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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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23rd October 2013

Fantan Launches New Sports Entertainment Division

fantanAfter nearly two decades of travelling the world representing Canada, the nation’s most decorated triathlete Simon Whitfield announced Wednesday that he will leave competitive sport to head up the Fantan Group’s new sports entertainment division in Victoria. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd October 2013

HootSuite And Brandwatch Partner To Power Engagement Through Social Intelligence

HootSuitePopular social relationship platform HootSuite, along with social analytics and intelligence company Brandwatch have announced a strategic partnership and in-depth product integration designed to offer customers a comprehensive social listening and engagement solution to manage social media across the enterprise. This new solution strengthens the ability of enterprises to develop social relationships by combining Brandwatch’s advanced listening and social business intelligence capabilities with HootSuite’s extensive engagement and publishing functionality to form a unified user experience. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th October 2013

HootSuite Expands Into Asia Pacific

HootSuiteHootsuite has just announced that Ken Mandel has joined the team as Managing Director of Asia Pacific (APAC). Ken is an experienced sales and digital advertising leader in APAC and he brings a wide range of enterprise innovation and executive leadership experience to HootSuite. Ken is now responsible for HootSuite’s regional growth strategy and rapid expansion with Enterprise customers. Prior to joining HootSuite, Mandel was Managing Director, Salesforce Marketing Cloud for APAC, and before that he was Buddy Media’s first hire in the region. Mandel led Buddy Media’s growth in the region until it was acquired by Salesforce.com in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th October 2013

HootSuite Updates Hootlet Chrome Extension

HootSuiteHootSuite‘s free Chrome extension Hootlet lets you quickly & easily share content to your social networks from anywhere on the web, integrating directly into your everyday browsing experience. From the business owner who wants to schedule Tweets a day in advance, to the blogger looking to share interesting content with their followers, Hootlet makes all of these social media activities simple and straightforward. The versatile functionality offered by Hootlet means you will only need one extension to perform all the researching, sharing and posting you do while in your browser. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

TunnelBear Rumbles With Online Trackers And Social Media

tunnelbearTunnelBear, a Toronto company building apps to make online privacy and an open Internet accessible to everyone, is squaring off with data brokers, advertisers and social media companies that track everything consumers do online. While it’s as simple as an on/off button to the user, in the background the new TunnelBear app is protecting user privacy by hiding both the users’ IP address and zapping many of the ads, scripts, cookies, social buttons and beacons that these companies are using to track consumers online. Read the rest of this entry »

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