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30th January 2014

SendtoNews Signs Strategic Partnership With Sports News Television

sendtonewsDigital sports video agency SendtoNews has signed a strategic partnership with the world’s number one sports video news agency Sports News Television (SNTV), a joint venture of IMG Media and The Associated Press. With this partnership SendtoNews acquires the rights to distribute SNTV digital and broadcast content through its News Partnership Network™ consisting of thousands of top television, radio, print, and online news outlets throughout North America. In December it delivered 15 million digital and broadcast impressions according to Nielsen. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th January 2014

Rainmaker Entertainment And Blockade Entertainment Announce Second CG-Animated Film

rainmaker entertainmentRainmaker Entertainment Inc. has announced its continuing production partnership with noted independent production company Blockade Entertainment with the announcement of their second theatrical film together, Sly Cooper. The CG-Stereoscopic animated theatrical feature film is based on the highly successful PlayStation® video game franchise from Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC (SCEA). Planned for release in early 2016, the film is written and directed by Kevin Munroe and produced by Blockade’s CEO Brad Foxhoven and VP of Development David Wohl along with Rainmaker’s Kim Dent Wilder. Rainmaker President Michael Hefferon is serving as Executive Producer. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th January 2014

Gears Of War Emigrates To Vancouver

black tuskVia Xbox Wire: Microsoft Studios has acquired the rights to the “Gears of War” franchise from Epic Games, including rights to all existing and future games, entertainment experiences and merchandise. In addition, Microsoft announced that Black Tusk Studios in Vancouver will take over development of the “Gears of War” franchise and that Rod Fergusson, former Director of Production at Epic Games on the “Gears of War” franchise, will join Microsoft and play a key studio leadership role at Black Tusk on the development of the franchise going forward. By the way, Black Tusk is hiring. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd January 2014

Edmodo Extends Premium Educational Applications To Canada

edmodoEdmodo, a California-based developer of free primary and secondary social learning platform connecting more than 30 million teachers and pupils, has announced the extension of premium educational applications to the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada at BETT 2014, the leading global learning technology event. Available in the Edmodo Store for purchase, these premium apps are offered in addition to free apps, which have been accessible to teachers and pupils internationally since August 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2014

3M Cloud Library Expands To Canada

3m3M Library Systems has announced the Canadian launch of the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending System. Highly anticipated, this expansion makes Canada the first country outside of the U.S. to gain access to the service.  Canada’s 3M Cloud Library will offer the same easy-to-use customer interface and back-end tools, and will include content from major publishers including Penguin, Random House, Hachette, Macmillan, and HarperCollins. In addition, the catalog includes hundreds of other publishers, offering readers access to thousands of titles. 3M is also currently working with House of Anansi Press, Dundern Press, ECW Press and others to bring readers content from uniquely Canadian voices. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th January 2014

HootSuite Closes 2013 With Strong Fourth Quarter

HootSuiteSocial relationship platform HootSuite achieved key milestones in the fourth quarter of 2013. More than 75% of Fortune 1000 companies now use HootSuite for social media management, social marketing, social customer service, and social selling. Customers include PepsiCo, Virgin, FOX, Sony Music, and WWF. Roots Canada, Avis Budget Group, Inc., and Allianz Insurance PLC became customers this past quarter. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th January 2014

DigiBC Town Hall Part Three

DigiBCDigiBC will be hosting another town hall meeting at the BC Showcase in Robson Square on the evening of Thursday, February 6th. Introduced in 2010, the IDMTC legislation is set to phase out in 2015 pending a review by the BC government in 2014. Your DigiBC Committee on Public Policy is actively discussing and working to ensure the program not only continues, but is expanded to meet the current and long-term needs of our evolving industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th January 2014

Samsung Unveils New NotePro And TabPro Devices At CES

Samsung CanadaMoving to the top of my “yes, I would love to own this” list – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has unveiled the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO line of tablets, setting a new standard of mobile excellence, equipped with innovative and meaningful technology. Sporting four powerful devices in the lineup – the Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch), TabPRO (12.2, 10.1, 8.4-inch)*, Samsung’s Galaxy tablet portfolio redefines how we can Play More, Do More, Share More. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th January 2014

TransGaming And Toshiba Announce Partnership

transgamingTransGaming Inc., deliverer of on-demand family friendly and social games to the TV, has announced a partnership with Toshiba Europe GmbH to bring TransGaming’s GameTree™ TV platform to Toshiba’s line of Smart TVs. As a premium partner of Toshiba’s Game Section, GameTree TV will provide the very first games available to consumers in the section, without the need for any additional hardware. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th January 2014

Silanis e-SignLive Now Available in Oracle Documaker

silanisMontreal-based electronic signature provider Silanis Technology has announced that Oracle includes Silanis’ e-SignLive™ in its customer communications management (CCM) platform, Oracle Documaker. Independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc. made the following statement in its September 2013 report, Developing the Value Side of the DOCCM Business Case, “Add eSignature to your DOCCM solution. Why send a nice set of electronic documents to your customer and then ask them to print them out, sign them, and mail them in? eSignature solutions are gaining acceptance with the legal community and are easier than ever to integrate with core systems of record.” Read the rest of this entry »

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