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Call for Speakers for the 3rd Annual Ottawa International Game Conference (OIGC)

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The Ottawa International Game Conference is on its 3rd year and the conference has just put out a call for speakers. The OIGC is an annual game industry conference in Ottawa, Canada, that runs from May 25th to May 27th, and features speakers, workshops, panels and some great parties. The conference is currently looking for content and if you’re in the industry, head over and suggest something.

Head over to this link on the official Ottawa International Game Conference page for more details. The deadline for submissions is March 10th, 2014.

5 Technologies That Will Disappear and 5 That Will Grow Exponentially #GTEC13

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The Government Technology conference is in Ottawa this week and it’s interesting to see what the hot topics are. This year, the biggest issues are centered around apps, BYOD, cybersecurity and general mobility. It got me thinking about what technologies will disappear in the coming years, and which will be increasingly important. What will governments be concerned about 50 years from now? As a discussion point, here are 5 technologies that are disappearing and 5 that are going to become ubiquitous.
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The BlackBerry Q5 Officially Announced at BlackBerry Live 2013

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The BlackBerry Q5 has just been announced at BlackBerry Live 2013 and it’s billed as a device for emerging markets. Essentially, the Q5 is to the Q10 in the same way that the Curve is to the Bold. It comes in a variety of colors including BlackBerry, White, Pink and Red. Stay tuned for more updates from BlackBerry Live.

We’ve also heard that BlackBerry Q10 will be available in early June in the US and BlackBerry 10.1 available for Z10 users by the end of the week.

BlackBerryCool Representing at MIGS 2012

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BlackBerryCool is at the Montreal International Game Summit from today until Wednesday. We’ve got some interesting interviews lined up with Unity, OMERS, Sava Transmedia, Benox and Hibernum Creations so stay tuned. Generally, we want to hear about developers thoughts on BlackBerry 10, as well as some opinions from publishers and investors. If you’re a game developer, check back each day for new content.
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BlackBerry Jam Conference in San Jose is More Apps Less Games

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We’re at BlackBerry Jam in San Jose, California and there’s something interesting about the session catalogue: a total lack of anything ScoreLoop related and very little about gaming. This is probably a conscious decision on the part of RIM as BlackBerry World was almost too much gaming and the company may have gotten some flack from app developers about it. It would have made sense for RIM to be a little more open about the fact that this is not a gaming related conference, and that the focus will be on utility-style apps.
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Win One of Two Free Tickets to Untether Talks in Toronto! #Utalks

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Untether Talks is fast approaching. On Tuesday, June 26th, and Wednesday, June 27th, Untether Talks will be hosting a conference that aims to be the Ted Talks of the mobile industry. There’s almost 30 speakers so expect to get 2 full days of great content and learn a lot about what’s going on in mobile tech. The conference organizers were kind enough to give 2 BlackBerryCool readers the chance to attend the conference for free. All you have to do is tweet!
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