17th October 2011

Two Upcoming Special Events At Cineplex

Parks Canada and the Cineplex network are joining forces on Sunday November 13th for an outstanding screening on two of the most beautiful, overlooked national parks in Canada: Tuktut Nogait, a park located north of the Arctic Circle inhabited by a population of caribou, and Pukaskwa, a park of mesmerizing beauty on the shores of Lake Superior.

The wide-screen projection of these two short films by Oasis HD will be accompanied by an online exchange session on Twitter between spectators in the theatre and Parks Canada specialists. The films are in English, but this exchange can be carried out in the preferred official language of the participants. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th October 2011

Mint Announces Formation of Two New Service Divisions

mint incMint Technology Corp. has made two important announcements today. The first is that the Company has formed a new subsidiary called Mint Money (“M-Money”), and the second is that the Company has signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding with transaction processing company Carta Worldwide for the formation of Mint Global Processing LLC (MGP). MGP will be owned 55% by Mint and 45% by Carta Worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th October 2011

An App for the Zombie Apocalypse

purple forgeMobile application development firm Purple Forge is well known for its work in politics, events and municipal government applications – but today is announcing that it is branching out into the world of the undead with Zombiegram. With Halloween around the corner and this week’s premier of the second season of the popular AMC series “The Walking Dead”, Zombiegram is the ideal way to engage friends on what is shaping up to be the year of the Zombie. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th October 2011

Perplexus Rookie Wins 2011 National Parenting Publications Award

plasmartPerplexus Rookie, the new entry-level version of the break-out hit Perplexus, has been named a Gold 2011 National Parenting Publications Award winner. The NAPPA Gold Award is the latest in a series of accolades won by Perplexus Rookie this fall which has also included a Disney Family Fun Top Toy Award and a Toy Insider Hot 20 award earlier this month. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th October 2011

Aramor Payments Welcomes New Team Member

aramor paymentsWith the Mobile Payments industry expected to hit the trillions before the end of the decade, Aramor Payments has made the strategic decision to extend its portfolio of services to include mobile payment solutions for Canadian businesses. To make this change they brought in a seasoned professional from the mobile industry. Lyndon Burrell has joined the Aramor team as SVP of Canadian Payments and CEO Maxwell Morgan couldn’t be more pleased. “Lyndon is an experienced marketing professional. He comes to us from Research In Motion – BlackBerry where he spent six years as a Sr. Marketing Manger in its Business Solutions Group. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th October 2011

OpenText Delivers New Offering to Power Social Business

OpenText™ has announced a new release of OpenText Social Communities (version 8.1), that helps companiesOpen Text promote and drive the shift to a social business model. It accomplishes this by combining a comprehensive social framework with a set of ready-to-deploy applications for quickly building and engaging communities. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th October 2011

TD Financial Study Says Canadian Small Business Owners Lack Succession Plan

TD Financial GroupWhen you retire, are you thinking of leaving your business to a family member or third party?  Are you planning on selling it? Closing it? Have you decided? According to the TD Waterhouse Business Succession Poll, Canadian small business owners haven’t fully prepared for the day when they will no longer be running their business: 76% of small business owners polled admitted they don’t have a succession plan, which may cause major complications down the line. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th October 2011

PEER 1 Hosting Opens World-Class Datacenter In The UK

Peer 1Vancouver’s PEER 1 Hosting has opened its new 57,800 square foot green datacenter in Portsmouth, UK. The facility in Langstone Technology Park offers businesses across London and the South East scalable managed hosting, dedicated hosting and colocation services in one of the greenest datacenters in the country. This location is optimal for businesses of all sizes operating in Europe as well. Within easy reach of London, the center has a staggering 11MVA of available power, room for 20,000 servers, and provides a direct connection to PEER 1 Hosting’s 10Gb FastFiber Network™. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th October 2011

ScotiaBank Study Says Canadians Go the Extra Mile to Support Small Business

scotiabankFrom coast-to-coast, Canadians believe it is important to support their local small businesses and many are willing to take action to do so. According to Scotiabank’s Small Business poll conducted by Harris/Decima, 85% of Canadians are willing to tell others about their local small businesses. Respondents said that they will walk or drive further (63 %), and 43% are willing to pay more in order to support small businesses in their community. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th October 2011

BDC Earmarks 200M To Help Entrepreneurs Invest In ICT

bdcThe Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) today announced that it is setting aside $200 million for loans to help entrepreneurs gear up with information and communications technology (ICT). The BDC President announced this new initiative for the launch of Small Business Week®, which is running from October 16 to 22 under the theme “Power up your business. Invest. INNOVATE. Grow.” Read the rest of this entry »

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