16th October 2014

BCIC Marks A Decade Of service

bcicThis month marks the BC Innovation Council’s 10 year anniversary as a Crown agency. The BC Innovation Council (BCIC) is dedicated to strengthening B.C.’s technology ecosystem and creating jobs through the growth of start-ups. The organization provides support for programs, competitions and industry events and has delivered hands-on skills training and mentorship to hundreds of tech-minded entrepreneurs since opening its doors 10 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2014

Life Gets A Little Sketchy With October 26th Premiere Of Kirby Buckets On Disney XD

disneyxdAnimation comes to life in DisneyXD’s newest series Kirby Buckets. The laugh-out-loud comedy, starring Jacob Bertrand (Marvin Marvin, Bubble Guppies) as the title character, takes viewers into the vivid imagination of a charismatic 13-year-old boy who dreams of becoming a famous animator. Set to premiere Sunday, October 26 at 7 p.m. ET, the exciting series headlines an action-packed Super Charged Sunday featuring brand new episodes of Mighty Med, Lab Rats and Star Wars Rebels starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2014

Voices.com Embarks On $3.6 Million Project With Federal Government Support

voices.comThe first full-service online marketplace of its kind, Voices.com has been awarded funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) through the Investing in Business Growth and Productivity (IBGP) initiative. It was formally announced yesterday that Voices.com will be embarking on a $3.6 million project to accelerate growth and job creation by supporting their markets, facilities, and technology. IBGP supports businesses that have global potential and that are pursuing innovative opportunities, which positively impacts economic development. This is the first Canadian project of its kind. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2014

Banff World Media Festival Proudly Announces A+E Networks As 2015 Company Of Distinction

Banff World Media FestivalThe Company of Distinction Program is an opportunity for the Banff World Media Festival to pay homage to a prestigious company demonstrating significant leadership in the world of screen-based entertainment. As 2015’s Company of Distinction, A+E Networks’ executives, producers and talent will be featured throughout the four-day Festival, taking place from June 7-10, 2015 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2014

Comedic Original Movie Pants On Fire Premieres November 9 On Disney XD

disneyxdPopular Disney sitcom star Bradley Steven Perry Joshua, J. Ballard and Disney XD favourite Tyrel Jackson Williams star in the comedic adventure Pants on Fire, an original movie premiering Sunday, November 9 at 7 p.m. ET on Disney XD Canada. Filmed in Vancouver, the funny, fantastical story introduces 15-year-old Jack Parker as all the lies he’s ever told suddenly become real – including a possessive girlfriend, a roving duo of alien body-snatchers, and Mikey, the made-up friend that Jack claims to tutor.  Now it’s up to Jack and his buddy Ryan to figure out who or what is behind this crazy situation, all while chasing down a plush purple hippo who may hold the key to unlocking this mind-boggler. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2014

Innovative Social Selling App Leverages the Strength of Weak Ties

nudgeSelling will never be the same. Nudge Social Selling announces a revolutionary new app, Nudge—the only business app to leverage your large network of weak connections. Nudge, the brainchild of ex-Eloqua execs Paul Teshima and Steve Woods, opened its doors in January 2014, quickly raising $2.8 million in funding. The company is launching the Nudge app at this year’s Dreamforce Conference, where Nudge is a Bronze Sponsor. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2014

Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Club Rules And Events Revealed

Nintendo CanadaAccording to Super Smash Bros. fans, the first rule of Super Smash Club is that you must talk about Super Smash Club.  This rule and nine others were created by die-hard Canadian Super Smash Bros. fans after Reggie Fils-Aime, president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, issued a challenge to create the rules for the Canadian-exclusive Super Smash Club in advance of the launch of the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS game. Reggie’s video challenge was a Canadian-inspired production, featuring maple syrup and hockey players. In it, Reggie also asked Canadian Super Smash Bros. fans and players, noted among the best in the world, to share their excitement for the franchise on social media using the hashtag #SuperSmashClub, and show their support by attending upcoming Super Smash Club events across the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2014

Canada At MIPCOM 2014

movie orbyCanadian produced and coproduced historical dramas, most notably Vikings, The Borgias and Pillars of the Earth, are sold in markets around the world and perform well in Canada as well as internationally. Figures from Eurodata TV Worldwide, which analyses and distributes programming and audience information, indicate that international audiences turn their attention to historical dramas produced by Canadians during prime time hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2014

Catwalk Queens Rule GameTV This Fall

gametvThree fashion icons. Eight episodes. One ultimate contest. International supermodels Naomi Campbell, Erin O’Connor and Caroline Winberg will compete against each other in the Canadian premiere of The Face UK Edition on GameTV, Tuesday, October 14 at 8 p.m. ET. In the series, Naomi Campbell is joined by fellow supermodels Erin O’Connor and Caroline Winberg as they take on their biggest fashion challenge to date: finding The Face, the undiscovered model who has what it takes to front a world-renowned brand. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2014

Immersed Conference Makes Toronto Shine as Virtual Reality and Emerging Technologies Grab Hold

immersedOrganized by The Immersive Technology Alliance (The ITA), Immersed will foster new businesses and talent in the realms of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), stereoscopic 3D, gesture technology and more. Hosted in Toronto, Ontario on Sunday November 23rd and Monday November 24th, Immersed will feature two full days of sessions, plus training and networking opportunities with potential investors and immersive technology experts from around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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