CapGeek was the name of a Canadian hockey website, specializing on the business aspect of the NHL. The site featured explanations of the cap, the status of a players contract, statistics. Called revolutionary by hockey experts, CapGeek was launched in 2009 by Metro Halifax sports journalist Mathew Wuest. The site garnered commercial and critical success, became a top source for information on players salaries, CapGeek was disbanded on January 3,2015, due to the owners terminal illness and his unwillingness to turn the site over to another operator. Despite being un–accessible for the few months, CapGeek still received an estimated 10,360 hits in May,2015. CapGeek. com was founded in 2009 by Mathew Wuest, originally called SalaryCapCalculator. com, Wuest was persuaded by his wife to change the name to CapGeek, as it was more marketable. Wuest slowly built his site until it exploded in popularity. The site ran until January,2015, when Wuest shocked the community in closing the site. By its closure, CapGeek had become so well known within the world that the NHL itself reported the closure of the site with a featured article on their main webpage.
Despite Wuest stating that he had no intentions of selling, offers were made, Matthew Wuest was a Canadian sports reporter and Internet entrepreneur. Born in the community of Stanley, New Brunswick, Wuest worked for Metro Halifax, covering a range of sports for their paper and website. On the side, Wuest ran a site that updated the progress of Detroit Red Wings prospects, Mathew created CapGeek in 2009 while still working for Metro. Wuest was described as a humble man who was passionate of his work. He rarely talked about his site in person, with one colleague revealing that he hadnt known Wuest owned CapGeek until 3 years into its existence, Wuest died in the early hours of March 19,2015, at the age of 35, due to colon cancer. These authors and more wrote articles covering the life and career of Wuest, on May 15,2015, the Red Wings organization announced that they would be renaming the championship trophy of their NHL prospect tournament to the Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup. Many ice hockey sites have emerged with the intention of imitating CapGeeks business approach to the NHL.
Examples include CapFriendly, HockeysCap. com, NHLnumbers. com, GeneralFanager. com, on May 13,2015, HockeysCap. com was launched by Jamie and Chris Davis, as a tool for fans to view salary cap compliance information. The site was launched with a tool called Armchair-GM which allows fans to create custom rosters by trading, the Davis brothers state they have the utmost respect for late CapGeek found Matthew Wuest, and that the HockeysCap. com was inspired by CapGeek
AbeBooks is an e-commerce global online marketplace with seven national domains that offers books, collectible art, and ephemera from sellers in 50+ countries. On August 1,2008, Amazon. com acquired AbeBooks, in 2016, Arkady Vitrouk was appointed CEO. He was previously the Director of Kindle Content in Amazon’s European headquarters in Luxembourg, prior to joining Amazon, he was the CEO of the Azbooka-Atticus Publishing Group in Russia. As of Oct 2016, AbeBooks is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, with its European office in Düsseldorf, the company manages regional websites for North America, Germany, the UK and Spain. Millions of items are listed for sale, most books listed are used, many are rare, signed, 1st editions or out of print, and a growing number are new. In 2010, AbeBooks launched the AbeBooks Channel Program in May to provide its booksellers with the opportunity to list their books for sale on Amazon. com, the Channel Program was permanently closed on June 16,2014. AbeBooks has been named one of BCs Top Employers every year since 2008, in 2008, AbeBooks announced that it would be acquired by Amazon.
com on the 1st of August. The deal gave Amazon. com a stake in both LibraryThing via AbeBooks 40% owning, and competitor Shelfari, in which Amazon. com had invested separately, in 2008, AbeBooks acquired Chrislands in April, a company that hosts websites for over 1000 booksellers. In May 2013, AbeBooks sold ChrisLands back to one of its original founders, in 2006, AbeBooks purchased a 40 per cent stake in LibraryThing in May, a social networking and book cataloging website for bibliophiles. In 2006, AbeBooks acquired Fillz in February, a book-inventory, in 2005, AbeBooks acquired BookFinder. com in November, an American book price comparison metasearch shopping service site. In 2004, AbeBooks purchased IberLibro. com in October and its inventory was integrated into the AbeBooks database in December 2006, in 2004, AbeBooks expanded its model to include new books, and acquired the Spanish company IberLibro, to better serve Spanish language markets. In 2002, the partners were bought out by German media company Hubert Burda Media.
