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Secret Location Pioneers Virtual Reality Content Distribution

VUSR Enables Publishers to Future Proof VR Content; First Application is NYT VR App for Daydream Toronto, Canada — Continuing its commitment to advancing virtual reality (VR) content production and distribution, Secret Location, a pioneering VR and technology studio, today unveiled VUSR, a content management platform that enables creators to easily publish, distribute and monetize… Keep Reading


Nielsen’s Music Connect Launches in Canada

New York, NY – Today, Nielsen announced the launch of Music Connect in Canada— an innovative and intuitive platform that leverages Nielsen’s trusted data and insights to provide the Canadian music industry with a comprehensive view of music consumption information. Music Connect delivers in-depth and up-to-date data across multiple measurement metrics including streaming, airplay, sales… Keep Reading


Stylish Rain Pants that Keep Commuters Dry, Now on Kickstarter

Aalborg, Denmark– Legs Jacket, the revolutionary stylish and eco-friendly bicycle commuter rain pants by VEAR, launched its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter on November 1st. Legs Jacket rain pants are designed with the urban biker’s needs in mind. The stylish rain pants are loaded with features that will keep cyclists comfortable, dry and safe on their… Keep Reading


Deter Squirrels with These Bird Feeder Squirrel Proofing Tips

Squirrels are considered a hindrance to backyard bird feeding. They are responsible for chasing birds away and destroying feeders. It can be costly to buy seed for feeders to compensate for their appetites as well. Squirrels can finish the contents of a feeder in no time. Droll Yankees has a list of suggestions to effectively… Keep Reading


Immigrant Children Left out in Freezing Cold at School

Their parents didn’t know it was a school day off and the custodian didn’t let them inside, leaving two elementary school children to spend an hour outside in freezing cold temperatures until being rescued by police. The incident happened last Monday, when the two children – one just 5 years old – were dropped off… Keep Reading


4 People Rescued from River near Parliament Hill

Four people who went for a boat ride on the Ottawa River Thursday evening ended up being rescued by a team of firefighters. The four adventurers, all residents of the Ottawa area, were brought back to shore by the rescuers and handed over to waiting paramedics. The quartet had ventured into the river in a… Keep Reading


Shark Tank Show Leads to Kickstarter for USA Made Socks

One of the wildest contestants ever on ABC’s Shark Tank, Zach Crain, founder of Freaker USA is returning to Kickstarter, where his 2011 video was hailed as “the holy grail of Kickstarter videos” by the crowdfunding site itself. Beginning New Year’s Day, Freaker USA aims to raise $250,000 in 40 days to begin production on Freaker… Keep Reading


Elio Motors Sells Surplus Equipment to Fund 3-Wheel Cars

Elio Motors, Inc., announced this past week that it will work with its manufacturing partner, Comau, to sell surplus manufacturing equipment from the former GM manufacturing facility in Shreveport, Louisiana, where the company will begin production of its enclosed, three-wheeled vehicle in 2015. The strategy allows Elio Motors to reuse the machinery it needs to… Keep Reading


Ebola Outbreak’s “Patient Zero” Located

The worst outbreak of Ebola, which activated an international public health emergency and has killed 961 people, may have started with a 2-year-old patient in a hamlet in the African country of Guinea. About eight months ago, the toddler, whom researchers consider may have been Patient Zero, experienced vomiting, black stool and temperature. Only four days… Keep Reading


RushWallet: An Easy Way to Use Bitcoin

KryptoKit, the maker of the most popular Bitcoin browser extension, today debuted RushWallet, an instant, easy-to-use Bitcoin wallet that works on all modern web browsers and mobile devices. Emerging from the need for a fast and frictionless online wallet system, RushWallet fulfills a vision that both Steve Dakh and Anthony Di Iorio, co-­founders of the… Keep Reading

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