18th October 2011

Canadian Government Unveils Emergency Management Online Tools

Government of CanadaEarlier today at the National Roundtable on Disaster Risk Reduction, the Honourable Vic Toews, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, unveiled two online tools to help Canadians prepare for emergencies. The first, the enhanced Canadian Disaster Database, will help Canadians learn about risks affecting their regions. The second, a mobile-friendly Get Prepared site, gives Canadians mobile access to steps they can take to prepare for and to cope during emergencies. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

TeraGo Networks Launches Voice Services in Winnipeg

teragoNational wireless broadband service provider TeraGo Inc. has announced the launch of its Voice services in the Winnipeg market. TeraGo Voice™ offers Canadian businesses a simple, more flexible, and cost effective local voice service across TeraGo’s facilities based IP network. TeraGo Voice is now available in major markets across the country including those in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

University of Surrey to Implement Desire2Learn Learning Suite

desire2learnDesire2Learn U.K. Ltd., a member of the Desire2Learn family of companies, has announced that England’s University of Surrey will be implementing Desire2Learn® Learning Suite across several faculties and departments within the institution. The six year agreement will see implementation of the Desire2Learn platforms begin in October 2011 with the system due to go-live in August 2012 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

DrinkBox Studios Announces Guacamelee

drinkbox studiosToronto developer DrinkBox Studios has announced that it is working on a new downloadable game titled Guacamelee, a game that features a down on his luck Mexican named Juan Aguacate, who sets out to save the world when El Presidente’s Daughter is kidnapped by an Evil Charro Skeleton. The story takes place in and around a small village in Mexico, and has the player travelling through alternate dimensions including “The World of the Dead” and “The World of Nightmares” on his quest to rescue the girl he loves. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

Warren Franklin Departs CEO Post at Rainmaker Entertainment

RainmakerThe board of directors of Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. have announced that Warren Franklin has left the Vancouver studio. Rainmaker Entertainment will be recognizing a charge to operations in the fourth quarter of approximately $1 million related to Franklin’s departure. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

timesPoynt App in India is Now Live

poyntCalgary’s Poynt Corporation, a provider of mobile local search services, and partner Times Internet Limited, the internet and mobile venture of India’s largest media house – the Times Group, have announced the launch of their mobile local search application, timesPoynt in India. The new App, developed by Poynt Corp. in partnership with TIL, will provide users in India access to the most locally relevant, GPS-enabled service that gives users the power of multiple applications in one intuitive mobile application. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

Field Agent App Launches In Canada

field agentYour kids have always considered you the expert on everything from monsters under their beds to the best way of getting chewing gum out of their hair. Your friends know just who to call when they’re looking for a great new sushi place, or want to price-check a popular item. Thanks to Field Agent, you can apply your expertise to situations just like these (well, monsters notwithstanding) – and help your household bottom line in the process. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

Small Business Profile Shows Big Job Creation In BC

Government of CanadaThe governments of Canada and British Columbia have released the Small Business Profile 2011 (PDF), a report that highlights the major role that small businesses play in BC’s economic success, through job creation, wage increases, exports and contributions to the province’s gross domestic product. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2011

Christina Hendricks and Sean Faris Star in Need for Speed The Run

EA Black BoxBlack Box and Electronic Arts Inc. have announced that Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Sean Faris (Vampire Diaries) will star in the upcoming action racing game Need for Speed™ The Run. The video game will feature the actors as lead characters in an intense race-for-your-life story taking players on a cross-country race from San Francisco to New York. Powered by Frostbite™ 2, Black Box Studio makes its return and takes the action racing genre to new heights with stunning visuals and car physics that hug the road at insanely fast speeds. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th October 2011

Social Media 101 Full Day Seminar In Langley

There will be a hands-on, classroom based training session for businesses or organizations wanting to learn about and how to effectively use Social Media to tell their story and help grow their business being held in North Langley on October 26th.

By the end of the day, you’ll be fully set up on Google Places, have your own Facebook Business page, Twitter account, YouTube Channel, LinkedIn profile and learn how to manage it. Over 60 local businesses are now seeing their business grow through Social Media.

The seminar will be taught by Jonathan Christian of WeMakeStuffHappen.com, and costs $397.00 per person plus HST. Your seminar fee includes great snacks, beverages, lunch, a detailed workbook and a certificate of graduation. Attendees will need to bring their laptop or tablet, power cord and an open mind. Please see the event web page for full details on location and registration.

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