Articles By Alex Coop

University of Waterloo partners with Chinese institutions on connected autonomous driving

The University of Waterloo has caught the attention of China. The Qingdao Academy of Intelligent Industries (QAII) and the State Key Laboratory for Management and Control of Complex Systems (SKL-MCCS), Chinese leaders in

Published on: March 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

OntarioMD partners up with Ontario Telemedicine Network

Connecting Ontario physicians to provincial resources is a struggle, says the CEO of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), which is why OTN is partnering up with OntarioMD. “One of the challenges we have

Published on: March 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

Google’s equal-pay claim for women a step forward, but incomplete, says activist shareholder

Google parent Alphabet Inc.’ss disclosure of new wage data shows a zero per cent gender pay gap for 89 per cent of its employees worldwide, but activist shareholder Arjuna Capital says the data

Published on: March 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

GoDaddy campaign looks to inspire, educate Canadians about bringing ideas to life

A regular guy named Taylor and his dog Madden want to help you move your furniture, and their website couldn’t be clearer about this. “Just a regular guy who can move your furniture

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry extends John Chen’s contract to 2023

BlackBerry Ltd. is betting on CEO John Chen for the long run. The two announced an agreement to extend Chen’s leadership of BlackBerry through November 2023, the company announced today. BlackBerry has “tremendous”

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Ontario paramedics pioneering Canadian drone industry

After getting a call about a snowmobiler falling through the ice in Eastern Ontario's Renfrew County this winter, emergency responders had to try and pinpoint where exactly the victim fell through and determine

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Women at Microsoft filed 238 discrimination and harassment complaints – only 1 was deemed ‘founded’

New details have emerged in the on-going gender discrimination lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. Women working in U.S.-based technical jobs at Microsoft filed 238 internal complaints about gender discrimination or sexual harassment between 2010

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

Google, Apple see reputations fall in new survey

Apple Inc. and Google’s reputation have taken a hit according to an annual survey, while Inc. topped the list for the third straight time and earned an “excellent” reputation rating for the

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

Salesforce targets small businesses with release of Essentials

Small businesses spend 23 per cent of their workdays manually inputting data, so Salesforce is optimizing its sales and service apps for small businesses to help them focus on their customers and business

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

In today’s world, integrating marketing with other business functions is key, says TD CMO

TORONTO - When asked if there’s more overlap with other departments in today’s world of marketing, Theresa McLaughlin’s response was a resounding yes. “There’s no question,” TD Bank Group’s chief marketing officer said

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

Smart speaker boom coming to Canada, CES organizer says

TORONTO - Every five to six years, something hits the market that becomes an instant must-have among consumers, and right now, that device is a smart speaker. “This is not a normal growth

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

Toronto’s CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium now accepting China’s biggest mobile payment services

Last year, nearly 320,000 visitors from China spent $304 million on attractions, hotels, retails and restaurants in Toronto, so it only made sense that two of the city's biggest tourist draws would begin

Published on: March 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Technology sector has strong showing in Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies list

Four technology companies made it on Deloitte’s latest Best Managed Companies list. The 25th annual list, released yesterday, which represents the leading privately-owned Canadian companies with revenues over $15 million, reflects a growing

Published on: March 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

New chief digital officer will help the ROM transform itself ‘from the inside out’ says museum CEO

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has hired Shyam Oberoi as its new Chief Digital Officer to oversee its technology strategy. Oberoi is something of a cultural veteran, having built up experience at the

Published on: March 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

Juniper launches cryptocurrency, founder says ‘we’re 100% not sure it’s going to work’

TORONTO - Since launching in January, Juniper Life Insurance - a company that lets people purchase term insurance online - has proven it’s not afraid to experiment and watch those experiments fail. It’s the

Published on: March 8th, 2018 Alex Coop