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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2nd November 2011

Going Loud Studios Presents DLC Quest

going loud studiosGoing Loud Studios is proud to announce that “DLC Quest” is now available on the Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace. Gamers can download it for 80 MS Points and find out what happens when DLC practices go too far.  In this latest title from the Ottawa-based indie developer,  players will defeat the bad guy, save the world and get the girl in a game that mocks the game development industry and its foibles – but first you’ll need to find coins to buy DLC to enable animation, sound and even pausing. Thankfully DLC Quest is just satire and all of the DLC is purchased with in-game coins, but it could be considered a cautionary tale for the future… Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2011

Social Media For PR and Communications Specialists Conference

Social Media For PR & Comms: Increasing ROIProduced by Canadian Business Conferences, Social Media For PR & Comms: Increasing ROI is a two-day event that will examine the most effective cutting-edge methods and technologies to increase and measure social media ROI ensuring that the investment in resources is worthwhile, that a strategy can be integrated with existing communications and that all stages can be effectively managed to deliver ROI. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2011

IAB Canada and Brightroll Release New 2011 Media Spend Report

iabcAs part of its ongoing effort to boost the number and type of original, Canadian research studies into Digital marketing and advertising trends and tactics, IAB Canada has announced a recent partnership with BrightRoll Canada to create BrightRoll’s 2011 Canadian Video Advertising Report (PDF). The study, which is based on the responses of more than 100 decision-makers and media buyers at leading Agencies across Canada, shows that although Advertisers have been slow to match to Canadians’ global-leading viewership of Digital Video with ad spend to date, Agencies expect the largest overall change in Digital media spend in 2011 to come from Online + Mobile Video advertising increases. Read the rest of this entry »

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