The multi-billion dollar loyalty program market

Progress is supposed to make our lives easier. Electricity to my home is easier than hauling firewood and less risky than oil lamps. The combustion engine transformed continents by simplifying travel. Medical research has led to massive improvements in health, lifestyle, disease control and recovery. It's an open question if the creation of HTML by Tim Berners-Lee has made our…

Big Sister brings customized shopping experience with iSIGN technology

iSIGN Media Corp. (TSXV: ISD) announced on November 26, 2015 that it has reached that their Australian reseller, JEA Technologies Pty Ltd. has secured its first major customer for the Chameleon software, which manages content on digital signage. According to the company the signage installation has already begun in an auto parts chain of 70 stores. Based on the 7…

Lifton on Kingsnorth and the global rare earth market

My colleague, Professor Dudley Kingsnorth, now of Curtin University in Perth, Australia, is arguably the world’s most experienced; up-to-date; and knowledgeable expert in the global rare earths’ markets. To me therefore his keynote address to the Roskill Conference on Rare Earths, two weeks ago in Singapore, was a definitive analysis of the current situation in the global rare earths’ markets.…

Snipp Interactive loyalty programs in 99% of USA households

Bethesda MD based Snipp Interactive Inc. (TSXV: SPN) is expected to release its Q3 financials today. Analyst coverage expects the company’s growth to continue organically, along with product evolution and acquisition potential. It should surprise investors that ninety-nine percent of all households in the United States have been exposed to loyalty programs managed by software created by Snipp Interactive. Snipp's incentive marketing…

Darren Townsend of Peak Resources presents at the Technology Metals Summit

November 29, 2015 -- Watch Darren Townsend, Managing Director for Peak Resources Ltd. (ASX: PEK) present on being one of the highest grade neodymium (Nd) and praseodymium (Pr) development projects during the InvestorIntel Technology Metals Summit on October 14, 2015 in Toronto. In spite of challenging markets, Darren highlights Peak’s recent closing of their bankable feasibility study financing for $29.5M…

When Noble Intentions Go Awry

In the all the kerfuffle over Glencore’s problems little attention was given to the other main players in the trader universe. While the old adage “the bigger they are the harder they fall” may sometimes be true, it is not always the case. At least for the moment Glencore seems to have pulled out of its dive, but it seems…

The impact of China’s turmoil on the technology metals supply chain

November 26, 2015 - Happy Thanksgiving to our American InvestorIntel audience today. As you may or may not know, our primary audience are Americans (45%), followed closely by the Canadians and Australians (both at 20%): and of course, we love our European audience (15%). So allow me to thank everyone that participates in the InvestorIntel for creating an online community…

Paris Climate Summit: Coal Oil and Gas

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Climate change is an uncomfortable to topic for many people. Some are frustrated by the lack of real action while others remain to be convinced by the science. Whether or not you subscribe to the view, that our global society is causing the world’s climate to change, is potentially irrelevant because a group of powerful decision makers are gathering in Paris…

Anthony Marchese of Texas Rare Earth presents at the Technology Metals Summit

Watch Anthony Marchese, Chairman of Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER) present being one of the lowest cost technology metal projects in the world during the InvestorIntel Technology Metals Summit on October 14, 2015 in Toronto. Explaining how the Texas Rare Earth Resources’ model is profitable “even today”, using internal Chinese prices, he explains how the project risk is mitigated by non-REE by-product…

Tailings Dams and Due Diligence – Questions for the Board, shareholders and potential investors

A large tailings dam has burst. Its contents; millions of tonnes of sludge, a muddy deluge, have spewed forth and destroyed a local village with tragic loss of life. The tidal wave of man-made misery and despair continues seemingly unstoppable contaminating water ways, destroying the ecology so necessary to the local indigenous people, polluting water sources, on its way downstream.…

Argentina Unshackled

Observers from outside Argentina have gone on a frenzied romp of self-congratulation hailing the change in the Argentine Presidency in last week’s elections as something akin to a Revolution. Once again though we find that simplistic formulas are being used and the nuances of what has happened being ignored. The situation still has the potential to be a wild ride…

An emerging force in the plasma technology sector

Analysts have now recognized PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (TSXV: PYR | OTCQB: PYRNF) as an emerging force in the plasma technology sector (Ubika Research Report). PyroGenesis has successfully shifted from a focus on research and development, to commercializing their line of plasma processes, as seen through their assorted list of commercial clients which includes the US Navy and Air Force, as well…

