February 18, 2018

KDE releases first version of Plasma Media Center

Linux devotees need media too, don'tcha know? Designed to cater to "media enthusiasts," Plasma Media Center has been released today for those looking to place photos, videos and audio clips on the highest pedestal. The build (v1.0.0) was crafted on Plasma and KDE technologies, and as you might expect, it aims to deliver a "unified media experience … [Read more...]

Upcoming Social Media Courses

UBC Award of Achievement in Social Media Online and In-Class Courses Start Soon Develop your social media strategies and skills with the UBC Award of Achievement in Social Media program. Learn from our industry instructors and network with colleagues engaged in social media. Courses now offered both in-class at UBC Robson Square, as well as 100% … [Read more...]

VEF – A Look At Branding, Digital Advertising and Digital Media

VEF's panel will discuss branding, digital advertising, and digital media. Moderated by Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin, Head of Department - Entertainment Business Management School at Vancouver Film School. Our speakers to date include: Sandy Fleischer, Managing Partner at Pound & Grain Steve Rechtschaffner, Executive Creative Director at Wyley … [Read more...]

Community Centre vs Park Board battle will take to the media

 The battle between the Parks Board and some Vancouver Community Centre's over control and revenue is about to become a pricey ad campaign. CKNW has obtained a media campaign overview from Fusion Communications Group on behalf of a group of unhappy community centres.  The 16 page document lays out three different ad campaigns with … [Read more...]

DCM Dealer software platform mines social media for stock sentiment, Wall Street licks its chops

In this episode of "What could possibly go wrong?!", allow us to introduce you to DCM Dealer. Billed as an "online trading platform," this here project was whipped up by the same London-based investment outfit (DCM Capital) that went belly-up after losing some $ 40 million in assets in just one month during the summer of 2011. Granted, that was a … [Read more...]

Canadian Women in Communications presents an evening with Amielle Lake, CRO & Founder of Tagga Media

Join us for a fun evening of networking & mingling with one of B.C.'s most successful women in technology Amielle Lake, CRO & Founder of Tagga Media. Are you curious about Mobile marketing but not sure exactly where to start? Learn how you can plan an engaging & interactive Mobile Marketing Campaign. Amielle will be sharing best practices and case … [Read more...]

Canucks fans on social media irate over cheap food offer

With the lockout done, the Vancouver Canucks will be selling single-game tickets for their abbreviated NHL season this week, and if you feel like feeding your pro hockey habit, it'll cost you at least $ 63.75 a pop to attend games at Rogers Arena. The tickets go on sale at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The first three games will feature cheap food and … [Read more...]

Facebook invites the media to ‘come and see what we’re building’ next week

And the CES disruptions begin. Facebook has just broken into an absolute blitz of news out of Las Vegas in order to invite select members of the press to its California headquarters next week. The reason? Predictably, minimal clues are given out in the invite itself -- we're simply told to show up on January 15th and "see what [Facebook] is … [Read more...]

Bullying continues for Todd family with social media imposters

Amanda Todd’s mother continues to face online harassment nearly three months after her daughter's high profile suicide following years of online bullying. Through Twitter and Facebook, individuals continue to bully the Todd family through impersonation -- even going so far as to interact with those sending messages of sympathy. "I'm just … [Read more...]

Worker fired for snooping on medical records of media folks

Vancouver Coastal Health has fired an employee for breaching the privacy of five local media personalities. That worker had been snooping around on their electronic health records. It was discovered during a routine audit of patient file access. The now-fired employee seemed to have a personal interest in the media types and didn't share the … [Read more...]