In 2001, AbeBooks acquired Germanys JustBooks GmbH online book marketplace, AbeBooks currently only has a reseller agreement with Amazon. com. In 1995, AbeBooks was founded by Rick and Vivian Pura and it was incorporated in 1995 and launched its websites in 1996, initially including listings for only four bookstores. AbeBooks is known as a marketplace where rare and collectible items changed hands. In February 2015, AbeBooks recorded the most expensive sales ever at the time, the website periodically reports their recent high value sales. AbeBooks users can search across the listings of many independent bookstores, thereby allowing small, some of the member bookstores offer their books online only, while others maintain a regular storefront. Booksellers upload their data to the AbeBooks database, specifying information about each book including condition
Ashley Madison, or The Ashley Madison Agency, is a Canadian online dating service and social networking service marketed to people who are married or in committed relationships. It was founded in 2002 by Darren Morgenstern, with the slogan, the name comes from two popular female names and Madison. com were not permanently closed. By July 22, the first set of names were released by hackers. More data was released on August 20,2015, the release included data from customers who had earlier paid a $19 fee to Ashley Madison to allegedly have their data deleted. The fee was applied to people who had set up against their will, as a workplace prank. On August 28,2015, Noel Biderman agreed to step down as executive officer of Avid Life Media Inc. A statement released by the firm said his departure was in the best interest of the company, in July 2016, the parent company Avid Life Media re-branded itself to Ruby Corp. and appointed Rob Segal as the new CEO. In the same month the company dropped its signature tagline “Life is Short, have an Affair.
” to Find your moment and updated its brand imagery to replace the image of a woman wearing a wedding ring with a red gem-shaped symbol as its logo. Ashley Madison is a website and service based in Canada. The company announced plans to launch in Singapore in 2014, Singapores Media Development Authority announced that it will not allow Ashley Madison to operate in Singapore as it promotes adultery and disregards family values. Unlike Match. com or eHarmony, Ashley Madisons business model is based on rather than monthly subscriptions. For a conversation between two members, one of the members—almost always the man—must pay five credits to initiate the conversation, any follow-up messages between the two members are free after the communication has been initiated. Ashley Madison has a chat feature that is metered. Credits are utilised to pay for a time allotment of chat. The site allows users to hide their account profiles for free, users looking to delete their accounts, even those made without the individuals consent, are charged a $19 fee.
The full delete option claims to remove user profiles, all messages sent and received, site usage history, personally identifiable information, the data disclosures in 2015 revealed that this permanent deletion feature did not permanently delete anything, and all data was recoverable. Trish McDermott, a consultant who helped found Match. com, accused Ashley Madison of being a business built on the back of broken hearts, ruined marriages, and damaged families. Biderman responded by stating that the site is just a platform, according to Biderman, affairs help preserve many marriages
Google Videos is a video search engine from Google. It was formerly a free video-sharing website and allowed selected videos to be embedded on other websites and provided the necessary HTML code alongside the media. This allowed websites to host lots of video remotely without running into bandwidth or storage-capacity issues, the service was launched on January 25,2005. On October 9,2006, Google bought former competitor YouTube, Google announced on June 13,2007, that the Google Videos search results would begin to include videos discovered by their web crawlers on other hosting services, in YouTube and user uploads. Thereafter, search result links opened a frameset with a Google Videos header at the top, in 2009, Google discontinued the ability to upload videos to Google Video. Google Video was shut down on August 20,2012, the remaining Google Videos content was automatically moved to YouTube. The domain previously associated with Google Videos is now used to store videos uploaded to Google Photos.
