Articles By Eric Emin Wood

RBC launches startup accelerator program

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is following in the footsteps of IBM Corp. and Salesforce.com Inc. by launching a startup accelerator of its very own. Last week the bank announced RBC Reach,

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

These nine companies have acquired the most AI startups

Tech is a concentrated industry, and a recent study by CB Insights illustrates the extent to which this is the case. According to the New York City-based machine intelligence-supported research firm's latest research

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Sonos files for IPO; your AI might be human; Pokémon Go turns two

Smart speaker maker Sonos goes public. The Guardian writes about certain tech companies using humans to power their AI platforms instead of machine learning. And Pokémon Go is now two years old. Trending

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – ZTE shuffles leadership team; facial recognition technology failing test run; the cost of doing business with Amazon

ZTE shakes up its leadership team. A London, England-based test run of facial recognition technology has only a two per cent success rate. And it’s a slow news day, so we get to

Published on: July 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How does California’s tough new data privacy law affect Canadian businesses?

Recent press around the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, passed last week, may have Canadian business leaders wondering how they're going to comply with another foreign privacy law, but a leading expert

Published on: July 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

More apps should follow Super Mario Run’s example

I wish I could pay for more mobile games. I imagine app developers find the above statement counterintuitive. After all, why should I want to pay for something when I can have it

Published on: July 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Facebook gave 61 firms extended access to user data; Mario app makes $60M; Samsung devices sharing pics?

Facebook let 61 companies keep accessing user data, Cambridge Analytica-style, after officially banning the practice in 2014. Super Mario Run, a mobile app that Nintendo had the audacity to sell for $14 Canadian,

Published on: July 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Here’s how Dell is going public again

Dell Technologies is going public again. On Monday the enterprise technology vendor and PC maker announced that it would be listing itself once again on the New York Stock Exchange after offering to

Published on: July 3rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

These are the most important media channels to CMOs, according to Nielsen

A recent survey of 165 American CMOs by media research firm Neilsen confirms that social media and search are king when it comes to allocating today's advertising dollars, while traditional media such as

Published on: June 29th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Q&A: Indeed’s global HR head on retaining the human element amid digital transformation

As Indeed.com’s global senior vice president of human resources, Paul Wolfe oversees the job search giant’s worldwide talent acquisition, employee retention, compensation, benefits, and employee development operations. Based in New York City, Wolfe

Published on: June 28th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Google rebrands AdWords, Analytics 360, DoubleClick services

Google is revamping its advertising arm. In a blog post the company announced that it was retiring its AdWords, Analytics 360, and DoubleClick brands in favour of two new brands: Google Ads, which

Published on: June 28th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry and Samsung team up on new IoT solutions

Former mobile device giant BlackBerry Ltd. is extending its partnership with present mobile device giant Samsung Electronics Ltd. on a series of what the companies are calling "Enterprise of Things" solutions. According to

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook brings its third-party fact-checking program to Canada

Facebook Inc. is bringing its crusade against fake news north of the 49th parallel. The social networking giant's Canadian division announced Wednesday that it would be bringing its third-party fact-checking service to Canada

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify acquires ecommerce return solution Return Magic

Shopify has acquired another app for its ever-expanding portfolio. On Tuesday, the Ottawa-based ecommerce darling announced that it had acquired the Montreal-based developers behind Return Magic, an ecommerce return solution for Shopify that

Published on: June 26th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Here are the highest-paying tech jobs in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver

Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver aren't just Canada's largest and well-known cities - they're its biggest tech hubs too. In fact, according to job search giant Indeed.com, they represent the locations of more than

Published on: June 22nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood