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Canadian Olympic Team Launches #WeAreWinter Campaign

By Dave Forde / December 31, 2013

There are only 37 days left until the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games and today the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has just launched its “We Are Winter” campaign. As part of the campaign, a national video, “We Are Winter,” was created which entitled Crossroads featuring Sochi medal hopefuls Kaillie Humphries,Mark McMorris and Mikaël Kingsbury, will air nationally during CBC’s coverage of the 2014 Bridgestone […]

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AOL StyleList Holiday Party 2013 [Pics]

By Dave Forde / December 31, 2013

AOL Canada is in a transition, no, not in a bad way, the Canadian team of AOL has had a successful 2013 under the leadership of Graham Moysey.  Unfortunately he’s done so well they have promoted him to a bigger and more global role as Head of International which of course left room for their […]

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Who Are Canada’s Top Female Founders? [Update]

By Dave Forde / December 31, 2013

Update: @daveforde Well there’s @ArleneDickinson @ariel_garten @katherineHague @CarolLeaman @antiphobe @leahEichler @shahrzadrafati @SarahPrevette — John Ruffolo (@ruffoloj) January 1, 2014 There are a lot of amazing founders in Canada including @ariel_garten @antiphobe @heatherpayne @leilaboujnane cc: @ruffoloj @daveforde — OMERS Ventures (@OMERSVentures) January 1, 2014 @OMERSVentures @ariel_garten @antiphobe @heatherpayne @leilaboujnane @ruffoloj @daveforde I’d add @MicheleRomanow — Andrew […]

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Will 2014 Bring Consumers A Full Digital Wallet?

By Dave Forde / December 31, 2013

Every year someone jumps on their soap box and proclaims “this is the year of mobile.”  Months come, months go and we do inch closer to being a truly mobile world.  Manufactures continue to battle it out as they develop new devices whether it be smartphones or tablets.  Retailers have also made the adjustment to […]

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Cartoon Creating App Bitstrips Secures $3M In Funding

By Dave Forde / December 18, 2013

Toronto-based Bitstrips, with is a smartphone app that lets users create cartoon’s of themselves and then share via social media channels recently secured $3 million in funding from Horizons Ventures in Hong Kong. The funds are said to be used to help build out the product and Bitstream’s team headed up by CEO Jacob Blackstock. The company launched […]

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Blackberry Scores Small Victory, Secures BBM Pre-install Deal With LG

By Dave Forde / December 18, 2013

If Blackberry is going to survive the long game it is going to have to score a lot of small victories along the way, today the company has announced one of those victories with a new partnership with LG.  Blackberry’s BBM or Blackberry Messenger service will come preinstalled on the LG G Pro Lite in markets […]

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John Sims Joins Blackberry As President, Global Enterprise Services

By Dave Forde / December 18, 2013

As Blackberry continues bleed executives  as the company that is currently in “transition,” CEO John Chen has stated in the public he plans to focus on the enterprise.   This week Blackberry appointed John Sims as President, Global Enterprise Services, officially starting in January 2014. Prior to joining, John was with SAP as President of SAP’s Mobile Services […]

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Two More Execs Leaving Blackberry

By Dave Forde / December 18, 2013

According to a report in the The Wall Street Journal, two more of Blackberry’s top executives are set to leave the company shortly.  The newspaper states that BlackBerry’s M&A boss Chris Wormald will be gone by the end of the year and Rick Costanzo, the company’s EVP overseeing global sales, will depart early part of 2014. No official […]

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Government of Saskatchewan Updates www.saskatchewan.ca

By Dave Forde / December 18, 2013

With a growing number of consumers accessing the web via smartphones and tablets the Government of Saskatchewan recognized it needed to update its “digital” look, specifically the www.saskatchewan.ca website.  In April 2012, an RFP was issued and subsequently won by Blast Radius who has now completed the first phase of the website. The site will be released in […]

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Tourisme Montréal’s #MTLMOMENTS Campaign Wins Two Boomerang Awards

By Dave Forde / December 18, 2013

Tourisme Montréal has made quite a few investments over 2013 to increase awareness and tourism to Montreal and it looks like their work is paying off again as they recently recognized for their #MTLMOMENTS campaign. During the 19th annual Boomerang Awards the #MTLMOMENTS campaign took top honours in two categories, including a Grand Prize, in the Social Media […]