TORONTO, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - No one takes on software giant Microsoft and wins - except Toronto software manufacturer Infrastructures for Information (i4i). Chairman Loudon Owen and chief technology officer Michel Vulpe insisted Microsoft infringed on their patent and they went to court to prove it. The jury agreed, and the damages were assessed at $290 million.
How does a 30-person Canadian shop take on a multinational behemoth? Fifteen years of determination. In the October issue of Report on Business magazine, available Friday, September 25, John Daly profiles Owen and Vulpe and their ultimate David and Goliath fight.
Also in this issue,
Moses has spoken (so why aren't you listening?) - The onetime youth-culture maven, Moses Znaimer launched CITYTV in 1972 and captured the spirit of a generation. Now as the boomers march toward retirement, he believes they need a new voice (and a TV station, radio signal and magazine). Znaimer's Zoomer brand has a website, Zoomers.ca (think facebook with wrinkles) and a co-branded partnership with Lavalife Prime, the dating site for singles over 45. Writer David Hayes examines the Zoomer brand and whether Znaimer has lost his aging audience along the way.
This number is not in service - Pining for the glory days of Nortel? Check your basement. Chances are you still have one of those invincible rotary phones-and it probably still works. Nortel seems reminiscent of a Shakespearean four act tragedy -complete with bankruptcy filing. Chris Taylor documents the history of the telecom giant through interviews with the former employees who watched the company's spectacular rise and devastating fall.
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