Articles By Eric Emin Wood

Mobile payments catching on with Canadians, Google says [infographic]

One in three Canadians have already used their mobile device to buy something, Google Inc. says, and the evidence indicates mobile payments aren't abating in popularity anytime soon. In the below infographic, prepared

Published on: June 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Silicon Valley North: The Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence

On this episode of Silicon Valley North, IT World Canada associate editor Eric Emin Wood introduces listeners to the Vector Institute, a University of Toronto think tank aimed at helping Canadian businesses use

Published on: June 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Supreme Court ruling orders Google to remove results from international searches

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling ordering Google Inc. to remove international search results will ultimately give the Internet giant more power, not less, a prominent Canadian law professor has warned. Announced on

Published on: June 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

EU hits Google with a record €2.4 billion fine in antitrust case

The European Commission has fined Google Inc. a record-breaking €2.42 billion - approximately $3.575 billion Canadian - for breaching EU antitrust rules, after concluding that the Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant abused its

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Chen says plan remains on track despite BlackBerry revenue missing expectations

BlackBerry Ltd. made headlines last week after its latest quarterly revenues came in below analysts' expectations, but the company and CEO John Chen appear undeterred by the news. On the surface, BlackBerry's numbers

Published on: June 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Gmail to stop reading your messages for targeted ads

Gmail users can now rest assured knowing that Google Inc. isn't scanning their messages for targeted ads, the company revealed Friday. In a June 23 blog post Diane Green, senior vice president of

Published on: June 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns

The New York Times is reporting that the controversial CEO of Uber Technologies Inc., Travis Kalanick, has resigned. According to the publication, which broke the news late Tuesday, Kalanick's exit was the result

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Just how friendly are Canadians? Facebook has an idea [infographic]

As Canada gears up for its 150th birthday, companies large and small are lining up to celebrate, and Facebook Inc. is no exception. In celebration of our country's upcoming sesquicentennial, the social media

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

AARP names Halifax firm as grand prize winner of inaugural innovation award

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Inc. has named a little-known Halifax home security startup as the winner of its first-ever Innovation Champion award. The well-known Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit announced Wednesday that Halifax-based

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Give your meetings a digital touch with ViewSonic’s latest touchscreen devices

Brea, Calif.-based display manufacturer ViewSonic Corp. is on a mission to revolutionize board meetings, and its latest product represents a powerful salvo. Last week the company announced the global release of the IFP50

Published on: June 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

At Igloo Software, SaaS now stands for “Solutions as a Service”

Igloo Software wants its clients to know they're getting more than just a program when signing up for one of its SaaS offerings. The Kitchener, Ont.-based business software developer announced Tuesday that moving

Published on: June 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Tech dominates list of Toronto’s most likeable CEOs

Tech has long enjoyed a reputation as an employee-friendly industry, and as a new report illustrates, that impression reaches all the way to the top. San Mateo, Calif.-based Owler Inc., which is building

Published on: June 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Silicon Valley North: How Canada plans to become a leader in AI

In this pilot episode of ITWC podcast Silicon Valley North, associate editor Eric Emin Wood discusses a few of Canada's efforts to become a leader in the artificial intelligence (AI) space. Give it

Published on: June 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How five governments pursued digital transformation – and what you can learn from them

If Cathy Simpson, public sector vice president of digital consulting firm T4G Ltd. had a message for the government workers at ITWC's Digital Transformation Awards on June 14, it was this: Act as

Published on: June 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Amazon enters the grocery market with $13.7B purchase of Whole Foods

Amazon.com Inc. has officially entered the grocery business. The Seattle-based online shopping and data storage giant announced today that it would be purchasing Austin-based organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc. for $42

Published on: June 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood