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Month: December 2005

Canadian Net Marketing To Grow 60%

bq. “The amount of money Canadian companies commit to marketing on the Internet is poised to increase 60 per cent over the next three years, overshadowing more modest gains predicted for TV and newspaper advertising, according to a study released yesterday.”
This is what I read in the “Toronto Star”: recently in their article “Web-Ad Buying Forecast To Grow – Internet to Top Other Media”: (registration required) article on December 9.
According to the “ZenithOptimedia”: study (available at a cost) referenced in this article Internet advertising in Canada will increase $100 million per year from $500 million in 2005 to $800 million in 2008. That’s up 60% over three years.
Here’s what some of the other advertising sectors will do according to the ZenithOptimedia survey:

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Toronto's First DemoCamp A Success

_This article is by guest contributor Leila Boujnane._
How many people does it take to impact the software development community in Toronto: one! Just one angry David Crow! He was the initial instigator of TorCamp and Monday night’s DemoCamp was part II. Organized by Albert Lai from Bubbleshare and hosted at the BubbleLabs, it was a blast. Vive the unconference!
The meeting room was crowded, folks were excited about demo-ing their applications/stuff. Simple rules: you have 10-15 minutes to demo, you can field questions as you demo or leave them to the end, you can ask for help, constructive criticism or simply feedback. No PowerPoint.
Some great demos:

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