Articles By 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

Nokia brings GE’s smart city platform to Canada

Finland-based telecommunications firm and digital solutions provider Nokia is bringing General Electric (GE)'s smart city platform, CityIQ, to Canada. An Internet of Things (IoT) platform developed by GE's Current startup division, CityIQ allows

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Pinterest ad sales nearing $1 billion USD; Uber/Lyft ban driver for filming riders; Tesla asking suppliers for refunds

Pinterest’s ad sales are approaching $1 billion USD in revenue. Uber and Lyft cut ties with a driver who secretly filmed hundreds of passengers. And Tesla is asking some of its suppliers for

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Former Canada Post CEO joins Drone Delivery Canada

The former Canada Post CEO who shepherded the crown corporation through a fruitful period of digital transformation has joined Canada's most well-known drone startup. On Monday, Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) announced that Deepak

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Walmart signs 5-year deal with Microsoft to accelerate its digital transformation

The digital era has left many a legacy retailer in the dust, and Walmart is determined to avoid the same fate. So on Monday, the U.S.'s largest retailer signed a five-year agreement with

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

U.A.E. expansion illustrates Interac’s increasing heft as a global brand

Given its genesis as a cooperative venture between Canada's big five banks, you could forgive Canadians for thinking of Interac Corp. as a homegrown secret rarely known outside its borders - but as

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Just in time for ‘World Emoji Day,’ Facebook reveals the globe’s favourite emojis

In celebration of World Emoji Day, Facebook has released an infographic revealing the most popular emojis on both the social networking giant's main site and its mobile Messenger platform. Among the facts revealed

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Q&A: Xerox execs on how Canadian advanced manufacturing startups can scale up instead of selling out

As vice-president and director of the Mississauga, Ont.-based Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC), Paul Smith has helped guide many a manufacturing startup over what he calls “the valley of death.” Though he’s

Published on: July 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

World Cup a haven for cyber criminals, Israeli cyber security firm warns

The 2018 FIFA World Cup isn't just a haven for soccer fans - according to Israeli cyber security firm Cyberint, it's a haven for cyber criminals too. According to Cyberint, what the company

Published on: July 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

City of Brampton wins 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award

Geographic information system (GIS) developer Esri has bestowed two Canadian organizations, including the City of Brampton, with 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Awards. The city, a Toronto suburb-turned economic force in its

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Salesforce adds chatbots to Service Cloud Einstein

Salesforce has added chatbots to its customer service platform. On Wednesday the company announced that its newest update to Service Cloud Einstein would include a full rollout of what it calls "Bots for

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Broadcom to buy CA Technologies for $19 billion USD

Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom Inc. is buying New York City-based software firm CA Technologies for $18.9 billion (all figures USD), in a bid to create what the former calls "one of the world's leading

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Only 14% of VCs in Canada are women, new report finds

That women are seriously under-represented in Canada's technology industry is hardly news, and a new report suggests one reason might be that they're seriously under-represented at the companies funding the tech industry too.

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

You’re using social media wrong, Sprout tells CMOs

Social media marketing has long become standard practice for CMOs, but are their teams focusing on the right content? The Sprout Social 2018 Index report, released July 3 by the Chicago-based social media

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood