Articles By 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

Creative Capital is IT World Canada's series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We're doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

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

Here’s how popular Mother’s Day is on Facebook

It turns out Mother's Day isn't just the busiest day of the year for brunch reservations - it produces more Facebook posts in a 24-hour period than any other day as well. In

Published on: May 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How CAPREIT brought property rental management into the 21st century

A property rental management company might not be the first example that comes to mind when you think of digital transformation, but as the Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAPREIT)'s tenants

Published on: May 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Advertisers think Canadians are watching a lot of online video, and they’re right: AOL

A new report by AOL Inc. identifies just how many Canadians are watching online video - including their smartphones - and how well the country's advertising industry is adapting to its new audience.

Published on: May 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Next Windows 10 update will make it easy to edit work across devices: Microsoft

Windows 10 users will be able to save, open, and edit projects across Windows, iOS, and Android devices after Microsoft Corp. implements the upcoming Fall Creators Update in September, the company announced Thursday.

Published on: May 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Live Labs illustrates CIBC’s commitment to digital transformation

Running a 150-year-old company that remains one of Canada's most financially successful as if it's a startup might seem counterintuitive, but it's become integral to the way CIBC conducts business. The Canadian Imperial

Published on: May 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Google is killing Gchat on June 26

If you're the type of Gmail user who enjoys using the platform's Google Talk feature - or, as it's more commonly known, Gchat - to connect with coworkers while checking your messages, we

Published on: May 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How many customers expect a ‘premium’ retail experience? The answer may surprise you

That the majority of retail purchases are driven by impulse decisions is nothing new, but as a new infographic from Cisco Systems Inc. demonstrates, the degree to which delivering an omni-channel experience across

Published on: May 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood