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The Super Bowl 44 hype, but is it all about the Game?

Next Sunday is Super Bowl 44, it is estimated that over 100 million people will be watching the game at some point during the game. Many of those millions of people are not even football fans. There are millions of people who will be watching Super Bowl 44 for the commercials. Companies pay millions of dollars for the various 15 or 30 slots or even more for a 1 minute slot. These advertisers make epic commercials that are meant as one off commercials only to be run during the Super Bowl . This was not true before 1984, when Apple Computers purchased a 60 second spot to introduce their new MacIntosh personal computers. They created a commercial like never before. The ad was a take on George Orwell’s 1984 and ended with the statement “ On January 24th, Apple Computer will introdu...

Haiti Earthquake

It is amazing how people come together in a time of disaster and tragedy. I went into the office the other day and there was a jar on the reception desk full of pennies and other change. The sign on the jar said “Pennies For the Children of Haiti”, it went on to say the goal was to raise 1 million pennies. This was the idea of a Telsec Toronto office space client. They have set up jars not only at Telsec, but at Toronto offices of their suppliers and clients. It is good to see people finding a way to get others to donate without having to think about it. Telsec has made a sizable donation to the Salvation Army Haiti Relief Fund and encourages its office space Toronto and Virtual office Toronto clients to donate what they can. The United Nations has designated The Salvation Army...

National Popcorn Day? When is International Coffee Day?

It seems that today is another one of those days that no one bothered to advertise or tell anyone about.  It is National Popcorn Day, yes, you read that correctly National Popcorn Day. Today is a day to celebrate popcorn and all the wonderful ways of enjoying that fluffy treat. The funny thing is that according to holidayinsights.com October is National Popcorn Month.  As I look out of my Toronto office space window, I am looking up Yonge Street to see the National Popcorn Day Parade, but I guess the parade may have been earlier today.  That is okay if I missed it, because I am looking forward to Carmel Popcorn Day on April 17th.  I may have to organize my own Carmel Popcorn Day parade or at least some sort of celebration. For today, why not celebrate National  Popcorn Day by grabbing  a b...

Where is Tiger Woods?

Tiger Woods has not been seen since the US Thanksgiving weekend when he drove his Cadillac Escalade into a tree just outside his Florida home.  He  has been said to be hiding in places everywhere from Arizona to South Africa. Now the latest Internet rumours has all of Mississippi buzzing. It seems that several Web sites have claimed that the golf star is undergoing rehabilitation for sexual addiction at a respected clinic in the southern Mississippi town of Hattiesburg. Of coarse officials at the Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction  Services  facility will not confirm or deny that Tiger is a client. To do so would be not only a breach of his privacy but unethical.  The worst thing a business could do would be to breach the privacy of its clients. Another rumor that I heard was that ...

Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien And The Rest of the Late Night Fiasco

As I watch the goings on with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and the rest of this late night fiasco, I am reminded of a show back in the 90’s called “Battle of the Network Stars”. The big difference today is that the “Network Stars” who are battling it out, are all on one network NBC. NBC having realized the mistake they may have made by putting Jay Leno into prime time has decided to try to shuffle time slots and push the prime time Jay Leno show back one hour and then push subsequent shows like “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” back an hour as well… then all of the other late night talk shows on NBC back as well.  This will make the Jimmy Fallen’s show starting around 3 am.  This move has just put the line up back to the way ...

Nexus One Phone at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas

At the CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas, Google has unveiled the Nexus One Phone.  The Google Nexus One phone is being talked about as the biggest competitor in the smartphone market to the Apple iPhone, but some industry say that the Apple iPhone has become the industry standard that other smartphones have to keep up with. Palm has released a new smartphone at CES and now even computer manufacturer Dell has entered the smartphone market. Other news makers from the CES 2010 are Sony unveiling a new VAIO Laptop and Panasonic now has a new flat screen monitor that supports the popular Internet telephone service Skype. One of the biggest attempts to steal thunder from Apple and their forthcoming iSlate, was software giant Microsoft announcing their entry in the tablet computer mark...

Peoples choice awards, what about office choice awards?

The Peoples Choice Awards are on TV this past evening and although I did not watch them I did visit the web site to see the results. I mainly wanted to see if some of my choices were winners. As I was searching the results, I got to thinking maybe someone should poll people about office space Toronto choices. For me it would have to be Telsec. Before deciding to take my office at Telsec, I visited a number of Toronto office space locations. Some of the office spaces were right in the middle of the financial district and parking was at a premium, in fact at one place the parking was almost as expensive as the office rental. For the most part many did not have any parking available nearby. A few of the other office space locations that I looked at would not tell me about the additional charg...

Executive Office Space with a View

New Year’s Eve I was out at an event and got to meet some really great people.  One of the people I met told me that they have been looking for a well priced Toronto executive office that had windows with a view. As the regional sales manager for a US based company, he wanted a prestigious address and a well appointed office space. but he did not want an office space in Toronto that he had to spend tons of money on in terms of equipment or office furnishings.  He had looked at other Toronto office spaces, most were stand alone offices that did not have any amenities. Others that offered amenities were well beyond his budget and he still did not have a decent view. I quietly chuckled and told him I know just the place, the place I have my office at Telsec. The only well priced office ...

A New Year Is Almost Upon Us, What About Your New Office

With 2010 only days away, a New Year brings new hope and prosperity. While many people will make New Year’s resolutions like joining a gym , quiting smoking or making some other life changing choices, maybe it is your time to make a New Year’s resolution to grow your business. The first step in growing your business is to have a prestigious business address.  Your office space Toronto should be located at the number 1 address on Canada most famous street. Telsec Business Centres located at 1 Yonge Street (The Longest Street in the World), offers a prestigious address with plenty of Toronto office space options. In 2010 your business needs an address that is not your home or not a PO box.  Telsec also offers Toronto Mail service and Toronto business telephone answering service, ...

Is Your BlackBerry Email Down?

It is going to be a long and frustrating day for many RIM (Research In Motion)  BlackBerry email users. It seems that Research In Motion  has confirmed to that its BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) servers are experiencing difficulties and that some email services are being delayed. Most people who are experiencing this problem are not having problems with BlackBerry Messenger or browsing the internet. If you had an office space Toronto or a virtual office Toronto at Telsec that includes telephone answering service, you could call the receptionist and have her update your profile to tell callers that due to a problem with Blackberry email, you may not be getting any of their messages.  Once the Blackberry email is back up and you are receiving your mail, you can simply call the receptionis...

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