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5th December 2013

BC Digital Media Developer Meets With Japanese Digital Companies

mini-orbyWhile BC Premier Clark was meeting government officials and discussing LNG opportunities in Japan, British Columbia’s business contingent was also hard at work in Tokyo, building relationships and exploring opportunities in the private sector. As the world’s third-largest economy and a high-tech powerhouse, Japan is a leading export destination for British Columbia and a desirable partner for business and investment. One BC digital media developer was part of the business contingent. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th December 2013

Big Privacy Required In The Age of Big Data

Ontario-IPCIf personal data is the “new oil” of the Internet, then Big Data is the “machinery” that runs on it.  Like our dependence on fossil fuels, Big Data’s current consumption of personal data is not sustainable.  Individuals require privacy; their personal information must be protected in new and bigger ways.  As a response to this urgent need, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, and Drummond Reed, co-founder and CEO of the San Francisco company Respect Network, have developed the concept of Big Privacy, which is illustrated in a new white paper, Big Privacy: Bridging Big Data and the Personal Data Ecosystem through Privacy by DesignRead the rest of this entry »

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4th December 2013

Eighteen Francophone Productions Outside Québec Receive Funding

Canada Media FundA total of 18 Francophone productions from outside Québec will receive over $4.7 million in funding through the Canada Media Fund’s Francophone Minority Program. This program encourages creation of productions that reflect the everyday realities of living in French-language communities outside Quebec. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

New Study Highlights Economic Impact Of Interactive Digital Media

CIAICThe Canadian Interactive Industry Profile 2012 (CIIP), which provides an in-depth look at the interactive digital media (IDM) industry in Canada, was released today during Interactive Ontario’s X-Summit programming at nextMEDIA. This report follows two previous editions of the Canadian Interactive Industry Profiles released in 2006 and 2008 but proposes a revised methodology that includes a more narrowed definition of the digital media industry to provide more of a focus on companies creating true “rich interactive experiences” (in terms of content creation) and those that supply services that directly enable other firms to create those experiences. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

Innovative Arts Programs Help Grow Young Artists In BC

Province of BC“British Columbia’s budding artists now will have more opportunities to attend professional arts performances, be mentored by artists and gain work experience thanks to new government-funded BC Arts Council programs,” stated Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes in an announcement made earlier today. The BC Arts Council (BCAC), government’s lead agency for arts development, is launching: Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

Canada Media Fund To Host Let’s Talk TV Webcast

Canada Media FundJoin the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for a discussion about the current state of television as part of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) Let’s Talk TV initiative. Share your thoughts with webcast hosts Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, and Stéphane Cardin, Vice President, Industry and Public Affairs, about the Canadian television industry during this bilingual online event. Intended for producers, broadcasters, and content creators, the webcast will cover questions in three important areas of the television industry. Click on the following topics to find the questions that will guide the discussion during the webcast: Content, technology, and viewer experienceRead the rest of this entry »

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28th November 2013

Eighteen Interactive Digital Media Projects Get CMF Funding

Canada Media FundA total of 18 new interactive digital media projects received a combined total of $10.7M as part of the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) Experimental Stream second round of funding  for production support. The 18 new projects are comprised of 8 games, 9 interactive digital media platforms and 1 new social media application. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd November 2013

New Resource Will Raise Awareness Of Online Hate Crime

Province of BCTeresa Wat, Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism, has announced that the Government of BC, in partnership with the BC Hate Crimes Team and Abbotsford Community Services, will develop a creative educational campaign and resource to raise awareness about online hate crime . This resource will provide online education and awareness about racial and religiously motivated hate crimes, including information about what constitutes a hate crime and how to report a hate crime. It will have a Web-based component and may also include print material. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2013

Federal Government Build In Canada Innovation Program Call For Proposals

Government of CanadaThe Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today announced the fourth Call for Proposals for the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), while welcoming hundreds of Canadian entrepreneurs at the inaugural Startup Canada “Day on the Hill.” Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2013

Studio Mokko Receives Financial Support from Government of Canada

studio mokkoThe Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, has announced that Studio Mokko Inc. has been granted financial assistance for the implementation of a structured marketing strategy, which will include the opening of a sales office, in China. Read the rest of this entry »

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