The Temptation of Data

Everyone wants happiness, no one wants pain. But you can't have a rainbow without a little rain. Not sure where that's originally from but it sums up BigData. We as individuals are constantly instantly detectable by a plethora of data points. Every time your smart phone shakes hands with a cell network or connects to a Wi-Fi anywhere, a “smart”…

Canadian Metals to broaden silicon product offerings

On November 18, 2015 Canadian Metals Inc. (CSE:CME) announced that it plans to enhance its strategic options with the introduction of a Hybrid Flex concept for its planned ferrosilicon production plant based on its Langis quartzite deposit in Matapedia Quebec. The novel approach would allow the facility to shift production between ferrosilicon and metallurgical grade silicon depending on market needs.…

A silver lining for one technology metal

Did you know that up to 25% of hospital keyboards are contaminated with the Super Bug MRSA, a strain of staph bacteria resistant to antibiotics? That news was published earlier this year in the academic journal Infection Control, in an article from experts at  the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. And why am I telling you this? Because…

Nemaska Lithium Gets Best Girl at the Dance

In the mining space these days there are announcements and there are announcements. Some are forced on companies by regulatory bodies that require any sort of agreement to be announced, no matter how skeletal (this is particularly the case in Australia and the UK), some are genuine announcements with fleshed out details that move forward the market’s knowledge and perceptions…
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Nemaska Lithium Receives DTC Eligibility

December 1, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Nemaska Lithium Inc. ("Nemaska Lithium" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:NMX)(OTCQX:NMKEF) is pleased to announce that the company has secured DTC Eligibility by The Depository Trust Company for its shares on the OTCQX marketplace effective…

Tasman Files Annual Report on Form 20-F

November 30, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Tasman Metals Ltd. ("Tasman" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TSM)(FRANKFURT:T61)(NYSE MKT:TAS). Mr. Mark Saxon, President & CEO, announces that the Company has filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission its Annual Report on…

Aurora Cannabis Inc.: IIROC Trade Resumption

November 30, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- Trading resumes in: Company: Aurora Cannabis Inc. CSE Symbol: ACB Resumption (ET): 12:15 IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company. Trading…

Health Canada Issues a Sales License to Aurora Cannabis Inc.

November 30, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora" or the "Company") (CSE:ACB)(OTCQB:ACBFF)(FRANKFURT:21P)(WKN:A1C4WM) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc., has been granted a license from Health Canada to sell medicinal cannabis pursuant to…

Oil rises, traders take positions ahead of OPEC meeting

November 30, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Oil prices rose on Monday as investors took positions ahead of an OPEC meeting this week despite expectations that the producer group will not change its output policy. Brent crude, the global oil benchmark,…

Alabama Graphite Corp.: IIROC Trading Resumption

November 30, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- Trading resumes in: Company: ALABAMA GRAPHITE CORP TSX-Venture Symbol: ALP Resumption (ET): 8:00 AM IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company.…

China boosts gold reserves by nearly 14 tonnes in October

November 30, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- China added nearly 14 tonnes of gold to its foreign exchange reserves in October, the slowest pace of purchase since the central bank started reporting its reserves of the precious metal on a monthly…

Aurora Cannabis Inc.: IIROC Trading Halt

November 30, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company: Aurora Cannabis Inc.. CSE Symbol: ACB Reason: Pending News Halt Time (ET): 8:15 AM IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt)…

Seair Announces Equity Raise and Debenture Maturity Extension Plans

November 27, 2015 (Source: Newsfile) -- Seair Inc. (TSXV: SDS) ("Seair" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has signed a term sheet with a lead investor in connection with a private placement for aggregate gross proceeds of up to a maximum of $2.0 million (the…

Natural Gas Keeps Falling on Mild Weather

November 27, 2015 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Natural gas prices finished nearly unchanged, but January, the new front-month contract, is falling for the seventh time in eight sessions as mild weather continues to damp expectations for demand. Prices…

Wall Street looks to big week ahead

November 27, 2015 (Source: CNBC) -- U.S. stock index futures indicated a mixed open on Friday as traders digest a 5 percent slump in Chinese stocks and look towards a big week ahead. In Asia, Chinese stocks tanked after…

Graphene-Based Microphone Said to Be 30 Times More Sensitive

November 27, 2015 (Source: NDTV) -- Scientists have developed a graphene-based microphone which is nearly 32 times more sensitive than microphones of standard nickel-based construction. "We wanted to show that graphene, although a relatively new material, has potential for real…

It’s Open Season on China’s Securities Firms as Probes Intensify

November 27, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- China’s biggest clampdown on malpractices in its securities industry kicked into higher gear this week with news that three of the nation’s largest brokerages are being investigated for alleged rule violations. Citic Securities Co.…
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