25th September 2012

Five Canadian Cities Win Google eTown Award

google canadaFive Canadian cities have won a Google eTown Award, Google Canada announced today. At a time when the Internet is spurring economic growth, this new Google award is designed to recognize those towns where small businesses are investing in online tools and resources to find new customers, grow their business, and improve their operations. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th September 2012

FlipGive Gets Funded to Revolutionize Digital Marketing while Doing Good

better the worldBetter The World Inc., an Ontario-based provider of technology for fundraising and social responsibility programs, announced the closing of a $2 million Series A round of financing. The investment, led by iGan Partners Inc. with participation from the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF) and a group of private investors, will be used to develop and market the Company’s recently announced Business-to-Consumer digital marketing platform called FlipGive. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th September 2012

Get Ready For A Spookfest on Family Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD

spooky orbyGet ready for an eerie-sistible October with Halloween-themed programming all month long on Astral’s Family Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. Family delivers a Monstober line-up of shriek-worthy season premieres and fright-filled flicks, including the network premiere of Disney Channel’s Original Movie, Girl vs. Monster. Disney Junior celebrates Halloween every weekend morning throughout the month with new episodes of Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Doc McStuffins. Disney XD launches a month of Monster Mayhem, with new Halloween-themed episodes of favourite series including a premiere from Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja guest starring Sarah Hyland (Modern Family). Read the rest of this entry »

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25th September 2012

New National Multi-media Company Launched

movie orbyCanadian companies Original Pictures, Partners in Motion, and Veria Search Media Marketing announce the creation of Shift Media Group, a new national company combining factual, and drama production for all platforms with offices in Langley, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th September 2012

Popular Websites In Canada Disclosing Personal Information

Government of CanadaSome leading websites in Canada are inappropriately “leaking” registered users’ personal information – including names, email addresses and postal codes – to third-party sites such as advertising companies, research by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has found. The leakage identified in the testing occurred in a way that would be invisible to most people using these websites. In some cases, it did not appear to be in keeping with statements made in the organizations’ privacy policies. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th September 2012

Ontario Startups Receive 5.4M Dollars From Investment Accelerator Fund

MaRSTwelve Ontario companies have received funding from the Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF), bringing the program’s total investment in Ontario’s emerging enterprises to $26.6 million in 57 companies since its inception. As Ontario’s most active seed-stage investor, the IAF helps startups develop their businesses and position them for further investment by angels and venture capitalists. It is funded by the Government of Ontario and delivered by MaRS. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th September 2012

ePost Supports Learning And Innovation In Region Of Waterloo

Canada PostJust as schools are adapting to a digital future, Canada Post is undergoing a similar experience by evolving its products and services to fit the changing digital needs of Canadians. This is why it is launching the new epost platform, dubbed Canada’s digital mailbox, in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. To thank the community for participating, Canada Post has launched the epost School Program to help local schools win a SMART Board interactive whiteboard or a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook for the classroom. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th September 2012

TIO Networks Surpasses 100 Million Dollars In Mobile Bill Pay Transactions

tio networks TIO Networks Corp. has announced via their Vancouver office that the company has processed more than $100 million in mobile bill payments since launching the payment platform last year. Continued growth in mobile resulted in a record number of transactions for August and the company’s second highest transacting month in history. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th September 2012

Amazing Spider-Man Videogame Web-Slings Across Digital Platforms With All-New Downloadable Content

Other Ocean InteractiveBeenox StudiosGet ready to brush up your web-shooting skills as The Amazing Spider-Man™ video game from Activision Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Entertainment, is available digitally today in North America, and will be available in Europe on September 26th.  As the official epilogue story to this summer’s feature film and marking Spidey’s return to a free-roaming Manhattan, The Amazing Spider-Man videogame is now available for 4800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360, $59.99 on the PlayStation®Store for the PlayStation®3 and $49.99 on Steam, including complete integration with Steam achievements.  A Nintendo 3DS demo is also now available in the Nintendo eShop. Read the rest of this entry »

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