Articles By 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...

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...

July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood
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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...

July 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

These 9 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...

July 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood
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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...

July 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood
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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...

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...

July 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood
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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,...

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...

July 3rd, 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...

June 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood