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Water Cooler: Bankruptcy Bound Syncapse May Have Found A Buyer

August 15, 2013 – 3:49 pm |
Water Cooler: Bankruptcy Bound Syncapse May Have Found A Buyer

company being able to raise $45 million in funds. Today, is an entirely different day as the company recently filed bankruptcy and laid over over 100 of its staff.

We are now getting reports that the public company is in the final stages of buying the assets of Syncapse.

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.

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 …

Down And Almost Out, Syncapse Restructures & Lays Off Staff

July 29, 2013 – 10:46 am |
Down And Almost Out, Syncapse Restructures & Lays Off Staff

Founded in 2007 by Michael Scissons, Toronto-based Syncapse has hit a major wall in what was once a very promising social media marketing company. A few days ago CBC received and published an article they had obtained from Scissons about a significant number of layoffs made at the company.

Water Cooler: Yahoo Canada On The Hunt For New Country Manager

July 9, 2013 – 11:39 am |
Water Cooler: Yahoo Canada On The Hunt For New Country Manager

So who’s ready to take the role of Yahoo Canada’s Country Manager? One name we’ve had linked as a possibility is Simon Jennings, who was recently honoured with a lifetime achievement award. He worked there before heading up sales, and built Olive Media from the ground up so certainly well equiped for the role, but would he take the role if it were offered to him?

Did Instagram's Video Service Just RIP Canadian-Based Keek?

June 25, 2013 – 11:36 am |

Over the last week, the Intertubes has been flooded with stories about Instatgram’s (which Facebook bought for $1 billion) launch of a new video service to complement their already popular photo service. Of course rival Vine released a few updates to try and keep its use base active and happy. According to their blog and press release,

Google to License 3D Rendering Technology From TransGaming

April 23, 2013 – 8:35 am |
Google to License 3D Rendering Technology From TransGaming

Toronto’s TransGaming just announced that it has signed an agreement with Google to have itsTransGaming’s SwiftShader 3D rendering technology licensed to the search giant.

Glassdoor's Top 50 CEOs (US) & Top 10 CEOs (Canada)

April 2, 2013 – 10:28 am |

A few names we’re sure you’ll recognize that made the Glassdoor’s list of Top CEO’s this year include: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, up 14 points to a 99 percent rating (#1); SAP’s Bill McDermott & Jim Hagemann Snabe, up 7 percentage points to a 99 percent rating (#2); Google’s Larry Page, unchanged at a 95 percent rating (#11); Salesforce’s Marc Benioff, up 2 points to a 94 percent rating (#13); Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, up 13 points to a 93 percent rating (#16); Apple’s Tim Cook, down 4 points to a 93 percent rating (#18); Dell’s Michael Dell, up 9 points to an 81 percent rating #49).

Spring's In The Air, Birds Are Flying To Canada , And So Is Twitter

March 28, 2013 – 9:26 am |

We’ve mention in the past that it was only a matter of time before Twitter set up shop in Toronto. With the largest number of Canadian head quarters, an office in Toronto only makes sense. We’ve all known for months that the social network with over 200,000 users will be filling its initial public offer (IPO) very soon. They also set up partnership with Vancouver-based HootSuite.

eyeReturn Continues Its Digital Reach, Helps Marketers Reach 88% Of Canadian Online Audiences

March 26, 2013 – 10:15 am |

eyeReturn shared with us that they have now been able to achieve an 88% reach into the Canadian internet audience will be made public in the comScore interface. These results reinforce the unwavering dominance of the eyeReturn ad ecosystem -