Canada Media Fund Awards $9.5M to Interactive Digital Media Projects
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Canada Media Fund Awards $9.5M to Interactive Digital Media Projects

Twelve media companies operating out of Canada have received Canadian government funding for their interactive digital media projects. The awarded projects will include eight games, two software applications, and two rich interactive media applications. This funding has become available through the first round of the Canada Media Fund (CMF) 2018-2019 Experimental Stream – Innovation Program….

Startup Branding: 5 Tips to Create a High Performing Website
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Startup Branding: 5 Tips to Create a High Performing Website

If you’re launching a startup or expanding your small business, the ground rules are much the same: you need to be highly visible online, and you must build a brand that people connect with. Instant recognition of a logo and developing global brands can take millions of dollars to achieve, but you can grab a…

Is Computer Code Canada’s Next Official Language?
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Is Computer Code Canada’s Next Official Language?

Last week, British Columbia’s Premier Christy Clark announced that the province’s public schools will begin to teach computer coding classes to students in kindergarten to Grade 12. Starting in September 2016, they’ll join New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as the first provinces in Canada to embrace technical education for young students. The goal of this…

OCE Voucher for E-Business and Technology Adoption (VEBTA) Funding
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OCE Voucher for E-Business and Technology Adoption (VEBTA) Funding

Small businesses often face technological hurdles which impede their ability to grow. Two of the most common growth challenges include developing and maintaining a profitable e-commerce presence and developing and testing innovative products or technologies. Small businesses often lack the technical expertise or access to facilities which make projects like these possible. As a result,…

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Guelph’s Upcoming Technology Economy Conference

The Guelph Chamber of Commerce is holding a Technology Economy Conference that will be coming up in the near future. If you or your business is currently looking to improve your on-line presence or any other aspect of your IT performance you may be interested in attending this event. The conference will feature speakers from…

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Free Google PageRank Checker

Many online marketing, Search Engine Optimizers (SEO), and web developers have relied on Google Toolbar to assess a website’s credibility. Through Google’s helpful browser bar, users received a quick glance at the Google PageRank of a site. For those of you unfamiliar with PageRank, it is one of the key components to assessing how a…

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GoMo: Assess Your Site’s Mobile Browsing Compatibility

Your company’s website may look fully functional on your computer, but how does it perform on a BlackBerry, iPad, or Android Phone? It is expected that by 2013, mobile searches will outpace searches done on conventional computers. Smartphones and tablets are flooding the market and it seems like even traditional products, such as alarm clocks,…

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How to Build or Upgrade Your Website on a Budget

These days, it seems that even a lemonade stand needs to create a website to effectively enter the market. If you’re not online, you’re not in the game. Even more, your website that was last updated in 1999 is not doing you much good today either. Companies need to constantly incorporate new technologies and functionality…

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5 Online Marketing Activities for Businesses on a Budget

Traditional marketing efforts have demanded high expenses and time requirements – two large barriers to entry for small businesses with limited budgets. But consumers are becoming less convinced by these traditional marketing techniques. Television commercials that would have worked well 15 years ago just aren’t having the same effect today. Why not? With the advancement…