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2nd December 2013

Disney XD Gives Kids The Chance To Help Design New Series Fangbone

disneyxdDisney XD is putting the ‘fan’ in Fangbone by giving viewers the power to call the shots for its latest pilot. The network’s new animated adventure follows the epic journey of a nine-year-old barbarian warrior and is getting an early start on DisneyXD.ca, where viewers can influence the pilot’s creative direction by voting for what they want to hear. Feedback from Disney XD fans on the interactive website will be incorporated into the show ahead of its network premiere in late January 2014. Read 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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26th November 2013

Sony Music And Kik Launch One Direction Music Marketing Campaign To Unlock Exclusive Content

kik interactiveAs an indicator of the continued growth of messaging apps as a platform across music and brand interaction, IPG Media Lab and Sony/Columbia Records have announced a partnership for One Direction (1D) on Kik, a mobile messaging tool with over 95 million users. The first-of-its-kind campaign will introduce a 1D Kik Card – a shareable mobile experience built on Kik’s HTML5 platform. Today, fans from around the globe will be able to chat with each other on Kik and unlock exclusive One Direction content through a unique group “unlocking” program centered on the band’s new album Midnight MemoriesRead the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2013

Get Customers In the Door With HootSuite’s Foursquare For Business App

HootSuiteAre you using social media to connect with your customers during the holiday season? HootSuite has partnered with Foursquare to provide a venue management solution for businesses, combining the power of customer insights from Foursquare with HootSuite’s social engagement capabilities, and just in time for the holidays! With this new app integration, you can take further control of your business listing on Foursquare. There are millions of business listings on Foursquare, all created by customers who visit those venues. This is a huge opportunity to better understand these conversations about your business and learn how to connect and engage with your customers. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th November 2013

lineAPP Launches Advanced Customer Service Solution

lineapplineAPP.ca, a Toronto  SaaS-based customer service solutions provider, has announced its newly launched service, lineAPP for iPhone. This free iOS user application, which is already earning positive reviews from both customers and retailers, helps services based business such as restaurants and retailers build stronger relations with its customers. It also helps service providers increase revenue, reduce operating costs and increase customer satisfaction rates. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th November 2013

Prevent The Harm – Protecting Kids From Online Bullying

Ontario-IPCWith more than a million apps available to download from both Google and Apple’s online stores, it is harder than ever for parents to keep up with the latest technologies. This Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, is encouraging all parents to be proactive and make it a regular practice to review their children’s smartphone and app settings. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th November 2013

Seevibes Acquires TvTweet

seevibesCanadian social TV audience measurement company Seevibes has expanded beyond its borders with the acquisition of TvTweet, leader of social television measurement in France, and has also announced the opening of an office in France to jump-start its development in Europe. Founded in Bordeaux in 2011, TvTweet is already present in seven European countries, covering more than 100 prominent media and working with the biggest names in the industry including Orange, TF1 and NRJ12. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

Pixelmatic Team Hits The Launch Button

pixelmaticFormer Ubisoft, Activision Blizzard, and Relic veterans announce the formation of Pixelmatic, a new social mobile game startup based out of Shanghai and Vancouver. The Pixelmatic team’s experience ranges from creating highly rated multimillion dollar AAA franchises to multimillion user top ranked social games. Pixelmatic’s focus is on creating “true social games” to push the current boundaries of social game conventions. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2013

HootSuite Appoints Jean-Benoit Sorge As General Manager Of EMEA

HootSuiteSocial relationship platform Hootsuite has named Jean-Benoit Sorge as General Manager of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Sorge will build out and lead HootSuite’s EMEA team to drive regional growth and rapid expansion with Enterprise customers. Sorge brings a wide range of enterprise sales and operations experience to HootSuite. Most recently, Sorge was the Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA and Asia Pacific (APAC) at Moxie Software, a customer centric enterprise social software company where he pioneered Moxie Software’s growth into local European markets. During his three year tenure, he achieved a 60% growth in revenue. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd October 2013

HootSuite Marks Major Milestones In Q3

HootSuitePopular social relationship platform Hootsuite achieved key milestones in the third quarter of 2013. New Enterprise customers added to HootSuite’s roster of top brands in Q3 include Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Siemens PLC, and Australian Red Cross, as well as 133 other brands. This brings the total number of Enterprise customers at HootSuite to more than 1000, while the total number of global users increased to almost eight million. Read the rest of this entry »

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