Three things digital marketers should know, according to Kiip’s Brian Wong

Marketing doesn’t have to be all about ads - at least, that's according to Brian Wong, the co-founder and CEO of Kiip, a mobile rewards network. Instead of serving up ads, the startup

Published on: October 1st, 2013 Candice So

A mobile gaming matchmaking service

While you could call it a mobile gaming matchmaking service, Lab Partners doesn't aim to find love connections for Angry Birds players. Rather, the program seeks to bring independent mobile game developers together

Published on: February 22nd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Gaming incubator welcomes “crazy talented” first cohort

A new Montreal-based gaming incubator and go-to-market accelerator has welcomed its first group of game development teams ready to push the boundaries of video gaming in Canada.Execution Labs describes itself as a “first-of-its

Published on: January 24th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Startup news round-up: May 24, 2012

The C100, a non-profit organization representing accomplished Canadian entrepreneurs, has selected the companies and announced plans for the next California visit.Valley bound businesses The C 100 program called 48 Hours in the Valley,

Published on: May 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Gree invests in Vancouver’s Iugo Mobile Entertainment

Global mobile and social gaming company, Gree Inc., has made a minority investment in IUGO Mobile Entertainment Inc., a Vancouver-based game developer. Under the new partnership, Iugo and the Japan-based Gree will co-develop

Published on: April 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Toronto students improve retail marketing, email encryption with cloud computing

A mobile app that tracks your exercise goals and rewards you with discount coupons from a local sports stores, a map-tool that presents a visual representation of trending topics on Twitter for a

Published on: April 18th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Vancouver mobile game startup gives back to community

Vancouver gaming startup Pepperdev Studios is using the power of crowdfunding to raise funds for a local hospital. The studio launched the fund raiser following the lunach of its first title: Hungry Fins.After

Published on: April 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Tablet gaming market to reach $3.1B: Juniper Research

The hot mobile device market will propel the tablet gaming market to a mammoth $3.1 billion by 2014, according to a study by mobile analyst firm Juniper Research Ltd. By the year 2016,

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ideal Rebels, PGA Tour create social game

Vancouver-based digital marketing firm Idea Rebel has partnered with professional golfers' organization PGA Tour Inc. once more in developing a golf-themed social game for Facebook and mobile devices. The 2011 Matchups Game featured

Published on: March 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Huge Monster aims to make big splash in game arena

Build it fast, build it simple, make it easy and above all make it fun. This is the strategy of Huge Monster Inc., a startup Toronto game development firm that hopes to capture

Published on: December 6th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Great Canadian Appathon challenges developers to 48 hour contest

Keep it simple and fun. That’s the key advice of mobile game experts to up and coming coders who are taking part in a 48-hour scramble to develop the next great mobile game

Published on: March 11th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Startup matches great games with solid brands

Imagine that some of the original arcade games had associations with well-known brands. What if pong had been boosted by Wimbledon, or Asteroids infused with a Star Wars theme? Maybe Pac-man could have

Published on: December 10th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Playing fellow travelers on a streetcar

The "mobile gaming" and "social networking" worlds will intersect to such a degree that soon they will be indistinguishable, industry observers say. "Right now an arbitrary distinction is being made between the two,"

Published on: October 6th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes