WeVideo Helps You Edit Your Videos Online (Video)
This video is WeVideo CEO Jostein Svendsen talking about his company's service, not a demo of it, although we surely should do a demo/review of WeVideo before long. If you are involved in casual video production, this is something you need to check out. And if you want to try editing a video or two but have no idea if you're going to be good enough that it will be worth spending money on video editing software, plus the time to learn how to use it, WeVideo's free version (which puts a watermark on your finished video) might be a good way to try your hand at this necessary but unheralded part of the videomaking process.
Auvik, Started By A Sandvine Co-Founder And An Ex-BlackBerry CTO, Gets $6M To Take Enterprise Network Control To The Cloud
Auvik Networks, a Canadian enterprise networking startup co-founded by repeat entrepreneur Marc Morin (co-founder of now-public Sandvine and of PixStream, sold to Cisco); David Yach, a former CTO of BlackBerry's software division; and ex-Sandvine product manager Alex Hoff, is today announcing that it's raised it first round of outside funding: $6 million from Celtic House Venture Partners, Rho Canada Ventures, and BDC Venture Capital IT Fund, along with more contributions from Auvik's founders, who have been backing it internally it to date. Auvik is part of a wider trend of companies working in software-defined networking, in its case developing a cloud-based platform for enterprises to manage IP networks built out of hardware from multiple vendors. Auvik has yet to release a commercial product: that will only come at the beginning of 2014, according to Morin, who is the company's CEO.
BlackBerry May Be Dabbling In Phablets With A 5-Inch Z10 Refresh
BlackBerry's wryly jovial CEO Thorsten Heins spent quite a bit of time talking up the new mid-range Q5 at this morning's BlackBerry Live keynote address, but the folks in Waterloo may be working on a follow-up smartphone that's staggeringly different than the one we saw today. According to a report from KnowYourMobile, the struggling Canadian company is working an all-touch BlackBerry smartphone with a 5-inch display.
Dialogues Of The Carmelites Offers Fear, Faith, And Grace
Francis Poulenc's "Dialogues des Carmélites" examines the role of faith in the face of a mob. It doesn't offer a happy ending, but it does provide a powerful opera experience. The current Canadian Opera Company production runs now through May 25th.
Film industry in Canadian prov. of B.C. to gain if NDP win power
The once-booming film industry in B.C. is set to get a boost if the NDP party wins the May 14 provincial election. Adrian Dix said Tuesday his party will increase film-labour tax credits by up to 7 per cent to help the industry snare more productions.