Tag: Canadian Business

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CBC TV Goes Over-the-Top with IBM Video Services

by Lee Rickwood
The new CBC video player is part of an overall strategy and specific migration plan to greater digital content creation and distribution capabilities, both for pre-recorded content and eventually live programming.

Tax software and apps that put filing in your hands

By Ted Kritsonis

April may be the month that rings in the spring, but it’s also tax season, that time of year where one looks forward to a healthy return or dreads having to pay even more. Much of this process has now become digitized, with a host of software programs and apps.

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Canadian Technology at Play in U.S. Election

by Lee Rickwood
As well as managing the technological challenges of real-time data ingest, processing and output, these graphic solution designers must also consider analytical, subjective and even emotional implications of visualization.

Ekko Entrepreneurs Design The Digital Time Capsule

By Yasmin Ranade
Fuelled by a passion to uniquely connect people to one and another and over time through memories, Ekko has created what it labels, “the world’s first digital time capsule.”

MasterCard Start Path™ Opportunity for Entrepreneurs: Apply By March 21st

By Yasmin Ranade
MasterCard has launched its second year of Start Path and is now calling for applications in Canada. Since 2014, Start Path has provided more than 60 startups a variety of operational support, mentorship and investment to develop the next generation of commerce solutions.

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Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Retail?

by Lee Rickwood
Proximity marketing tools like motion-tracking cameras, wireless device detectors and Bluetooth broadcasting enable instant connectivity with potential customers.

New basic TV packages now available, but extra fees dampen savings

By Ted Kritsonis

As of March 1, Canada’s TV providers were required to begin offering a “skinny basic” plan of $25 or less that would begin the process of unbundling channels and moving to an a la carte model. The initial rollout of these skinny basic plans, when you can find them, shows that providers will have no qualms about inflating the price as much as possible.

Canadian Bloggers Feature Prominently in New Vegan Food Monster App

By Christine Persaud
New York-based One Green Planet went north of the border to launch the app first because Canada is a very “vegan-friendly” country, says the company, and thus a great place to gauge consumer reaction before proceeding with a worldwide release.