Articles By Eric Emin Wood

Dell is turning pollution into products

Dell Technologies Inc. is trying to glean something useful from the eight million U.S. tons of plastic that ends up in the world's oceans every year. The company announced today that it was

Published on: February 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Meet Steven Adams, IT asset disposition firm OEM’s first sales director

That you probably don't think about Information Technology Asset Disposition (ITAD) services - essentially the diversion of legacy IT equipment from landfills - until you need them underlines the reason Mississauga, Ont.-based ITAD

Published on: February 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Now Canadians can use TransferWise to send money over Facebook Messenger

Now you can add money to the list of things Canadians can send over Facebook Messenger. In another sign of the increasing commercial potential of instant messenging programs, London-based P2P money transfer service

Published on: February 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Why eBay’s leading the charge to increase Canada’s de minimis threshold

Note: Updated on Feb. 22 to incorporate comments from the Retail Council of Canada. Few business expenses annoy Sudbury, Ont.-based eBay store owner Christine Deslauriers more than the import fees she's forced to

Published on: February 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry hit with class action lawsuit from over 300 employees

Note: Updated on Feb. 21 to incorporate comments from Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP. While BlackBerry Ltd. is on track to have its first profitable year since pivoting from smartphone maker to security software

Published on: February 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Now you can post job openings on Facebook

Apparently Facebook Inc. wants to be the next LinkedIn. On Wednesday the social media giant announced that business owners who run Facebook pages can now post job openings on them and, just like

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung heir arrested on bribery allegations

Samsung Electronics Ltd. vice chair Lee Jae-yong has been arrested and accused of perjury and embezzlement, in a dramatic turnaround less than a month after initial efforts to lay charges were denied. According

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Abandoning the Note 7 hurt Samsung about as much as you’d think

Consulting firm Gartner Inc. has released its latest quarterly survey of global smartphone sales, and the results do not have good news for Samsung Electronics Ltd. Fourth-quarter unit sales for the South Korean

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Data breaches could cost Yahoo up to $350M USD, Reuters says

Yahoo Inc.'s data breaches now have a price tag on them. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Reuters and Bloomberg are reporting that Verizon Communications Inc. now plans to buy the former Internet

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Tech-based creativity: ‘interactive digital media’ firms employ over 10K in Ontario

TORONTO - An economic sector that incorporates pockets of the entertainment, tech, and marketing industries delivers more value to Canada's economy than its clients and practitioners may realize. On Wednesday, industry association Interactive

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Build trusted relationships in record time with AI-powered sales platform Nudge.ai

Sales teams seeking a faster way to build customer relationships without sacrificing their integrity might be getting a leg up from a Toronto-based sales technology startup. Founded in 2014, Nudge Software Inc. recently

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Streamline and support your customer service teams with Salesforce’s new AI platform

Salesforce.com is using artificial intelligence (AI) to add an ounce of prevention to customer service. This week the San Francisco-based customer relationship management (CRM) giant released Service Cloud Einstein, a new platform that

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung heir being questioned by South Korean prosecutors again

It would appear that Samsung Electronics Ltd. chair Lee Jae-yong's legal woes are not yet over. According to Bloomberg the de facto head of Samsung, known professionally as Jay Y. Lee, was called

Published on: February 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Planning a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner? OpenTable has a few options

If you're still looking for the perfect restaurant to accommodate a romantic Valentine's dinner with your sweetheart, OpenTable Inc. might have a few suggestions. The San Francisco, Calif.-based online restaurant-reservation service recently released

Published on: February 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

More than 90% of online shoppers aren’t planning to buy anything either

It's a well-documented fear among bricks-and-mortar retailers that many of the future customers who walk through their doors are "showrooming" - examining something they'd like to buy in the real world before purchasing

Published on: February 10th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood