8th January 2009

EA Announces Support for PlayStation Home Beta

EA SPORTS to Debut on PlayStation®Network With EA SPORTS Complex

EA SportsBurnaby Electronic Arts Inc. has announced its initial plans for the PlayStation®Home Beta for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, the 3D social gaming community that allows users to interact, communicate and share gaming experiences online. EA’s support of the PlayStation Home Beta will begin with the EA SPORTS™ Complex, which is currently in development and is slated to launch this Spring.

“We’re proud to support the PlayStation Home Beta with a very robust offering from EA SPORTS,” said Peter Moore, president of EA SPORTS. “As part of our continued commitment to the connected experience and the digitization of our business, the EA SPORTS Complex is a rich new online environment that presents a compelling and immersive social gaming experience for the global sports audience.”

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8th January 2009

D-BOX Sets The Gaming World In Motion At CES 2009

Motion FX Technology set to Support Growth through Video Games and Hollywood

D-BoxLongueuil QCD-BOX Technologies Inc (DBO.A on the TSX Venture Exchange), a leader in innovative motion technology for the entertainment industry, is showcasing exciting new products and initiatives, including a new hybrid motion system priced at $US 2,999 at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Booth # 21537, South Hall 1.

In conjunction with the video game development community and Hollywood, D-BOX is delivering the most complete viewer/player immersion experience to date: bold, immersive and invigorating journeys of realistic Motion Effects (MFX) perfectly synchronized with onscreen action and sound! This new hybrid motion system, which offers the flexibility of either playing video games or watching home movies, offers great value for consumers looking to get the most from their entertainment dollar, which is supported by the fact that D-BOX won the 2008 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Honor in the Electronic Gaming Product category.

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8th January 2009

Samsung to Provide Fully-Integrated PC-Over-IP LCD Displays Using Teradici Technology

Global Leader in Display Technology with Pioneer of Advanced PCoIP Technology to Introduce New, Efficient, and Innovative Desktop Display Solution at CES 2009

TeradiciBurnaby Teradici Corporation, the industry leader in delivering a true PC experience over standard IP networks, today announced a partnership with Samsung Electronics to provide Teradici’s revolutionary PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) technology directly integrated into new SyncMaster 930ND 19” LCD display.

The innovative Samsung display incorporating PCoIP technology will deliver a rich graphical experience to desktop users in a fully-integrated display product with all host computing equipment located in a datacenter or any remote location. The SyncMaster 930ND is the world’s first PCoIP display that fits conveniently on a desktop and allows users to take advantage of all the high-resolution graphics, HD media and interoperability enabled by PCoIP technology. It is a fully stateless client that supports any user type from task worker to extreme 3D workstation in a single desktop appliance – an innovative alternative that delivers greater scalability than traditional thin clients.

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8th January 2009

Gateway Delivers Cinematic Multimedia Notebook In Canada

New Line Serves Mobile Customers Looking for Mobility, Style with Latest Technology, Excellent Value

Gateway OntarioGateway today debuts a new notebook line in Canada optimized for multimedia enthusiasts on a budget, the new 15.6-inch Gateway MD Series notebook line.

The new Gateway MD Series notebook line leverages the fashion-forward style and the capabilities of the popular Gateway MC Series to deliver cinematic mobile entertainment and mainstream performance at an affordable price.

It is available now throughout Canada in several set configurations at leading retailers starting at $749.99. “The new MD Series notebook line is an all-around winner – it pairs a distinct style with a mobile-ready form factor and best-in-class technology at incredible values,” said Ray Sawall, senior product marketing manager for Acer America. “The entertainment and multimedia capabilities of the MD Series are just what today’s savvy mobile notebook customers need for their active lifestyle.”

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7th January 2009

More2Girls Launches Interactive Magazine

more2girlsToronto – This January More2Girls Inc is launching an interactive magazine for Teen girls that is delivered in the form of a desktop application. This is a new delivery model for magazine subscriptions; one that other publications are likely to follow. To view a demonstration on how it works, go to http://www.more2girls.org/how-it-works.

More2Girls Magazine has chosen to publish in the form of a desktop application in order to suit the behaviours and habits of its Teen girl market. The application “floats” on the desktop, so it does not interfere with the multiple chat and browser windows Teens are accustomed to running simultaneously. The security features inherent in the type of file Read the rest of this entry »

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7th January 2009

CD Duplication Company Sponsors Supernova Series in Canada

CDwestSurrey, BC – Andrew Thomas, Marketing Manager of CDwest.ca, the audio division of Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp., a leading CD duplication company in Canada, announced yesterday that the company is proud to be entering into a sponsorship agreement for the Supernova.com “Band On The Run 2009” battle-of-the-band series in Western Canada.

