That was quick, Torstar Corp.’s President and CEO David Holland told analysts during a conference call today the company plans to end the paywall they announced last year and has only been in place since August …
Ottawa-based Shopify has announced it has acquired Jet Cooper, a design and user experience agency in Toronto for an undisclosed sum. As part of the move, Shopify will look to further expand their eCommerce platform into the Toronto area, they have already doubled their staff since 2006 and expects to reach 300 employees by the end of 2013.
Polar Mobile, now they just refer to themselves as Polar has been pretty quiet since launching their MediaEverywhere product in January and securing an additional $6 million funding. Since that time brands continue to explore new …
It is good to see that Canada is also playing a strong role in this type of next generation technology. Toronto-based Interaxon, which develops thought-based computing technology recently secured a $4.2M round in financing. Previously Interaxon raised $630K in March of 2012.
Execution Labs announced it will participate in BDC Venture Capital’s convertible note program, providing unprecedented support to early-stage games companies. BDC Venture Capital, which led Execution Labs’ seed funding round in November of last year, will offer one-time $150,000 convertible notes to select companies who come out of XL’s program as market-ready game studios.
Molson Coors Canada just announced they have selected Leo Burnett Canada as their agency of record to handle Coors Light. In June, Molson had announced the re-assignment of the brand managed by BBDO Canada. The decision was made in light of the recent business decision involving BBDO USA and a competitive brand assignment in the US market.
Nonprofit arts and culture youth organization Manifesto, recently received a $326,600 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that it will use to build the online version of its Freshest Goods Market. The organization launched Manifesto back in 2008 as a platform to help Toronto-based street-ware designers a way to showcase their respective products to would-be shoppers.
As they look to a compete with Google’s mapping services, Apple recently purchased Toronto-based Locationary for an undisclosed sum. Locationary’s crowd-sourced location data platform will be a be a much needed addition to Apple’s iOS especially after CEO wrote an apology explaining the disaster the company had when iOS 6 was first released.