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18th October 2011

Minister of State Bernier Announces Funding to Support Young Entrepreneurs

Government of CanadaThe Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), has announced that the Government of Canada is investing $20 million in funding over two years to enable the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) to continue its important support to young entrepreneurs. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

Sage Financial Literacy Survey Reveals That Canadian Small Business Continues To Struggle To Identify Key Costs

sageCoinciding with Small Business Week, Sage today released the findings of a survey of more than 500 Canadian small business owners to determine ‘financial literacy,’ by gauging the overall perceptions, knowledge and habits of small business owners with regard to financial management, resources and compliance. Conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion on behalf of Sage’s Simply Accounting business, the survey succeeds a 2009 study also focusing on financial literacy. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

Ubisoft Announces PowerUp Heroes Now Available At Retail

ubisoft canadaUbisoft® has just announced PowerUp Heroes, the ultimate superpower-infused full-body combat game exclusively on Kinect™ for Xbox 360®. Developed by Ubisoft Quebec, PowerUp Heroes lets players transform their Xbox LIVE Avatar into a custom superhero to face off in a fight against the forces of evil. The new game is available now at retailers in North America as well as at UBIShop for $49.99 (SRP) and is rated E10+ by the ESRB. The first 100,000 copies of PowerUp Heroes will include a free limited-edition comic book. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

Canadian Government Unveils Emergency Management Online Tools

Government of CanadaEarlier today at the National Roundtable on Disaster Risk Reduction, the Honourable Vic Toews, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, unveiled two online tools to help Canadians prepare for emergencies. The first, the enhanced Canadian Disaster Database, will help Canadians learn about risks affecting their regions. The second, a mobile-friendly Get Prepared site, gives Canadians mobile access to steps they can take to prepare for and to cope during emergencies. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

TeraGo Networks Launches Voice Services in Winnipeg

teragoNational wireless broadband service provider TeraGo Inc. has announced the launch of its Voice services in the Winnipeg market. TeraGo Voice™ offers Canadian businesses a simple, more flexible, and cost effective local voice service across TeraGo’s facilities based IP network. TeraGo Voice is now available in major markets across the country including those in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

University of Surrey to Implement Desire2Learn Learning Suite

desire2learnDesire2Learn U.K. Ltd., a member of the Desire2Learn family of companies, has announced that England’s University of Surrey will be implementing Desire2Learn® Learning Suite across several faculties and departments within the institution. The six year agreement will see implementation of the Desire2Learn platforms begin in October 2011 with the system due to go-live in August 2012 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

DrinkBox Studios Announces Guacamelee

drinkbox studiosToronto developer DrinkBox Studios has announced that it is working on a new downloadable game titled Guacamelee, a game that features a down on his luck Mexican named Juan Aguacate, who sets out to save the world when El Presidente’s Daughter is kidnapped by an Evil Charro Skeleton. The story takes place in and around a small village in Mexico, and has the player travelling through alternate dimensions including “The World of the Dead” and “The World of Nightmares” on his quest to rescue the girl he loves. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

Warren Franklin Departs CEO Post at Rainmaker Entertainment

RainmakerThe board of directors of Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. have announced that Warren Franklin has left the Vancouver studio. Rainmaker Entertainment will be recognizing a charge to operations in the fourth quarter of approximately $1 million related to Franklin’s departure. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

timesPoynt App in India is Now Live

poyntCalgary’s Poynt Corporation, a provider of mobile local search services, and partner Times Internet Limited, the internet and mobile venture of India’s largest media house – the Times Group, have announced the launch of their mobile local search application, timesPoynt in India. The new App, developed by Poynt Corp. in partnership with TIL, will provide users in India access to the most locally relevant, GPS-enabled service that gives users the power of multiple applications in one intuitive mobile application. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

Field Agent App Launches In Canada

field agentYour kids have always considered you the expert on everything from monsters under their beds to the best way of getting chewing gum out of their hair. Your friends know just who to call when they’re looking for a great new sushi place, or want to price-check a popular item. Thanks to Field Agent, you can apply your expertise to situations just like these (well, monsters notwithstanding) – and help your household bottom line in the process. Read the rest of this entry »

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