26th October 2012

Yworld Secures Funding And Expands Alpha Test

yworldVancouver-based Yworld, the collaborative networking platform designed for professionals, is expanding their closed Alpha test with a second round of invitations to faculty and students from select universities to join the first social network to sort people, groups, and projects with a proprietary influence and prestige ranking system. As part of the test, Yworld launched free, unlimited data storage for Alpha testers, as well as a collaborative whiteboard with group chat. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th October 2012

Klipfolio Focuses On Application Performance With Latest Release

klipfolioOttawa’s Klipfolio Inc. has announced the latest release of its cloud business intelligence dashboard, Klipfolio Dashboard for web and mobile. At the center of this release is a new optimization that makes dashboard rendering in web browsers anywhere from 1.5 to 4.5 times faster. This optimization will have the greatest impact on accounts with a large number of KPIs displayed on their dashboard. Note that there are no restrictions on the number of KPIs or dashboards that users can create. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th October 2012

Ontario-Based GoBuzz.Me Revealed

mini-orbyA new player has entered the professional and business networking space. GoBuzz.Me is an online community geared toward business professionals of all backgrounds, disciplines and industries that enables its users to conveniently and effectively promote themselves and their businesses. As social networks grow increasingly mainstream, online professional networks gain traction as well and have become a more legitimate medium through which to develop strong professional relationships and generate real business opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th October 2012

Pearson Debuts Textbooks on iBookStore

pearsonPearson Canada is helping students power up to learn with new iBooks textbooks.  Three of Pearson’s bestselling textbooks, re-imagined for the iPad and brought to life with engaging video, audio, assessment, interactive images and 3D animations, are now available in Canada.  Education Technology Leaders will have an opportunity to preview the new Pearson Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science interactive textbooks at the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO) annual conference. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th October 2012

Get Your Memories Added To Remember Me

capcom-unityCapcom is offering the chance for people across the globe to have their creations and personal images incorporated into the retail version of Remember Me, scheduled for release on PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 and Windows PC next May, with the launch of two different initiatives. Set in Neo-Paris in 2084, Remember Me provides a vision of the world where personal memories have become a real world commodity that can be bought, traded and sold. Our heroine, Nilin, is an elite memory hunter who has had her memories wiped… and now she wants them back. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th October 2012

The Far Cry Experience

ubisoft canadaThe Far Cry Experience is a four episode mockumentary web series created and produced internally by Ubisoft to tie in with the release of the Far Cry 3 game.  The series stars Superbad and Kick-Ass actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse as himself. It also stars Michael Mando, the voice and performance capture actor for the game’s character Vaas Montenegro. In its execution, the series is aimed to play with the codes of gaming, transcribing its violence while maintaining a humorous tone. This web series was designed to give fans the opportunity to experience and interact with the Far Cry 3 world in an original and innovative way. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th October 2012

Help Create The Canadian Museum Of History

Government of CanadaThe Canadian Museum of Civilization is embarking on a cross-Canada tour seeking input from Canadians on what they would like from their Canadian Museum of History. As announced on October 16, 2012 by the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable James Moore, the Canadian Museum of Civilization will become the Canadian Museum of History, a museum that will present the national history of Canada and its people. The transition will take place gradually over the next several years to be completed in time for Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th October 2012

Inventors Patent Method for Creating New Dimensions

UtherverseThe inventing team of Gary and Brian Shuster received their 80thpatent this week, Patent #8,276,071 for “Multi-Instance, Multi-User Animation Platforms”, a method for the creation of “parallel dimensions so as to prevent over-population of any one of the parallel dimensions” in a Virtual-Reality Universe. While this invention may not solve the over-population problems of the real world, it does solve the over-population problems of virtual worlds, allowing “massively multiplayer” environments to host thousands or even millions of users in the same virtual area, or to attend the same virtual event. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th October 2012

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Launches New High School iBooks Textbooks

Orby ReadsMcGraw-Hill Ryerson announced yesterday that it is bringing its leading curricula and instructional expertise to Apple’s iPad® by making two of its popular high school titles available on the iBookstore. The initial list of McGraw-Hill Ryerson titles that can be downloaded from the iBookstore includes Remix, A Revolution in Text Forms – a title from the acclaimed Canadian English iLit series – and Biology 12. Students, teachers and schools wishing to purchase Biology 12 will be able to do so on a unit-by-unit basis. The launch of these titles builds upon McGraw-Hill Ryerson’s reputation as a leading developer of digital solutions for today’s classrooms. Read the rest of this entry »

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