Articles By Eric Emin Wood

Aruba study concludes retail app use higher than previously thought

Mobile phones are having an even larger impact on the retail shopping experience than experts believed, with 86 per cent of shoppers using retail mobile apps, and 59 per cent using them up

Published on: January 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Roam Like Home in Asia and Australia with expanded Rogers service

Rogers Communications Inc. customers now have 18 more destinations in Asia and Oceania where they can now use the Roam Like Home service, the carrier announced Wednesday. Nearly 2.3 million customers have used

Published on: January 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Mobile ads engage consumers more than TV ads, Google biometric study shows

Zara Kanji, Google Canada's strategy and insights lead, was home for the holidays and catching up on the third season of Mr. Selfridge when she received an alert on her smartphone: Donald Trump’s

Published on: January 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Versium brings top-drawer marketing analytics to the masses with new service

Pretend you work in the marketing department of an online university. You have a list of hundreds of thousands of potential students that you could target with the school’s next direct mail campaign,

Published on: January 27th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Dun & Bradstreet announces new online credit monitoring database

Before there was LinkedIn, there was Dun & Bradstreet. In the pre-social media age, companies that needed to verify their business contacts would rely on the Millburn, New Jersey-based commercial database firm, which

Published on: January 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Don’t let programmatic advertising leave you behind, Adobe manager says

Since updating Adobe Media Optimizer, the programmatic advertising arm of its Marketing Cloud platform, Adobe Systems Inc. has been quick to let advertisers know what they stand to gain by using programmatic ads

Published on: January 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Ericsson’s new tools give any content producer ‘Netflix’ grade analytics

The average Canadian watches 26 hours of video per week, with half of the population watching through on-demand services such as Netflix and 45 per cent watching on smartphones, according to a 2015

Published on: January 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Moneris to Boost Canadian B2B market with latest electronic payment service

Toronto-based Moneris Solutions Corp. has announced Boost Intercept, a platform developed in partnership with New York City-based Boost Payment Solutions, LLC that will see the electronic payment processing giant expanding into Canada's B2B

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New survey highlights the reasons that women stay out of the tech industry

That women represent a minority of executives, business owners, and employees in the tech industry is a reality that's become so ingrained it barely needs citing - and an ongoing Stanford University-led study

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New venture capital fund hopes to make Toronto the next Silicon Valley

A new Toronto-based venture capital fund co-founded by a Canadian tech veteran is aiming to change at least a corner of Canada’s startup landscape. Launched on Jan. 13 by former Rypple co-founder David

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Expensify founder declares the expense report dead

Since its 2008 founding, San Francisco-based Expensify's slogan has been "Expense Reports that Don't Suck!" But  with the recent release of the company's RTER (Realtime Expense Reports) feature, users might think a better

Published on: January 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Adobe unveils new enhancements for Marketing Cloud

As an increasing number of consumers demand a more digital-friendly shopping environment, Adobe is updating its cloud offerings in a bid to help retailers keep pace. Adobe Systems Inc., which says that eight

Published on: January 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New HP retail devices emphasize security, mobility

The growing power of the online consumer seems to be a recurring theme in the retail industry this week, with HP Inc. unveiling a series of products on Jan. 17 that when combined

Published on: January 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

66 per cent of consumers more likely to shop at mobile-friendly retailers: SOTI

That consumers are increasingly demanding a mobile-friendly retail environment is nothing new, but a Jan. 18 report by Waterloo-based mobile software developer SOTI Inc. highlights just how much the industry has to gain

Published on: January 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood