13th October 2011

Beware The Curse of the Powder Monkey

xmg studioFor many a month, the crafty coders at XMG Studios have been as busy as buccaneers readying the sails and their new game “Powder Monkeys” for launch. They’ve had plenty of piratey fun, the odd sword battle, and truth be told they’ve even plundered the rum reserve more than once, but now’s the time to head to ship ya land lover. XMG’s “Powder Monkeys” sets sail in the App store today, and now you can start testing their awesome iOS game. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th October 2011

Prototype 2 Set To Consume New York Comic-Con

Radical EntertainmentThings are about to get ‘real’ as Activision Publishing, Inc. confirmed today that PROTOTYPE®2Radical Entertainment’s highly anticipated open-world/action thriller — will be playable for the first time ever at New York Comic-Con in the Activision booth (#738).  In addition to giving fans a first taste of what PROTOTYPE 2′s new shape-shifting protagonist Sgt. James Heller is all about, Radical will also showcase part two of the game’s stunning three-part CG trailer series on the PROTOTYPE®2 web site on Friday October 14th, and has revealed the innovative online Infected monster creation tool PROTOTHINGY. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th October 2011

Mass Effect 3 Galaxy at War System Means Debut of Multiplayer

Bioware CorpEarth has been captured, the galaxy is on the verge of total extinction, and it’s up to you as Commander Shepard to assemble the counter offensive and take Earth back. Award-winning developer BioWare, a label of Electronic Arts Inc.  has announced that multiplayer will be coming to the critically-acclaimed Mass Effect series for the very first time as part of the new Mass Effect 3: Galaxy at War system. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th October 2011

Mobile Marketing Association Four City Seminar Tour

mobile marketing associationThe Mobile Marketing Association, along with its Premium Sponsors, is offering a series of interactive workshops  – Global Truths and Regional Relevance of Mobile Marketing: Insights Into The Canadian Marketplace in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal later this month. Tickets to these free sessions are limited, so register early. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th October 2011

The Baconing Thongsgiving Steam Sale

Hothead GamesIndependent games developer Hothead Games celebrated the Canadian Thanksgiving, er, Thongsgiving this week with a special Steam sale offering on the sizzling action-RPG The Baconing, which will be available for $7.49 until Wednesday, October 18th. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th October 2011

HootSuite Acquires Geotoko

HootSuiteHootSuite announced earlier today that it has acquired location-based marketing tool Geotoko, adding to the existing geo-location capabilities in the social media management dashboard. This geo-analytic software will help businesses market to, and understand their audience and customers.

The Geotoko technology reports on geo-based social media interactions like key influencers, customer sentiment, and demographic patterns to help businesses draw conclusions about audience behavior, as well as help brands reward customers for checking-in via Foursquare and Facebook Places. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th October 2011

99designs.ca Officially Launches Crowdsourcing Website

99 designsOnline marketplace crowdsourcing graphic design service 99designs has officially launched in Canada, providing small businesses with an unrivalled resource to source professional logos, web, and other graphic design work. Now any small business in Canada can provide a design brief to a global community of more than 120,000 designers, receive an average of 90 design concepts and yet pay in Canadian currency. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th October 2011

IBM To Acquire Platform Computing

IBMIBM has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Toronto’s Platform Computing, a provider of cluster and grid management software for distributed computing environments. The acquisition is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of 2011, subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th October 2011

Angoss Software and Meridian-IQ Launch Strategic Partnership

angossAngoss Software Corporation and US-based Meridian-IQ Inc. have announced a strategic partnership to bring the latest and most innovative predictive analytics solutions to mutual fund and other companies selling through the financial advisor channel. Angoss’ proven predictive analytics solution is combined with Meridian-IQ’s industry-leading advisor database to deliver targeted and prioritized financial advisor prospect leads. Companies can now better grow and optimize their channel sales and marketing strategies based on the profiles of their best performing advisors. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th October 2011

Canadians Must Do More to Avoid Deceptive Marketing Tactics

Visa Canada has released its second annual Deceptive Marketing Survey, revealing that 21 per cent of Canadian credit card holders have been the victim of unauthorized charges resulting from an offer they accepted online or over the phone.visa canada

Visa conducted its national survey of more than a thousand Canadians to gauge awareness and educate consumers about the dangers of deceptive marketing practices, which typically involve hidden clauses in offers or terms that are not well disclosed resulting in recurring payments or additional fees.  Although 79 per cent of respondents from the Prairie Provinces claim to be aware of deceptive marketing, the percentage of cardholders being victimized is worryingly high. Read the rest of this entry »

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