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24th October 2012

Use Apple’s Passbook With CardSwap To Earn Rewards For Shopping At Your Favourite Stores

cardswapThe recently released iPhone 5 and iOS6 operating system highlighted Apple Passbook as an innovative new feature, promising to relieve users from “searching through your email or fumbling with paper printouts” at checkouts while clicking on the Passbook icon often left you at a landing page where there wasn’t much to do – until now. Toronto-based CardSwap, an online gift card marketplace where consumers earn cash-back and gift card rewards when purchasing gift cards on everything from gas and groceries to clothing and electronics, has announced it has integrated its delivery platform directly with Apple’s Passbook.  Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2012

Ernst & Young Study Shows That CEOs Believe New Technology-Enabled Offerings Will Provide Greatest Opportunities For Media And Entertainment Industry

Ernst & YoungWhile 74% of CEOs say tech-enabled offerings are the future of the media and entertainment industry, they agree emerging markets hold the key to unlocking that potential revenue and growth, Ernst & Young says in a new survey. Opportunity And Optimism: How CEOs Are Embracing Digital Growth (PDF) reveals media and entertainment companies from around the globe unanimously agree that catering their offerings to digital ecosystems, where consumers can interact with content across multiple connected devices, is essential for growth. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2012

Change Management Strategies: How to Manage Change In Today’s Evolving World of Work

randstadChange is an inherent characteristic of any organization and like it or not, all organizations must change in order to remain relevant.  But it is how change is managed that can be the difference between surviving and thriving in business. Randstad Canada believes that when it comes to change management, leaders must apply a structured approach when implementing successful change management strategies. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2012

Never Do This At Home Begins Principal Photography

Bell Media’s Discovery Channel Canada and Insight Productions announced today that principal photography is underway on the first English-language version of the hugely successful Norwegian format Never Do This At Home. It was also confirmed that Teddy Wilson, current co-host of SPACE’s flagship daily entertainment talk show, INNERSPACE, and award-winning comedian Norm Sousa (The Sketchersons), will host the series. In development for the last six months, production on the 13-part series starts this week, shooting primarily on location at a 100-acre property in Brant County, Ontario. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2012

New Report: The Second Screen and Television

Canada Media FundIn response to legitimate questions raised by television production and broadcasting professionals regarding the use of a second-screen while viewing television broadcasts, Evolumedia Group has completed the first of three reports to be co-published with the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and funded by the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC). This status report covers the models, terms of use and growth prospects for the second screen phenomenon which is expanding rapidly due to a combination of massive influx of smartphones, tablets and other mobile personal communications devices into homes as well as the huge popularity of social media. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2012

Select Future Shop Stores To Host Midnight Opening For Halo 4 Launch

Future ShopWith the release of Halo 4 for Xbox 360 on the horizon, Future Shop is excited to announce opening 61 of its 149 stores across Canada at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2012 for the game’s release. In addition to opening stores early, Future Shop will be celebrating the release by giving away to the first customers an exclusive SteelBook™ case (minimum 10 per store) and downloadable content (DLC) for a customizable multiplayer Spartan IV Gungnir Armour Skin and helmet with Halo 4 purchase at midnight. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2012

Ball Hop Anniversary Edition Now On Android

renown entertainmentLast year, Renown Entertainment set out to create the best skeeball style game experience in the universe. With millions of combined downloads on mobile platforms and a steady stream of new and devoted players, that goal has been achieved. Android fans are responding positively with over ten thousand ratings and an average 4.3 out of 5 score on Google Play. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd October 2012

Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk On Teletoon In November

teletoonTELETOON presents the Canadian premiere of the high-flying series DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk on Saturday, November 3 with episodes one and two airing back-to-back starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series will be preceded by the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Academy Award®-nominated film How To Train Your Dragon at 6 p.m. ET/PT, which serves as the backdrop to this new animated series. Following the premiere of the first two episodes, the series will assume its regular weekly spot on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning November 8with episode three. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd October 2012

Days of Remembrance On Shaw Media

shawThis November, Shaw Media remembers the service and sacrifice of Canadian veterans with an extensive schedule of Canadian original programming. From live coverage of 2012 Remembrance Day events, to a documentary series in which veterans share personal war stories, Shaw Media’s Days of Remembrance provides viewers with an unrivaled set of programming that pays tribute to those who have bravely volunteered in military conflicts around the world. Airing Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11, HISTORY‘s Days of Remembrance offers the highly anticipated broadcast premieres of War Story and The Real Inglorious Bastards. The schedule includes exclusively Canadian-produced movies, specials and series such as Dieppe Uncovered, The Great Escape: Secrets Revealed, D-Day to Victory, Dig WW2, War Junk, Passchendaele, and Vimy Ridge: From Heaven to Hell. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd October 2012

Preventia to Unveil Functioning Prototype of Anti-Piracy Technology

mini-orbyDRM Informatics Corp., a subsidiary of Toront0-headquartered Preventia, Inc., plans to unveil a functioning prototype of its patent-protected anti-piracy technology by November 30. A demonstration for global software industry users and buyers is expected to provide evidence of the effectiveness of this solution to digital piracy, theft, and unauthorized use of digital property. Read the rest of this entry »

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