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20th October 2011

Signature Entertainment Completes Retooling of Organization

signature entertainmentSignature Entertainment announced today that it has completed the majority of its operational retooling of its parent company and its international subsidiaries.  The retooling is as detailed below:

•   Signature Beijing, located at the IBM Tower at Pacific Century Place, has been sold with operational turnover having taken place on October 14th.  With this sale, Signature has exited the Chinese language sports marketplace after eight years.  Chinese language content for fashion television will now be produced in Europe at Signature Entertainment. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th October 2011

Bartsoft Updates eCard Express Offerings

bartsoftBartsoft Inc. has launched 20 new greeting cards and frames for both versions of eCard Express for iPhone and eCard Express HD for iPad. This new update includes both nice classical and humorous cartoon style cards and frames for existing application categories like Thanksgiving, Love & Friendship, Thank You For Your Business, New Home, Encouragement Cards For Kids, Birthday. All of these new cards are free of charge for current eCard Express users. And now the total selection of available cards for each application reached number 240. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th October 2011

Entertainment Software Association Canada Releases 2011 Essential Facts

ESACESAC has released its 2011 edition of the Essential Facts report on the Canadian Entertainment Software industry, which is available now as a downloadable PDF. This booklet provides a great overview of some of the key stats and information about the Canadian video game industry. What’s the average age of a Canadian gamer? How many studios are there in Canada? How big is Canada’s video game industry? How do we stack up in the world? These questions, among others, are answered in the new report, and also includes other important bits of information such as: Read the rest of this entry »

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20th October 2011

Bong of the Dead Film Pirated

Writer, producer and director Thomas Newman put himself through hell for almost 4 years in making his ultra low budget epic zombie film ‘Bong Of The Dead‘, and he has kept surprising everyone as his little film that could, did just that. Newman’s film has garnered glowing reviews from around the world in magazines, on television, film festivals, fan sites and more. This while Newman paid the bills by stocking shelves, building decks, scrubbing toilets and any other job he could muster. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th October 2011

Double Launch Day For Big Blue Bubble

Big Blue BubbleBig Blue Bubble Inc. is excited to bring two new games to the App Store today. Both Dark Incursion and Hamster Cannon are universal apps designed to run on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad mobile devices running iOS 3.0 or later. Hamster Cannon is priced at $0.99 USD while Dark Incursion is priced at $1.99 USD. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th October 2011

TVO Launches Five New Educational Apps For Kids

TVOTVO has launched five new educational apps for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet from TVOKids. Offering parents a safe, educational alternative in gaming, TVO’s apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook support a wide range tvo kidsof learning objectives from the Ontario school curriculum including: math, science, reading and writing. All TVOKids content is developed using TVO’s Educational Blueprint, a rigorous process which ensures a quality educational experience, and is tested in classrooms with teachers, students and TVO’s on-staff educational expert. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th October 2011

Library Of The Future Provides New Model For Learning

The Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL), a model intellectual and cultural centre for the 21st Century, is now open to the public. Located at the heart of the University of Calgary and designed by Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd., this new six-storey 24,000 m² facility is a unique convergence of libraries, historical archives, arts museum, scholarly publishing and student academic support services. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th October 2011

Robert Half Releases 2012 Salary Guides

Robert HalfThe newly released 2012 Salary Guides from Robert Half International show Canadian starting salaries will increase an average of 3.2 per cent next year. Technology positions are projected to see the largest gains among all fields researched, with an anticipated 4.4 per cent increase in base compensation. Accounting and finance professionals can expect starting salaries to rise an average of 2.5 per cent, according to the research. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th October 2011

Aon Hewitt Releases Best Employers In Canada List

aon hewittResults from the annual Best Employers in Canada study, conducted by global human resources consulting and outsourcing solutions business Aon Hewitt, identifies those organizations with the highest employee engagement. At the same time, the data provides insight into the types of workers that are least engaged and thus more likely to leave to join competitors and other organizations. The list of 2012’s 50 Best Employers appears in the October 31 issue of Maclean’s magazine, available on newsstands today, and the November 3 edition of La Presse. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th October 2011

Cheques May Become An Historical Artifact

cfibChanges to the way that Canadians make and accept payments for goods and services holds many positive and worrisome implications for the country’s small- and medium-sized businesses, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Top among the concerns to entrepreneurs is the future of cheque writing in Canada as there is a very real possibility that a federal review may recommend the phasing out of paper cheques in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »

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