Articles By Eric Emin Wood

Salesforce appoints co-CEO

Salesforce.com Inc. has promoted its chief operating officer (COO) to co-CEO. On Tuesday, the San Francisco-based CRM giant announced that effective immediately Keith Block, who had served as Salesforce's vice chair, president, and

Published on: August 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

HP’s newest retail solutions are designed to Engage

HP Inc. really wants to help retailers Engage their customers. On Wednesday the company unveiled the latest devices and service offerings for its Engage line of retail solutions: Engage Go Convertible, which allows

Published on: August 3rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Why airborne Wi-Fi isn’t free; New Zealand gov’t teaching entrepreneurship with video games; Russians have hacked U.S. utilities

The Wall Street Journal explains why you have to pay for Wi-Fi on your flight. The New Zealand government invests $150,000 into a video game that teaches players how to be an entrepreneur.

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung plans early Galaxy Note 9 release in response to weak quarter

Samsung Electronics Inc. didn't mince words in its latest earnings call, admitting that smartphone and display sales were declining, and that its memory business was picking up the slack. The company remains profitable

Published on: July 31st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Uber drivers declared employees; newest Gmail update puts 1.4B at risk; Venmo’s default setting is public

Uber drivers have been declared employees for unemployment purposes. U.S. intelligence warns that Gmail’s latest update puts 1.4 billion users at risk. And a German academic researching e-transfer app Venmo learned way more

Published on: July 31st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Amazon HQ2 frontrunners

Editor's Note: Mandy Kovacs is no longer with ITWC, but before leaving she was able to record one more episode of Hashtag Trending for us. Enjoy! Amazon caused a frenzy when it announced

Published on: July 30th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Amazon’s facial recognition software fails a test; Trump accuses Twitter of bias; Facebook loses billions in value

Amazon’s facial recognition software matched 28 members of the U.S. Congress to criminal mugshots. Donald Trump accused Twitter of liberal bias. And Facebook and its founder had a really bad Thursday. First up:

Published on: July 27th, 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 - with a B - USD in revenue. Uber and Lyft cut ties with a driver who secretly filmed hundreds of passengers. And Tesla is asking

Published on: July 24th, 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

Hashtag Trending – Google releases ‘Speed Update’; Amazon opens Ottawa fulfillment centre; Musk’s ‘impractical’ contribution to the Thai soccer team rescue

A new update incorporates loading speed into Google’s search rankings. Amazon's planning a new Ottawa fulfillment centre that it says will create 600 jobs. And we tell you why Elon Musk ultimately didn’t

Published on: July 11th, 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

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