Google Videos was geared towards providing a large archive of freely searchable videos, besides amateur media, Internet videos, viral ads, and movie trailers, the service aimed to distribute commercial professional media, such as televised content and movies. A number of discourses by Google employees were recorded and made available for viewing via Google Videos. The lectures were done mainly at the former universities. The topics covered Google technologies and software engineering but include other pioneering efforts by players in the software engineering field. On January 6,2009, the Google Video Store launched to sell downloads through Google Videos. The service launched with independent films Aardvarkd,12 Weeks with Geeks, and Waterborne, as well as content from media partners CBS, the NBA, The Charlie Rose Show, and Sony BMG. Initially, the content of a number of broadcasting companies was available as streaming content or stills with closed captioning. In addition, the U. S. National Archive used Google Videos to make historic films available online, Google Videos searched other non-affiliated video sites from web crawls.
Sites searched by Google Videos in addition to their own videos and YouTube included GoFish, ExposureRoom, Myspace, Google Videos moved away from an online video archive and toward a search engine for videos, similar to their web and image searches. As of August 2007, the DTO/DTR program ended, users who previously purchased a video from Google Videos were no longer able to view them. Credits for users were made available as values for Google Checkout and were valid for 60 days, in 2009, Google ended the ability for users to upload videos to Google Videos
Art of the Title
Art of the Title is an online publication dedicated to title sequence design, spanning the film, television and video game industries. The publication is both an educational and historical resource and a publication, focusing on the creative process behind the design of title sequences. It combines interviews with filmmakers and directors and craftspeople with in-depth analyses and behind-the-scenes materials, Art of the Title is the leading online resource of title design, with hundreds of title sequences available to view. The Independent has said that Art of the Title may well be the best place to visit in search of more of these wonders of film art. Art of the Title staff have been invited to speak at conferences and festivals such as SXSW, AIGA, PromaxBDA, MODE Summit, Gamercamp, TIFF Next Wave. They have done several talks in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festivals Reel Comfort series, Art of the Title was founded by motion designer Ian Albinson and launched in 2007 as a blog intending to highlight the design of title sequences.
In 2008, Alexander Ulloa joined the site as Head Writer, over the next few years, the site expanded with the addition of writers and editors Lola Landekic and Will Perkins, now Managing Editor and Senior Editor, respectively. A comprehensive, illustrated catalogue produced by the Walker Art Center and featuring an 18-page section on title design curated, in 2012, the site launched a redesign developed in partnership with New Zealand-based studio CactusLab. In 2013, the site went down temporarily when its Iron Man 3 article was linked from Robert Downey, in April 2015, the site announced an exclusive look at the James Bond Spectre title sequence, which turned out to be a rickroll. Readers reactions ran the gamut from outrage to kudos, from 2010-2014, Art of the Title facilitated and participated in the jury of the SXSW Excellence in Title Design Awards, part of the SXSW Film Festival. In 2013, Ian Albinson hosted a discussion at the screening event. In 2014, Managing Editor Lola Landekic and Senior Editor Will Perkins gave a talk ahead of the Title Design Awards, the art and history of the title font.
