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Developers: Enter the MintChip Challenge for a Chance to Win Over $50,000 in Gold

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The Royal Canadian Mint produces all of Canada’s coins as well as it offers gold and silver refinery and assay services. Given its status as a leader in producing currency, the Mint has launched a challenge for a new product it calls MintChip. MintChip aims to be the next generation of digital currency. With MintChip, users can upload money to any electronic device, whether it be a smartphone, USB stick, laptop, tablet or some cool future device we don’t know about. Transactions can be as high as you want to as little as a penny. If you’re a developer, you need to sign up for the MintChip Challenge, and create an app that showcases the power of digital transactions using MintChip. Also, you could win a huge piece of gold!
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Mobile Development Studio Select Start Acquired by eCommerce Company Shopify

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Select Start Studios is a mobile app development shop based in Ottawa, Canada and it was recently acquired by the up-and-coming eCommerce company Shopify. The acquisition makes a lot of sense as eCommerce is increasingly happening on mobile devices and rather than Shopify outsourcing its mobile efforts, it made more sense for Shopfiy to acquire a group like Select Start and develop the mobile products internally. While Select Start promoted the fact that it does cross-platform development and included BlackBerry, the company is better known for its iOS products such as Getaround.
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Costco Selling the 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook for $274.99

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The PlayBook has been getting some good pricing options in many of the major retail outlets. There has been talk of Best Buy USA offering the 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook for $299, as well as the 32GB model for $399 and the 64GB model for $499. I was recently at Costco and its prices seem much better, especially since the Canadian dollar is worth less than the American lately. More after the jump.
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GroupMe Goes 3.0 With New Features and Support for Canada

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GroupMe was recently acquired by Microsoft/Skype for over $50 million. It’s a great sign that if you build a great app and company around it, you can still be acquired for a ton of money even if you don’t make a single dollar in revenue. The company doesn’t seem to have slowed down after its acquisition though and has announced version 3.0 which includes availability in Canada. Click through for more details.
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Sympatico.ca Launches Free Mobile Portal App

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Sympatico has launched their mobile portal app on BlackBerry App World. The free, bilingual app delivers Sympatico’s Canadian users access to news, music and entertainment stories, similar to what’s found on their Sympatico.ca portal. Sympatico’s mobile portal app also features a number of mobile features like location-based content including local weather, as well as push notifications for breaking news, a built-in QR code reader and the ability to share news items over social networks.

Download the Sympatico.ca mobile portal app for free in App World.

Ceridian Launches Mobile Payroll App Powerpay

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Ceridian has launched a payroll app called Powerpay that lets you review and approve payroll data using your BlackBerry. The app is available exclusively to existing Powerpay Web customers used by over 30,000 Canadian businesses. The app provides a sercure login process (pictured above), and features:

  • Preview and approve payroll using your BlackBerry
  • Employee and corporate level data verification including; hours and earnings, employee deductions and employer contributions, net pay, and company totals
  • Ensure data security with HTTPS transmissions and three levels of authentication – data is not stored on your device
  • The same familiar interface you’re used to with Powerpay Web – no steep learning curve
  • On-demand support from our award-winning Small Business Services Team

The Powerpay app is available in App World for $6.99 USD.