Articles By Eric Emin Wood

Literal printed electronics: How Voltera helps component manufacturers quickly test new products

TORONTO - Voltera Inc. CEO Alroy Almeida knows how frustrating it can be for manufacturers to build and test new components. It's what led him and three friends to found their company in

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Adhesive manufacturer 3M’s tech footprint is larger than you might think

TORONTO - By Randy Frank's own admission, Minnesota-based 3M Co. is best known as the company behind Scotch tape and Post-It notes. But as Frank, the executive director of research and development with

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: The Circle knows that an evil Google would be welcomed with open arms

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. It often surprises me how, in an era where a surveillance state is not only possible but

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

B.C.-based Coast Capital building the ‘credit union of the future’

Digital transformation is paying off, literally, for Surrey, British Columbia-based Coast Capital Savings Credit Union. After a 2016 vote in which 80 per cent of the provincial credit union's members voted in favour

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Printed electronics association launches $100 million industry funding challenge

Canada's printed electronics sector is in the perfect position to become a world leader in the industry - it just needs the funding to get there. On Wednesday, day one of the 2017

Published on: May 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How devs can build both an app and mobile-friendly website for your business [infographic]

Businesses that haven't yet joined the mobile revolution because they aren't sure whether a mobile app, mobile-friendly website, or combination of the two will best serve their needs without breaking their budget have

Published on: May 23rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Meet the Toronto startup aiming to become ‘the Uber of talent acquisition’

It's no secret that hiring practices are ripe for digital disruption. No less an authority than CareerBuilder has found that more than half of HR managers expect their jobs to incorporate artificial intelligence

Published on: May 23rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New Google API will let retailers easily add loyalty programs, Android Pay to checkout process

Google Inc.'s recent announcement that it would finally be delivering Android Pay to Canadian customers arrived not a moment too soon. In a May 18 blog post, Google vice-president of payment products Pali

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

It’s official – Android Pay is coming to Canada

The thousands of Canadian Android faithful who have no doubt gazed in envy at their iPhone-wielding rivals using Apple Pay at their favourite retailers had their prayers answered today, as Google Inc. officially

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How York Region became a larger tech hub than Kitchener-Waterloo

The Regional Municipality of York might not leap to mind as one of Canada's leading tech hubs, but the leaders behind the 1.2-million-strong region, which lies north of Toronto and comprises nine towns

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone returns to the nest

Another Twitter Inc. co-founder is following CEO Jack Dorsey back to the company after an extended absence. In a May 16 post on Medium Christopher "Biz" Stone did not specify his new role

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Expect Google to announce iPhone support for Assistant at I/O conference, Bloomberg says

Google Inc.'s annual developer-focused I/O (Input/Output) conference is being held this week in Mountain View, Calif., and the tech giant is eager for Android users and the Apple faithful alike to attend. According

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

City of Toronto announces first-ever Chief Transformation Officer

Canada's largest city has officially appointed its first-ever CTO - Chief Transformation Officer. After an extensive search, the city of Toronto has announced that veteran digital transformation consultant Michael Kolm will join the

Published on: May 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Here’s who’s investing in Canadian SaaS startups [infographic]

There is a general sense in the tech community that it's difficult to raise money in Canada, but as a new infographic from Ottawa-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) venture capital (VC) fund L-Spark illustrates, this

Published on: May 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood