15th September 2014

Garden Sketch App Now On iTunes

garden sketch appVancouver developed Garden Sketch App is now available for iPad in the App Store. Use Garden Sketch to map your yard with the house, sheds, existing trees and gardens, then create new plans of future garden designs.  There are preset logos for plants, shrubs and trees in three sizes and different colours.  There is also the option of straight or freehand lines and freehand shapes to define spaces.  You can easily add notes to create plant lists and export your designs to email or social media platforms as screen grabs or PDFs. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th September 2014

Hot Docs Releases Learning From Documentary Audiences Findings Of National Market Research Study

hot docsHot Docs has released Learning from Documentary Audiences: A Market Research Study. A major survey of documentary viewing habits in Canada, the study was commissioned by Hot Docs and supported by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), Telefilm Canada, the National Film Board (NFB) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF). Drawn from thousands of completed questionnaires and a five-city focus group tour, results of the study were presented yesterday at the 2014 TIFF Doc Conference by Hot Docs industry programs director Elizabeth Radshaw. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th September 2014

Canada Media Fund Trends Website Goes Live

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) is pleased to provide stakeholders with a new and convenient location for all industry research published by the CMF. The new CMF Trends website is now the flagship destination for all blog posts, research studies, video interviews and white papers previously located on cmf-fmc.ca. The site is designed to merge CMF’s blog Trendscape, the Industry research section, and the Crowdfunding online resource all of which were previously hosted on the CMF website. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2014

SkyWave Unveils Most Comprehensive Cellular Gateway Platform

skywaveSkyWave Mobile Communications, a global provider of wireless data communications for the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market, today introduced the SG-7100 at Super Mobility Week powered by CTIA. The cellular gateway platform takes the next step in M2M communications for fleet management, in-cab messaging, workflow automation, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) applications. Whether driving better data for fleet management operations or moving beyond redundant SCADA status checking and alerts, the SG-7100 enables intelligent M2M data distribution between remote workers and assets with enterprise applications in a way never before possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th September 2014

New Ottawa Startup Specializes In Secure Data Transmission

xahiveNew Canadian-owned business XAHIVE Corporation, a company that develops new forms of secure social networking platforms, hosted its official launch on August 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Arts Centre with politicians, government officials, business leaders, professionals, and non-profit organizations in attendance. Guest speakers included Ottawa-Orléans MPP Marie-France Lalonde, President and Founder of the National Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation Betty Aldridge, and other accomplished professionals. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd September 2014

BroadbandTV Reboots TGN To Move Gamer Network Up The Ranks

BBTV_Blue_LogoVancouver media and technology company BroadbandTV (BBTV) has announced the rebranding of its major gaming network TGN. The high-value rebrand sees TGN launch nine new shows on YouTube, two live shows on Twitch, and create over 1000 new digital assets. Its team is placing an increased focus on producing premium content and building an engaged and connected gamer community. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd September 2014

TransGaming And Select-TV Partner to Bring On-Demand Games Service To Hotels Around The Globe

transgamingTransGaming Inc. and Select-TV have announced a partnership that will provide travelers with a new hotel entertainment experience by delivering high quality video games through TransGaming’s industry leading cloud-based games service, GameTree™TV. The partnership enables hundreds of thousands of guests at Select-TV enabled hotels worldwide to access family friendly on-demand gaming content through their hotel room televisions. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th August 2014

Nintendo Announces Holiday 2014 Games And Products

Nintendo CanadaNintendo has prepared a massive lineup of new games and products for the 2014 holiday season. The lineup includes new entries from some of the biggest franchises in gaming, new hardware bundles for Wii U and Nintendo 2DS, and new amiibo interactive figures featuring some of the most iconic characters in the world of video games. The holiday shopping season begins soon for Nintendo fans, as the first 12 amiibo interactive figures become available for pre-order at a suggested retail price of just $13.99 each. The first dozen characters available for pre-order at select retailers are Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer, with more on the way in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th August 2014

Khronos Group Announces Key Advances In OpenGL Ecosystem At SIGGRAPH 2014

siggraph 2014Today at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, The KhronosTM Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies, announced growing industry support for the OpenGL® family of 3D standards that are advancing the visual experience for more than two billion mobile devices and PCs sold each year. OpenGL, OpenGL ESTM and WebGLTM are the world’s most widely deployed APIs that between them provide portable access to graphics and compute capabilities across multiple platforms, including Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows and the Web. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th August 2014

BC Takes Centre Stage With The Opening Of SIGGRAPH 2014

siggraph 2014This week, British Columbia takes centre stage to demonstrate the province’s growing strength in technology and digital arts during SIGGRAPH 2014, the world’s foremost computer graphics and art conference held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Vancouver first hosted SIGGRAPH in 2011 and is the only city outside of the U.S.A. that has ever been selected for the North American conference. SIGGRAPH 2011 broke previous convention attendance records for the city, generating an estimated $38.5 million in direct spending for the local economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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