Site specifics, Art of the Title, the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Official Site An interview with Ian Albinson 99% Invisible Podcast – Episode 28, Movie Title Sequences
Canadian Register of Historic Places
The Canadian Register of Historic Places was created as part of Canadas Historic Places Initiative. The CRHP and the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada are the two major tools developed to assist in achieving the main objectives. The CRHP was officially launched in May 2004 as an access point for members of the public to learn about historic sites across Canada. It is a work in progress, and as of 2011 included approximately 12,300 of the countrys estimated 17,000 designated historic sites. Moreover, historic sites that have been recognized by more than one level of government, a site must be designated by one or more of these levels of government in order to be eligible for inclusion in the CRHP. The CRHP is a tool, not a designatory or regulatory mechanism. Inclusion in the directory does not confer historic or legal status, inclusion does not affect how the designating level of government manages its own heritage designations or policies. The CRHP partner governments are working on other tools through the Historic Places Initiative in order to recognize sites related to Aboriginal peoples in Canada, heritage conservation in Canada Lists of historic places in Canada Official website
Anime News Network
Additionally, it sometimes features similar happenings throughout the world. Founded in July 1998 by Justin Sevakis, the claims to be the leading English-language source for news and information about anime. The site operated, until 2008 the magazine Protoculture Addicts, the website was founded by Justin Sevakis in July 1998. In May 2000, current CEO Christopher Macdonald joined the editorial staff. In January 2007, ANN launched a version for Australian audiences. On July 4,2008, ANN launched its platform with a library of anime trailers as well as its own news show ANNtv. In the fall of 2004, the staff at ANN became formally involved with the anime magazine Protoculture Addicts. On September 7,2004, the Sci Fi Channel online newsletter Sci Fi Weekly named the site the Web Site of the Week. The website maintains a listing of anime and manga titles, as well as people and companies involved in the production of those titles, staff members of ANN publish their own blogs hosted on the site. ANN hosts forums, and includes threads to accompany each news item for purposes of discussion, anime News Network hosts an IRC channel on the WorldIRC network, #animenewsnetwork
Canadian Headstones is a project to capture digital images and the complete transcription of cemetery stones. It is a web-based Canadian non-profit corporation run completely by volunteers, in April 2009, while volunteering as assistant webmaster of a website, he found a website archiving headstones for those who were born in County Tyrone, the home of his ancestors. Realizing the value of the information to genealogists and family historians, while there were a number of websites storing photos of gravestones, none included the inscriptions on the gravestones. The majority of existing sites had no search engine feature or very poorly constructed search features. The result was the creation on 1 July 2009 of CanadianHeadstones. com, Canadian Headstones relies on volunteers, including genealogy enthusiasts, to upload photos. The site steps a contributor through uploading a photo, editing it, choosing a county and cemetery, entering the names and it is checked by a coordinator who assists the contributor to fix any problems.
The site uses a system to allow searches for sound-alike names, to account for spelling variations. The section of the devoted to Quebec is available in both French and English. By 2012, CanadianHeadstones. com had 348,000 records submitted to the site and was growing at a rate of 10,000 entries per month, by 2015, the site had more than 1 million records. The website includes a subproject to photograph gravestones of Canadian soldiers buried in cemeteries abroad, find a Grave - an online database of cemetery records Interment. net Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Tombstone tourist Official Website
AirG Incorporated, known as airGames and airGames Wireless is a Canadian software company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Its products include telecom software, a networking service designed for mobile use. The company was founded and incorporated in April 2000 by Frederick Ghahramani, Vincent Yen, airG announced that it had more than 20 million customers in 2007. Seven years later, airG reported that it had surpassed that figure substantially, the companys reach is a global one, as it has sales in 40-plus countries. AirG has received awards and commendations from several organizations, in 2001, airG was awarded the BMO Bank of Montreal First Place Prize in the first annual New Ventures B. C. competition. Four years later, airGs founders won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Business Development Bank of Canada, the company was recognized for excellence once again 2010. Mediacorp named airG as one of the Top 50 Employers of young people in Canada, the company has given back to the local community.
In 2008, airG formed a partnership with the Canadian charity, the partnership led to the donation of $200,000 to the charity along with the deployment of several digital outreach campaigns. AirG released AtomicDove, a persistent and multiplayer game, in November 2001, at the end of 2002, AtomicDove generated 100 million minutes of mobile data traffic. Big Barn World is a multiplayer farming game built for mobile devices by airG. airG is the private provider of the Sprint Games Lobby Lounge. AirG runs Conexion Latina for 1 million Spanish speaking customers in America, the service is branded by Telcel in Mexico as Conexión Ideas. AirG started selling mobile advertising across its games and social networking services in 2006, the company sold just 2% of its 20+ billion mobile advertising impressions in 2006. Eventually, airG built advertising targeting capabilities to target ads, interactive polls, airG Official website AtomicDove video game website Official Big Barn World website Official airG Inc page on LinkedIn