CanCon Podcast Ep. 39: Why AT&T wants to be like Rogers

Healthcare in Canada is often discussed as a point of pride — universal healthcare for everybody. For a country that is relatively progressive when it comes to healthcare, why is it that healthtech startups have such a difficult time surviving in the Canadian ecosystem?

Moving on to other major tech news this week, the CanCon teams asks, what happens when one telecom company owns the majority of your media?  AT&T has purchased Time Warner for $84.5 billion USD, meaning they now also own CNN, HBO, and Warner Bros. Studios among others.  How will this acquisition affect the average consumer?

Tune in as CanCon’s podcast crew – Erin Bury, Managing Director of 88 Creative, Patrick O’Rourke, Senior Editor at MobileSyrup, and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor in Chief — diagnoses the problem with healthtech in Canada, and apply for the Rogers CEO position.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 39 (10/26/16)

Checking the pulse of Canadian healthtech
Why Canadian Healthcare startups fail

No CEO, no problem!
Rogers CEO Guy Laurence will step down immediately
Rogers reportedly undertook its quest to replace Guy Laurence 7 months ago
A poor relationship with the Rogers family may be the reason Guy Laurence stepped down as CEO

AT&T bought Darth Vader
AT&T acquires Time Warner Cable
Merger breakdown chart

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “The Stranger” by Gord Downie

PayPal ad music: Catmosphere – Candy-Coloured Sky, available under a Creative Commons BY-SA Attribution-Share Alike license.