shomi becomes the exclusive streaming home in Canada of acclaimed Sony Pictures Television series Outlander
shomi has struck a new deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) for the streaming rights to fan-favourite movies and series, including the exclusive Canadian SVOD rights to critically acclaimed series Outlander. The deal makes shomi the only place in Canada to binge watch Outlander, available February 13, as well as The Blacklist, Marry Me, Helix, Drop Dead Diva, and Justified -all coming to the service in 2015.
   [January 30, 2015]


Google: The biggest threat in mobile to Hotels and Airlines
According to the data gathered from the 1,500+ user US AppOptix Android panel just 17% of travelers that used an airline app have also used a hotel app. The overlap between these services is considerably higher and the dynamic demonstrates a break in the experience. Already struggling to win millennial mindshare airlines and hotels are met with two other immediate threats.
   [January 30, 2015]


GoDaddy Super Bowl Ad Sparks Outrage and Potential PR Nightmare
GoDaddy released its Super Bowl ad for this year’s upcoming game earlier this week but after receiving immediate backlash according to USA Today, GoDaddy has pulled the ad, both from the big game and its own YouTube channel. While GoDaddy has seen many complaints in past years because of its risqué commercials, this commercial is a unique case.
   [January 30, 2015]


Casio Releases iPhone App That Allows Users to Make Their Own Music
Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced on January 30 the release of Chordana Composer, an iPhone app that automatically composes a musical piece based on a two-bar melody created by the user. The app is available at the Apple App Store from January 30.
   [January 30, 2015]


fishbat CEO Clay Darrohn Affirms Facebook Could Be a Major Contender in Online News Media
Clay Darrohn, the CEO and Big Tuna of fishbat, an award winning online marketing company, details why Facebook could soon be considered the leader in online news media.
   [January 30, 2015]


IBM Announces Services Centre in UK, Creating up to 300 New Tech Roles
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a new services centre in the City of Leicester, UK that will create up to 300 new IT roles over the next three years for the next generation of workers, enabling IBM to extend its delivery of an industry leading range of technology services to UK based IBM clients.
   [January 30, 2015]


OpenText Announces Role-Based Redaction for Brava! for IBM Content Navigator
OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a company specialized in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced the release of Brava!TM Enterprise 7.2* for IBM Content Navigator. The new version includes role-based redaction to offer organizations the ability to assign different views of the same document to users based on their roles.
   [January 29, 2015]


WIND Mobile to participate in AWS-3 and 2500 MHz spectrum auctions
WIND Mobile submitted a deposit and confirmed its participation in the AWS-3 and 2500 MHz spectrum auctions scheduled for spring 2015.
   [January 29, 2015]


PlayStation Network To Encompass Games, TV, Video And Music As A Premium Entertainment Service Brand
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC. (SNEI) announced that PlayStation Network (PSNSM) will be the premium entertainment service brand which encompasses games, TV, video and music services. "Video Unlimited" and "Music Unlimited," Sony’s digital video and music services currently offered on Sony Entertainment Network (SEN), will become part of PlayStation Network, and rebranded as PlayStation Video (PS Video) and PlayStation Music (PS Music) respectively.
   [January 29, 2015]


IBM Research Announces Cloud Breakthrough For Protecting Personal Data
IBM (NYSE: IBM) researchers announced plans for a cloud-based technology that holds potential to help consumers better protect online personal data, including date of birth, home address and credit card numbers.
   [January 29, 2015]


Havas Creative Group Launches Helia to Drive Global Data Expertise
Havas Creative Group announced that it is relaunching Havas EHS and Havas Discovery. The new brand will be called Helia and will also be expanding the agency’s offering internationally. This expansion will create a go-to-market brand across the US (Chicago, Richmond, Baltimore, and New York), Europe (London, Cirencester, Warsaw), and China (Shanghai). The Helia group will start with a combined data-related revenue of over $70 million, more than 200 data scientists, 700 staff, and a client roster that includes Unilever, easyJet, IBM, Diageo, Sony PlayStation, Liberty Mutual, and DISH.
   [January 29, 2015]


ASUS Announces Strix GTX 960
ASUS announced Strix GTX 960, an all-new gaming graphics card packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II for cooler, quieter and faster performance for incredible action gaming, and 0dB fan technology for totally-silent light gameplay.
   [January 28, 2015]


Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Canadian Startup Awards
Techvibes has formally announced the winners of the 2014 Canadian Startup Awards. Now in their fourth year, the annual awards are a celebration of startups and technology in Canada, honouring the country’s incredible entrepreneurial talent. This year, more than 40,000 votes were tallied to determine winners across six categories following six intense weeks of nominations and voting.
   [January 28, 2015]


45 Percent Of Americans Think Online Privacy Is More Important Than National Security
The latest edition of the annual TRUSTe Consumer Confidence Index shows that online privacy is a hot button issue for Americans with 92 percent concerned about their privacy when using the internet and 42 percent are more concerned than a year ago. Most surprisingly, when presented with the statement ’Personal online privacy is not as important as national security’, 45 percent disagreed. As online trust remains at a three year low, the business impact is significant with 77 percent moderating their online behavior over the last 12 months due to privacy concerns.
   [January 28, 2015]


.CA Community Investment Program funds development of "Menteer" app
As job seekers in Canada turn to digital tools to manage the challenges of a career transition, a new application, Menteer from Career Skills Incubator, will ease the process of matching job seekers with an appropriate mentor. The project was funded through the .CA Community Investment Program, which helps drive solutions to social and economic issues in Canada.
   [January 28, 2015]


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