MLBastian now on Twitter

At the insistence of my older brother — always way ahead of me when it comes to technology and new super cool gadgetry — I have joined Twitter. More specifically, I have added Major League Bastian to the Twittersphere to provide you with another source for Jays bits.

You can find me there as, you guessed it, “MLBastian” and I’ll be posting quick updates as I deem necessary throughout the spring and the coming season. Shoot, if the Drunks are on Twitter, I guess I should join the club, too. Wouldn’t want the Pros falling behind the Joes, now would we? Zing!

Catch you all from the Mattick manana.

~JB

3 Comments

JB
Will the same quick updates still be here or are we better served going there?

Quicksilver,

This blog will come first for updates and news — I’m not going to scoop myself with Twitter. But, that being said, Twitter is a fun way to do short updates from my phone around camp if I want. It’s just another way to keep you all informed and, hopefully, entertained.

~JB

This explains why The Blue Jays budget is so tight.

TORONTO (Reuters) – Rogers Communications Inc, which owns Canada’s biggest wireless carrier, posted a quarterly loss on Wednesday as it took almost C$300 million ($238 million) in impairment charges at its television channels to reflect the impact of the weak economy on advertising revenue.
The company’s shares fell more than 8 percent in wake of the earnings report. However, National Bank Financial analyst Greg MacDonald said this was a result of investor disappointment over demand for such Rogers mobile-phone data services as text messaging and Internet browsing.
“Wireless data is not showing the same type of growth the market wants to see,” he said. “That’s it, flat out.”
Rogers said it activated more than 400,000 smartphones in the quarter, including Apple’s iPhone 3G and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry.
And it said postpaid average revenue per wireless user rose 2 percent to C$74.71, driven in part by 36 percent growth in data revenue.
However, that growth was not enough for some investors after earlier Rogers’ growth levels of more than 40 percent. Analysts have noted the weak economy is prompting some subscribers to scale back their spending on flashy mobile phones and more expensive data plans.
“It’s not a massive retrenchment, but it is more of a flattening of demand,” independent technology analyst Carmi Levy said of current spending habits in the wireless market.
“I think this is virtually entirely due to the recession,” he said. “Until the economy turned down, the wireless sector was as hot as hot could be.”

Rogers’ loss totaled C$138 million ($109.5 million), or 22 Canadian cents a share, in the fourth quarter, ended December 31. A year earlier, it posted a profit of C$254 million, or 40 Canadian cents a share.
Investors dumped the company’s stock, sending it 8.4 percent lower to C$31.45 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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