, send us a voice recording of your question or comment and you may end up featured in a future episode!

Total runtime: 27:27
CRTC & Netflix: 2:00
CRTC MVNOs: 19:30
Shoutouts: 23:30

Igor shouts out John Chen. Rose gives her shoutout to Qualcomm. Sameer shouts out Innisfil, Ontario.

Direct download: SyrupCast_162_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

This week on the SyrupCast, Sameer Chhabra, Igor Bonifacic, and Patrick O'Rourke discuss how the Pixel 2 has behaved in the field since its release, specifically Japan, and the 2017 communications monitoring report for broadcast content.

Igor spent the last two weeks in Japan and had the Pixel 2 along with him along for the ride. While he was traveling he had the chance to use the state of the art smartphone camera to take snap some photos. He was especially impressed with the Pixel 2's ability to take night photos. You can find some of those images here.

This week saw the CRTC released the 2017 Communications Monitoring Report for Broadcast Content. The report discussed the average data usage by Canadians, which was surprisingly low coming in at 1.2 GB per month. Most Canadians however have plans that are allotting them quite a bit more data than the average user needs.

Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team's thoughts.

Do you have questions, comments, thoughts, or anything you would like addressed on the podcast? Send us an email to podcast@mobilesyrup.com. If you're feeling extra adventurous, send us a voice recording of your question or comment and you may end up featured in a future episode!

Total runtime: 37:07
Pixel 2 in the field: 1:40
CRTC report: 18:45
Shoutouts: 28:55

Patrick shouts out Hulu coming to the Switch. Sameer sends a shoutout to Kenyan village of Metipso and their live broadcast. Finally, Igor's shoutout goes to Roy "Doc" Halladay.

Direct download: SyrupCast146-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT

On this episode of the Syrupcast, co-hosts Igor BonifacicJessica Vomiero and Patrick O'Rourke are joined by renowned Canadian tech journalist, Peter Nowak, who comes on the podcast to discuss the CRTC's stance on net neutrality.

Direct download: MS_94_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

On this episode of the SyrupCast, we bid farewell to Rogers CEO Guy Laurence. The MobileSyrup crew, including Jessica Vomiero, Zach Gilbert, Ian Hardy, and Igor Bonifacic speculate on what this change in leadership may mean for the Canadian telecom giant.

The team also discusses the rumours circling Apple's upcoming Macbook Pro redesign and the current uncertainty surrounding the often-rumoured Apple car. We also take a deep dive into Tesla making the move to release fully autonomous cars across all of its models

Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team’s thoughts, and jump in the comments to tell us what you think.

Hosts: Igor Bonifacic, Rose Behar, Jessica Vomiero and Ian Hardy

Duration: 36:08

We all discuss Guy Lawrence: 0:55

Zach Gilbert run down of next week: 13:44

Everyone talks Mac rumours: 14:35

Jessica talks Apple Car: 17:50

Tesla graveyard and autonomous cars: 20:00

Canada recruits students: 25:20

Direct download: MS_92-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT

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