Articles By Eric Emin Wood

Canadian CEOs lag when it comes to supporting technology, PwC survey finds

Canadian companies are matching and in many ways exceeding their international counterparts when it comes to investing in digital technology, according to the 2015 Digital IQ Survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). That's the good

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian alternative to Uber launches with backing of taxi industry

A new, nationwide transit app could finally help Canada's taxi drivers challenge Uber in the ease-of-use department. Developed by Toronto-based CellWand Communications, the company behind the popular mobile #TAXI service, and released on

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Tech firms the least likely to appoint a Chief Digital Officer, PwC study finds

Only six per cent of the world’s top 1,500 companies have appointed a CDO (Chief Digital Officer), according to a new study conducted by Strategy&, a strategic research firm with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), with

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter warns potential Canadian targets of “state-sponsored” attack

A Canadian non-profit organization which specializes in privacy, security and freedom of speech may itself be the target of a cyber attack. Winnipeg-based Coldhak was one of several Canadian Twitter users to recently

Published on: December 14th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Accenture’s design firm predicts IoT, high consumer expectations will drive 2016

Accenture plc division Fjord has released its 2016 trends report, 10 elements the international design consultation firm expects to influence users, businesses and society over the next 12 months, and it gives IT

Published on: December 14th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

YouTube reveals the 10 videos Canadians watched most in 2015

The world's largest repository of cat videos has released its annual top 10 list, with YouTube dividing its viewing statistics for 2015 both by country and by type (though regrettably, none of this

Published on: December 11th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s influence apparent on Twitter’s 2015 year in review

Its 300 million or so active users might be a far cry from Facebook's 1.44 billion, but Twitter's value in capturing the online reaction to whatever is happening around the world is on

Published on: December 11th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Saskatchewan startup believes we all have at least OneStory to tell

Unlike most tech startups trying to woo the attention of millennials, Saskatoon native Katrina German started by going after the seniors market with her video interview platform, OneStory. Before co-founding the Saskatewan-based service,

Published on: December 10th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Blue Jays, Star Wars, U.S. election among Facebook’s top Canadian trends in 2015

Facebook has come a long way since 2014, when it first added "trending topics" to users' feeds. And as 2015, its first full year of letting users know they weren't alone in freaking

Published on: December 9th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Would you install a selfie mirror in your office?

Tech-savvy office fashionistas rejoice - the latest, and potentially greatest, marriage of style and smart technology is here! Or will be, depending on the success of its crowdfunding campaign. Described by its makers

Published on: December 9th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Cisco to Spark collaboration with new multi-level service

San Jose, Calif.-based IT giant Cisco Systems Inc. has announced Cisco Spark, a new service that will deliver team messaging, meeting and phone call services from the cloud. Spark will invite users to log

Published on: December 9th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify and QuickBooks join forces with new integration

A pair of technology companies focused on supporting the small business sector will now be doing so together. Ottawa-based ecommerce platform Shopify and Mountain View, Calif.-based Intuit have announced plans to integrate Shopify,

Published on: December 9th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Consumers watch 3+ hours of YouTube per day; want brain implants: Ericsson study

They share more information online, and expect it to have more of an impact. They would like to see AIs that can act as teachers, medical advisors, companions, and personal assistants, and look

Published on: December 9th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Learn coding fundamentals this week from the experts in Toronto and Vancouver – free!

Months after opening a 6000-square-foot campus in Vancouver and weeks after opening a new 20,000 square-foot campus in Toronto, digital education institution BrainStation is opening the doors of its innovation hubs across Canada

Published on: December 8th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Dropbox announces shutdown of Mailbox, Carousel services

Dropbox will be shutting down its Mailbox and Carousel services early next year, co-founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi announced in a blog post today. Mailbox, an email streamlining app for mobile devices

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood