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I’m Cam MacMurchy
I am a former radio and television journalist now working as the Senior Director of Global Communications at a multinational Internet and technology company listed in Hong Kong.
I have been involved in communications for as long as I can remember, but my career really began to accelerate when I merged communications with my love of technology. Together, they can bring almost magical results.
These days I consult with companies to help them build out their digital communications capability, as well as leverage tech to get more done with fewer resources. I also help individuals get more out of their laptop and mobile gadgets, boosting productivity and freeing up time for those things that are most important to us.
This site isn’t about work, though! I have blogged on and off since 2007, and have missed it terribly over the last few years. So this is my humble blog. I hope you find it worthwhile.
Here's What I Do
“Writing can be cathartic, and doing it without deadlines or quotas is truly liberating.”
Must-have apps, practical productivity hacks, social media dos and don’ts, getting around the Great Firewall, and the business of technology.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A small software development company made a difficult decision, abandoning work done by its own staff to embrace a centralized standard. It did the right thing.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Stockpiling multiple tools just to get access to Twitter (and other blocked websites)
A look at everything from massive public relations fiascoes to the winners and losers in this new era of journalism — and what tomorrow might bring.
PR guru Edward Segal joins the PR & Law Podcast to talk COVID-19, Facebook, and how to prepare for speeches under intense media scrutiny
Reading Time: 2 minutes The episode of the Ezra Klein Show raises great questions, even if we don’t yet have great answers.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Whatever side of the political aisle you might be on, one thing is clear: the US political journalists of this era have let us down.
Turn off your phone and get your mind off work! Exploring the world of airlines, lounges, and exotic locales with a camera, laptop, and a few extra airline points.
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(Back in my journalism days)
Popular note-taking app GoodNotes launches universal version for iPhone, iPad, and Mac
by Cam MacMurchy on April 14, 2020 at 12:25 pm
The infrastructure to support universal apps has only been available for a couple of weeks, but some app developers are wasting no time linking their iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps as a single purchase. […]
C’mon Apple, stop making me choose between avoiding Coronavirus and easily unlocking my iPhone in China
by Cam MacMurchy on January 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm
It’s tough out there, people. Thousands have been infected with the novel Coronavirus in China, millions are under lockdown, airplanes are grounded, and borders tightened. It’s like we’ve gone […]
Apple blasted by Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz in Davos for failing to pay taxes
by Cam MacMurchy on January 23, 2020 at 2:47 pm
CEOs and political leaders in Davos are talking a lot about companies focusing on more than just profits by being responsible for their employees, their suppliers, and their communities. One company […]
- The Shady History of a Phone Number Used to Set Up a Sham Protest - CBC
- Grappling with my Chinese Roots: Reflections of a Chinese Adoptee - SupChina
- College-Educated Professionals are Capitalism’s Useful Idiots - The Atlantic
- The Journalist and the Troll: Benjamin Wey Spent Two Years Trying to Destroy Me Online - Bloomberg
- Inside Cable TV's Decline Amid the Rise of Streming & Cord-Cutting - Variety
- Ellen DeGeneres Show Ex-Employees Allege Toxic Work Culture - Buzzfeed News
- [toread] Kicked Out of China, and Other Real-Life Costs of a Geopolitical Meltdown - The New York Times
- Inside Ghislaine Maxwell’s Life on the Lam - Vanity Fair
- It Might Be Time to Update the Old 'Alfa-Bravo-Charlie' Spelling Alphabet - Atlas Obscura
- Do Americans Understand How Badly They’re Doing? - The Atlantic
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