3rd November 2011

NAPPA Honours Award For Garfield’s Comic Boom

Toon BoomToon Boom Animation Inc. has announced that Garfield’s Comic Boom has been granted the prestigious Honours Award by the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), in the software category. This NAPPA Award is a remarkable addition to Garfield’s Comic Boom impressive award-winning track record since its launch in August 2011. It has already received the 2011 Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval and the 2011 Preferred Choice Award granted by Creative Child Magazine. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2011

Great Canadian Appathon Final Face-off Tonight

Great Canadian Appathon 2Fuelled by pizza and energy drinks more than 400 students across Canada worked non-stop over the weekend of September 30th to develop 88 mobile games during the Great Canadian Appathon2. Presented by XMG Studio and the National Post, the Great Canadian Appathon2 gave students the opportunity to win over $50,000 in cash and prizes, get their game published and even win a chance at a job in the games industry at XMG Studio. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2011

Onate Press Officially Launched

Onate Press, Canada’s newest publishing house, was officially launched yesterday in Calgary. An imprint of Eaton International Consulting Inc., this independent press focuses on non-fiction, technical and educational texts from Canadian authors in both print and e-book formats, selling mainly to book stores, libraries and distributors.The press launches with 5 titles: Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2011

Kids Help Phone Asks Canadians To Take A Stand Against Cyber-Bullying

kids help phoneWith Bullying Awareness Week (November 14-20) nearly upon us, Kids Help Phone is drawing attention to Bullying.orgcyberbullying, a form of bullying that is witnessed by most people who spend time online, and one element of a solution that may have been overlooked: the bystander. We all see them – the insults and name calling at the end of a news story, a blog post, or on online forums; cruel emails and texts; the posting of embarrassing photos on Facebook groups; and online gossiping are all examples of cyberbullying. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2011

Canadian Top 100 R and D Corporations Invest 9.4B In Research And Development Initiatives

research infosourceResearch Infosource, Canada’s source of Research and Development intelligence, has announced that RIM, BCE and IBM Canada lead the country in spending valuable resources on research and development initiatives. Total research income for Canada’s Top 100 R&D Corporations was $9.4 billion in Fiscal 2010, down from $10.4 billion in Fiscal 2009, a 9.4% decrease over Fiscal 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2011

Ooma Launches Free Home Phone Service In Canada

ooma canadaOoma, Inc., a provider of HD-quality free home phone service in the U.S., has announced that it is expanding into the Canadian market. Beginning today, Canadians can enjoy free crystal-clear calls to any phone number in Canada with the one-time purchase of the Ooma Telo™. The innovative Ooma Telo plugs into a high-speed Internet connection and existing home phone to provide free phone calls and bundled features including voicemail, caller ID, call waiting and 911 service. After the initial purchase, customers pay only applicable taxes and fees. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2011

Diversinet Awarded US Patent For Encryption Method

diversinetToronto’s Diversinet Corp., a developer of “Connected and Protected” mobile healthcare communications, was awarded a U.S. patent for an encryption method that addresses growing concerns about protecting sensitive personal data stored on a mobile device. U.S. Patent No. 8,051,297, “A Method for Binding a Security Element to a Mobile Device,” covers the security of information on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2011

Bell Media Makes Key Appointments to Independent Production Team

bell mediaBell Media has announced the completion of the re-alignment of its Independent Production unit, as well as key appointments to the team. Headed by Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, the unit has been re-structured to reflect development and production of original Canadian production by genre across all Bell Media properties, representing a change from the previous channel-specific model. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2011

Totem Recognized For Creative Web Excellence

transcontinentalTotem, part of Transcontinental Media’s Content Solutions Group, has been recognized for creative web excellence by the W3 Awards for a second consecutive year, capturing silver awards in three categories. The W3 Awards – sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts – honours creative excellence on the web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award-winning sites, marketing programs, and video work created for the web. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2011

Ryerson U President Says Schools Must Do More To Educate Innovative Youth

Ryerson UniversityCanada’s universities are home to many “bright, young innovators” and much more needs to be done to help bring their ideas to market, Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy told the Economic Club of Canada in an address today. Saying “it’s young people who will produce the next wave of innovative ideas and intellectual property,” Levy told a sold-out room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel that universities need to better educate young people on how to create their own businesses and take their innovations to market. Read the rest of this entry »

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