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4th April 2014

Industry Minister James Moore Reveals Digital Canada 150 Initiative

Government of CanadaIn a presentation held at OpenText, Industry Minister James Moore has unveiled Digital Canada 150, an ambitious path forward for Canadians to take full advantage of the opportunities of the digital age. Digital Canada 150 encompasses 39 new initiatives that build on the Canadian government’s successful measures for a more connected Canada. It is based on 250 submissions that were received from more than 2,000 Canadians who registered to participate in online consultations held over three months in 2010. Hopefully it carries more weight and substance than the promise that the Conservatives would support the CBC by “maintaining or increasing” the network’s budget. Which it didn’t. Which meant the cancellation of shows we don’t want cancelled. But that’s another argument. In fact this announcement in and of itself raises new arguments. I feel a rant an editorial fighting to get out. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2014

HootSuite Enterprise Offers Deeper Social Insights With Marketo Integration

HootSuiteHootSuite, the world’s most widely used social relationship platform partnered with marketing automation leader, Marketo to launch a new integration in the HootSuite App Directory. The Marketo-HootSuite integration gives enterprises the ability to connect social interactions from the HootSuite dashboard directly into their lead database in Marketo. Key social insights add a new layer of detailed data for enhanced leads, simplifying social lead generation and offering a clearer view of where prospects are in the buying cycle. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st April 2014

comScore White Paper: 2014 Canada Digital Future In Focus

comscorecomScore, Inc. presents the 2014 Canada Digital Future in Focus, the company’s annual report on how the prevailing trends in web usage, online video, digital advertising, mobile, social media and e-commerce are defining the current Canadian marketplace and what these trends mean for the year ahead. Key insights from the 2014 Canada Digital Future in Focus report include: Read the rest of this entry »

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31st March 2014

HootSuite Launches New Chinese Apps To Further Asia Pacific Localization

HootSuiteTo broaden access for users in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, HootSuite, the world’s most widely used social relationship platform, is introducing a refreshed set of Chinese app integrations in its App Directory: Sina Weibo, Tencent Weibo, as well as Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo Analytics by Klarity. Built for global social business, the HootSuite App Directory makes it easy for enterprises to localize reach and engagement with over 90 free and premium apps, including Mixi, Nexalogy, Statigram and YouTube Analytics. Read the rest of this entry »

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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

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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25th March 2014

See it, Map it! Ontario Now Has an Invasive Species App

ofahConcerned about Asian carp, giant hogweed, or zebra mussels? You can report these species and more online or with your mobile device using EDDMapS Ontario. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH), in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR), the Invasive Species Centre (ISC) and the University of Georgia Centre for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health are announcing their new EDDMapS Ontario online and mobile App for Android and Apple devices. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th March 2014

Finalists Announced For CODE Appathon

Canadian Open Data ExperienceLast Friday the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, invited Canadians to vote for their favourite apps from the 15 finalists of the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE). The developers of the app receiving the most votes will be awarded the “Fan Favourite” prize. Now considered the largest appathon in Canadian history, CODE saw over 900 participants from across the country compete to create an unprecedented 110 submissions using federal government data sets. The CODE appathon took place over the weekend of February 28 to March 2, when students, entrepreneurs, and Open Data enthusiasts tried their hand at turning federal Open Data into interesting and beneficial applications that can ultimately lead to a better quality of life for Canadians. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th March 2014

New Medical App For Doctors And Pregnant Patients

digital orientation resolutionsDigital Orientation Resolutions Inc., a Vancouver software developer, is pleased to announce the release of iFetal+2 for pregnancy and infancy care. The iPhone app provides primarily the necessary educational materials to both doctors and patients and it allows the patients to be involved in the quality assurance of their own medical care. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th March 2014

TMN GO Now Available On Android Tablets And Smartphones

movie networkThe Movie Network has announced the launch of The Movie Network GO (TMN GO) on Android tablets and smartphones. Available at no additional cost with a subscription to The Movie Network and TMN Encore, TMN GO offers instant and unlimited access to more than 1,000 hours of Hollywood hit movies, exclusive series from HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime, and classics from every era. TMN subscribers with Android devices are encouraged to download the app now from the Google Play store to get started. Read the rest of this entry »

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