Articles By Eric Emin Wood

Expect higher sales on Black Friday than Boxing Day, Moneris says

As retailers across Canada gear up to join the annual ritual of deep discounts and record online traffic known as Black Friday, Moneris Solutions has released a few numbers illustrating what they can

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Three quarters of Canadians own a smartphone, and other highlights from StatsCan’s latest tech data

Canadians are a tech-savvy bunch, according to the latest Internet and technology-related data from Statistics Canada. In an infographic released on Nov. 14, the agency revealed just how many Canadians own a smartphone

Published on: November 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Meg Whitman stepping down as CEO will not affect HPE Canada, division says

The announcement that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Co.'s Meg Whitman will be stepping down as the company's CEO early next year will not affect its Canadian division, an HPE representative has told ITBusiness.ca.

Published on: November 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hakim Optical using AR to help customers find the perfect glasses

If you're in the market for new glasses but don't have the time to visit a store and try on some frames, Hakim Optical has the perfect digital solution for you. On Monday

Published on: November 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Don’t expect workers to be productive on Cyber Monday, Robert Half says [infographic]

Canadians might have officially celebrated Thanksgiving in October, but that doesn't make them immune from the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales that accompany Turkey Day south of the border - and Robert

Published on: November 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

SMBs excited about technology, but need help taking advantage, Startup Canada finds

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are eager to jump onto the digital transformation train, but need support from both industry and the government, according to a new report from Startup Canada. According to

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Check out Marriott’s Samsung-powered smart hotel room

Your next business trip could look a lot more high-tech if Marriott International has anything to say about it. Last week the Bethesda, Md.-based hospitality giant revealed the "IoT Guestroom Lab," a prototype

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Apple posts record quarterly revenues across services, devices, and even iPads

Apple Inc. is having a very good year. The Cupertino, Calif-based tech giant reported its largest-ever quarterly revenue on Thursday, growing by double digits in several developed markets, including Canada. Total revenue for

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Google’s Eric Schmidt is really impressed by Canada’s innovative ecosystem

TORONTO - World leaders do not intimidate Eric Schmidt. As Google's CEO between 2001 and 2011 and executive chair of its parent company, Alphabet Inc., since its creation in 2015, Schmidt has been

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Justin Trudeau agrees with Donald Trump about one thing

TORONTO - Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump might have something in common after all. During a keynote discussion at Google's Go North summit on Nov. 2, Canada's prime minister was asked a direct

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Russia reached 126M Facebook users, Shopify CEO responds to pundit’s claims

Facebook reveals just how many Americans were reached by Russian content during last year’s U.S. election. Bell and Virgin are already shipping unlocked iPhone X-es. And Shopify CEO Tobias Lutke responds to a

Published on: November 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Interac adds money request, auto-deposit features to e-Transfer platform

The Interac Association has just given Canadian retailers and other small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) two new ways to send and receive money. On Tuesday, the financial transaction network announced the release of

Published on: October 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Turns out the BlackBerry Motion is being released in Canada after all

Despite previous reports indicating the next BlackBerry-branded smartphone wouldn't be available in Canada anytime soon, manufacturer TCL Communication has announced that Canadians will be able to get their hands on the BlackBerry Motion

Published on: October 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Google’s stacking its emoji cheeseburger wrong, Cook and Zuckerberg meet China’s Jinping

Google CEO Sundar Pichai promises to make fixing Google’s cheeseburger emoji his top priority. The CEOs of two of the USA’s leading tech firms meet with the leader of China. And we hope

Published on: October 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood