15th October 2012

Bill And Sons Towing Goes Mobile on iOS

movie orbyBill & Sons Towing, the ten?part comedic web series, is making its next stop on Apple devices as independent production company Ready, Set, Panic launches a dedicated app on the App Store. Bill & Sons Towing: The App brings users into the fictional and funny digital world of the father-­son towing company. The dysfunctional family at the heart of this series debuted on YouTube earlier this year, featuring the dark depravity of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia with the emotional heart of Modern Family. It stars Canadian Comedy Award-winning sketch troupe The Imponderables and a host of Canadian talent including Gemini Award-­winners Nicholas Campbell, Sonja Smits and Jayne Eastwood. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2012

Don Tapscott Releases iOS App

mini-orbyThinkers50 and Rotman School of Management have launched a groundbreaking app that provides an encyclopedic look at one of the world’s most influential thinkers: The Don Tapscott iPad App: New Solutions for a Connected Planet. Rather than a book, best-selling author and new media theorist Tapscott has developed an interactive and evolving tool appropriate for the digital age. The app introduces Tapscott’s latest thinking on how we can rebuild 10 institutions including the corporation, government, science, education, the media, democracy and our systems for solving global problems.  As such it’s a pretty bold initiative – proposing ideas on how we can do nothing less than rebuild our civilization for the networked age. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2012

BDC Survey Cites Insufficient Working Capital As One Of Several Obstacles For Small Business Owners

bdcA majority – almost 60% — of Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) say they intend to invest in their businesses within the next 12 months, according to a survey on investment intentions released today by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). Entrepreneurs say they plan to invest in Machinery & Equipment, Human Resources, working capital for marketing, and Information Technologies to increase their productivity. They also invest to create new products, develop new markets and increase production capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2012

Women Are Changing The Face Of Canadian Entrepreneurship

kpmgA growing number of Canadian women are leaving the traditional workforce to join the emerging trend of female home-based entrepreneurs. Statistics Canada reports 951,600 self-employed women in Canada as of July 2012, up from 790,400 10 years ago. The agency says self-employment in Canada has grown as fast among women as it has among men in the past 20 years.  Even more recently in times of economic uncertainty, the rate of self-employed women has grown faster than men. In 2009, a year of downturn for the labour market, the number of self-employed women rose 5.4 percent from the year before, while the number of female employees overall fell 1.1 percent. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2012

TEDxVancouver Reveals Complete Speaker Roster

tedxThe countdown is on: there is less than one week left until TEDxVancouver‘s “Confluence” program at the Orpheum Theatre. Today, the organizing committee of TEDxVancouver is pleased to announce its complete roster of 14 speakers who will share, entertain and inspire with their messages revolving around Confluence. Speakers at TEDxVancouver are handpicked for their inspirational thinking, and in the TED tradition, each is challenged to offer their audience an idea worth sharing in “the talk of their life” in 18 minutes or less. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2012

My Singing Monsters 48 Hour sale

Big Blue BubbleBig Blue Bubble has announced that all new players for the studio’s iOS game My Singing Monsters will receive a free Bucket of Diamonds when they log on for the first time – that’s a $4.99 expansion for free, courtesy of Appoday. Populate an island and watch what happens. Create unique havens by landscaping and arranging your creatures. Name them, feed them, make them happy – each monster is loaded with personality. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2012

West Coast Geeks Versus Nerds – Episode 3: Globe Trotting And Planet Hopping

West Coast Geeks versus NerdsThis November 13th, West Coast Geeks versus Nerds salutes that big blue dot we call our home, planet Earth, with two rousing debates. One about those who have gone to extremes to explore and travel our planet, and one about those that visit beyond the stars to protect our world. We take two pop culture icons, debate them on our stage, and you – the audience – decide the winners! Laughs will be had, threats will be made, prizes will be given, and your fandom will be tested before the night is over. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2012

Canadian Mentorship Challenge

global entrepreneur weekStartup Canada has partnered with partner with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation and CATA Alliance to present the Canadian Mentorship Challenge, a nation-wide challenge during Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 12 – 18, 2012, to encourage organizations and groups across Canada to organize mentorship events in their communities in an effort to collectively mentor more than 10,000 enterprising Canadians over the course of the week. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2012

Still A Few Seats Available For The EDC C200 International Trade and Investment Forum In Montreal

During the C200 Forum taking place in Montreal this October 22nd through 24th, Export Development Canada is offering internationally focused panel discussions featuring international and domestic venture capital funds and investors who will present their portfolios and investment strategies to a select group of Canada’s 200 leading startups and early-stage technology companies (i.e. the C200). Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2012

Last Day To Get VIP Tickets For Video Games Live Canadian Tour

Video Games LiveAre you the ultimate gamer and want special backstage access to the most popular video game concert in the world? How about a tour of what goes on behind the scenes by VGL Creator/Executive Producer/Host and video game legend Tommy Tallarico?  Are you interested in the very best seats in the house and a VIP package of exclusive goodies?  Then don’t miss your chance to get the ultimate  2012 Canadian Tour Video Games Live VIP Experience tickets, because this offer will end today – Monday, October 15th – at 10pm. The press release doesn’t give a time zone, so I will presume it’s Eastern. Ticket prices vary depending on the city and venue. A link to ticket sales is available below. Read the rest of this entry »

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