With 1,900 jobs to go, and broadsheet (huge) to become tabloid (like Herald-Sun) the board at Fairfax have been spooked by the raid on their stock by mining magnate Gina. She now holds one-fifth of the stock. Great analysis here. Imagine CX had a buy-in board. Presently this is a family firm, kinda...Read more ?
CX pic, above. Witnesses say a cracking noise like pyro preceded the collapse, which they estimated took 5 seconds. The stage failed just prior to sound-check, at 4pm. Thousands of fans were outside the gates. The band were in the prep room. UPDATED: CX visited Downsview Park in Toronto on Saturday...Read more ?
(FRIDAY, LV) Today is the final day of Infocomm at Las Vegas Convention Centre, and CX can report it is a highly successful and sustainable trade show. Over 900 exhibitors and 34,000 (est) visitors give this show international pull, with approximately 100 Australians attending. (Jman and Maiz...Read more ?
Peter Robins writes:I enjoyed reading your piece on Hard Core Collection very much, but would like to pose another scenario to you.Our Church was in need of a new data projector lamp. Expensive beasties, so I went looking on the web.Found a Victorian company, Buffalo Technology Systems, trading as 66 North...Read more ?
As CX enters day 3 of the Infocomm reconnoiter, we suspect some big problems have emerged with customer service standards. At entry to Terminal 5 on Tuesday 12 June, passengers had a longer-than-remembered queue. Four agents were assigned to 300 people. That math means a log wait, which we had. More...Read more ?
It's like something out of 1980 - todays contemporary production has females with clipboards, staffing security checkpoints, and sometimes managing something. Blokes are men and chicks are chicks - or chooks. At the FOH desk, monitor console, rigging lights and vision, and serving up the stage or the backline,...Read more ?
Far from CX to alarm you, your mum, or startle the chooks. But a week ago it was unthinkable that Qantas would be in loss, despite the continual doom and gloom from its besieged management. Today's Weekend Business (SMH) openly canvasses The End of the Airline as we know it. When Ansett closed down...Read more ?
Fat Harrys Productions is in liquidation. The Melbourne based firm somehow managed to owe almost everyone in the lighting and concert production industry, plus the Victorian and Federal Government more than half a million dollars, but surprisingly lists only three debtors. And these are the notorious...Read more ?