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Going long the Social Software space

What a nice time of year to have been doing due dili on a story in California. Sadly, I missed out and Mark Usher and some of our colleagues had the pleasure of finding and closing today’s US$6 million venture debt financing for a Silicon Valley-based provider of social software and services. The company supports

 
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Mark McQueen co-hosts BNN

For those of you who missed it today at 2pm, Mark McQueen was back as a regular guest co-host on the Business News Network’s “Business Day” with Kim Parlee. They discussed the perspective on the importance of routing and exporting Canadian oil after the Keystone XL delay.  They also gained insight into Potashcorp’s Q4 earnings

 
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Rigor In Mortis?

That’s the plan? Do a better job of executing while promoting the same ops guy that led the team to a one year delay in the BB10? I’m trying to imagine what the share price would have done had the following been announced by Research In Motion (RIM:TSX, RIMM:Q) yesterday: – stay the course on

 
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Mark McQueen co-hosts BNN

For those of you who missed it this afternoon at 2pm, Mark McQueen was back as a regular guest co-host on the Business News Network’s “Business Day” with Andrew Bell and Kim Parlee. On today’s show, Alex Pourbaix, President, energy & oil pipelines at TransCanada discussed what’s next for Keystone as well as Lisa Raitt,

 
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Make your 2012 fee budget — bid CSU

It slipped by me at the time, but Constellation Software (CSU:TSX) took itself off the market two weeks ago, having announced last April that it was considering “strategic alternatives”. With two large shareholders in OMERS and Birch Hill Equity Partners (on behalf of TD Capital Canadian PE Partners), most assumed that a sale would come

 
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