“We’re very excited to be a part of Supernova’s 2009 series,” explains Andrew Thomas “This fits perfectly with our mandate to provide a local partner for Western Canadian performers and music industry members who would like a factory-direct source for their CD, print and packaging needs.”

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7th January 2009

BANFF World Television Festival and Japan’s NHK Announce $20,000 Award Program Prize

Submission Deadline for “NHK Best Asian Program Prize” is February 16, 2009

Banff World Television Festival Banff – The Banff World Television Festival (BANFF) and NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, are pleased to announce their second year of partnership on the “NHK Best Asian Program Prize” at the Banff World Television Awards. This distinguished award pays tribute to special TV programs about Asia from both Asia and around the world. As title sponsor of the award, NHK has committed $20,000 (CDN) to the prize winner announced at the 2009 Banff World Television Awards Ceremony. BANFF takes place June 7-10, 2009 at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Canada.

“NHK is a leader in public broadcasting and an advocate for Asian content and programs produced around the world,” says Peter Vamos, Executive Director of the Banff World Television Festival. “We are proud to partner with NHK once again to honour excellence in television programming and celebrate the diversity in Asian cultures.”

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7th January 2009

Breakthrough Films Moves Into Production With Stay Tooned

Breakthrough Films TorontoBreakthrough Films & Television has started production on Stay Tooned (13 x 30′), a new live action factual entertainment series that examines the animated programs and characters that have greatly influenced pop culture.

Viewers will be taken back in time to revisit the Saturday morning animated programs that definedStay Tooned our popular culture. Each episode will be an entertaining, comical mix of interviews from experts, celebrities and fans, along with cartoon clips and behind-the-scenes footage. The series celebrates how ‘toons shaped and reflected our culture – then and now. Funny, entertaining and touching, Stay Tooned is a love letter to the golden era of Saturday morning cartoons, and is produced by Breakthrough Films & Television in association with Creator/Producer, Dale Burshtein and Canwest. Airing on TVtropolis, Stay Tooned will be internationally distributed by Breakthrough Entertainment.

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7th January 2009

PEER 1 Selected to Join Microsoft BizSpark Programme

Global Programme Fosters the Success of Innovative Startups with Scalable, Flexible Web Hosting Options from PEER 1

peer1 Vancouver – PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc., a leading provider of online IT infrastructure, has been selected to join the Microsoft BizSpark programme as a Network Partner. The BizSpark programme is a new global programme designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups by connecting them to Network Partners: active members of the global software ecosystem that can provide mentorship, guidance and resources to BizSpark enrolled startups. BizSpark creates an ongoing, mutually beneficial ecosystem between Microsoft Corp., startups and Network Partners.

“As a hosting Network Partner for BizSpark we provide the highly flexible and scalable hosting environment needed for startups as well as small to mid-size businesses,” said Lee Hadsock, channel sales manager for PEER 1. “This represents an additional channel to attract promising new companies with rapid growth potential that will require the high performance network and advanced technical support that PEER 1 provides.”

With more than 10,000 customers, PEER 1 has worked with many startups that began as small, unknown, online companies and are now some of the most popular Internet sites; these include YouTube and PlentyofFish.com. Understanding the unique development needs of online businesses as well as the complexities of hosting and internet infrastructure means that PEER 1 can help companies to succeed with the BizSpark programme.
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7th January 2009

Corel and Partners to Showcase Digital Media Lineup at CES

Corel Digital Media products include the latest in photo and video editing, disc authoring and video and disc playback with the latest Blu-ray support

Corel OttawaCorel Corporation today announced that key partners will exhibit its high-definition playback and authoring software at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 8-11, 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Corel products to be demonstrated at CES include Corel® WinDVD®, Corel® LinDVD® and Corel® DVD MovieFactory®. Corel will also demonstrate its complete line of Digital Media products in private meeting rooms 6221mp and 6222mp, located in the North Hall. Current and potential OEM clients may contact Corel to schedule a meeting at corel.oem -at- corel -dot- com.

Corel at CES

The following Corel partners will exhibit Corel products at CES:

Intel (Corel WinDVD)
Central Hall, Booth 7153

Dolby (Corel WinDVD and Corel DVD MovieFactory)
Lower South 1 LVCC, Booth 20901

Phoenix Technologies (Corel LinDVD)
Central Hall, Booth 9014

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