MySpace is sold for 35 million$

June 30, 2011

The social network MySpace was sold for the sum of $ 35 million (cash and shares).
The sum is particularly low given that Rupert Murdoch bought MySpace in 2005 for $ 580 million …

Photo: MySpace logo;
See story The Wall Street Journal ;
See story The New York Times ;

The Vatican and the information on Internet

June 30, 2011

The Vatican is now a player of the information on the Internet!
One may question where the Catholic Church will go with its technology project but one thing for sure: Benedict XVI seems to love his IPad! To be continued…

Photo Benedict XVI at the Vatican;
See site information Vatican ;
See site Facebook Vatican ;

Happy Birthday from Google…

June 28, 2011

The creator of, Bernard Bujold, received soon as his awakening his first Birthday Greeting from… Google!
“It was a surprise this morning when I opened my computer and saw this image of a” birthday gift “on the Google home page! I first thought of a coincidence, but by clicking it, I got directly to my personal page on Google. This thing must be connected to my computer (cookies) and recorded on Google because on the computer of Miss X, nothing appeared.
Google and its technology are becoming romantic …

Thanks to everyone for your good wishes!
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold in Percé ;
Photo 2: Google Birthday wishes ;
See photo album Bernard Bujold Anniversary ;
See Google profile ;

The book industry and music are in big trouble …

June 27, 2011

Three events are confirming the great difficulties of the paper book industry and recorded music.
First an interview with Heather Reisman, owner Indigo Books & Music, where she said that her stores will now give a priority for decorative products to the detriment of paper books.
Second, the sale of Canadian HMV stores adds to the decline of record stores.
Finally, there is a rumor in Montreal to the effect that the group Archambault (Quebecor) would buy rival Renaud Bray.
To be continued.

Photo 1: HMV Store Montreal;
See interview Heather Reisman ;
See story HMV sales Toronto Star ;
See The Globe and Mail report HMV sales ;
See story rumored sale of Renaud Bray ;

The future of CBC…

June 26, 2011

The departure of Sylvain Lafrance from Radio-Canada draws attention to the Government Corporation and many wonder why this departure.
It should be added that several other pillars of Radio-Canada also recently announced their retirement from the host star Christiane Charette or the renowned and highly appreciated reporter that was Daniel Lessard.
Some say Harper’s intentions to privatize the corporation would be the trigger.
The prime minister does not hide his desire to diminish the role of government in financing public institutions like the CBC.
Stay tuned!

Picture (from left to right)
Sylvain Lafrance, Christiane Charette, Daniel Lessard, Joel LeBigot, Jocelyne Blouin, Stephen Harper.
See La Presse report ;
See CBC Corporate website ;
See Prime Minister of Cadada website ;

Conrad Black will return to prison but he will also soon publish a book

June 24, 2011

The former press baron Conrad Black is free for 6 weeks but he will return to prison for about 11 months. American Justice has revised the original sentence to Black to replace it by 42 months. Conrad Black has already served 29 months with 10% off for good behavior.
Black’s lawyers could appeal the new sentence.
Asked as he left the courthouse, “What next?”; Conrad have replied: “Just wait for it …”. He also added that he will be publishing a book soon. The publication date is October 11.
Stay tuned!

Photo 1: Conrad Black and Barbara Amiel;
See story The Globe and Mail ;
See story The National Post
See CTV report ;
See CBC report ;

See McClelland Books ;
See Radio-Canada report ;

See story about the book of Conrad Black ;

Peter Falk “Columbo” is dead…

June 24, 2011

The actor Peter Falk died at the age of 83 (June 24, 2011).
He immortalized the character of Detective Columbo!

Photo 1 : Peter Falk;
See story The New York Times ;

The publisher Pierre Bourdon leaves Éditions de l’Homme (Quebecor) to join Renaud Bray ..

June 23, 2011

The publisher Pierre Bourdon leaves the Éditions de l’Homme (Quebecor) to go to Renaud Bray as a purchasing manager.
This departure is surprising, especially that there is a rumor that Quebecor could acquire Renaud Bray. Employees of Renaud Bray have recently publicly criticized the management of the company.
To be continued …

Photo 1: Pierre Bourdon;
Photo 2: Store Renaud Bray;
Photo 3: Head social Quebecor;
See story departure of Pierre Bourdon ;
See report of merger rumors – ;

The wife of the writer Denis Monette died …

June 23, 2011

The wife of Quebec writer Denis Monette died. Micheline Landry was 75 years old.
Denis Monette is very famous among the popular writers and he wrote nearly 30 novels and sold more than half a million copies.

Photo 1: Micheline Landry and Denis Monette:
See obituary Micheline Landry ;
See biography Denis Monette ;

Prince William and Kate visit Canada

June 22, 2011

The royal couple William and Kate arrive in Canada for an official visit of 48 hours starting on June 30.
The main event of the visit will be a picnic in front of the residence of Stephen Harper in Ottawa on the Governor General’s gardens and visits on ships of the Canadian Navy. To be continued …

Photo 1 and 2: Prince William and Kate Middleton:
See photo report and agenda of the visit – ;