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Will Kik’s $38.3 Million In Funding Help Kick It Into High Gear?

By Dave Forde / November 21, 2014

Waterloo-based Kick certainly has not had it easy as it continues to fight for space on your smartphone.  There are a number of competitive messaging apps such as Blackberry’s BBM, Whatsapp to name a few, and they were once sued by Blackberry and kicked out of Blackberry’s app store.  This week the company announced it […]

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Breaking: Bryan Segal Exits comScore [Update]

By Dave Forde / November 20, 2014

Well it looks like Bryan Segal has said goodbye to comScore after over a decade with the company.  He started back in 2000 as Research Analyst/ Account Manager, and rose through the ranks.   Over the years Bryan has been a key figure in Canada’s digital sector and has been a key spokesperson about the […]

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Geoffrey Roche Heads To The Pound With GoodDogDeals

By Dave Forde / November 12, 2014

He is loud, he is proud, if you have met him – you certainly remember him!  Geoffrey Roche is a one of those guys who is not afraid to tell you what he thinks. The Founder of Canadian advertising agency Lowe Roche, which he stepped away from the day-to-day operations back in 2011 has a […]

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As Yahoo Acquires BrightRoll, Will Bellemare Bounce?

By Dave Forde / November 12, 2014

Well its official, Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer updated the Yahoo blog yesterday to reflect the company’s latest acquisition. They acquired video advertising company BrightRoll for $640M in a cash deal, which is a much needed addition to Yahoo’s current offering. According to reports, Bri‎ghtRoll is profitable and is on track to make more than $100 million […]

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Execution Labs Secures $1.4M To Incubate Indie Mobile Game

By Dave Forde / November 11, 2014

They may not work on a Microsoft Xbox or Sony Playstation, but indie games are hot, just ask Execution Labs who has secured $1.4M to help accelerate its incubation studio in Montreal which they launched back last year.  The company will take applications from startups, train those with the most promise for three months or longer, offer them […]

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Today’s Forecast, More Content As CBC News And The Weather Network Strike New Partnership

By Dave Forde / November 10, 2014

CBC News and The Weather Network have just announced a new content sharing agreement, the new deal starts on December 8th, national weather forecasts on select CBC News television properties will be provided by The Weather Network’s team of meteorologists and on-air personalities, while The Weather Network will gain access to CBC News weather-related stories, analysis, […]

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Watercooler: Microsoft Global Ad Sales Team Layoffs, Soft Impact To Canadian Team

By Dave Forde / November 7, 2014

Earlier this week news hit the street that Microsoft had laid off approximately 100 jobs from its global advertising sales team after declaring it redundant., under its restructuring program, to rightsize its business processes. Microsoft’s global ad sales are responsible for selling ads across Microsoft properties including Bing, Xbox, MSN, Outlook, Windows 8, and Skype. Back […]

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StrawberryFrog New York Gets Social With Reshift Media

By Dave Forde / November 7, 2014

Creative agency StrawberryFrog New York has teamed up with Toronto-based Reshift Media to employ Reshift’s Social Brand Amplifier software to power their clients’ local Facebook pages. StrawberryFrog recently implemented the software for European Wax’s network of 412 Facebook pages dedicated to the salon chain’s locations across the US. Reshift launched their Social Brand Amplifier solution […]

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TELUS Signs On To Deliver Bell’s “Project Latte”

By Dave Forde / November 6, 2014

Not much of a surprise here, but Bell Media has now announced that rival telecommunications company TELUS has signed on to be a distribution partner of its soon to be launched “Project Latte,” streaming video service. In the press release Bell Media also announced the addition of Bell Canada and Bell Aliant as distribution partners, […]