29th April 2014

Nintendo Gearing Up For A Busy E3 2014

Nintendo CanadaOver the last few years, Nintendo has repeatedly reinvented its approach to E3 by creating unique ways to break news and get fans at home involved in the fun, while also offering great experiences for on-site attendees. That mission continues in 2014 as Nintendo offers a series of new channels to communicate news directly to its key audiences, including fans, media, analysts, investors and business partners. This includes a new format for unveiling news: the Nintendo Digital Event; a Super Smash Bros. tournament; a full slate of live, in-depth game demos from the Nintendo booth; and an opportunity for fans to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U for the first time at their local Best Buy. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th April 2014

Final CMPA White Paper For Branded Entertainment Study Series Now Available

CMPAThe ship is slowly starting to turn in the global branded entertainment marketplace as content is better integrated into entertainment platforms that consumers want to watch. And, according to The Future of Branded Entertainment, released today by the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA), this shift is driven by recurring themes of convergence, the blurring of the lines between brand marketing and storytelling, an increased use of video and an emphasis on experiential, authentic content. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd April 2014

New York Comes Knocking For BC Women In Technology

B.C. Ministry of International TradeThe B.C. Ministry of International Trade is partnering with the BC Innovation Council and the Canadian Consulate (New York) to offer B.C. women in technology the opportunity to access the lucrative New York City market via its Canadian Technology Accelerator program. This one-day Vancouver event will target women-led or -managed B.C. companies with a technology product that may include mobile apps, e-commerce for fashion-retail, analytics, cloud computing, ad-technology, and gaming. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd April 2014

SkyWave Launches Dual Satellite-Cellular HSPA Device

skywaveOttawa-based SkyWave Mobile Communications, a global provider of satellite based communications for the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market, today announced the availability of HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) with IDP 700 satellite-cellular terminals. This option ensures the most cost-effective communications network can be accessed without sacrificing coverage or connectivity to essential data. The satellite-cellular terminals provide a quick and smart way to connect people and assets anywhere in the world. SkyWave’s IDP 700 series terminals are designed for tracking vehicles moving between urban and remote areas. They also provide dual or redundant backup systems to ensure functionality in the event of failure, mishap, or change in operational conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th April 2014

BDC And CYBF Announce 2014 BDC Mentorship Award Regional Finalists

Canadian Youth Business FoundationbdcThe Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) today announced the regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award. The annual award aims to raise awareness about the importance of mentorship and the role mentors play in the development of their mentees’ professional skills and abilities. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th April 2014

Absolute Software Presents International IT Security Series

Absolute SoftwareAbsolute® Software Corporation, the Vancouver-based provisioner for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones presents an International IT Security Series, starting in Seattle, providing local IT leaders with an opportunity to discuss and address current IT security issues. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th April 2014

PayWith Assembles Powerhouse Board And Executive Team

paywithPayWith CEO David Strebinger has officially announced the expansion of the PayWith leadership team.  PayWith, a new mobile payments and marketing company, recently launched an innovative new smartphone app called the PayWith mCard that simply and securely enables in-store transactions with mobile devices. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th April 2014

Change Is In The Air At TransGaming

transgamingTransGaming Inc.,  provider of innovative technology solutions for the rapidly evolving video games industry, has announced a significant leap for its Graphics and Portability Group (GPG) by adding technology source-code licensing, full game publishing and the added support for the enablement of PC games and other DirectX®-based content on Android, iOS and SteamOS. These new products are market-driven opportunities to extend the company’s existing technology leadership business. The company’s strategy is tied to a changing industry, customers’ increased demand for technology to solve urgent development needs and the opportunity to achieve scalability. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th April 2014

HootSuite Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

HootSuiteHootSuite has announced the appointment of Ajai Sehgal as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Sehgal brings expertise in building high-growth, high-volume development organizations to his role at HootSuite, heading the company’s team of software engineers and driving product strategy. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th April 2014

Telefilm Canada Announces Production Program Closing Date For French Language Projects Under 2.5M

Telefilm Canada Telefilm Canada wishes to inform its clients of the Production Program of the Canada Feature Film Fund that they have until April 18 to submit their funding applications for French-language projects with budgets less than $2.5 million. After that date, the Program, unfortunately, will be closed for the rest of the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The Production Program for French-language projects with budgets less than $2.5 million opened its doors on March 21. Since then, Telefilm has received numerous applications; unfortunately, the number exceeds our funding resources. Read the rest of this entry »

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