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Here’s a column I just posted at about Nortel’s quarterly results: “At this point, it’s not hard for Nortel Networks to impress anyone with its financial performance. All the company has to do is report a fairly clean quarter with maybe a little bit of growth here and there, no massive writedowns and no [...]

Column: Let Google scan…

by Mathew on November 1, 2005

Here’s a column I just posted at about Google resuming its Library scanning project: Google, the search-engine giant that has become so ubiquitous its name hardly even sounds stupid any more, has started scanning and indexing library books again under its contentious Google Print Library project, despite the fact that the company is being [...]

Column: Best of luck, Jerry…

by Mathew on October 28, 2005 · 1 comment

Here’s a column I just posted to the website, about Jerry Zucker’s $1-billion bid for Hudson’s Bay Co.: “To U.S. investor Jerry Zucker, who has just launched a takeover bid for the oldest company in North America — The Governor and Company of Adventurers of England Trading Into Hudson’s Bay, otherwise known as Hudson’s [...]

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Column: So long, Mr. Greenspan…

by Mathew on October 24, 2005

Here’s a column I just finished posting at about departing Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan: “During the U.S. presidential election campaign in 2000, Senator John McCain was asked what he would do if something were to happen to Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan. The Senator replied: “God forbid, I would do like [...]

Column: Google wows the crowd

by Mathew on October 21, 2005

Here’s a column I posted at on Google’s quarterly results: “First things first: Anyone who wishes they had bought even a few shares of Google when it went public a little over a year ago, at the now bargain-basement price of $87 (U.S.), raise your hand — the one you’re not slapping yourself silly [...]