Articles By Eric Emin Wood

82% of Canadians believe data sharing enhances democracy, but 39% don’t want to share their own – OVH

There may be no limit to the information online consumers will provide in exchange for an improved shopping experience, but the population at large is a bit more reluctant, even as it acknowledges

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry sues Facebook, alleges copyright infringement of BlackBerry Messenger

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook Inc. on Tuesday, alleging that the social media giant's WhatsApp and Instagram apps had copied features and technology from BlackBerry Messenger. "Defendants

Published on: March 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Women in Data Science Ottawa aims to have an impact on Canada’s tech conference scene

For Alyson Gaffney, Carlton University's bachelor of engineering program provided an early glimpse at the gender imbalance which has long plagued the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. She estimates that during

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Huawei reveals new notebook and tablet at Mobile World Congress

While Huawei has primarily made headlines recently by expanding its smartphone presence in North America (only to find those efforts obstructed), it's using Mobile World Congress to remind consumers that handsets aren't the

Published on: February 26th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

90% of Canadian businesses anticipating disruption, but facing roadblocks: MNP

Almost 90 per cent of Canadian businesses are anticipating or experiencing digital transformation over the next 12 months, and nearly 80 per cent are feeling optimistic about it, but more than 90 per

Published on: February 23rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Q&A: Smart Cities Challenge director on building a better application

If you’re interested in submitting, supporting, or contributing to an application for the Smart Cities Challenge, you’ll want to read this. As Director General of the Smart Cities Challenge team at Infrastructure Canada,

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: Black Panther asks what innovators owe the world

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. There are many elements to love about Black Panther, the latest action extravaganza from Marvel Studios -

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Waymo launching its own ride-hailing service, Apple’s new HQ giving employees headaches

Google’s self-driving division is preparing to launch its own ride-hailing service. A new browser extension cleans up Twitter on your desktop. And Apple’s new spaceship headquarters are becoming a real pain for some

Published on: February 20th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Visa’s chief risk officer shares the company’s four pillars of payment security

As the chief risk offer at Visa Inc., Ellen Richey knows a thing or two about data security. After all, the criminals who make her job necessary are primarily out to steal personal

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Doctor-turned-app developer presents “A Hippocratic Oath for tech”

As both a critical care specialist and the co-founder and chief medical officer of mobile health startup Figure 1, Joshua Landy is in a uniquely qualified position to propose a Hippocratic Oath for

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Emotional vulnerability is a leader’s greatest strength, Vena Solutions CEO says

TORONTO - Outside of work, Vena Solutions co-founder and CEO Don Mal likes to focus on what he calls his “three Gs” – his girls (two daughters), his guitar (he quit university to

Published on: February 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Uber/Waymo trial settled; Amazon’s new delivery service; Facebook testing downvote button

The Uber and Waymo trial ends with a settlement. Amazon goes after FedEx and UPS with its new delivery service. And Facebook is finally testing a dislike button - sort of. From LinkedIn:

Published on: February 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Want more women on your workforce? Ignore ‘fit,’ panel says

Companies that find themselves with a dearth of female applicants, high turnover among women employees, or low estrogen in their boardrooms should consider embracing quotas, ignoring what their instincts say "good" employees look

Published on: February 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

SecureKey announces blockchain-based identification service Verified.Me

SecureKey Technologies Inc. wants to help financial services firms harness the blockchain to verify their users. On Wednesday, the Toronto-based authentication firm announced that fintech Sun Life Financial Inc. had become the latest

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood