Monthly Archives: June 2014


July 2014 BEAM E-Business Workshops

BEAM E-Business Workshops: July 2014 Taking Your Business Online Video Workshop  Taking Your Business Online is a one-hour video presentation of a talk given by Marc Soucie of Tweed & Hickory and KFS Logistics. An industry leader in E-commerce and E-marketing, Marc presents on strategies for small business success in accessing the digital economy. Drawing on many years of [...]

July BEAM Introductory Seminars

BEAM Intro Presentations: July 2014 NEOnet's Broadband for E-Business and Marketing (BEAM) program has assisted more than 300 northeastern Ontario small businesses improve their operations by providing financial assistance for the development of E-business solutions. BEAM does this by reimbursing eligible development costs up to a maximum of $5,000. All new applicants are required to attend a short [...]

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Request for Proposals: PIC Website Development

        The Productivity & Innovation Centre calls upon qualified web developers to submit proposals for the creation of the Centre's website. The full text of the RFP, including contact information, submission requirements, and evaluation criteria, is available here. An intent to submit a proposal must be expressed no later than 12:00pm on Friday, July [...]

Speaking Robot invented in Japan

Electric ladies: Meet Japan’s new, realistic and well-spoken robots The new robot guides at a Tokyo museum look so eerily human and speak so smoothly they almost outdo people – almost. Japanese robotics expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, an Osaka University professor, says they will be useful for research on how people interact with robots and on [...]

The battle to own Bitcoin: digital ‘miners’ clash

The Bitcoin digital currency system is in danger of losing its credibility as an independent payment system because of the growing power of a group that runs some of the computers behind it. In recent weeks, a British-based “mining pool” called GHash has amassed nearly half of the Bitcoin computing power and has briefly gone [...]

FedNor Announces Investment for STAMP Initiative

Harper Government Invests in Technology and Innovation to Create Jobs and Growth in Northeastern Ontario June 13, 2014 – Timmins, Ontario – Industry Canada/FedNor The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) announced today an investment to help accelerate business development and [...]

Back to basic gaming for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft at E3

Facing criticism that their consoles have become more about general entertainment and less about gaming, the biggest players in the video-game industry are launching a full-on offensive to win back their core customer base. In what has become somewhat of a rarity, the focus of the big three console-makers at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo [...]

Electric car with massive range in demo by Phinergy, Alcoa

Imagine making the 19-hour, 1,800-kilometre drive from Toronto to Halifax in an electric car without having to stop for a recharge. That's theoretically possible with a special kind of battery being demonstrated this week in Montreal by Israel-based Phinergy and Alcoa Canada. The battery, demonstrated this week in Montreal by Israel-based Phinergy and Alcoa Canada, consists of panels made [...]

Anti-spam legislation means headaches for small business

Businesses across Canada, especially smaller companies, are scrambling to prepare for Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation, which comes into effect less than four weeks from now on July 1. Some say they simply won't be ready. "We have to take action straight away," said Carol Sebert, principal at Creative Matters, a small carpet and rug design firm in Toronto. "Because [...]