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26th April 2013

Yukoner Wins Prestigious National Screenwriting Award

mini-orbyYukon writer Mitch Miyagawa is the recipient of a coveted Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award, presented April 22 at the Uniun Nightclub in Toronto, for his film documentary A Sorry State. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th April 2013

Slant Six Launches Kids’ Game Max’s Pirate Planet

Slant Six GamesSetting sail today on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices, Max’s Pirate Planet – A Board Game Adventure™, a game for children of all ages developed and published by Galactic Reign and The Bowling Dead developer Slant Six Games. Set on a thrilling pirate-themed interactive spinning globe, Max’s Pirate Planet – A Boardgame Adventure™ allows children aged four and up to play as one of five colourful characters in an exciting race to find Barnacle Bill’s lost treasure. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th April 2013

XMG Title Fashion Star Boutique Marks Major Milestone

xmg studioXMG Studio‘s hit property Fashion Star Boutique® (FSB) has reached its 100 millionth design. This milestone is achieved only several months after XMG announced FSB hitting 50 million unique designs in late December 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th April 2013

Canada Media Fund Reports High Demand For Convergent Digital Media Incentive

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund announced today that the Convergent Digital Media Incentive (CDMI) for English language projects is now closed due to a high number of eligible applications received. The CMF will no longer be accepting applications from applicants who wish to receive funds for their English language digital media component from this incentive. Applicants who are eligible to receive funds from the French Convergent Digital Media Incentive allocation can still apply.  Read the rest of this entry »

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25th April 2013

HootSuite Continues Global Expansion With Apps For Tencent Weibo, VK.com And Russian Language Version

HootSuiteHootSuite has extended their App Directory with the introduction of two major social media networks: Tencent Weibo, China’s prevailing microblogging platform with over 540 million registered accounts, and VKontakle, more commonly known as VK.com – Russia’s largest social media network with over 200 million registered accounts. A new Russian language version of the dashboard has also been added. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2013

BCIC New Ventures Competition 2013 Round 2 Companies Named

BCIC New Ventures CompetitionThe 2013 BCIC-New Ventures Competition is moving right along, and 142 of the 145 entered companies are eligible to proceed to Round 2. The next round will see these companies working on a 5-page business overview, which is due for judging on May 9th. Take a look at the companies in the running for $300,000 in cash & prizes: Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2013

A New Incentive For English Language Production In Québec

Canada Media FundToday, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced the Anglophone Minority Incentive, a $3 M program designed to encourage television convergent production for English language production in Québec. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2013

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon Soundtrack By Power Glove Now Available For Pre-Order on iTunes

ubisoft canadaUbisoft has announced that the soundtrack of the Retro Futuristic Cyber Shooter Far Cry 3® Blood Dragon is available for pre-orders on iTunes and will release May 1st for $9.99. The soundtrack is also being offered to all PC digital pre-orders and with the PC retail version of the game. All 25 tracks are original creations from the group Power Glove. This soundtrack is their first collaboration on a video game. Their music style was a perfect and natural fit for Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon and they have delivered beyond all expectations. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2013

Shopify Announces Winners Of 3rd Build-A-Business Competition

shopifyOnline store ecommerce platform developer Shopify  has announced the winners of its third “Build-A-Business Competition.” During the 8-month competition period, over 10,000 entrepreneurs created new online businesses that sold over $55 million in products. Grand prizes are awarded to shops with the highest sales over a two-month period. Shopify partnered with Timothy Ferriss (The 4-Hour Workweek), Daymond John (Shark Tank, FUBU), Tina Roth Eisenberg (swissmiss) and Eric Ries (The Lean Startup), to offer each of the winners a $50,000 US investment in exchange for a 5% equity stake in their company. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2013

Music For Productions Finalizing Three More Foreign Sub-Publishing Deals

mini-orbyMusic for Productions has returned from a very successful NAB experience in Las Vegas, with the company presently finalizing 3 more foreign sub-publishing deals to assist with expanding their production music library worldwide. Hi-Five in South Korea, Soundiva in Italy and Altitude Music in the UK are the three new foreign territories that are now working with Music for Productions to provide more audio content to their production music library clients. Music For Productions is also working on several additional sub-publishing deals in other foreign territories. Read the rest of this entry »

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