16th July 2009

Canucks Converge on Casual Connect

CanadaCanada – Seattle in July means it’s time for Casual Connect, hosted by the Casual Games Association. This is the first year that I will be able to attend the event, and it looks like I’m going to be in some very good company. While some of us are venturing down to take part in the Leadership Development Forum being held the day before the actual conference, many others will be looking to make business connections and display their products to the thousands of attendees. It is through the assistance of the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle and the Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade that many of the Canadian companies are able to attend the show, and I know that they will be taking full advantage of the opportunity. I know that I am looking forward to meeting many of the people I have until now only known through email and press releases.

When I asked our Consulate representative for a list of the Canadian companies who were confirmed through his office to be attending, I had no idea that the number would be so high. I had planned on doing a nice blurb about each company, but for the sake of brevity and time consumption, I have opted to list each participating company or individual with a link to their respective sites.
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16th July 2009

Ubisoft Releases Trailer and Info for Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines

UbisoftMontreal – Ubisoft Montreal has released the following development update featuring a conversation with 3rd Party Producer Frederic Lefrancois, who is overseeing production for Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines. Frederic is overseeing the title’s development, working closely with Kirkland, WA development studio Griptonite. The game, which will be available this winter, is exclusively for Sony PSP. As liaison between Griptonite and Ubisoft Montreal’s Assassin’s Creed Core Team, it falls to Frederic to ensure that Bloodlines will be an outstanding game and respect all of the Assassin’s Creed brand pillars.

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“Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines” follows Altair’s story right after the events of Assassin’s Creed as he hunts down the ascending Templars in Cyprus. It’s the only game that explains the link between Assassin’s Creed and Assassin’s Creed 2. If you want to understand how Ezio is born and where the Codex comes from you need this game. Well,  time to dig out the PSP which is located somewhere in the cavechild’s domain…at least I have a few months…or maybe get the new generation…decisions, decisions…

Assassin’s Creed PSP picks up right where Assassin’s Creed ended. After the death of Robert De Sable by Altair’s blade, the Templars, led by Armand Bouchart, fled the Holy Land to settle on the island of Cyprus. Following their tracks, Altair has the firm intention to put an end to the Templars’ quest for power. Altair will help the local resistance fight the Templars’ occupation and get rid of the Templar commanders.
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16th July 2009

MyEvent Surpasses Ten Million In Sales

MyEvent.comMontrealMyEvent.com, the leading provider of do-it-yourself event websites, announced it has reached over 10 million dollars in sales from event ticketing. Ticket sales occur on websites built using the class reunion, family reunion or any any event website builders.

All MyEvent.com websites include communication tools to help develop the website into a hub where everyone can view details of events, maps, hotel information, and much more. The website tools allow the organizer to manage guest lists, send emails, accept registrations, and sell tickets (by credit card) right on their website. There are also fun features such as photo albums, quizzes, polls, a guest book, music, video, and many other great website features.

The ability to sell tickets right on the website has been a critical part of the success of events that are being planned on MyEvent.com. In addition to being able to accept credit card payments without a merchant account, MyEvent.com allows event organizers to track all their statistics and create useful reports that are essential to managing a successful event.
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16th July 2009

Talent Technology Continues International Growth

Talent TechnologyVancouver – Recruiting software provider Talent Technology is expanding into international markets as part of its plans to maintain the continued growth it has seen since inception in 1999. Expansion plans have focused on Australia and Europe, but have seen the corporation create a client base in 12 countries.

Talent Technology is offering both its Resume Mirror technology components and its HireDesk applicant tracking system internationally. “Our range of technology enables us to provide solutions for job boards, software firms, recruiting firms and HR departments. We have great options for clients with existing recruiting software they want to improve or for those who want a complete, out of the box system” says Praj Patel, EVP of Talent Technology.

With a growing number of resellers and staff based in Europe, Talent Technology is making a long term commitment to international growth. Leveraging existing relationships with Oracle, SAP and Lawson provides access to international markets and the clients within that arena. Collaborating with these partners’ global sales teams and systems integrators to connect areas of expertise with customers forms the strategy behind these international partner relationships. “These connections have proven successful in accessing and supporting international clients”, says Jade Bourelle, CEO of Talent Technology. “We’ve found that by communicating via the client’s trusted provider we are able to demonstrate products with a greater knowledge of their needs.”
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