The Weather Network and MétéoMédia, divisions of Pelmorex Media Inc., made Apple’s Best of 2016 list. Of the two million apps currently available on the App Store, The Weather Network and MétéoMédia app was ranked in the top half of the Top 50 Free Apps of 2016. The Weather Network and MétéoMédia are currently ranked fourth in Canada’s Top Mobile App Properties behind Facebook, Google and Apple according to comScore Media Metrix.
Videotron has been named a Top Recruiter of 2016 in Canada by LinkedIn. Videotron obtained the highest score across all industries in the big company category. The score is based on the activity level and effectiveness of recruiters on the social network.
SoundCloud is the latest addition to Videotron’s Unlimited Music catalogue, bringing the number of streaming platforms covered by the service to 18. Videotron Mobile says it plans to continue expanding Unlimited Music, which allows Premium mobile subscribers to use participating music apps without impacting data usage.
The CRTC says Bell’s broadband performance results were not as positive as initially reported in its September study. The first-ever national, independent study measured broadband speeds Canadians were experiencing compared to speeds advertised by service providers. The commission says following the report’s publication, it came to the attention of research company SamKnows, that the wrong metrics were used to analyze the upload speeds of Bell Canada’s DSL Internet services. The revision finds Bell’s four DSL plans did not meet advertised upload rates, delivering an average of 85 per cent of the advertised speed, compared to the 134 per cent quoted in the original study.
The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) has announced the Call for Entries for the 2017 Digital Publishing Awards, honouring excellence by Canada’s digital publishers. With awards in 22 categories, the competition is entering its second year. The deadline for submissions, from digital publishers or content creators whose work appeared in 2016, is Jan. 31.