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21st March 2012

Misinformation Leads To Cut Of Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit

smpiaAs part of the provincial budget address, the Government of Saskatchewan announced the termination of the Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit program.  This decision leaves Saskatchewan as the only province in Canada without the tools in which to effectively compete nationally and internationally for film and television production.  The Saskatchewan Motion Picture Industry Association (SMPIA) believes this decision was based on poor information provided to the government. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st March 2012

Canada Media Fund Announces Factor Weights For 2012-2013 Performance Envelope Calculations

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced its factors weights for the
2012-2013 Performance Envelope calculations. This announcement reflects decisions made by the CMF’s Board of Directors following a series of
consultation sessions and working groups with members of the industry, and
aligns with the CMF’s objectives of rewarding success and driving
convergence across the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st March 2012

Deus Ex Human Revolution Now Available Through Xbox 360 Games on Demand

Eidos MontrealSquare Enix and Eidos Montreal have announced that the Standard Edition of the blockbuster action-RPG video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution™ is now available on Games on Demand for the Xbox 360® for $29.99. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st March 2012

ConceptShare Releases White Paper on Game Studios, Outsourcing And Creative Review IQ

conceptshareConceptShare has released its Game Studios, Outsourcing and Creative Review IQ white paper (PDF), presented at the recent 2012 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The white paper documents Creative Review Best Practices observed across multiple game teams that rely on outsourcing for asset production.  The best practices provide game studios a way to measure how effectively they are managing their outsourcing workflow. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st March 2012

Babel Announces Montreal Expansion

babel mediaBabel is pleased to announce that due to unprecedented demand for its high quality Localisation QA services, it is planning a major expansion of its Montreal based teams, especially those covering Social Media and Casual Games. As part of this major expansion, Babel will be moving into a new purpose built 20,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art studio located in the heart of Montréal this summer. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st March 2012

Meridian4 Expands Into Tablet Market

meridian4With a great variety of games in their catalogue that translate perfectly for the touch-screen interface, Montreal publisher Meridian4 has announced that they are expanding their platform support beyond the desktop and entering the world of iOS and Android gaming.  The first three titles to make the leap onto tablets include Family Vacation, The Secret Legacy – A Kate Brooks Adventure and Post Apocalyptic Mayhem HD, all of which will be available later in the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st March 2012

Ortsbo Initiates US Patent Process for New eReader Language Translator App

ortsboIntertainment Media Inc. has announced that its social media, real time, experiential communications platform Ortsbo has applied for U.S. patent protection for its new e-Reader translator application. The app, now available in closed Beta, will transform the e-Reader industry by making it possible to instantly translate-in the user’s choice of text or audible speech-anything that can be loaded into the most popular e-Reader platforms. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st March 2012

Rdio Among First to Launch Music App for Facebook Timeline in Canada

rdioDigital music service Rdio, an enterprise started by the creators of Skype is among the first music services integrated with Facebook timeline in Canada, allowing access to Rdio’s new milestone 15 million songs straight from your Facebook timeline. With the integration, people who use Facebook in Canada will now be able to share their musical tastes with their friends and discover new music directly on Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st March 2012

Martin Wong to Speak on the Impact of Social Media on Search Engine Rankings

smarttMartin Wong, CMO of consulting agency Smartt, will be speaking at BCALME and Carry On: A Professional Development Event for Magazines on March 23rd – 24th, 2012. Hosted by The Magazine Association of BC, BCALME is a two-day professional development event that will include timely topics and networking opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st March 2012

VFM Leonardo Launches Next Generation Mobile Website Solution for Hotels

vfm leonardoHotel marketers are well aware of how important a strong web presence is in the travel market. Many have great websites that tell their hotel’s story, let visitors view photos and multi-media, and book their dream stay. But today, 31% of leisure travelers and 56% of business travelers access the internet for travel information on mobile devices, so a strong web presence means more than just a website. It means a mobile-optimized hotel website. Read the rest of this entry »

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