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2nd April 2013

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Issues Alert: Beware of Letters Claiming to Be From FCAC

Government of CanadaThe Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) has issued a Consumer Alert warning all Canadians to beware of unsolicited communications that claim to be from FCAC. FCAC does not initiate contact with individual consumers and has learned of a suspicious incident involving a letter addressed to a consumer that was supposedly sent by FCAC. It appeared to be on FCAC’s letterhead. The letter contained personal and financial information which the sender claimed was from the recipient’s credit history file, and asked the recipient to verify the information. Communications that misrepresent FCAC may be scams designed to collect personal and financial information in order to commit identity theft. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd April 2013

Webnames.ca Launches Trademark Clearinghouse Validation Process for Trademark Holders

Webnames.caWebnames.ca, a Vancouver-based provider of online services to Canadian businesses, is happy to announce the launch of the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), Trademark validation process for Trademark holders. The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is a database of trademarks that will be established by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) in order to enhance the protection of intellectual property on the Internet. The main role of TMCH is to serve as a central repository for the information related to the rights of trademark owners to be stored, authenticated and distributed. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd April 2013

Avetti Launches Enterprise Open Source E-Commerce Software

avettiAvetti’s enterprise e-commerce software used in many high volume online stores now has a Community Edition available under the OSL v3 Open Source License.  A key feature is integration with the Open Ice Cat product database, which provides images, descriptions and specifications permitting merchants to create professional stores faster. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd April 2013

DHX Media Announces Multiple SVOD License Deals

dhx mediaDHX Media Ltd. has announced several digital deals including a major deal with new, dedicated children’s subscription video on demand (SVOD) service Kidoodle.TV. Kidoodle.TV licensed up to 800 hours of DHX Media’s premium and catalogue titles for its North American service, which is set to launch in Summer 2013, including Inspector Gadget, Strawberry Shortcake, Busytown Mysteries, Bo on the GO!, Franny’s Feet and Rastamouse.
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2nd April 2013

OLN Greenlights New Original Series Storage Wars Canada

OLNIt’s time for Canada to go bid or go home as the popular Storage Wars franchise arrives north of the border. OLN, Proper Television, and FremantleMedia today announced that Storage Wars Canada (36 x 30 minutes) has been greenlit with production slated to begin May 2013, and filming to take place in locations across Ontario. Additional production and broadcast details to be announced at a later date. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd April 2013

Kobo Announces Family of eReaders Available for Purchase

koboKobo Inc. has announced that its Family of eReaders is available for purchase directly at Kobo.com for customer in Canada and the United States. The world-class family of eReaders includes the award-winning Kobo Touch™, the Parent Tested, Parent Approved™ Kobo Glo and Kobo Mini E Ink eReaders, and Kobo Arc 7″ Google-certified Android tablet. Kobo eReader accessories will also be available for sale online. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd April 2013

MediaStems Launches Creative Consulting Services

mediastemsCreative marketing and advertising firm MediaStems has announced the launch of its creative consulting services for corporations, nonprofit organizations and individuals. With its new service, the company is offering clients a comprehensive review of their projects, services or products, following through with strong recommendations for improvements. MediaStems is a global leader in marketing, with the ability to combine art and science to create easy-to-implement solutions for both small and large organizations. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd April 2013

Toon Boom Releases Storyboard Pro 4 for Live Action, Gaming and Animation Productions

toon boom animationToon Boom Animation Inc. announced today the release of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 4. After receiving a 2012 Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award, Storyboard Pro has leaped forward with a new version that efficiently and elegantly caters to live action, gaming, and animation studios alike. Now in 64 bit, Storyboard Pro 4 offers the ability to draw directly in the software using bitmap drawing tools. In addition to its time-proven vector tools, Storyboard Pro 4 enables users to draw with different styles and textures for full artistic freedom. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd April 2013

Ludia and King Features Bring Popeye Slots to the App Store

LudiaInteractive entertainment company Ludia Inc., in collaboration with Sarbakan and King Features have announced the launch of ‘Popeye Slots’ game App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Based on the internationally recognized cartoon character Popeye, one of King Features’ most popular properties, is now available for players across North America, and soon to be worldwide, to revel in an exciting slots game! The classic and widely recognized Popeye, originally created by Elzie Crisler Segar, is back alongside everyone’s favorite characters: Olive Oyl, Brutus and Wimpy. All are featured in this interactive slots game, where gamers can even challenge their family and friends! Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd April 2013

VitaSound Audio Inc. Introduces Personal Audio Enhancer

VitaSoundNeural-based audio-enhancement technology developer VitaSound Audio Inc. has announced the availability of the Personal Audio Enhancer (PAE-300), a multi-functional audio-enhancement device which allows users to better hear and distinguish sounds in everyday situations. Designed for those who experience situational hearing difficulties, the PAE-300 provides users with an improved sound quality in situations where background noise or low-audio levels make hearing difficult. Read the rest of this entry »

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