22nd September 2011

Achievers Raises Over 50K for Princess Margaret Hospital

AchieversAchievers (formerly I Love Rewards) has announced today that it concluded its Annual Customer Experience event (ACE) by sending a team to walk in the Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™, a fundraiser in support of Princess Margaret Hospital, one of the top five cancer research centers in the world. Every year, Achievers selects a cause to support as part of the customer conference. This year’s cause was cancer research. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

Devolutions Releases Major Update to Remote Desktop Manager

devolutionsDevolutions has announced a major update to its Remote Desktop Manager, an application that enables users to securely and rapidly add, edit, delete, share, organize and find their remote connections/virtual machines. This latest version of Remote Desktop Manager (6.5), which compliments the firm’s Remote Desktop Manager Online platform, is available in two editions — Standard and Enterprise – and offers more security, versatility, integration and team-oriented features, including: Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

Biztree Celebrates Ten Years

biztreeIn celebration of 10 outstanding years in business, Quebec-based business and legal templates software company Biztree has announced its plans to host an extravagant Gala Night at the panoramic rooftop terrace of Club 737 on top of 1 Place Ville-Marie, 7 PM on Friday, September 23rd.

Jonathan Defoy and Bruno Goulet founded Biztree in 2001. The company’s flagship document template software Business-in-a-Box contains 1,500 easily customizable business forms and contracts that allow companies and start-ups to write legally sound documents in minutes including business plans and employment agreements without spending valuable resources or hiring lawyers. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

New Release of e-Sign Desktop Supports MS Word and Excel 2010

silanisElectronic signature provider Silanis Technology has announced the release of e-Sign Desktop™ 7.0 (formerly known as ApproveIt Desktop) with support for Microsoft Word and Excel 2010. The company’s flagship product is the most flexible electronic signature solution for internal business processes. The expanded support in version 7.0 will ensure organizations can benefit from the efficiency and security of e-signatures in the environment of their choice. In addition to Microsoft Word and Excel 2010, e-Sign Desktop supports IBM Forms, MS InfoPath, and Adobe Acrobat. For a complete list of supported applications and environments, visit e-Sign Desktop Product Documentation. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

NFB Marks Death of Documentary Pioneer Tom Daly

Tom DalyOne of the pioneers of Canadian cinema and documentary filmmaking, legendary National Film Board of Canada (NFB) producer Tom Daly, who passed away at the Chateau Westmount in Montreal on September 18th. Mr. Daly, who was surrounded by family, died peacefully at the age of 93 after a lengthy illness. He retired in 1984 with a legacy of more than 300 films, produced during 44 years of dedicated service. The NFB’s blog features a tribute to Tom Daly, where users can watch some of his films and add their own comments and recollections.

Daly was born in Toronto on April 25, 1918, and joined the NFB in 1940 as a production assistant directly out of University of Toronto in order to contribute to Canada’s war effort. Widely acknowledged as the most important figure ever to work in the English-language branch of the NFB, Daly was a brilliant editor and producer, capable of inspiring his colleagues’ best work. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

Indie Guest Levels Announced for They Bleed Pixels

spooky squid gamesIndependent game developer Spooky Squid Games has announced that its upcoming Xbox Live Indie Game They Bleed Pixels will feature guest levels created by four indie developers. Featuring a distinct visual style that blends pixel art with paper and ink textures, They Bleed Pixels is a singular mix of intense platforming and fierce beat-em-up action.

They Bleed Pixels tells the story of a young girl haunted by a mysterious book and her violent Lovecraftian nightmares. The game features a robust one button combat system and a mid-level save system that requires players to execute stylish kills in order to earn checkpoints. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

Telefilm Canada Names Monsieru Lazhar As Possible Oscar Contender

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada, which chairs the pan-Canadian Oscar selection committee, is proud to announce that the feature film Monsieur Lazhar, directed by Philippe Falardeau, has been submitted as Canada’s choice for consideration as a possible nominee in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 84thAcademy Awards, to be held in Hollywood on February 26, 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

CRTC Takes Action To Ensure A Wide Choice Of Television Programming Across Platforms

CRTCThe Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has announced a new framework for large integrated companies that will allow them to innovate and respond to new opportunities in a fast-changing environment. The CRTC is also establishing measures to eliminate the potential for these companies to harm their competitors or restrict consumer choice.

“Given the size of the Canadian market, there are benefits to integrating television programming and distribution services under the same corporate umbrella,” said Konrad von Finckenstein, Q.C., Chairman of the CRTC. “At the same time, we felt that some safeguards were needed to prevent anti-competitive behaviour. In particular, Canadians shouldn’t be forced to buy a mobile device from a specific company or subscribe to its Internet service simply to access their favourite television programs.” Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd September 2011

Pythian Introduces New Oracle Database Appliance Fixed Price Deployment

The Pythian Group, Inc., a leading provider of remote database and applications infrastructure servicesand a Platinumpythian member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), has added the new Oracle Database Appliance to its fixed-price database migration and support offering after testing the product during the beta program.

Pythian is confident the Oracle Database Appliance will be in high demand given its unique value proposition as a simple, highly reliable and affordable database appliance that is ideally suited for small to midsized companies and departmental databases. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st September 2011

Serebra Engages Students with More Social Features

serebraSerebra Learning Corporation has announced important enhancements to the Serebra Campus learning management system (LMS) that will make it easier for students to learn while engaging with each other, and with administrators.

“We constantly look to advance our platforms in ways that motivate students and that enrich their on-line learning environments,” said Serebra’s President and CEO, Taleeb Noormohamed. “I am particularly excited about our second round of new social learning tools. Students can find fun and more meaningful ways to track their educational progress.” Read the rest of this entry »

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