Each week, Financial Post contributor Mary Teresa Bitti revisits CBC’s previous week’s episode of Dragons’ Den. She captures what the cameras didn’t and in the process provides a case study for readers, zeroing in on what pitchers and dragons were thinking and what the challenges for the deal are going forward.The pitch Co workers, friends and now business partners, James Chillcott and Nick Hoffman entered the Den to pitch their brainchild: ShelfLife, a subscription based website they describe as the future of collecting. ShelfLife draws from eBay, Facebook and Wikipedia and is a one stop hub where collectors can research, shop, sell and manage their collections, as well as interact with their peers.In many ways, creating ShelfLife was a natural progression in their careers.
Phone manufacturers tweak screens to their specifications, and Apple has for years calibrated iPhone screens for colour accuracy. But this marks the first time Apple is designing screens end to end itself.The secret initiative, code named T159, is overseen by executive Lynn Youngs, an Apple veteran who helped develop touch screens for the original iPhone and iPad and now oversees iPhone and Apple Watch screen technology.The 62,000 square foot manufacturing facility, the first of its kind for Apple, is located on an otherwise unremarkable street in Santa Clara, California, a 15 minute drive from the Apple Park campus in Cupertino and near a few other unmarked Apple offices. There, about 300 engineers are designing and producing MicroLED screens for use in future products.
Kate Kaye covers the data industry for Advertising Age and is the main contributor to the Ad Age DataWorks section. Kate helped cultivate the online political campaign beat, and in 2009 wrote “Campaign ’08 A Turning Point for Digital Media,” a book about the digital media efforts of the 2008 presidential campaigns. Before joining Ad Age, Kate was managing editor of ClickZ News, where she worked for nearly 7 years..