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19th November 2012

Over Half of Canadians Will Shop Online According To FedEx Survey

christmas orbyCanadian consumers are set to break online shopping records this holiday season, with more than half electing to click-and-ship over standing in long line ups at check-out counters. A new Angus Reid survey commissioned by Federal Express Canada Ltd. (FedEx Express Canada), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., reveals that 55 per cent of Canadian holiday shoppers will turn to e-commerce this holiday season to take advantage of advanced online shopping technology and fast shipping. Last year, approximately 45% of Canadians were expected to shop online, according to Deloitte’s Consumers Spending with Restraint, 2011 Holiday Outlook Survey.
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14th November 2012

Intuit Launches ‘Love Our Local Business’ to Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

intuitA little love goes a long way. To help small businesses survive and thrive in a tough economy, Intuit Inc. will grant a wish a day, valuing up to $5,000 each, to 15 businesses through its Love Our Local Business program this holiday season. Small businesses in the United States and Canada can submit their wishes at Love Our Local Business and then rally their fans to vote for their submissions. Intuit will fulfill one wish a day from December 3rd to 21st. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2012

Study of Canadian Families And Television In The Digital Age

movie orbyVia Canada Media Fund: Not only is TV not endangered, but it also has a unifying social impact on the nuclear family across the country. This is the main conclusion of a cross-Canada study—Are the Kids All Right? (PDF 2MB) —on the television viewing habits of families with at least one child aged between 9 and 12 years. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by André H. Caron, professor of communications at the Université de Montréal and Director of the Centre for Youth and Media Studies (CYMS). An Executive Report on the study is also available for download (PDF 508KB). Read the rest of this entry »

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12th November 2012

McAfee Warns Consumers About The Twelve Scams Of Christmas

mcafeeSecurity technology company McAfee has released findings from the company’s 2012 Holiday Shopping study. The research investigates the online habits, behaviours, interests and lifestyles of global consumers who indicated that they will engage with Internet and mobile devices while shopping this holiday season. In light of these findings, McAfee also exposes the top 12 scams of Christmas that criminals plan to use to rip off Canadians as they shop online and on mobile devices for the holidays.  Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2012

SOCAN Survey Shows Canadians Place High Value on Canadian Music

socanA vast majority of Canadians – 85% – say that music plays an important part in their lives, and a full 90% agree that it is the musician who should receive most of the proceeds from an original song, according to a new national survey conducted by Léger Marketing on behalf of SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. And when it comes to whom Canadians would most like to share dinner or a drink with, a famous Canadian musician was chosen ahead of actors, athletes or writers, with politicians also bringing up the rear. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th October 2012

Telecom Complaints Continue To Increase

cctsFor the fourth consecutive year, wireless services topped the list of complaints. Canada’s Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) reports an increase in telecom consumer complaints in its 2011-2012 Annual Report “We Listen. We Help.”  Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2012

Ernst & Young Study Shows That CEOs Believe New Technology-Enabled Offerings Will Provide Greatest Opportunities For Media And Entertainment Industry

Ernst & YoungWhile 74% of CEOs say tech-enabled offerings are the future of the media and entertainment industry, they agree emerging markets hold the key to unlocking that potential revenue and growth, Ernst & Young says in a new survey. Opportunity And Optimism: How CEOs Are Embracing Digital Growth (PDF) reveals media and entertainment companies from around the globe unanimously agree that catering their offerings to digital ecosystems, where consumers can interact with content across multiple connected devices, is essential for growth. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2012

New Report: The Second Screen and Television

Canada Media FundIn response to legitimate questions raised by television production and broadcasting professionals regarding the use of a second-screen while viewing television broadcasts, Evolumedia Group has completed the first of three reports to be co-published with the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and funded by the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC). This status report covers the models, terms of use and growth prospects for the second screen phenomenon which is expanding rapidly due to a combination of massive influx of smartphones, tablets and other mobile personal communications devices into homes as well as the huge popularity of social media. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th October 2012

Console and Handheld Gaming Software Global Strategic Business Report Now Available

research and marketsThis report from Research And Markets analyzes the worldwide markets for Console and Handheld Gaming Software in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2012

BDC Survey Cites Insufficient Working Capital As One Of Several Obstacles For Small Business Owners

bdcA majority – almost 60% — of Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) say they intend to invest in their businesses within the next 12 months, according to a survey on investment intentions released today by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). Entrepreneurs say they plan to invest in Machinery & Equipment, Human Resources, working capital for marketing, and Information Technologies to increase their productivity. They also invest to create new products, develop new markets and increase production capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

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