Fortune Hunters Facebook Factor: Social Networking for Profit

Log on, sign in, and cash out. That seems to be the business model for the multitude of social networking sites that have taken over cyberspace in the past few years. Sites like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter dominate the dot com world and our free time. Canadians spend an average of 43 hours per month online, with Facebook and MySpace ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Facebook Follies

Love it or hate it, Facebook is the world’s most successful social networking site. Our relationships, our thoughts, our pastimes, our memories, our lives and deaths — all are now routinely recorded on Facebook. It represents a paradigm shift in communications as significant as the printing press, the telegraph or the television. Inevitably, mishaps, embarrassment and trouble accompany such change. ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

On the Money Fighting Sexism

Keith Mann did a great job of getting the online marketplace Witchsy up and running — except he's a complete fabrication created by company co-founders Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer who were finding that sexism was a barrier to their progress as a start-up.
  • 2017
  • 00:06:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

News in Review - April 1997 Film Animation: Canada on the World Stage

An art form and craft pioneered in Canada, animation is a medium that is a significant part of a multi-million dollar industry as well as an important expression of Canadian identity.
  • 1997
  • 00:15:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1997

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Venture Firing Your Customer

Sometimes companies have customers who cost more to support than the profit they generate. It may be because they make only small purchases, buy only on sale, miss appointments, take up a lot of time on nuisance calls or open accounts but don’t buy anything. New technology makes it possible to develop customer profiles that highlight such cases. This program ...
  • 1998
  • 00:08:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Project X Flight

Project X meets the scientists and inventors who are pushing the limits of flight: from new machines with amazing designs to the human body itself. Dr. Fleck takes a ride in a hang glider to help illustrate the basic physics of flight. Marc then goes skiing in a wind tunnel to unlock the secrets of an Olympic Gold alpine jump. ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:54
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2016 Flying High: Hoverboard Inventor Develops Dreams

In May 2015, Montreal inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru was recognized as having broken the world record for the longest hoverboard flight. He flew up to five metres above a lake for more than 275 metres aboard his homemade propeller-powered personal flying device. Now, Duru and his company Omni Hoverboards are working on the next generation — one we all may ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/23/2016

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Firsthand Forever Young

Forever Young is a film that challenges our view of aging and reveals new technologies which could significantly extend human life. Death is the ultimate insult to the scientific mind. While science, technology and medicine have advanced in leaps and bounds during the past century, humans have still not cracked the most elemental challenge of them all: how to conquer death ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

Nazi Megastructures Fortress Berlin

April 1945. Hitler is in the centre of Berlin, 30 feet (10 meters) underground, surrounded by 13-foot (4m) thick concrete walls, safe from any attack the Allies can throw at him from the air. But the Russians are advancing on the ground. The Red Army is lined up on the Oder River, and they’re coming for the Führer. Blocking the ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/05/2016

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CBC News Fuel cells not only for cars

B.C.'s Ballard Power Systems shifts away from hydrogen vehicles to other industries to grow business.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/11/2015