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31st May 2013

Women In View On TV Report Shows Scarcity Of Women Creating Content For Canadian Television

women In viewCanadian women are significantly underrepresented in key creative and content-creating roles in Canada’s TV production industry. This means the stories and values communicated through the influential and far-reaching medium of television are badly skewed, according to a report released today by non-profit organization Women in View. In its report Women in View on TV 2013, the organization examined 21 Canadian live action television series, which, in 2010-2011, received a total of $99.1 million in public funding by the government’s Canada Media Fund. Productions examined include Being Erica, Flashpoint, The Listener, Rookie Blue, Republic of Doyle, The Borgias, Heartland, Murdoch Mysteries, Hiccups, Lost Girl, and Little Mosque on the Prairie. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st May 2013

Digital Alberta Awards Finalists Announced

digital albertaDigital Alberta has announced the 2013 finalists for the association’s annual Digital Alberta Awards. The finalists have been selected from a pool of over 100 excellent nominees in 16 categories spanning from Best Digital Startup, to Best Animation and Special Effects, to Best Digital Philanthropy Innovation. The awards program is designed to recognize leaders in innovation, creativity and the evolving digital media sector in Alberta. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st May 2013

Future Shop Reveals E3 2013 Pre-Order Offer

Future ShopFuture Shop is pleased to reveal its 2013 E3 offer for Canadians to pre-order the exciting titles that will be revealed June 10-13 at an incredible discount. Future Shop will be down in Los Angeles, represented by social gaming extraordinaire, Melonie Mac who has partnered with the retailer to create content for its networks. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st May 2013

Canadian Video Game Industry Contributes $2.3 Billion to GDP – A Critical Component of New Digital Economy and Source of National Pride

ESACIn a keynote address at the Ottawa International Game Conference (OIGC), Jayson Hilchie, President & CEO of the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) today unveiled new research about the Canadian video game industry. The research shows that Canada’s overall video game industry is still growing at a moderate pace, even as the sector and its business models continue to evolve. Unveiling top-line results from new research conducted by Nordicity for ESAC, Hilchie showed that Canada’s 329 video game studios are a critical component of this country’s new digital economy generating over $2.3 billion in GDP for the Canadian economy in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th May 2013

EasierMobile Unveils iOS App To Revolutionize Photo Transfer

EasierMobile, Inc., a Toronto-based developer of iOS apps, has today announced the release of their much-anticipated ePhoto Transfer app for iPhone and iPad users. The app takes the hassle out of transferring photos from the device to a Mac or PC, and provides powerful organization tools with no additional software required. Smartphones and tablets have become the go-to option for taking photos on the fly for most consumers. As the camera technology embedded in devices like the iPhone and iPad improves and photo quality increases, more and more consumers are using their phone or tablet in place of a traditional camera. However, getting photos off the device and onto a Mac or PC has traditionally been a huge hassle. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th May 2013

GoD Factory: Wingmen Will Be On Mac And PC

nine dots studioIndependent game developer Nine Dots Studio is pleased to announce their upcoming competitive space combat game, GoD Factory: Wingmen will be coming to both PC and Mac platforms in 2013. The gorgeous 4vs4 space combat allows players build their ships part by part and fight massive online battles. The game is currently on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight seeking support from the community. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th May 2013

360i Continues International Expansion With Launch In Canada

mini-orbyAmerican digital agency 360i is expanding its global footprint with the opening of an office in Toronto, the agency’s second location outside of the United States. This marks a period of rapid growth for the 500-person firm, following the launch of its first international office in London earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th May 2013

Thomas Cook Selects Fonolo Call-Back Solution To Simplify Booking Process

fonoloFonolo, a Toronto-based company that improves the call center experience by replacing hold time with a call-back, continues to grow its portfolio of world-class partnerships with Thomas Cook , one of the world’s leading leisure travel agencies. With the addition of Fonolo to the Cruise Thomas Cook website, consumers can easily request a call-back from a travel representative with just one click – eliminating phone menus and hold-time. Fonolo’s interface provides a convenient experience for callers and a secure, seamless process for call center agents. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th May 2013

Announcing HootSuite Social Media Security Services For Enterprise Businesses

HootSuiteHootSuite, makers of the market-leading social media management system, has announced new HootSuite Security Services designed to mitigate the risk, both internal and external, associated with social media use.  With numerous recent social media crisis including account hacking and high-profile mistweets, global organizations are want to ensure their social assets are secure. The HootSuite Security Services have been designed with this prevention in mind, and are available immediately. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th May 2013

VICE Co-Founders To Accept Award of Innovation At Banff World Media Festival

Banff World Media FestivalnextMEDIA and the Banff World Media Festival are pleased to announce that youth media company and digital powerhouse VICE will be presented the Award of Innovation at the Festival on June 11, 2013 at the annual Rockie Awards Gala. In addition to accepting the Award, both Suroosh Alvi & Shane Smithi will be hosting a one hour interview at the Festival on Wednesday, June 12 which will explore how they have lead the company to such success and where they will take it in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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