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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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4th October 2013

QuickMobile Takes Mobile Event App Gamification To Next Level

quickmobileQuickMobile, a Vancouver-based developer of mobile apps for meetings, conferences and exhibitions, today announced the availability of a new configurable gamification module for its industry-leading MobileEvent event app platform. The module makes it fast, easy and affordable to add gamification benefits to any single event app for any-size meeting or organization. With QuickMobile, event planners and organizers have greater flexibility when using in-app games to achieve meeting goals and objectives, from increasing attendance and networking to promoting education and participation. In addition to the new game module, QuickMobile also develops fully customized games from the ground up to further enhance attendee engagement and improve the event experience. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th September 2013

Former Cisco Executive Joins HootSuite As Vice President Of Community

HootSuiteHootSuite has named Jeanette Gibson as Vice President of Community. Gibson, a digital marketing executive and social media leader who excels in social media strategy and campaign execution, will lead the company’s Community team and drive strategy and global outreach for the rapidly growing communities of HootSuite’s Free, Pro and Enterprise users. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th September 2013

MailChimp And HootSuite Integration Enhances Email Campaigns With Social Media

HootSuiteUS-based MailChimp has announced a new and enhanced integration with social relationship platform HootSuite, making it even easier for marketing teams who use HootSuite and MailChimp to manage their social and email campaigns all from one dashboard. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th September 2013

PlentyOfFish Acquires FastLife

plentyoffishOnline dating site PlentyOfFish is acquiring speed dating and singles event company FastLife. By combining PlentyOfFish’s major influence in the online dating space with FastLife’s current operations in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK, this strategic acquisition is positioned to drastically change the future of the online dating industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th September 2013

Calgary Startup Dissolve Launches With $5 Million In Funding

dissolveCalgary-based Dissolve is a new stock video marketplace created to simplify the stock video purchase experience. Launching in beta, the venture is backed by $5 million in funding from several former co-founders of Veer and iStockphoto, with participation from iNovia Capital, Dissolve challenges leaders like Getty Images on quality and price. An average HD clip at Dissolve costs $5, where the exact same clip can sell for as much as $450 on Getty Images. Read the rest of this entry »

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