Today in company updates: Vidyard, SoundCloud, Mogo

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This week, several startups have made announcements regarding the launches of new features for their customers. Here’s the latest on their company updates.

Vidyard releases tool giving businesses access to easy screen recording

Kitchener-based Vidyard released a Google Chrome extension that allows users to create, send, and track videos from their web browser. With ViewedIt, users can screen record with one click, and receive a notification when videos have been viewed, as well as insight into how long the recipient watched the video. The company says it’s helpful for sales reps recording product demonstrations and marketers recording presentations and training content.

“We’re making it easy for anyone to communicate with the power of video,” said Michael Litt, CEO and co-founder of Vidyard. “We are tearing down the barriers that have kept people from using video and making it simple to create, share, and track video playback without the need for expensive software or video editing experience.”

SoundCloud launches SoundCloud Go in Canada

SoundCloud announced the launch of SoundCloud Go, its new subscription service, in Canada. Available on the web, iOS App Store, and Google Play, SoundCloud Go gives users access to ad-free listening, offline listening, and access to 135 million tracks. The service is free, and iOS users can avoid the App Store surcharge of $13.99 by going directly to soundcloud.com/go.

“SoundCloud Go will provide Canadians with the largest and most diverse music and audio catalogue in the world,” said Alexander Ljung, SoundCloud co-founder and CEO. “Subscribers will be able to enjoy tracks from emerging creators, new tracks from indies, global hits as well as hits in the making, all in one place. We know Canadians are passionate about their music so we’re very much looking forward to rolling out this new experience across the country.”

Mogo reaches 300,000 members

After announcing that it hit 250,000 members in early September, Vancouver-based Mogo has now reached 300,000 members.

“We are acquiring new members faster than we anticipated based on the combination of a successful mobile app launch and the significant marketing push through our Postmedia partnership,” said Dave Feller, founder and CEO of Mogo. “This member growth underscores the viral effect of our new app, the power of a great user experience, and the appeal of our value proposition which includes free credit score monitoring.”

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang is BetaKit's News Editor.