OIAF: Canadian Competition Shines on the World Stage
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce the Short Film Competition for 2014. Once again, Canada is well represented with 53 films in the spotlight.
   [July 22, 2014]


PC & Console Games Revenues to Decline to $41bn by 2019, Juniper Research Finds
A new report from Juniper Research has found that global revenues from PC and console games will decline from $46.5bn this year to $41bn by 2019. It also reveals that despite the decreasing sales of console hardware and increasing significance of mobile platforms, PC and console games will still account for over 50% of industry revenues over the next 5 years.
   [July 22, 2014]


Mobile Banking Users to Exceed Online Banking Users for the First Time by 2019
New findings from leading analysts, Juniper Research, finds that over 1.75 billion mobile phone users will have used their devices for banking purposes by the end of 2019, compared to 800 million this year.
   [July 21, 2014]


Marvel Launches “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon,” the Official Mobile Game Inspired by the Film
Marvel, one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, today released Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon for Apple iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®, AndroidTM and Windows Phone Devices. With a completely original storyline inspired by the film in theatres August 1st, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon is a sci-fi action role-playing game that takes the Guardians and their allies on an intergalactic adventure to recover the five pieces of The Universal Weapon!
   [July 18, 2014]


Bring on the Magical Mischief - Stitch and Tinker Bell Join Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition)
Fans asked for more Disney...and we heard you! Today, Disney Interactive announced that Stitch and Tinker Bell will join Merida, Maleficent and all of the characters from Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes in Toy Box 2.0 this fall.
   [July 17, 2014]


Smart Payment Association (SPA) welcomes Trüb AG as a new member
Smart Payment Association (SPA) announces that Trüb AG, the Swiss-based identity documents and smart card provider has joined the organization as an executive member.
   [July 17, 2014]


Thunderbirds Are Go launches MIPJunior World Premiere Screening
“Thunderbirds Are Go!”, the reboot of the cult kids’ show, will be the first ever MIPJunior World Premiere TV Screening at the upcoming 2014 edition of the world’s showcase for kids’ programming.
   [July 16, 2014]


4G LTE to Represent more than 1 in 5 Active Mobile Connections by 2019
A new report from Juniper Research forecasts a rapid uptake of 4G LTE mobile technology in the next five years, with active connections crossing the 1 billion mark in 2017 and reaching 1.8 billion by 2019. This will represent 22% of the global active mobile SIM connections by this time.
   [July 16, 2014]


Grass Valley LDX Flex Cameras and XCU Base Stations Deliver Ultimate Camera Flexibility to Wellen+Nöthen
Wellen+Nöthen, the Germany-based rental specialist in innovative IT and AV solutions, has purchased six LDX Flex cameras with accessories and six XCU eXchangeable Control Unit (XCU) base stations from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The deal builds upon the longstanding relationship between Wellen+Nöthen and Grass Valley, and it marks the first time Grass Valley LDX cameras will be available in the rental market in Germany.
   [July 14, 2014]


Next Generation Norton Products Go Beyond Antivirus
Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) released a sneak peek at upcoming offerings Norton Security and Norton Security with Backup. As cybercriminals become more devious and the attacks they launch become more sophisticated, Symantec is overhauling its consumer product portfolio to offer faster performance and stronger, defense-in-depth protection for people and their information as they use Android, Windows, Mac and iOS devices. The pre-release software(1) is now available for free download from the Norton beta website(2).
   [July 10, 2014]


Deluxe Selected to Enhance Cineplex Online Movie Store
Deluxe Digital Distribution (D3) announced that Toronto-based Cineplex Entertainment is using Deluxe OnDemand as a key technology partner for the company’s video-on-demand service, the Cineplex Store.
   [July 9, 2014]


BETWINE Is a New Way for Friends and Family to Stay in Close Contact
It’s hard to stay in touch with all the important people in your life. New wearable device monitors activity level, allowing members of one’s select social network to encourage exercise and healthy habits.
   [July 8, 2014]


IBM Watson and Bon Appetit Team on New App
In collaboration with Bon Appetit, IBM (NYSE: IBM), is announcing an app called "Chef Watson with Bon Appetit."
   [July 8, 2014]


Facebook Secret Research On Users’ Emotions Is Unethical, Consumer Watchdog Says
A 2012 secret experiment in which Facebook manipulated users’ news feed to see whether certain kinds of content made users happy or sad, violated basic research ethics, Consumer Watchdog said.
   [July 2, 2014]


Variety, Not Volume, is the Bigger Challenge of Analyzing Big Data
The huge volume of Big Data produced by sensors, genomic sequencers, electronic exchanges, and connected devices continues to generate headlines but it’s the diverse types of data, not the volume, that’s a bigger challenge to data scientists and is causing them to "leave data on the table."
   [July 2, 2014]


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