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6th March 2014

HootSuite Labs Launches To Accelerate Digital Innovation

HootSuiteTo drive innovation in the social space, HootSuite has announced the launch of HootSuite Labs, a team focused on developing the next generation of social technologies. With origins as a ‘startup within a startup’, Labs explores emerging digital technologies and engages with HootSuite’s early adopters and select customers to shape the future of social media and digital marketing. As part of Connect via HootSuite in San Francisco, HootSuite Labs hosted an Innovator’s Breakfast where enterprise clients were invited to help shape the product roadmap and provide feedback on the latest developments. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2014

Nominations Open For Startup Canada Awards

startup canadaStartup Canada will recognize the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship movement with a new awards program. The Startup Canada Awards will distinguish the individuals, communities, organizations and institutions in Canada that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, impact and outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st March 2014

Animation Mission Earns Rave Reviews In United Kingdom

Province of BCA delegation of animation company leaders from British Columbia completed a three-day trade mission to London and Manchester this week. The mission was widely covered in the United Kingdom and international media as representatives from 10 B.C. animation companies participated in targeted forums to promote co-production activity with U.K. producers and broadcasters. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th February 2014

Mattel Expands Playing Field With MEGA Brands Acquisition

Mega BrandsCalifornia headquartered toy company Mattel, Inc. and Montreal-based MEGA Brands Inc. have announced a definitive agreement for Mattel’s acquisition, through a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., of MEGA Brands for US$460 million. The acquisition advances Mattel’s global growth strategy of building upon its world-class portfolio of brands by expanding into two of the fastest-growing toy categories. MEGA Brands, a family of leading global brands, is the No. 2 player in the $4-billion construction building sets category[1] with its MEGA BLOKS brand as well as a competitor in the $2-billion arts & crafts category[2]. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2014

Royal LePage’s New Mobile App Offers New Draw-and-Search Feature

royal lepageRoyal LePage, in partnership with award-winning mobile agency Plastic Mobile, today announced the launch of the Royal LePage mobile app for Canadian house hunters. Available for iPhone, the new app is simplifying the property search process down to the swipe of a finger. The app’s innovative Draw-and-Search feature allows users to easily zero in on a specific geographic area of interest on a map, by simply drawing the area of choice with their finger. Upon doing so, property listings within the selected region will pop up on the screen. On-the-go house hunters with an iOS device no longer need to log in or fill in forms to see search results.  And with one tap, users can save their search to get updates on new homes, open houses, and current listings within the geographic area they selected. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2014

UrtheCast Signs Six New Data Distributors

urthecastVancouver’s UrtheCast Corp. is pleased to announce that it has signed six new data distributors for its high-resolution Earth video and imagery. This Ultra HD color video and medium-resolution imagery will be captured from UrtheCast’s two cameras ? a 1-meter class, full color video camera and a 5-meter class, still imagery camera — aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Read the rest of this entry »

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26th February 2014

Canada-India Audiovisual Coproduction Agreement Signed

Telefilm CanadaThe Audiovisual Coproduction Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of India was signed on February 24, 2014, in New Delhi, India, during the State Visit of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. The High Commissioner in India, Steward Beck, and India’s Secretary of Information and Broadcasting, Bimal Julka, signed this agreement in the presence of the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, and the Minister of State (Sports) for Canada, Bal Gosal. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th February 2014

Toon Boom Partners With Adrylan To Make Student Assessment Seamless

Toon BoomTwo-time Emmy® Award recipient, Toon Boom Animation Inc. has announced its partnership with California-based Adrylan, makers of the acclaimed Educator’s Assessment Data Management System (EADMS) web-based application. EADMS is a Student Assessment and Reporting System used to create, manage, and report on local assessments in K-12 schools and higher education institutions. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th February 2014

2014 Funding Roadshow Invitation To Entrepreneurs And Funders

fundicaThe 2014 Funding Roadshow, a national event with 10 city stops across Canada, today invited entrepreneurs and funders to register online. Organized by Fundica, the 2014 Funding Roadshow gives start-ups and SMEs the opportunity to pitch their businesses – and potentially secure financing – to a panel of financial institutions, venture capitalists, angel investors, government organizations and private lenders. Funders benefit from exposure to emerging opportunities and the chance to invest before the rest of the market. The objective of the Funding Roadshow is to better educate entrepreneurs and facilitate connections with private investors and public funders. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th February 2014

Sandvine Usage Management Introduces New Mobile Billing Innovations

sandvineIntelligent broadband network solutions provider for fixed and mobile operators Sandvine has announced the launch of Usage Management release 5.0, which offers new capabilities to help both fixed and mobile communications service providers (CSPs) create, manage and implement new service plan offerings. Sandvine Usage Management is currently powering service innovation for more than 100 CSPs worldwide, and this latest release provides several next generation features that will benefit both operators and subscribers, including: Read the rest of this entry »

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