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5th November 2008

QuickPlay Media Selected as Finalist in TelcoTV Vision Awards

TorontoQuickPlay Media, the premier provider of mobile TV and video solutions, today announced that it has been named as a finalist in the Service Provider Innovation category in the First Annual TelcoTV Vision Awards. The awards recognize the most innovative and visionary new products, services or applications announced in the communications industry in the past year. QuickPlay Media is being recognized for its role in powering Rogers Vision, Canadas first fully-integrated mobile video and radio service offered exclusively from the regions largest wireless provider of voice and data services, Rogers Wireless.

The past year has witnessed an unprecedented mobile evolution, which includes growing adoption of mobile TV and video services such as Rogers Vision. To be recognized for the work we have done with Rogers is a tremendous honor, said Wayne Purboo, CEO of QuickPlay Media. Looking forward, we expect more and more companies from around the globe to turn to our quick-to-deploy, flexible mobile video solutions to deliver their customers high quality entertainment experiences that match their unique interests.

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5th November 2008

Need For Speed Coming to Life Next Summer

EA Brings Need for Speed to Life in Next Summer’s Biggest Drift and Time Attack Racing Event
London to Host Need for Speed Live 2009 International Race Event

Today at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Electronic Arts Inc. announced Need for Speed™ Live, a unique festival and competition that celebrates car culture. This first-time event, which is still being negotiated, will be open to the public and will be hosted next summer at the world famous Brands Hatch Circuit located near London, England. The weekend-long experience will be a showcase of entertainment, videogames, music, car shows and displays designed to appeal to fans of racing games, proud owners of hot vehicles, fans of exotic cars and motorsports enthusiasts.

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4th November 2008

Ultimate Game Card Now in Canadian Stores

Ultimate Game Card™, the prepaid gift card accepted by more than 200 online multiplayer games, is now available in western Canada at 294 Mac’s Convenience Stores, Inc. By the holiday season, 580 of Mac’s eastern stores will also stock Ultimate Game Card. While there are many prepaid cards targeted to multiplayer games, Ultimate Game Card is the only card accepted by more than 200 games and sold in more than 18,000 major retail stores in Canada and the U.S.

Developed and supported by PayByCash®, a subsidiary of PlaySpan, Inc., these pre-paid cards are available at Mac’s in a $20 denomination. They are redeemable at more than 200 online multiplayer game supported by PayByCash. Ultimate Game Card allows customers to make fast payments for online entertainment without submitting financial information.

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3rd November 2008

Breakthrough Animation to Produce New PreSchool Series With Treehouse

TorontoBreakthrough Animation is proud to announce that they have closed a production deal for My Big Big Friend, a new series that will be produced in association with Canadian preschool network Treehouse. Production on fifty-two eleven minute episodes will begin later this year.  The announcement was made today by Kevin Gillis, Ira Levy and Peter Williamson, Executive Producers at Breakthrough Animation.

“We are delighted to be working on My Big Big Friend with a broadcast partner that has an international reputation for quality entertainment,” said Kevin Gillis, executive producer and managing partner, Breakthrough Animation.  “Treehouse has had a tremendously positive effect on our creative development and our international broadcast relationships.  We anticipate that this series will be a major hit in all territories around the world. As our first Canada/Brazil CoProduction we believe 2DLab will be a wonderful partner on the series, bringing a tremendous amount of talent!”

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3rd November 2008

Cookee Corporation Launches ThotSpot

TorontoCookee Corporation, a digital media and marketing company specializing in web development, brand building and networking has announced the official launch of ThotSpot.

ThotSpot sends daily motivational quotes to its subscribers via a short, dynamic email newsletter along with links to other valuable resources. The easy to digest posts are insightful, free and loaded with additional information. The Quote Builder section enables subscribers to contribute to the community by submitting their own classics for others to view.
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3rd November 2008

Brewster Inc. Recognized for Award-Winning Web Strategies

Banff – It has been an exciting week for one of Canadas leading tourism organizations after receiving two awards for excellence in online travel marketing and web initiatives. Brewster Inc., based in Banff Alberta, has been awarded both the Ektron All-Star Best Travel Site Award and 2008 Alberta Pride Alto Award.

Developed by E-cubed Media Synthesis, the Brewster Vacations Canada web site was recognized with the 2008 Ektron All-Star award for the Best Travel Site. The Web site provides an enhanced online experience with a focus on usability, product content and dynamic functionality. The Ektron content management system is the technology behind the website, just one of 20,000 customer implementations worldwide, including Fortune 500 companies and countless well-known brands.

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3rd November 2008

Cybele Negris, COO of Webnames.ca Featured in Women Entrepreneurs Book

VANCOUVER – Webnames.ca Inc. is pleased to announce today that its Chief Operating Officer, Cybele Negris, has been featured in the recently released book New Pioneers: Stories of 100 BC Women Entrepreneurs.
New Pioneers is a full colour, coffee-table size book celebrating contemporary BC female entrepreneurship and innovation. Women entrepreneurs from 42 communities around the province were chosen to be profiled because they are role models and new pioneers in business. The book was compiled and published by the Women’s Enterprise Centre.
“At Women’s Enterprise Centre, we feel it is not only important to recognize and celebrate our entrepreneurial roots, but also essential to record those accomplishments for the generations to come” said Laurel Douglas,
CEO of the Women’s Enterprise Centre. “It is our hope that this book will build that awareness and encourage, influence, inspire, provide role models and motivate women and girls to consider entrepreneurship.”

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2nd November 2008

Calgoo Launches New Marketing Medium

Calgoo In-Calendar Marketing™ to Promote Time-sensitive Products and Services through Electronic Calendars

Vancouver – Calgoo announced today the immediate availability of its new product and service, Calgoo In-Calendar-Marketing. In-Calendar Marketing is the concept of promoting time-sensitive products and services via an electronic calendar. This is an entirely new marketing medium and Calgoo In-Calendar Marketing is the first software and services platform that enables other businesses to launch their own campaigns in this medium.

“Marketers are always on the lookout for the ‘new’ and ‘remarkable’ to help differentiate their products and services,” said Andrzej Kowalski, CEO, Calgoo. “Calgoo In-Calendar Marketing is exactly that. It is a new marketing medium that empowers sophisticated marketers with the ability to launch their own in-calendar marketing campaigns.”
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31st October 2008

Mycoobie.com To Host World of Warcraft Contests

Toronto – Mycoobie.com is going to host a series of contests for World of Warcraft (wow) players in the light of the release of the new expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. The contests focus on the content of the new expansion but also accept the game content related to the old wow itself, in the form of screen shot, video clip, or simply experience sharing. Moreover, cash prizes are given out weekly as rewards for contest winners.

There are two choices of contents, which fall under the following contests categories:

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30th October 2008

In Motion Technology Launches Unified Fleet and Mobile IT Management Platform

onBoard Mobility Manager provides anytime/anywhere vehicle information that helps improve efficiency, controls costs and optimizes communications

VANCOUVER – In Motion Technology, the leader in mobile networking technologies that efficiently connect and manage equipment, information and people in the field, today announced the launch of its next-generation onBoard Mobility Manager a scalable management platform that allows organizations to coordinate, track and troubleshoot vehicles, devices, and mobile networks remotely and in real time.

The onBoard Mobility Manager continuously collects and analyzes information from vehicles equipped with In Motions onBoard Mobile Gateway. The platform provides headquarters staff with a virtual dashboard of information from the field and sends alerts based on pre-set thresholds. The Mobility Manager works with standard web-browsers and displays detailed information about vehicles, networks and devices on a three dimensional map.

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