19th September 2011

Social Tactics Introduces New Corporate Social Media Courses

social tacticsSocial Tactics is now offering corporate training courses in addition to their public workshops in social media and personal branding. The new corporate training courses, led by Susan Varty and Marc Roginsky, Co-founders of Social Tactics, are designed to address the corporate demand for understanding and embracing enterprise social recruiting, social media policies and best practices, and lead generation through social media.

“With social media access becoming the norm at work, more and more corporations want to be prepared to embrace the new shift in social communication using technology tools – inside or outside of the corporate firewall,” says Susan Varty. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th September 2011

Earth Day Art Contest for Young People

TD Financial GroupKnow a young budding artist? TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) and Earth Day® Canada invite teachers and parents to kick off the school year on a green note with the TD FEF and Earth Day Canada Art Contest.  Elementary school students across the country can submit an original drawing of their favourite part of nature for the chance to have their artwork featured on a limited edition TD FEF reusable shopping bag and win a $7,500 environmental grant for their school. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th September 2011

I Love Rewards Has A New Name

AchieversSocial Recognition company I Love Rewards has officially changed its name to Achievers. The company has experienced a 105% increase in monthly income over the past year, as well as growth in staffing of 162%. With $14 million in financing from JLA Ventures, GrandBanks Capital, Laurence Capital and Ontario Venture Capital Fund, Achievers is headquartered in Toronto and San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th September 2011

Jesper Kyd Provides The Score For Revelations

ubisoft canadaFollowing his critically acclaimed music for Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, British Academy award-winning composer Jesper Kyd has written and produced the original score for Assassin’s Creed® Revelations, the fourth installment in Ubisoft’s immensely popular video game franchise, alongside music composed by Lorne Balfe. To reflect the story’s multicultural setting of 16th Century Constantinople, Jesper Kyd has crafted a rich and evocative hybrid music score drawing on Greek, Renaissance and Middle-Eastern instrumentation, while combining his emotional melodic writing and acoustic/electronic styles associated with the series.  Assassin’s Creed Revelations will be available on November 15th for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC.
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19th September 2011

Production Underway on Season 2 of Really Me

FreshTVFresh TV, in association with Family Channel, announced that production starts today for Season 2 of its hit situation comedy Really Me. Season 2 of the spunky reality show-within-a-show is expected to premiere on Family Channel in Spring 2012.

“We are really excited to continue working with such a stellar cast of young stars and industry veterans for Season 2 of Really Me,” said Tom McGillis, President, Fresh TV Inc. “Viewers can expect to see Maddy and Julia encounter more drama than ever as they continue to negotiate the benefits and pitfalls of being reality TV stars.” Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2011

WWE Studios Acquires The Day

wwe studiosUS-based WWE Studios has acquired all US distribution rights to the Toronto International Film Festival cult hit The Day, Doug Aarniokoski’s visceral action thriller. The movie, which was filmed in Ottawa, screened to sold-out crowds in the Midnight Madness section of the Festival. WWE® will use its television, digital/social media and print assets, which reach more than 20 million people domestically each week, to help market the release of film. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th September 2011

Start Your Friday Happy Hour With Giggle Water

binary dawnBinary Dawn Interactive is pleased to announce that Giggle Water (99 cents USD) along with its complimentary, ad-supported free version Giggle Water: On the House is now available in the iTunes App Store.

Yip, it’s finally happy hour and Giggle Water with its proprietary “blot-o-meter” and curiously intoxicating beverages will have players excitedly swinging, swilling, swaying and swaggering with their iPhones and iPads until last call. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th September 2011

NCIX Opens New Distribution Center in United States

ncixCanadian computer component e-tailer NCIX has officially announced its new expansion into the United States. NCIX has developed a new warehouse location right in the heart of sunny California. Operations will commence on the 16th of September, 2011, and a Grand Opening Sale to celebrate the NCIX U.S. expansion will be coming shortly. The new warehouse is located at 21788 Garcia Lane in City of Industry, California.

“This new 45,000 sq.ft warehouse will allow us to provide our U.S. customers with the same great technology, fast shipping, and exceptional customer service that our Canadian customers have come to expect,” says President, Steve Wu.

General Manager, Terren Tong, added that, “Not only is NCIX bringing its great service and selection to the residents of the U.S, but also a vibrant community. Our team prides itself on the fact that we aren’t a bunch of corporate suits. Just like our customers, we are passionate PC enthusiasts who contribute daily to our product reviews, forums, Facebook page, YouTube channel, and Twitter.”

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16th September 2011

E-Debit Global Corporation Rolls Out Proprietary Mobile Payments Platform

e-debit globalE-Debit Global Corporation, in conjunction with its joint-venture with ebackup Inc. and Capital Six Limited, has announced its agreement with European and South African mobile Telco software and infrastructure provider IN-CORP AG’s Canadian subsidiary MapleTel.com to roll out its mobile and internet based payment platforms.

“After a comprehensive review with MapleTel president Johan Kok we find that we have a very dynamic opportunity to leverage our 12 years of PIN based financial transaction processing operational experience and our 2010 acquisition of DigiCoins Canada Inc. loyalty program and contactless technology with MapleTel telecom applications to initiate our E-Debit payment platform,” E-Debit Chief Executive Doug Mac Donald said in a joint statement with ebackup Inc. President Rowland Perkins. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th September 2011

Public Mobile Expands Canadian Roaming Coverage Area

public mobilePublic Mobile users can now talk and text in more areas across Canada. The company has expanded its Canadian roaming coverage area to include 93% of Canadians. The addition of a new roaming partner allows Public Mobile to expand the area in which its customers can use their phones. Eastern Canada will see the biggest expansion in roaming coverage, in addition to complete coverage of the Quebec City to Windsor, Ontario corridor.

“Public Mobile continues to offer the lowest price for Canadian roaming when compared to other new entrants,” said Public Mobile CEO Alek Krstajic. “We remain committed to bringing Canadians affordable cell phone service,” added Krstajic. For Canadian roaming it costs just 15-cents a minute to send or receive a call. Incoming texts are free and outgoing texts are 15-cents. Public Mobile’s online maps allow people to zoom into and focus on specific areas to determine coverage areas.

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