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App That: Government Of Alberta Makes Healthy Eating More Than Kids A Game

As the Government of Alberta was looking for ways to engage citizens and help education kids about the benefits of healthy eating they turned to DDB Canada to develop an innovative way to aspire and engage youth. The new initiative is part of The Government of Alberta’s province-wide program, titled the Healthy U 5&1 Experiment which helps families adopt wholesome habits by adding at least five servings of fruit and vegetables, and an hour of activity into each day.

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IDC: Android and iOS Combined 91.1% Of Worldwide Smartphone OS Market In 4Q12 & 87.6% For The Year

IDC released the latest number of smartphone shipments for the forth quarter of 2012 and it should come as no surprise that Android and iOS are at the top of the pile. Specifically the two represent 91.1% of all smartphone shipments during Q4 2012. Apple shipped a total of 207.6 million units worldwide during 4Q12, up 70.2% from the 122.0 million units shipped during 4Q11. For calendar year 2012, Android and iOS combined for 87.6% of the 722.4 million smartphones shipped worldwide, up from 68.1% of the 494.5 million units shipped during calendar year 2011.

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Square Launches In Canada, Brings Mobile Payment Solution

Square has been having a lot of success with their mobile payment solution for merchants. The startup headed up by Jack Dorsey, same guy behind Twitter recently secured a 200 million funding round and also closed a big deal with Starbucks (in the US only for now). As more and more Canadian are outfitting themselves with smartphones the

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Earnings: Score Media Reports Q3 2012, Digital Continues To Grow

Score Media reported their third quarter earnings for the period ending May 31, 2012 last week, revenues were $12.7 million compared to $13.1 million in the three months ended May 31, 2011. Of course digital was a big part of their growth with $1.1 million compared to $0.8 million for the same period the year prior as they were able to monetize their platform across Canada and the United States.

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