Toronto-based MyScreen Mobile Inc. inked a major deal last week to bring its interactive mobile advertising service to over 194 million cell phone users in Latin America and the Caribbean. Then there’s the 42 million Brazilians it will reach following a separate deal announced last month. Yet, it’s future in Canada is less certain as a result of its partnership with Egyptian-based Orascom Telecom Holding SAE, which the CRTC recently ruled controls too much of Globalive Wireless Management Corp.
Canadian companies specializing in mobile apps and fleet management are creating new business opportunities and new revenue streams for the major wireless carriers in both Canada and the United States – simply by making it easier for people to order a taxi or a pizza.
Researchers and students across the social sciences and humanities are now at the heart of research and innovation as digital content and the use of digital media become the focus of attention in the Digital Age. There is a new conviction that our capacity for innovation increasingly depends upon a constellation of digital technologies, digital content, and digital literacies.