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Shopify Acquires Jet Cooper, To Beef Up User Experience

August 1, 2013 – 11:49 am |
Shopify Acquires Jet Cooper, To Beef Up User Experience

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 Lauches MediaVoice, Native Advertising Platform

July 31, 2013 – 10:56 am |
Polar Lauches MediaVoice, Native Advertising Platform

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 …

Interaxon Secures $4.2M In Funding For Brain Reading Tech

July 31, 2013 – 9:40 am |
Interaxon Secures $4.2M In Funding For Brain Reading Tech

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 Adds More Financial Support With $150k Available To Mobile Gaming Statups

July 30, 2013 – 10:02 am |
Execution Labs Adds More Financial Support With $150k Available To Mobile Gaming Statups

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.

Survey Says: Canadians Addicted To Smartphones, 78% Use To Access Social Networks

July 30, 2013 – 9:28 am |

No big surprise here, but according to a Google survey 56% of adults were using a smartphone, up from 33 per cent in early 2012.  Google conducted an online survey with 1,000 Canadians earlier in the …

BEST Funds Invests $4M Into Intelligent Mechatronic Systems

July 29, 2013 – 10:14 am |

BEST Funds made another investment recently, this time into Waterloo-based Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS) with a $4 million debt-investment.

Leo Burnett Canada Wins Coors Light in Canada Account

July 26, 2013 – 1:03 pm |

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.

Manifesto Secures $326,600 Grant From Province Of Ontario To Build Online Community For Hip-Hop Artists

July 25, 2013 – 11:33 am |
Manifesto Secures $326,600 Grant From Province Of Ontario To Build Online Community For Hip-Hop Artists

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.

Apple Beefs Up Map Tech With Acquisition Of Toronto's Locationary

July 25, 2013 – 9:46 am |

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.

"GIVE ME ALDO" Unveiled For Retailer's Fall/ Winter Season

July 24, 2013 – 10:10 am |
"GIVE ME ALDO" Unveiled For Retailer's Fall/ Winter Season

Just as we get used to wearing shorts, retailer ALDO is unwrapping their fall/ winter 2013 global marketing campaign, called “GIVE ME ALDO”