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$10 million for innovative clean tech business projects to small businesses

$10 million for innovative clean tech business projects to small businesses

The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation is funding $10 million for small and medium-sized businesses in early development stages of new clean technology. Eligible projects include proof-of-concept, research and development and small pilot scale initiatives.

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Apple iMessage a wake-up call for BlackBerry

Apple iMessage a wake-up call for BlackBerry

Troy Media – By Greg Gazin

At the opening keynote of the World Wide Developer, Conference in San Francisco earlier this week, Apple previewed iOS 5, its latest update to the operating system that runs on iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Continue Reading

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SMART Technologies wins Outstanding Achievement Award

SMART Technologies wins Outstanding Achievement Award

Digital Alberta Awards at Hotel Arts

By Dave Blaine, photographer

The annual Digital Alberta Awards, presented last night at Calgary’s Hotel Arts, recognized outstanding leadership and creativity in Alberta’s digital media industry.  The Awards’ 18 categories recognized innovators in such specialties as Social Media, E-Learning, Digital Design and Gaming.  As Alberta Minister of Culture and Community Spirit, Lindsay Blackett, observed, the multi-platform world in which we now live requires “a high level of adaptability and foresight”. Continue Reading

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Early warning system for toxic outbreaks from shellfish

Early warning system for toxic outbreaks from shellfish

Shellfish can carry deadly toxins

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has created a new paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) testing method to detect toxin concentrations in mussels, clams, oysters and scallops as an early warning system for potential toxic outbreaks. Continue Reading

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CarrotLines iPhone app partners with over 2,000 healthy Canadian food brands

CarrotLines iPhone app partners with over 2,000 healthy Canadian food brands

CarrotLines partners with BC’s healthiest brands

Canada’s leading iPhone app, CarrotLines, recently added a number of B.C. brands to its already extensive line up of Canadian food companies. The app allows allows shoppers to scan products and the platform contains information on over 20,000 Canadian food items and 2,000 brands.

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Cells phones no way to connect with others

Cells phones no way to connect with others

Troy Media – By Stacey A. Lundgren

While grocery shopping recently, something alarming caught my attention: A young mother stood in the canned fruit aisle with her young baby, perhaps three or four months old facing her, safely strapped into a baby-carrier in the front of the grocery cart perhaps a foot away from her. Continue Reading

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Dream app for B.C. fishing should be in every angler’s tacklebox

Dream app for B.C. fishing should be in every angler’s tacklebox

App Door launches the iFish B.C. app

Are you an avid fisherman looking for places to fish in B.C.?  Now there’s an app for that. Apps are also available for Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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3D increases viewer memory retention of advertising, could be next big marketing tool

3D increases viewer memory retention of advertising, could be next big marketing tool

Studies show that 3D increases ad viewer retention

Research studies by ESPN, Xpand and Texas Instruments show that 3D animation in advertising increases viewer retention by as much as 15%. Geneva Film Co. Founder and director James Stewart presented his findings at the Ontario Centres for Excellence (OCE) Discovery 2011. Continue Reading

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Shaw launches high-tech home entertainment service: high-def video, PVR sharing

Shaw launches high-tech home entertainment service: high-def video, PVR sharing

Shaw Communications launches Shaw Gateway

A unique home entertainment service, Shaw Gateway, was launched recently by Calgary-based entertainment giant Shaw Communications. It allows users to share multimedia content from their computer onto television and also features over 1,200 high-definition Video On Demand titles through shared PVR delivery. Continue Reading

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Backgrounder Special Report: Alberta’s ICT  Powerhouse

Backgrounder Special Report: Alberta’s ICT Powerhouse

Troy Media’s newest Special Report

Alberta’s ICT Powerhouse, examines the state of the technology  sector in Alberta. Known mainly for its energy sector, the province is  nonetheless home to about 4,300 technology companies employing over 54,000  Albertans and generating $10 billion in revenue. Continue Reading

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