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30th September 2011

GroupeMedia TFO presents an update on its strategic shift

On September 28th, in conjunction with the official presentation of its fall television season at its Toronto head office, GroupeMédia TFO took the opportunity to provide an update on the strategic shift that the organization undertook in January 2011. Both presentations were attended by representatives of Ontario’s Francophone community, the media, the public and private sectors, and GroupeMédia TFO’s partners. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th September 2011

Brawl Busters Launches Phase Two of Closed Beta

rock hippo productionsRock Hippo Productions has launched the Second Phase of Closed Beta for its online multiplayer action game, Brawl Busters. Closed Beta Phase Two offers a network upgrade, a new map, new items and a special invitation system for existing players to invite friends to play without a need for a Beta Key.

“The Second Closed Beta Phase offers a complete overhaul and fine-tuning of the network infrastructure to create a seamless and fast brawling experience. Along with the all-new content , we’re sure that the players will be overjoyed!” said Howard He, President and CEO of Rock Hippo Productions. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th September 2011

marblemedia Heads to MIPCOM with New Kids And Youth Cross-Platform Series

marblemediamarblemedia brings three new cross-platform series by top-tier creative talent to MIPCOM 2011 in Cannes this year. The company is looking for partners interested in developing these projects.

“We’ve been developing these exciting properties with some of the industry’s freshest talent, and we’re really looking forward to showcasing them at MIPCOM this year,” says Matt Hornburg, Partner/Executive Producer, marblemedia. “We’re interested in speaking with potential partners who are looking for comedy content in the kids and youth space.”

Visit marblemedia’s MIPCOM stand #02.10 to check out these new additions to the studio’s development slate: Read the rest of this entry »

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30th September 2011

Upcoming Tech Courses At UBC

UBC Robson Square has spaces available in the following two Continuing Studies courses:UBC

Mobile Content Design and Development Course

Mobile devices are changing the way we interact with information, news and entertainment. From downloading an events page to trading stock to ordering pizza, people are doing more on their mobiles than ever before. This course introduces you to the mobile user’s frame of mind, needs and limitations, and provides best practices in content publishing for mobile. Topics include basic concepts in usability for mobile smart phone and tablet websites, how to prioritize relevant content, and measure your success in meeting the needs and expectations of your users. Through an exploration of case studies, you learn how to make better content decisions to ensure that your website is truly “mobile-friendly”.

Course runs 4 Mondays, October 24-November 14th, 6:30-9:30pm, at UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver

UBC Continuing Studies – Social Media Metrics Course

Measuring ROI is a critical skill for any marketing professional, yet the social media space provides new measurement challenges and questions. Knowing how to evaluate your social media efforts involves understanding social metrics and how to measure and evaluate your audience’s behaviour. In this course, you learn to define what a social media metric is, whether to assess qualitatively or quantitatively, and how to determine the best metrics for your business objectives. Understand your online demographics and audience profile, and find out how to measure efforts beyond publishing, through a lens of engagement, influence and market activation. Finally, learn to gather actionable insights from your results.

This course runs 4 Tuesdays, October 18-November 15, 2011 at UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver.

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29th September 2011

MicroVolts Celebrates Oktoberfest

rock hippo productionsRock Hippo Productions Ltd announced today it has launched an all-new update for its popular online cartoon style third-person-shooter, MicroVolts complete with  celebratory Oktoberfest content.  Players will dust off their steins and get the bratwurst out for this German style celebration.  To join in on the fun, players can download and play the game for free.  Read the rest of this entry »

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29th September 2011

Radialpoint Extends Support Services to Include In-Home Offering

radialpointRadialpoint has announced in-home customer electronics (CE) installation and set-up for its technology brand customers – OEMs, MSOs/Telco’s and Retailers as interest in consumer electronics devices and connectivity continues to hold strong.

In Q2 2011, over 55 million flat screen (LED, LCD) TV’s (Display Search – July 2011) and 84.3million PCs(IDC – April 2011) were sold, and by the end of the year, it is predicted that home theatre sales will reach $11Billion(Parks Associates – 2011 ) and 1 in every 3 homes will have a home network. Add to this the emerging services like home automation and smart home management and the connected home is becoming increasingly complex. All of this reveals a significant business opportunity to help consumers make the most of their connected experiences by delivering enhanced installation and set up right in the home. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th September 2011

SYNNEX Canada Launches mECExpress eCommerce Mobile Application

synnexSYNNEX Canada Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based SYNNEX Corporation, has announced the official Canadian launch of the mobile application for its e-commerce website, mECExpress, which is developed for use on Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7 and HP Palm Web OS mobile devices. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th September 2011

Indigo Chapters In-Store Events For October 2011

Chapters IndigoFrom bestselling authors to award-winning actors and chefs, Indigo and Chapters stores nationally host free, interactive and exclusive events through the month of October for the whole family.

Book Signing With Activist & Bestselling Author Sister Souljah – Saturday, October 1st, 2:00pm – Join Sister Souljah – New York Times bestselling author of The Coldest Winter Ever and Midnight – as she discusses and signs her latest novel Midnight and the Meaning of Love, the dramatic and inspiring adventure about young, deep love, including the ways people across the world express it and the lengths they go to have it. Chapters Location: 52 Quarry Edge Drive, Brampton. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th September 2011

Sportsnet Unveils Fully-Integrated Multiplatform Brand

sportsnetFuelling the passion of Canadian sports fans, Sportsnet will usher in a new era on Monday October 3rd with a rich and multidimensional integrated brand offering across multiple platforms that engages sports fans from across the country. The first Canadian sports media brand to have five platforms, Sportsnet has created a unified brand across TV, radio, print, digital and mobile that engages audiences on a local, regional, national and global level. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th September 2011

Upopolis Social Network For Sick Kids Is Now Available

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in partnership with TELUS, Kids’ Health Links Foundation (KHLF) and Sheridan Nurseries today announced the launch of Upopolis, an innovative social networking tool that helps hospital inpatients stay connected to their families, friends and school.

At Holland Bloorview, Upopolis will be championed by Child Life Specialists, who work with clients, their family and other caregivers to help manage stress, pain and anxiety associated with hospitalization. Holland Bloorview is the only children’s rehabilitation hospital in Canada to offer this innovative site to their patients. This program comes just in time for Thanksgiving, a vital time for kids in care to connect with their loved ones. Read the rest of this entry »

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