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4th March 2013

comScore Releases 2013 Canada Digital Future In Focus Report

comscorecomScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the 2013 Canada Digital Future in Focus report. This annual report examines how the prevailing trends in web usage, online video, digital advertising, mobile, social media and e-commerce are defining the current Canadian marketplace and what these trends mean for the year ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

RBC Poll Shows Internet Remains Uncharted Territory For Canadian Businesses

rbcAccording to a recent RBC small business survey, only 46 per cent of Canadian small businesses have a dedicated website, and less than half (48 per cent) of those businesses say they sell their products and services through their websites. In fact, 56 per cent of the entrepreneurs in the survey rate finding and keeping clients as one of the top business challenges that they will face over the next year, yet only 41 per cent of those surveyed promote their business using a dedicated website. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

TechNavio Global Video Game Report 2011 – 2015 Available For Purchase From Research And Markets

research and marketsResearch And Markets has added The Global Video Game Market 2011 – 2015 report by TechNavio to its offerings, with prices starting at $ 1500.00 USD. TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global Video Game market to grow at a CAGR of 7.27 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing parental acceptance of video games in emerging countries. The Global Video Game market has also been witnessing the increase in the development of video games based on popular characters and movies. However, the increasing piracy of video games could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th February 2013

BDC Study Shows Canada’s Mid-Sized Firms in Decline

bdcCanada’s mid-sized companies, a key motor of the economy, saw their numbers decline by 17% – 9,370 to 7,814 – from 2006 to 2010, according to a new study (PDF link) by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). Hardest hit was the manufacturing sector, which saw over half its mid-sized firms vanish between 2001 and 2010 from 2,807 to 1,381. BDC undertook the study to fill an important research gap on mid-sized firms. The study is based on Statistics Canada data and supported by survey results from market research firm Harris/Decima. The study is one of three that the BDC plans to release this year on economic issues of importance to Canadians. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2013

Video Advertising in Canada Expected to Spike in 2013

videologyVideology, a global digital advertising platform and solutions provider with a location in Toronto, recently released its 4th quarter findings on the video advertising market in Canada based on an analysis of 77 million impressions delivered via its platform from October to December 2012. Among the findings, Videology found that Canada continues to lead its global business in terms of cross-device video advertising. The share of video ad impressions placed on mobile and connected TV in the 4th quarter amounted to 26%, with the remainder placed online. Comparatively, the US and the UK placed 8% and 5% of their ads on mobile and connected TV, respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th February 2013

Digital Apps Leadership for the 21st Century: A CATAAlliance Interview with ICTC CEO Namir Anani

CATAVia CATAAlliance: Please take four minutes to view the video of ICTC President & CEO, Namir Anani who was interviewed recently by CATAAlliance CEO, John Reid on the potential contributions of the apps sector to innovation and productivity in Canada. Mr. Anani makes a compelling case for the apps economy, first citing findings from a recent ICTC research report (PDF); an estimated 51,700 Canadian are employed directly and indirectly in the development of apps. Moreover, hundreds of millions of revenues now flow to entrepreneurs and businesses engaged in the development of apps by a diversity of enterprises across the country.

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7th February 2013

Public Opinion Poll Demonstrates Broad Support For Motion Picture Production in British Columbia

mmpiaThe Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) has released BC Film Industry Public Perceptions and Support (PDF), a research report which discusses the findings of a Mustel Poll commissioned by industry to measure understanding and support for motion picture production in British Columbia’s economic mix. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th February 2013

Study Finds Digital Transformation Fuelling the Need for New Executive Skills

cwcGame Changers: Leadership in the Digital Age (PDF), a new study released today by Canadian Women in Communications (CWC), reveals a changing leadership paradigm in Canadian technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sectors transformed by digital technologies. The consultation, which canvassed the views of 61 sector leaders across Canada and the U.S., found that traditional management skills, while still important, no longer assure success for executives or their organizations. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th February 2013

The Power of Electronic Payments Stimulates Economic Growth in Canada

visa canadaThe growth in the use of electronic payment products, such as credit and debit cards, added US$9.7 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Canada over the past four years, according to a study conducted for Visa by Moody’s Analytics, a leading independent provider of economic forecasting. The study of 56 countries, including Canada, that represent 93 per cent of global GDP, concluded that: “card usage makes the economy more efficient, yielding a meaningful boost to economic growth.” Read the rest of this entry »

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7th February 2013

CIFAR And Banff Centre Partner To Spur Creativity And Innovation

Banff centre mountain festival world tourCIFARTwo premier, national institutions, The Banff Centre and CIFAR (The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research), have entered into a partnership to strengthen Canada’s capacity in creativity and innovation. Together, both institutions represent many of the world’s best minds engaged in research in the natural and social sciences and the humanities. Both are dedicated to advancing knowledge and unleashing human creativity and recognize that, by working together, they can tap a broad diversity of viewpoints to inspire new ways of addressing questions of global importance and furthering their respective missions. Read the rest of this entry »

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