Articles By Eric Emin Wood

Most financial institutions embracing digital transformation in theory, but not practice: OpenText

A new report released Wednesday by OpenText and ITBusiness.ca parent ITWC has found that when it comes to digital transformation, Canada's financial institutions are talking the talk, but not walking the walk. According

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Salesforce appoints co-CEO

Salesforce.com Inc. has promoted its chief operating officer (COO) to co-CEO. On Tuesday, the San Francisco-based CRM giant announced that effective immediately Keith Block, who had served as Salesforce's vice chair, president, and

Published on: August 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Want your messages to reach a wider audience? Try video games, Facebook suggests

Facebook Inc. has introduced three new ad solutions to its platforms aimed at helping marketers reach a little-discussed but potentially lucrative audience: video gamers. The solutions, which the company announced Thursday, are playable

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

HP’s newest retail solutions are designed to Engage

HP Inc. really wants to help retailers Engage their customers. On Wednesday the company unveiled the latest devices and service offerings for its Engage line of retail solutions: Engage Go Convertible, which allows

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Apple officially hits $1 trillion USD in market value

Apple Inc. is officially the first company to achieve a market value of $1 trillion USD. #Breaking: Apple is a trillion dollar company. $AAPL pic.twitter.com/X9gimympyx— scott budman (@scottbudman) August 2, 2018 The Cupertino,

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook wants to help you limit the amount of time you spend on Facebook

Managers annoyed that their employees are spending too much time on Facebook (and, let's be honest, employees annoyed at themselves for spending too much time on Facebook) will no doubt be pleased to

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Why airborne Wi-Fi isn’t free; New Zealand gov’t teaching entrepreneurship with video games; Russians have hacked U.S. utilities

The Wall Street Journal explains why you have to pay for Wi-Fi on your flight. The New Zealand government invests $150,000 into a video game that teaches players how to be an entrepreneur.

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Q&A: IDC Canada lead on the top 5 paths companies can take to digital transformation

Tony Olvet is a senior researcher with IDC Canada, which recently interviewed 31 Canadian enterprises to examine the leading ways Canadian businesses have embraced digital transformation. Conducted on behalf of enterprise software firm

Published on: July 31st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung plans early Galaxy Note 9 release in response to weak quarter

Samsung Electronics Inc. didn't mince words in its latest earnings call, admitting that smartphone and display sales were declining, and that its memory business was picking up the slack. The company remains profitable

Published on: July 31st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Uber drivers declared employees; newest Gmail update puts 1.4B at risk; Venmo’s default setting is public

Uber drivers have been declared employees for unemployment purposes. U.S. intelligence warns that Gmail’s latest update puts 1.4 billion users at risk. And a German academic researching e-transfer app Venmo learned way more

Published on: July 31st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter’s quarterly revenue up, but user numbers down

Twitter Inc. was once again able to put a positive spin on its latest quarterly results, though investors don't appear to agree. In its second-quarter results press release, published Friday, the social media

Published on: July 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Amazon’s facial recognition software fails a test; Trump accuses Twitter of bias; Facebook loses billions in value

Amazon’s facial recognition software matched 28 members of the U.S. Congress to criminal mugshots. Donald Trump accused Twitter of liberal bias. And Facebook and its founder had a really bad Thursday. First up:

Published on: July 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

2.5 billion people use Facebook, WhatsApp, or Instagram at least once a month

Around 2.5 billion people use Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, or the company's instant messaging app, Messenger, at least once per month, Facebook Inc. has revealed. Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the number during

Published on: July 26th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Equifax wants the lawsuits connected to its 2017 data breach dismissed

Equifax Inc. wants the lawsuits connected to its 2017 data breach dismissed, arguing that the breach caused no injuries and that it has no obligation to secure its data, which spans millions of

Published on: July 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Telus helps Kobo founder’s health benefits platform raise $62M in funding

We don't usually cover funding news on ITBusiness.ca, but health benefits platform League Inc.'s latest round is led by an unexpected backer: Telus Corp. The telecom's venture capital arm, Telus Ventures, has joined

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood