Articles By 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

Alibaba-linked Alipay platform expands its Canadian footprint

TORONTO - Alipay has significantly expanded its Canadian footprint, thanks to a new partnership with SnapPay Inc. that the Chinese online payment platform, related to but separate from Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, announced

Published on: September 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

NextAI People’s Choice winner is using machine learning to reduce food waste at grocery stores

TORONTO - For Krista Caldwell, the most shocking part of university was grocery shopping for the first time. "I couldn’t believe that apples cost more than chocolate bars,” the cofounder of Vancouver-based Deepnify,

Published on: September 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Meet the smart waste management devs who won NextAI’s Top Venture award

TORONTO - It already takes a special kind of intelligence to design a waste disposal bin that automatically recognizes whether someone has thrown away a recyclable or trash, but Hassan Murad and Vivek

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Tony Lacavera doesn’t think Canada should be pursuing a deal with Amazon

TORONTO - One of Canada's best-known and most successful tech entrepreneurs is frowning at the nationwide push to bring Amazon.com Inc.'s second headquarters north of the 49th parallel. During NextAI Venture Day 2017,

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

NextAI’s first cohort shows how far Canada’s AI scene has come in past 12 months, co-chair says

TORONTO - The 15 companies that presented at startup-boosting non-profit Next Canada's inaugural NextAI Venture Day provide an excellent snapshot of how far Canada's artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem has progressed in the past

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Salesforce adds AI-powered revenue forecasting to Sales Cloud Einstein

Salesforce.com Inc. wants to help salespeople and their managers take the guesswork out of revenue forecasts. This week the customer relationship management (CRM) giant announced three new features for its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered

Published on: September 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Salary matters – and tech knows it, LinkedIn finds

Despite considerable rhetoric suggesting otherwise, salary remains the number one motivator when it comes to choosing a new job, LinkedIn says - and now the professional social network has the numbers to prove

Published on: September 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Shutterstock releases plugin for Adobe Creative Cloud

It just became a whole lot easier for Adobe Creative Cloud users to add an image from Shutterstock Inc. to their work. On Tuesday, the New York City-based stock photo giant announced the

Published on: September 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Don’t assume AI will automatically destroy jobs, Singularity University chair says

TORONTO - Outside of tech circles, responses to the growing capabilities of artificial intelligence are often filled with more trepidation than anticipation, with many statistics emphasizing AI's ability to eliminate jobs rather than

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – CCleaner and Vevo hacked, marketers hate Apple’s new ad blocking feature

A system maintenance app has been used to distribute malware. MTV’s digital offspring has had more than three terabytes of data stolen. And advertisers say Apple’s new iOS 11 ad blocking feature will

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – CCleaner and Vevo hacked, marketers hate Apple’s new ad blocking feature

A system maintenance app has been used to distribute malware. MTV’s digital offspring has had more than three terabytes of data stolen. And advertisers say Apple’s new iOS 11 ad blocking feature will

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Inside Indeed’s diversely decorated Toronto digs

Published on: September 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

ITWC president Fawn Annan wins MISA/ASIM Canada’s Dennis Steen Award

ITBusiness.ca is proud to announce that parent company ITWC's president and CMO, Fawn Annan, is this year's recipient of the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA)/ASIM Canada's Dennis Steen Award. Named for a longtime

Published on: September 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood