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17th September 2012

i-CANADA Governors Council Decision Forum Announcement

CATAA very respected international leader, Conor Lenihan, will be joining the i-CANADA Governors Council meeting in Montreal at the i-CANADA Summit Conference. Mr. Lenihan was the former Minister of Science and of Education of Ireland, he was a private sector executive in the telecommunications industry and he is now the Vice President for International Business for Skolkovo, Russia’s new Innovation City. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2012

Amazon To Open A New Canadian Fulfillment Centre In BC

amazonAmazon Canada Fulfillment Services (ACFS) has announced plans to locate a new fulfillment centre in Delta, creating more than 100 new full-time jobs. This 200,000 square foot facility is the company’s first on the West Coast and second fulfillment centre location in Canada, bringing its total Canadian footprint to more than 700,000 square feet. ACFS currently has a fulfillment centre located in Mississauga. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2012

Mobiopolis Launches With World First Mobile Device Only Secondary Marketplace

The world’s first and only online marketplace solely dedicated to selling your used smartphones and tablets launched today. Founded and developed in Vancouver, Mobiopolis.com™ has been designed to be a powerful, yet simple-to-use tool. The website allows sellers to list their devices for free, suggests a sales price based on manufacturer/model sales trends, and even offers to showcase it in high-visibility areas for buyers to see. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2012

Best Buy Canada And Future Shop Launch IT Hiring Spree

mini-orbyCanada’s two top consumer electronics retailers, Best Buy Canada and Future Shop are seeking talented people to fill new roles supporting their IT strategies. Exponential growth in the IT area has been driven by the company’s in-sourcing of key strategic roles, while rapidly expanding technology solutions to better serve customers and employees. Internally, a company transformation to a Virtual Desktop and PYOC (Pick Your Own Computer) Program for employees has also fuelled the creation of new IT roles. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2012

Twenty Five CMF-Supported Projects Win Awards At The 27th Prix Gémeaux

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) congratulates the winners of the 27th prix Gémeaux who received awards on September 13 and 16.  With these awards, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) recognizes the outstanding work of industry professionals in the French language market. Of the 72 projects that received funding from the CMF and that were nominated, a total of 54 awards were presented to 25 CMF-funded productions. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2012

Last Day To Register For The State of the Video Game Industry in BC Town Hall Meeting

DigiBCVia DigiBC: We’ve all heard news circulating about the state of the BC video game industry in the wake of multiple studio closures and downsizing. When the global digital media industry is growing at over 11% per year, why does it feel like BC is slowly declining? Studios have been shutting down since 2009, including Radical, Rockstar, Propaganda, and Nokia Labs, as well as job losses and project cancellations from EA and Microsoft. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2012

BioWare Officially Announces Dragon Age 3: Inquisition

BiowareBioWare and Electronic Arts have announced that Dragon Age™ 3: Inquisition, the next chapter in the award-winning role-playing game franchise, is in development at BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal. Coming in late 2013, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition combines the storytelling legacy BioWare is known for, with deep RPG gameplay, all on a brand new RPG game engine underpinned by EA’s critically-acclaimed Frostbite™ 2 technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2012

Bit Blast For iOS Now Available

mini-orbyVancouver’s KickStart Game Development has released a brand new puzzle game on iTunes. Available for $ 0.99, Bit Blast is an arcade-style title for iOS mobile devices that uses fluid and intuitive touch controls to blast away the puzzle bits as the gamer moves forward through the game. With quick pick up and play interaction, players can use their blasting finger players create links to and from adjacent bits of the same type – the more bits blasted the greater the reward. Read the rest of this entry »

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