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27th March 2014

New Generation Of Google Glassware Unveiled By CFC Media Lab And Mind Pirate

CFCWearable technology promises to be the next big thing, but where are all the apps? The Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) and wearable technology company, Mind Pirate, today announced five innovative, diverse, genre-defining apps that are available now for download onto Google Glass and other mobile devices. The apps, which range from immersive gameplay controlled by the nod of a head to real time video and photo effects, were the result of the recently concluded four-month long wearable accelerator created by the CFC Media Lab and Mind Pirate. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th March 2014

True Detective Creator Nic Pizzolatto To Deliver Master Class At Banff World Media Festival 2014

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce that Nic Pizzolatto will present a Master Class at the 35th annual BANFF, being held June 8-11, 2014.  Pizzolatto is the Creator, Executive Producer, and Writer of True Detective, the HBO anthology series that recently completed its first season to much critical acclaim. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th March 2014

Canadian Museum Of Nature Launches New Database With 710K Natural History Records

Canadian Museum of NatureThe Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada’s national museum of natural history, has launched a free scientific database featuring open access to more than 710,000 records of plants, animals, fossils, and minerals that are part of the museum’s national collections. The searchable online resource is accessible through the museum’s web site, and the digitized records represent about one-quarter (or 22%) of the museum’s estimated 3.2 million “cataloguable units” of biological and geological material. Overall, the museum estimates it manages more than 10.5 million individual specimens that have been acquired over more than 150 years. The collections, which cover Canada and other parts of the world, are stored and curated at the museum’s Natural Heritage Campus in Gatineau, Quebec. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th March 2014

No Material Change for Oculus VisonTech Inc

oculus vision techIn light of yesterday’s announcement that Facebook has purchased the Oculus Rift’s developers, Vancouver’s Oculus VisionTech Inc. advises that there is no material change in the affairs of the Company and the Company is not associated with the recently announced transaction involving Facebook Inc. and Oculus VR Inc. Oculus VisionTech Inc (Oculus) designs and markets technology for delivery of digital media. Oculus developed its MediaEscort, MediaSentinel and SmartMark digital watermarking products and technologies to provide a robust means for producers and distributors to invisibly protect their content.

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25th March 2014

Minority Has New Titles

minority mediaMinority Media, the award-winning independent game development studio behind Papo & Yo, today revealed its 2014-2015 release lineup, beginning with Loco Motors, a physics-based puzzle game available now on the iOS App Store for $1.99 USD. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2014

History Orders Third Season Of Vikings

vikingsHISTORY® announced today that it has picked up a 10 episode third season of the acclaimed drama series, Vikings. The renewal comes for the series created and written by Michael Hirst just four episodes into the second season. Six new episodes remain in the sophomore season, airing Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT, with the season finale scheduled for Thursday, May 1. Production on season three will begin this summer to air in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2014

Network Neutral Provider Cologix Opens Second Data Centre In Vancouver

mini-orbyCompanies thirsting for robust, network neutral colocation options in downtown Vancouver now have a new option. Cologix, a denver-based network neutral interconnection and data centre company, is opening its second Vancouver location today, providing an additional 15,000 square feet of inventory at 1050 West Pender Street (VAN 2). Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2014

Growth Opportunities In The Global Gaming Software Industry 2013 – 2018

research and marketsThe global gaming software industry witnessed strong growth during the last five years and is expected to continue the same growth momentum and reach an estimated $80.7 billion by 2018, according to the new Growth Opportunities In Global Gaming Software Industry 2013-2018: Trends, Forecasts and Opportunities Analysis from Research And Markets. Due to lack of direct alternative for gaming software, the industry is expected to flourish as long as smartphones, consoles, and handheld gaming devices exist. The next generations of consoles will further boost the industry over the forecast period. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2014

2014 Canadian Videogame Award Sponsorship Opportunities

Canadian Video Game AwardsJoin industry leaders, media and fans to gather for the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards. As the third largest developer of videogames in the world, this industry is an important part of Canadian culture. This year, the CVAs move to Toronto for the first time and are certain to garner even more national media and industry attention. This is your chance to be part of history as a sponsor of the awards, which will be held at The Carlu on November 21st. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2014

Clio Raises $20 Million In Series C Funding

clioClio, a Vancouver-based comprehensive cloud-based practice management platform for the legal industry, announced today that it raised $20 million in Series C financing led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Over the next 12 months, Clio will use the new funding to accelerate product development and sales, and fuel international expansion. The Series C funding brings total capital raised to $27 million.
As the vertical SaaS market takes shape, this investment is another proof point that cloud tech is hitting the tipping point of broad adoption by traditional industries like legal. Over 80% of lawyers in the U.S. practice at firms of less than 10 employees; these small firms rely on Clio to automate time-consuming administrative tasks, which allows them to focus on their core business. Read the rest of this entry »

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