29th November 2011

Merging Media Coming To Toronto

merging media conferenceMerging Media Productions Inc. and the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) are excited to announce Merging + Media TO. The event is coming to Toronto for the first time and is a unique and stimulating two-day seminar and lab for mid to senior level media executives looking to upgrade their understanding of how transmedia innovation is evolving our businesses. It’s delivered in collaboration with world renowned transmedia expert Anita Ondine from Transmedia Next. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

Mixed Reviews On How Companies Deal With White-Collar Crime In Canada

pwcThe perceived risk of cybercrime to Canadian organizations is on the rise according to a new report on economic crime from PwC. The 2011 Global Economic Crime Survey ranks cybercrime as one of the top four economic crimes (23%), slightly behind accounting fraud and bribery and corruption (24%). Asset misappropriation (or theft) is the top crime, reported by 72% of organizations around the world who were victims of economic crime in the past year. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

Rogers Digital Media Connects Consumers To Quality Brands With Launch of RDeals

rogersRogers Digital Media announced today the launch of RDeals, a new daily deals site that brings local and national finds to Canadians for up to 90 per cent off the original price. Beginning today, RDeals offers national deals across Canada (excluding Quebec), as well as local daily deals to the Greater Toronto Area on quality-branded products and services, including food, fashion, technology, vacations, spa treatments, fitness classes, and more. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

Make Technologies to Announce Beta Applications for Upcoming Appshot SaaS offering

Make TechnologiesLegacy modernization software and services provider Make Technologies has announced the upcoming beta program for Appshot – a revolutionary Software as a Service offering that provides organizations with the ability to assess and understand application portfolios in a secure cloud environment. Companies that are interested in participating in the beta can apply online beginning today. The functional testing is currently planned to begin in January 2012, with general availability planned for later in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

AlertPay Launches FraudMatrix

alertpayAlertPay, a Montreal-based secure online payment processing service for e-commerce sites said today that it has launched a real time security monitoring platform named “FraudMatrix”.  The company reports that its new platform is more than just a monitoring system, the technology learns and adapts to patterns which enables it to instantly identify suspicious activity. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

Mobilicity Supports Ontario Bill 5 And Wireless Consumer Protection Laws

mobilicityMobilicity has reaffirmed its support of Ontario MPP David Orazietti’s wireless consumer protection legislation, scheduled to go into Second Reading on December 1st. Ontario’s Bill 5, originally introduced in 2010 as Bill 133, The Wireless Phone, Smart Phone and Data Service Transparency Act 2011, would require wireless carriers to provide clear disclosure of all optional and mandatory services and contract cancellation penalties, and limit contract termination fees. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

TransGaming Launches Monthly Subscription Service On GameTree TV

transgamingTransGaming Inc. has announced that the “GameTree™ TV GamePass” will be launching on the FREE broadband service in France on  December 1, 2011. With this new monthly subscription service on GameTree TV, the market-leading gaming platform for Smart TV, GamePass subscribers can enjoy a 12-game monthly bundle at a rate of only € 4.99 per month. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

Still Time To Enter The 21st Century Classroom Video Challenge

Mindshare LearningThe MindShare Learning Report, Canada’s Learning & Technology eMagazine and supporting sponsors will be accepting submissions for the 4th Annual MindShare Learning Report™ 21st Century Classroom Video Challenge until midnight EST on Friday December 16, 2011. This contest challenges Canadian K-12 teachers (from publicly funded schools) to create and upload a 3-5 minute video showcasing their best practices teaching with technology to engage students and enhance learning outcomes.  The official announcement of the 2011/12 three “Grand Prize Winners” will be on February 1, 2012. Each winner will receive a classroom technology prize package valued at over $15,000 for their school.

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29th November 2011

7GEntertainment Receives 8M Dollar Investment

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ has announced an $8 million investment in Vancouver’s 7GEntertainment which will be used to launch online video game publishing and hosting services. Roughly 100 jobs will be created over the next two years as a result of this investment. The announcement was made today by Fonds president and CEO Yvon Bolduc during a speech at the Canadian Club of Montreal. Also on hand were Anthony Brown, CEO of 7GEntertainment and Alain Denis, Senior Vice-President of New Economy at the Fonds. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

Teletoon Announces Winter-Spring 2012 Lineup

teletoonTELETOON Canada adds some colour to those winter blahs this season by announcing a Winter-Spring lineup made to brighten spirits and bring on the laughs this January 2012. Joining the roster is the animated/live-action series Mudpit which shows the trials and tribulations of four teen musicians hoping to make it big in a cyber battle-of-the-bands called Muzika. My Babysitter’s a Vampire, The Series, inspired by the cult-favourite My Babysitter’s a Vampire movie, this homegrown TELETOON original production brings season one of the much-anticipated series. Also new to the lineup this Winter-Spring is Detentionaire, The Haunting Hour and Total Drama: Revenge of the Island. Read the rest of this entry »

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