4th October 2013

Creative BC Announces Slate 2.0 Development Fund

BC Film And MediaCreative BC will provide BC-based film or television entertainment companies with an envelope of money to support the development of two or more eligible film, television or digital media projects in the form of a non-recoupable development advance of up to $50,000. The fund is intended to leverage investment from the private sector, develop a presence in the international marketplace, and encourage development, production and marketing strategies which address new opportunities in digital media and online. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

Disc Version Of Nintendo’s Remastered Classic Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Launches At Retail

Nintendo CanadaOctober 4th marks a day of new adventures for fans of The Legend of Zelda franchise with the launch of the packaged version of one of the greatest video games of all time, the remastered The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for the Wii U home console. The disc comes with distinctive gold-foil packaging and is available at a suggested price of $49.99. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

Synbiota Connects Hackers And Scientists To Revolutionize Biotech

SynbiotaCanadian startup Synbiota Inc., has launched its revolutionary web based collaborative biotech development platform, bringing increased security, transparency, and efficiency to life science research. Built on cutting edge web technologies and embracing open source, Synbiota hopes to radically accelerate life science research by providing both open science, and secure research tools. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

Comic App Hopes To Change How Comics Are Read On The iPad

the comic machineFounded in 2010 in Toronto by Jim Woo and John McLachlan who have careers in the ad industry, The Comic Machine comics are unique because they are created and optimized for digital viewing on the iPad without the constraints of adapting an existing print edition. The app, available now on iTunes, uses xml code to control the display of dialogue bubbles and cropped images that float on layers above the page. With each tap the page builds and animates automatically and then rests to allow the user to read before loading the next set of actions. With an investment from Telefilm Canada’s CMF fund, the publisher set out to develop a new digital comic book platform for the iPad. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

TunnelBear Rumbles With Online Trackers And Social Media

tunnelbearTunnelBear, a Toronto company building apps to make online privacy and an open Internet accessible to everyone, is squaring off with data brokers, advertisers and social media companies that track everything consumers do online. While it’s as simple as an on/off button to the user, in the background the new TunnelBear app is protecting user privacy by hiding both the users’ IP address and zapping many of the ads, scripts, cookies, social buttons and beacons that these companies are using to track consumers online. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

QuickMobile Takes Mobile Event App Gamification To Next Level

quickmobileQuickMobile, a Vancouver-based developer of mobile apps for meetings, conferences and exhibitions, today announced the availability of a new configurable gamification module for its industry-leading MobileEvent event app platform. The module makes it fast, easy and affordable to add gamification benefits to any single event app for any-size meeting or organization. With QuickMobile, event planners and organizers have greater flexibility when using in-app games to achieve meeting goals and objectives, from increasing attendance and networking to promoting education and participation. In addition to the new game module, QuickMobile also develops fully customized games from the ground up to further enhance attendee engagement and improve the event experience. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

Ubisoft Announces Assassin’s Creed Heritage Collection For EMEA Territories

ubisoft canadaUbisoft® announced the release of Assassin’s Creed® Heritage Collection available exclusively in EMEA territories for the Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and Windows PC versions of the game. Assassin’s Creed Heritage Collection is a high value compilation of the five previous Assassin’s Creed games and will be available in stores from November 8, 2013 in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

Broad-Connect Telecom Introduces VoIP Video Conferencing

broadconnect telecomBroad-Connect Telecom, an Ontario-based provider of managed data, voice, security and hosted IT services, has announced the launch of its VoIP Video Conferencing solution for multi-location business customers. The video and voice solution augments Broad-Connect Telecom’s current SIP Trunking and Hosted PBX solution offerings allowing companies of all sizes to purchase an affordable Video Conferencing platform and introduce new companies to Broad-Connect Telecom’s access services. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

Stingray Digital Announces Karaoke Channel App For Samsung Smart TVs

Stingray DigitalStingray Digital, a Montreal-based supplier of music services for multi-channel television service providers worldwide, announced today the availability of The Karaoke Channel App for Samsung Smart TVs. Designed and optimized for the large screen experience, this easy-to-use app delivers thousands of high-quality HD karaoke videos to television sets instantly through internet streaming. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

Telus Launches Wise Internet And Smartphone Education

telusTELUS is launching TELUS WISE (Wise Internet and Smartphone Education), a unique program available to Canadians for free, offering seminars and online resources that will help keep all members of Canadian families safer online. Whether it’s protecting children from cyberbullying and sexual exploitation or keeping elderly safe from financial fraud and identity theft, developing more online-savvy is critical to a family’s overall safety when using the Internet on computers, tablets and smartphones alike. Read the rest of this entry »

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