Thursday February 3, 2011
Johanna Blakley: Social media and the end of gender
||Media and advertising companies still use the same old demographics to understand audiences, but they're becoming increasingly harder to track online, says media researcher Johanna Blakley. As social media outgrows traditional media, Blakley explains what changes are in store for the future of media.
OpenText Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Metastorm
WATERLOO - Open Text Corporation announced it has entered into an agreement and plan of merger to acquire Metastorm Inc. through a merger of Metastorm with a subsidiary of OpenText.
From the Feb. 2, 2011 Regional Council meeting:
Waterloo - Council approved an option to build roundabouts at two Ottawa Street intersections: · Ottawa Street and Alpine Road; and · Ottawa Street and Homer Watson Boulevard. The two-roundabout solution is expected to provide a 70 per cent reduction in injury collisions and reduce delay and congestion in the area. The area will also be improved for pedestrians and cyclists through an off-road multi-use trail. Construction is expected in 2015.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation Agrees to Deploy the OpenText ECM Suite
WATERLOO - OpenText has entered into a global agreement with SABIC, one of the world's top six petrochemical companies, in which SABIC will be deploying the OpenText ECM Suite to its 37,000 users. The agreement will provide users around the world with a single integrated environment that allows them to manage documents in an efficient and transparent manner.
Road May Disrupt Migration, Ruin Serengeti, Study Finds
Guelph - Building a highway through Serengeti National Park may devastate one of the world's last large-scale herd migrations and the region's ecosystem, according to new research by an international team of ecologists, including a University of Guelph professor.
Toronto Police should discard sound cannons as gesture of good faith
Toronto The Toronto Police Services Board should deny Chief Bill Blair’s request tomorrow to buy the controversial sound cannons that the federal government lent them for the G20 meeting last June, says the Council of Canadians. Blair has asked for funding to buy four of the Long Range Acoustic Devices from the Harper government instead of returning them.
Mercedes-Benz Canada reports strong January sales performance and celebrates 125! Years of innovation
TORONTO - Mercedes-Benz Canada reported that the group delivered a total of 1,564 Mercedes-Benz and smart units throughout the month. In addition, this month the company proudly celebrated the 125th anniversary of the automobile, with the original patent being filed by Carl Benz for his three-wheeled motor car on January 29th, 1886.
Why Canadians jump into bad real estate investments and how to avoid them
Toronto - Renting to Own Investment expert and author Mark Loeffler says that while it’s great that the real estate industry is reporting growth, it’s critical to drill down deeper into the markets that you might be currently investing in, or are considering investing in before jumping into what could be a potential mess.
Canadians on the sidelines in cross border M&A with Brazil: PwC report
The time is right to take a second look at Brazil
TORONTO - A report on Brazil by PwC's Deals practice shows that Canada is largely missing out on opportunities with one of the world's most promising emerging economies. While foreign direct investment between Brazil and Canada has grown rapidly over the last decade, there has surprisingly been a lack of merger and acquisition deal activity between the two countries.
ONLINE ENERGY RETAILER MyRateEnergy.ca PROVIDES CUSTOMERS WITH 10% OCEB REBATE
MISSISSAUGA - Customers of Ontario's lowest-priced online energy retailer MyRateEnergy.ca will automatically receive a 10% rebate applied to their electricity bills for the next five years. The rebate is part of The Ministry of Energy's Ontario Clean Energy Benefit and is designed to move Ontario's power industry towards cleaner sources of energy.
Seven Canadian Universities Respond to Carleton President’s Call to Help Universities in Chile
Ottawa Carleton President Roseann O’Reilly Runte met today with His Excellency Roberto Cristian Ibarra Garcia, Chilean Ambassador to Canada, and announced a gift of more than $12,000 to help rebuild Universidad de Talca and the Universidad de Concepcion in Chile.
York Professor to Speak on Renowned Intellectual Karl Polanyi
Ottawa - Karl Polanyi was a Hungarian intellectual known for his opposition to traditional economic thought. On Thursday, Feb. 10, as part of Carleton University’s Research Days celebration, Dr. Hannes Lacher from York University will review the development of Polanyi’s social thought and political projects as laid out in his influential book The Great Transformation and the political-economic frameworks that were established after its publication.
Seven Hallmarks of a Great Workplace
By Norm Spitzig
What exactly makes a workplace "great?" What are the specific characteristics common to those very special workplaces that are universally recognized as the indisputable signs of a superior operation? If there is a more basic (or fascinating) question for a workplace and the people who inhabit it, it hasn’t been found. A workplace that successfully attains the following characteristicswhatever size it might be or industry it may be incan proudly and accurately call itself "great."