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29th August 2013

HootSuite Empowers Sales And Customer Service Teams With SugarCRM App Integration

HootSuiteHootSuite, makers of the most widely adopted social relationship platform, has expanded its App Directory with the addition of SugarCRM, the company that makes every user a customer expert. SugarCRM, the customer relationship management tool who recently received $40 million in private equity funding from Goldman Sachs, helps organizations by increasing efficiency and control of the sales and customer service pipeline. SugarCRM joins HootSuite’s existing enterprise-focused apps such as Salesforce and Yammer, to help companies manage social marketing, social customer service, and social selling and is available immediately to HootSuite’s seven million users; and is free for all HootSuite Enterprise clients. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th August 2013

Reallusion Unlocks Universal Character Animation At Unite 2013

UnityToday at Unite 2013 in Vancouver, California-based developers of award-winning facial animation and 3D real-time software Reallusion showcased the latest edition of iClone Animation Pipeline, which now includes the first universal facial control system for any 3D character. Once requiring a team of animators and weeks of work to bring characters to life, game developers who work in Unity are now able to accomplish their goals in a matter of days and with minimal production staff using the iClone Animation Pipeline. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th August 2013

Mixamo Brings 3D Facial Capture And Animation To Indie Developers With Face Plus

UnityFrom Unite 2013 in Vancouver: American 3D character animation pioneer Mixamo has announced the launch of Face Plus, a technology that brings facial animations to 3D characters with just a simple webcam and the Unity editor. Independent developers can now enrich their games with emotional experiences without the high cost and complexity of existing facial animation solutions.  With Face Plus, developers are now able to capture their own facial expressions via standard webcams and transfer them in real time onto a 3D character. A Unity plugin, Face Plus leverages the upcoming Unity 4.3 blendshape technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th August 2013

Desire2Learn Launches Edge Challenge 2013

desire2learnMontreal-based eXploranceTo help channel the innovation shaping the face of education, Desire2Learn today kicked off the Desire2Learn Edge Challenge 2013 by announcing a $10,000 grand prize for the best custom-built application that improves the education experience for teachers, students or administrators. The Desire2Learn Edge Challenge is a development competition for post-secondary students to create a mobile, web or desktop application that enhances the experience of students, instructors or administrators in an educational context. Participants work in teams to create real-world solutions that will shape the future of education. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th August 2013

Fort Technology Launches Indiegogo Campaign To Build TickleVault

fort technologyTickleVault is a project formed by Fort Technology, an Alberta based technology company, to provide a secure alternative to Dropbox hosted on Canadian soil. The TickleVault system allows users to backup and synchronize files between their PC, Mac, Android, and iPhone and have the files stored encrypted in a secure location in downtown Edmonton. The easy to use web interface allows other devices to access files stored in the encrypted TickleVault storage, providing users access to their data anywhere. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th August 2013

SIGGRAPH 2014 Early Bird Rate For Exhibit Space Ends September 3rd

Vancouver SIGGRAPH ChapterSIGGRAPH 2014 will take place next 12-14 August in Vancouver, and if you book your space now, you’ll pay only $37.00 USD per square foot with a 10% deposit due on booking. The price goes up on September 4th to $38.00 per square foot, and a 50% deposit will be required to secure your space if you apply after September 12th. Exhibit applications submitted after February 15, 2014 will require payment in full. SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver is an incredible marketing opportunity for Canadian companies – this is your chance to show off Canadian talent and innovation to a global audience – on our own turf. Personally I hope to see a much higher percentage of Canadian companies exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2014 than in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th August 2013

BatchOutput Server 4.9.1 for InDesign Improves XML Processing

zevrixZevrix Solutions has released BatchOutput Server 4.9.1, a maintenance update to its powerful output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Developed originally for a major magazine publisher in the United States to free up their operator computers from outputting InDesign files, the software automates InDesign workflow by processing files from hot folders. The software offloads printing and exporting to PDF and PostScript to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th August 2013

Unity Awards Finalists Announced Plus Unite 2013 Sessions And Sponsor Information Revealed

UnityUnity Technologies has announced the long list of amazing projects included in the 2013 Unity Awards taking place during the company’s signature Unite 2013 conference taking place in Vancouver this August 28 – 30. Additionally, more information about the conference session schedule and sponsors has been released. The Unity Awards celebrate the talent and creativity from the Unity community, comprised of more than two million developers. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th August 2013

California Schools Demonstrate Improvement In PreK And K With VINCI Blended Learning

vinciOttawa-based Rullingnet Corporation, home of VINCI learning solutions for early childhood, recently completed two case studies highlighting the transformation at EnCompass Academy in Oakland and the Cheryl Andersen Child Center in San Francisco brought about by the VINCI blended learning curriculum. The studies demonstrate how the children were excited about, and focused on learning traditionally difficult subjects such as math and science. With VINCI curriculum mapped to teacher’s course plans, they were able to save significant time in preparing their lessons. While children were focused, teachers utilized precious time to observe and give children individual attention. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd August 2013

HootSuite Raises $165 Million To Fuel Growth And Innovation

HootSuiteHootSuite announced yesterday that it has secured an additional $165 million US in capital for its Series B Financing round, in order to continue meteoric growth and dominance as a social relationship platform. The latest deal, representing one of the largest rounds of global venture capital funding, is a co-investment led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from Accel Partners and existing investor, OMERS Ventures. Recently celebrating its 4th birthday, HootSuite pioneered the category of social media management. Today, HootSuite has more than 7 million users in nearly every country around the world who use its secure, social relationship platform for social media management, social marketing, social customer service, and social selling. Read the rest of this entry »

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