Canadian New Media Awards Finalist Profiles: Most Promising Company of the Year

Posted by Rob Lewis

The Canadian New Media Awards take place November 18, 2008, as part of the nextMEDIA conference. In the lead up to this event, we're profiling the categories and finalists on Techvibes. Today's category is Most Promising Company of the Year and it looks like T-dot is in fact the media capital of Canada as all three finalists call Toronto home.

b5media is a blog network covering a wide variety of topics in entertainment, technology, beauty, health, music, travel, sports, business and lifestyles. With content written by passionate people from all over the world, their blogs attract a large, loyal audience for companies looking to build major brand appeal.

Filemobile is an on-demand (software-as-a-service) social media platform company specializing in user generated content, social networking, contests, and broadband video. Their proprietary platform called Media Factory is a content management system, widget publisher, and application development environment for rich media.

Viigo develops and markets mobile content and services applications for smartphones. With over 5,000 channels and information services, Viigo customers around the world enjoy up‐to‐the minute access to news, weather, sports, stocks and markets, entertainment, and blogs in one intuitive, simple, freely-downloadable application.

Company:
b5media Inc.
Website:
http://www.b5media.com/
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

b5media is a global new media network featuring more than 255 blogs on a wide variety of subjects ranging from entertainment and news to technology and sports. With content written by passionate people and dedicated Channel Editors from all over the world, the Toronto-based company’s blogs attract more than eight million unique visitors a month. more

Company:
Filemobile
Website:
http://www.filemobile.net
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Filemobile is a media management and social media platform, providing services and tools to enable social media and networking. Filemobile’s Media Factory platform brings the services and tools that power broadband video, social media and networking for any site. more

Company:
Viigo
Website:
http://viigo.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Viigo™ is revolutionizing the way users access information on their smartphone. Every day, people around the world rely on Viigo as their gateway to a vast array of up-to-the-minute content and useful services, wherever they are and whenever they need it. In one simple, fully customizable application, Viigo delivers news, weather, flight schedules and status, real-time sports scores, stock quotes and market data,... more


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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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