After largely ignoring the search function at the top of the Facebook interface for years, the social media giant is finally implementing improvements to its search function. On January 15, Facebook unveiled Graph Search.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Board of Directors is seeking individuals from across Canada to apply to fill five open positions on its Nomination Committee. Canadians with committee experience and/or an interest in technology or the Internet are encouraged to apply.
Webnames.ca President and Co-founder, Cybele Negris’ new article in PROFIT Magazine is out and she shares her thoughts on the 5 Tech Trends to Cash In On in 2013.
Technology has become so integrated with business and our personal lives that we now usually take it for granted. However, it is still important to monitor new technology trends and take advantage of key efficiencies or opportunities technology can bring.
The BCTIA is holding their first ever Ultimate Tech
Mega-Mixer “Tech Brew”. Tech Brew will be featuring past, present and future
finalists and winners at this event. Some past winners and finalists that will
be in attendance are:
Open to BC technology companies of all sectors and sizes, the Technology Impact Awards is an annual event organized by the BCTIA to recognize the achievements of the technology industry. Approximately 800 people from the BC technology community are expected to attend the province’s largest and most prestigious awards night.
The 2012 Awards dinner will be held on June 14th, 2012. Keep your eyes open for ticket sales starting in the Spring.
View the award criteria for each category below and application deadline is March 16th, 2012:
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology
Most Promising Start-up
Personal Recognition Awards
Team of the Year
To submit an application online go to: www.thetias.com or call 604-602-5233 for more information.
On Saturday, November 5th , Cybele Negris, Webnames’ President, will be a speaker at the TEDxCapU. Cybele’s talk will address technology in an event themed: R U READY?, that is all about the impact of change on business.
“The speed of change in Technology, Expectations, Demographics is frustrating, challenging, exciting and resource-consuming! Change also presents OPPORTUNITY. How are we small and medium sized business owners choosing to embrace change and seize opportunity? How are our actions directly impacting the future of our success?”
These are the questions and ideas that will be addressed by Cybele and a fascinating panel of speakers from diverse areas with two speakers addressing each topic: technology, expectations and demographics.
TED is a non-profit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”. It started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.
Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx (x=independent) program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all TEDx events have several features in common.
• TED’s celebrated format: A suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances (live, or just TEDTalks videos from TED.com) on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder — and to provoke conversations that matter
• TEDTalks videos: A minimum of two pre-recorded talks from the acclaimed TEDTalks video series (these talks are available free on TED.com)
• Bias-free programming: Lack of any commercial, religious or political agenda
Only 100 tickets will be sold for this event. Come join 384 of Vancouver’s movers and shakers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and distinguished guests as they come together to share ideas, uncover possibilities and stretch brains. The nine incredible speakers will be framed with TED Talks, live music, art and networking. Thousands more will participate via live streaming, Twitter and website access.
Tickets can be purchased HERE
Starting August 2 to August 15, 2011, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) is accepting applications for interested individuals across Canada to fill an open position on its Board of Directors. Professional Canadians with Board experience and/or an interest in technology and the Internet are encouraged to apply. Expertise in one of the following areas would be an asset: accounting, law, marketing and communications or technology.
As media partner for the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA), Webnames.ca would like to congratulate the finalists for the 2011 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs).
Founded in 1994 by the BCTIA the Technology Impact Awards celebrate the successes of the technology industry and the companies, people and innovation that continue to put British Columbia on the map and who serve as role models for others in our province.
The finalists this year represent a broad range of technologies including enterprise, mobile and social media software; power electronics, imaging and microprocessor hardware, including quantum processing; and unique lighting and hybrid Stirling/Thermoacoustic devices. Their solutions can be found in a number of environments including healthcare, retail, financial services, research labs, telecommunications, green building and power utilities.
The Technology Impact Awards are broken into three groups: Technology Awards, Company Awards, and Personal Recognition Awards.
This year’s finalists are:
Excellence in Product Innovation
Best Application of Technology
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology
Most Promising Start-Up
Emerging Company of the Year
Company of the Year
Team of the Year
To purchase tickets go to http://www.thetias.com
From Most Promising Start-up to Company of the Year, BC’s technology industry continues to put their mark on the world! Come celebrate the success of our industry at the 2011 Technology Impact Awards, June 9th, at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
About the Awards
Founded in 1994 by the BCTIA the Technology Impact Awards celebrate the successes of the industry and the companies, people and innovation that continue to put British Columbia on the map and who serve as role models for others in our province.
Submissions are received from companies of all sizes and sectors from across the province.
Approximately 800 attendees from the technology community are expected to attend the province’s largest and most prestigious awards night.
Don’t miss the celebration of the year!
Date: June 9, 2011
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Tickets: $185 for early bird pricing; $235 after May 26th
Webnames.ca is once again proud to sponsor the annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition. Now in its 11th year, the BCIC-New Ventures Competition is one of North America’s largest technology business idea competitions. The Competition attracts applicants from a wide range of industries including cleantech, digital media, Internet, information technology and life sciences.
Entrepreneurs learn how to develop their ideas into a profitable company plus have the opportunity to win more than $360,000 in prizes.
Webnames.ca, as sponsor of the Regional BCIC New Ventures Competition, would like to congratulate the 39 businesses advancing to Round 2 of the competition. These businesses will be presenting to the jury over four days (November 29 to December 2) in Kelowna and Victoria.
Advancing Companies – Round 2 (in alphabetical order) – BCIC-New Ventures Competition: Regional
1. 822 Rent-A-Bike
2. AC Global Systems Ltd.
4. Altapure Canada Inc.
7. Bravius Software Inc.
9. Digital Cavalier
11. EcoMeter by EnviroSpeak Media
12. ePrescribing Product
13. Factor 9 Sports Inc.
14. Fat Wallet
15. Find It EZ
16. HuStream Technologies Inc.
17. Hydra Cat Performance System
19. KoK Technologies Inc
20. Kootenay Alternative Fuels
21. Little Green Book
22. LoCal Technologies
23. Map Jungle
24. MemoryLeaf Media Inc
25. Nitro Technologies Inc.
26. Rapid Water Testing Ltd
27. Reef Safe Fish Inc.
28. Resonessence Labs
31. SideStix Ventures Inc.
33. Smile software (Smart Menu)
36. Universal Collaboration Web Services
38. Wolf Trailer Company, Inc.
39. Xeri roX Productions Ltd.
Prizes – Winners will receive their prizes at the BCIC-NVC: Regional awards ceremony Feb. 24, 2011.
First prize: $30,000
Second prize: $20,000
Third prize: $10,000
Regional Breakdown – Open to businesses located outside of the Lower Mainland, the breakdown of applications by location is as follows:
Island: 17 (44%)
Okanagan: 12 (31%)
Thompson: 5 (13%)
Kootenays: 4 (10%)
North: 1 (3%)