Articles By Eric Emin Wood

How Halifax-based Home Except won AARP’s innovation award

After Home Except Inc. won the inaugural American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Innovation Champion award in June for its sensor-based, camera-free home security solution, we figured they deserved a closer look. The Halifax-based

Published on: July 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Lack of government support won’t keep TransPod from building hyperloop, CEO says

TransPod co-founder and CEO Sebastien Gendron wants you to know that his company has reached out to Ontario's government several times. "I had the chance to meet with (Ontario) Minister (of Economic Development

Published on: July 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Trump-induced NAFTA renegotiations could be a boon for online businesses, eBay says

Donald Trump's protectionist rhetoric over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - which in the past he threatened to "rip up" and called "the worst trade deal in history" - could deliver

Published on: July 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

It can’t write this story yet, but Microsoft has trained AI to win Ms. Pac-Man

In the latest sign of artificial intelligence (AI)'s eventual dominance of the workplace, a Canadian deep learning startup-turned-division of Microsoft Corp. has successfully created an AI-based system that achieved the maximum possible score

Published on: July 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

SurveyMonkey debuts 4 new and redesigned services for enterprise, retail, education markets

Forget big data - online survey software developer SurveyMonkey wants to be known as the number-one provider of "people-powered data," and on Monday unveiled four new and redesigned services using the concept as

Published on: July 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CATA turns to crowdfunding to enhance, direct advocacy efforts

One of Canada's leading tech industry associations is branching out - figuratively and financially - in its efforts to support the country's innovation economy. This week the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), an

Published on: July 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s banks keeping mobile customers happy at other channels’ expense: J.D. Power

Inverting what you would normally read on this site, J.D. Power and Associates' latest retail banking satisfaction study warns that while Canada's banks are world leaders when it comes to keeping mobile customers

Published on: July 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

South Ontario hyperloop would cost 50 per cent less, travel four times faster than proposed rail: TransPod

While it's barely been two months since Ontario's provincial government invested $15 million into a feasibility study for a high-speed rail line between Toronto and Windsor, TransPod would like to remind residents there's

Published on: July 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Moneris data reveals just how much extra Canadians spent on #Canada150

This year's July 1 weekend, which officially marked 150 years since Confederation, was a very profitable one for Canadian merchants - and Moneris Solutions has the numbers to prove it. According to data

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Check out Dell’s new wireless charging laptop

The newest addition to Dell Inc.'s Latitude line of laptops, notebooks, and tablets might be most notable for what it doesn't include. According to the Round Rock, Tex.-based hardware manufacturer the Latitude 7285,

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New League service invites workers to monitor their health on their smartphones

Digital platform-based health insurance provider League Inc. is placing employees' health at their fingertips. On Tuesday the company announced Health Concierge, a mobile platform that invites members covered by its insurance to connect

Published on: July 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Online retailers can now reach millions of Chinese consumers through Stripe

Canadian retailers who use the Stripe platform to conduct their business online now have a greatly expanded customer base. The San Francisco-based business software developer recently announced partnerships with Chinese digital payment providers

Published on: July 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Qualcomm wants to stop Apple from selling new iPhones in the U.S.

The bitter legal battle between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. has taken another turn, with the San Diego, Calif.-based microchip manufacturer filing six patent infringement complaints aimed at halting the sale of new

Published on: July 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CIBC gives Toronto startups a place of their own with Live Lounge

Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District has long served as a hub for its many tenants from the city’s startup community. Now the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has ensured that non-tenants have a

Published on: July 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Google AI subsidiary opens new office in Alberta

One of the U.K.'s leading artificial intelligence (AI) firms has announced that it will be opening its first research facility outside Europe - at the University of Alberta. Led by professors Michael Bowling,

Published on: July 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood