9th September 2011

Young Women In Moncton Encouraged In Technology

Government of CanadaYoung women in the Moncton area will have the opportunity to learn about careers and educational possibilities in the trades and technology sector thanks to support from the Government of Canada. Mr. Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament for Moncton–Riverview–Dieppe, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2011

Toronto Urban Film Festival Launches 5th Silent Film Festival

TUFFThe official selections for the 5th annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) were announced today at a press conference held on the southbound platform of the Dundas subway station and attended by TTC Chair Karen Stintz.

Sixty-three silent, one-minute films made the cut from over 370 works submitted from Canada and around the world. TUFF runs September 9 – 18, 2011 on the Onestop network of digital platform screens located across the Toronto subway system. Unique in North America, TUFF screens a variety of genres at 10 minute intervals throughout the day. Also announced at the press conference were two new initiatives: Urban Screens: Creating for an Urban Public panel discussion, and The Screening Room – both located at The Drake Hotel. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2011

Free Social Media Event To Kick Off Business Guru Cross Canada Tour

business guruBusiness Guru, a company whose mantra is “great events for great entrepreneurs” has chosen to kick off a cross-Canada tour in Hamilton Ontario with a free networking, breakfast and social media seminar: From Conversation to Conversion: Using Social Media to Drive Sales. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2011

Gay Dating App Gets Video

stark mobileVancouver’s Stark Mobile Media is pleased to release GuySpy 2.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, with video, integrated blog, Cruise, and Spanish language support.

In addition to video, this latest release of GuySpy features Buzz, which integrates GuySpy’s popular gay blog. Another new feature, Cruise, takes users through the latest uploaded photos in GuySpy. But the key differentiator, according to Jeff Prete, General Manager of Stark Mobile Media, is video. “By adding video to our app, we believe that we now have the most robust, full-featured gay dating app on the market. In-chat video messaging is something that our customers have been asking for, and we are pleased to be able to deliver it,” said Prete. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2011

Your Child Could Be An App Star

First there were radio stars, then TV stars, now…. there are app stars! Australia’s Treasure Bound Books, creator of the interactive book app, “Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island,” is launching a treasure hunt of its own for three treasure kai promochildren aged 4-12 to feature as cartoons in the Treasure Kai app. The “Treasure Kai” book app was recently named a “Best of the Best, Top 25 Essential Children’s Book App” by Digital Storytime.

As part of the “Be an App Star” contest, award-winning illustrator of Treasure Kai, Vic Guiza, will draw the winners onto Main Street next to Kai’s treasure shop. To “audition” for the cameo roles, children from around the world are encouraged to illustrate their most creative treasure maps and place Kai somewhere on the map. Parents can submit their child’s creations to Treasure Bound Books via email or the web site. Submissions will be accepted throughout the month of September. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2011

Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions And Backup Manager Announce Partnership

Dynamic Manufacturing SolutionsEnterprise resource planning  provider Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions (DMS), one of Canada’s fastest growing companies, has partnered with Backup Manager Corporation (BMC) to provide customers with a safe, cost-efficient way of storing and recovering critical data. The partnership between the two Edmonton companies is effective immediately.

BMC delivers powerful cloud backup capabilities, sometimes referred to as on-line data backup, that allow companies to modernize their data storage processes for greater efficiency, control, and backup manageravailability. Users can easily perform cloud data backups and restoration utilizing the simple and flexible processes in BMC’s business-class cloud backup and recovery solution. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2011

Arctic Air Coming To CBC In January

omni filmFlying onto the airwaves January 9, 2012, Omni Film teams up with CBC for the much anticipated dramatic series, Arctic Air. Principal photography on the inaugural season began September 6, 2011 on the 10 x 1 hour episodes, shooting at various locations in Vancouver and Yellowknife – and their production office is just down the street from us.Adam Beach

With a strong adventure component, Arctic Air explores the world of the Canadian North through an airline that provides vital services to remote communities. In a world where tradition and modernity often clash, the people from Arctic Air navigate personal relationships, the problems of a financially struggling airline, the impact of a sudden resource boom while confronting the constant adversary, the Arctic itself. With heart and humor, Arctic Air brings a dramatic twist to living life without a safety net, all against the stunning but unpredictable background of the North. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2011

Privacy Commissioner Unveils New Youth Privacy Tool

Government of CanadaThe Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has launched a tool to help teachers and community leaders talk with younger Canadians about protecting their privacy online.

The youth presentation package – Protecting Your Online Repcomes right in time for back-to-school. It offers people who work with youth the information necessary to offer an engaging and effective presentation in their own schools and communities. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2011

ViXS Launches XConnex Brand for Networking and Communication Products

vixsViXS Systems Inc. has announced a new product category under the brand XConnex. XConnex products are focused on developing advanced home networking and communication products optimized to work with ViXS’ video technologies in the XCode family of networked media processing products.

“The XConnex brand is a strategic part of our product and technology portfolio as it extends ViXS’ leadership and capabilities in delivering end-to-end system solutions,” said Sally Daub, president and CEO of ViXS Systems. “ViXS’ customers will deliver cutting edge products more quickly to market when they leverage the optimized platform that combines ViXS’ XConnex products, XCode media processors, and XtensivTM software suite.” Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2011

Quebec Technology Association Looking For Startups

Quebec Technology AssociationThe Quebec Technology Association (AQT) invites managers and partners in the information and communications technologies industry to recommend candidates for the third year of its 1-2-3 GO! program. Each year, the program provides 33 business startups with the opportunity to take advantage of a free AQT membership, a targeted support program and substantial savings on the registration fee for other training and AQT Accelerator networking services.

“We offer 33 free memberships per year, based on recommendations from our members who want emerging businesses to learn from experienced managers. This way, startups in accelerated growth mode can avoid potentially costly errors”, says Nicole Martel, President and General Manager of the Quebec Technology Association. Read the rest of this entry »

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