Articles By Eric Emin Wood

Salesforce announces $100 million USD investment fund for Canadian startups

TORONTO – Salesforce.com Inc. thinks Canada has the potential to become a world leader in the tech industry, and is putting its money where its mouth is. On Thursday the CRM giant announced

Published on: May 3rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Cambridge Analytica shuts down, calls Facebook controversy ‘unfounded’

The company at the centre of Facebook Inc.'s recent privacy scandal is shutting down. In a Wednesday press release, London, U.K.-based Cambridge Analytica announced that it had "filed applications to commence insolvency proceedings

Published on: May 3rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Solving problems, not machine learning, should be tech industry’s focus, former U.S. CTO says

A day after the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)’s 2018 Discovery conference kicked off with a robot and her creator extolling the virtues of artificial intelligence (AI), Shift7 CEO Megan Smith told attendees

Published on: May 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Turns out the iPhone X sold a lot more units than analysts expected

Apple Inc. reported its second-quarter results for 2018 on Tuesday, and contrary to analyst expectations that the company's newest, and most expensive, flagship device didn't live up to the hype, the numbers indicate

Published on: May 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook to let users erase personal data, halt further collection, Zuckerberg announces at F8

Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants the world to know the social media giant is serious about improving user privacy standards. Zuckerberg began his opening keynote at Facebook's sort-of annual F8 Developer Conference,

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

WhatsApp founder leaving Facebook over privacy concerns, Washington Post reports

It looks like the ongoing controversy over Facebook Inc.'s privacy policies might have had a casualty after all. On Monday, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum, whose messaging app was acquired by Facebook

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Robots won’t take over the world, robot keynote speaker promises

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)'s 2018 Discovery Conference kicked off Monday with a rather unusual presentation. Sophia the Robot, manufactured by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics Ltd. and known for such media-friendly appearances

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Amazon to expand Vancouver tech hub, create 3000 new jobs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand Monday to announce that Amazon Inc. would be expanding its Vancouver operations to the tune of 3000 new jobs. According an April 30 release, the Seattle-based

Published on: April 30th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Mobility is more important to the City of Toronto’s operations than you might think

As the City of Toronto embarks on a digital transformation journey which has included hiring a chief transformation officer, collaborating with one of Google's sister companies on a smart neighbourhood, and aggressive bids

Published on: April 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Snap Inc. releases updated Spectacles; real-life Transformers; Sonos worth $3B?

Snapchat parent Snap Inc. releases the next generation of its wearable Spectacles camera; Japanese researchers have created a real-life Transformer; and the Wall Street Journal reports that smart speaker maker Sonos could be

Published on: April 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Huawei under U.S. investigation; Twitter’s terrific quarter; Gmail redesign unveiled

Chinese smartphone giant Huawei is being investigated by the U.S. justice department. Twitter posts a profit for the second quarter in a row. And Google releases its redesigned Gmail. Trending on LinkedIn: According

Published on: April 26th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook reports strong first-quarter revenue growth, despite Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook Inc. released its first-quarter 2018 financial results on Wednesday, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal doesn't appear to have made a dent in its revenue or user base. In an April 25 press

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

New Gmail update released

Google Inc. released its long-awaited Gmail update on Wednesday, finally giving desktop users access to the mobile version's smart reply feature and giving users everywhere control over what others can do with their

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Google CEO’s $380M payday; Amazon, Netflix team up for lawsuit; Cambridge Analytica founder speaks out

Google CEO Sundar Pichai receives an astronomical paycheque. Amazon and Netflix are teaming up for a lawsuit against a leading U.S. provider of Android TV boxes. And Cambridge Analytica founder Aleksandr Kogan calls

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood