Articles By Eric Emin Wood

Mastercard and PayPal expand digital partnership to Canada

The Canadian arms of Mastercard Inc. and PayPal Holdings Inc. will now be giving each other a leg up after their parent companies extended their partnership north this week. The partnership, revealed Thursday,

Published on: October 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify issues statement following allegations that up to 90% of customers aren’t legitimate

Shopify Inc. appears to have responded to allegations that up to 90 per cent of its customers may not be legitimate companies. The Ottawa-based tech darling issued a 156-word statement through its Investor

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

NetApp CEO begins Insight with silence, vow to continue in wake of Las Vegas tragedy

LAS VEGAS - George Kurian faced a challenge that few leaders have, and none would want. On the morning of Tuesday Oct. 3, NetApp's CEO faced a crowd of more than 4000 attendees

Published on: October 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

NetApp Insight delayed by Las Vegas shooter

LAS VEGAS - NetApp Insight, the multinational storage and data management company's annual conference scheduled to begin Oct. 2 and run through Oct. 5 at Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay, has been delayed after

Published on: October 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

12 tips from Alibaba founder Jack Ma on how to lead your business

As the founder and executive chair of China's largest tech company, Alibaba Group's Jack Ma knows a thing or two about leadership. Turns out he's an incredible speaker too. During his keynote at

Published on: October 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Looking for new markets? Consider China, Jack Ma and Justin Trudeau tell businesses

TORONTO – Canadian businesses – small, medium, and enterprise alike – looking for new markets should consider the 300 million middle class Chinese eager to purchase high-quality products from the Great White North.

Published on: October 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

IBM, Ontario government team up for new Ottawa incubator

Ottawa startups have a new helping hand to support their efforts to scale up. In a joint conference on Friday, the Ontario government, IBM Corp., and economic development agency Invest Ottawa announced the

Published on: September 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Netflix investing $500M into Canadian content, San Francisco sues Equifax

Netflix lights up the Twitterverse after announcing it will invest half a billion dollars into Canadian content, Equifax is still in the news, and Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook played a role in the

Published on: September 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry’s software and services division posts record revenue, but shares still down

After putting a positive spin on missed expectations in its last quarter, BlackBerry Ltd. is once again framing its latest results as evidence of being back on track. On Thursday the Waterloo, Ont.-based

Published on: September 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Amazon unveils a slew of new products, Apple’s hearing the wrong kind of buzz

Amazon stages a surprise press conference, Twitter has doubled its character limit, and some iPhone 8 users are having their phone calls interrupted by a crackling earpiece. American Twitter users sound excited over

Published on: September 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Here’s how to take advantage of Twitter’s new 280-character limit

Twitter Inc. is tentatively giving certain users - those who are chosen and others who resort to subterfuge - more room to express themselves. The social media icon announced Wednesday that it was

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

What does today’s CMO look like? Here’s what Act-On learned [infographic]

Today's chief marketing officers (CMOs) are more likely than their predecessors to be highly educated, and more likely than fellow executives to be born and raised in their native country, an investigation by

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Apple, Google, Microsoft top list of world’s 100 most valuable brands [infographic]

New York City-based Interbrand has released its 18th list of the world's most valuable brands, and tech companies are high on the list. In addition to certifying Apple Inc., Google Inc., and Microsoft

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

American Express goes mobile-first with its new millennial-facing credit card

TORONTO - The Canadian arm of the American Express Co. is going mobile-first in more than one sense with its newest credit card offering. Executives with the company told ITBusiness.ca that when developing

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Why Alibaba’s Jack Ma and Justin Trudeau want to see more women as managers and entrepreneurs

TORONTO - Jack Ma didn't think there was anything out of the ordinary about his company. During his Sept. 25 appearance at Gateway '17, a Toronto event organized by Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood