Articles By Alex Coop

Twitter boasts second straight profitable quarter, adds 6 million new users

After failing to add any new users in last year's fourth quarter, Twitter Inc. added 6 million new users during the first quarter of 2018 while posting revenue growth of 21 per cent.

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Alex Coop

BDC announces $40 million in funding for cleantech companies

The first recipients of the federal government’s $700 million, five-year commitment to the cleantech industry have been announced. Totaling $40 million, the first four companies receiving support from the the Business Development Bank

Published on: April 24th, 2018 Alex Coop

Borealis AI expands lab network into Vancouver

Vancouver will be home to a new artificial intelligence (AI) research centre focusing on computer vision, Borealis AI announced this morning. Building off its recent investments in the Canadian AI ecosystem, the new

Published on: April 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Addigy’s MacOS management platform adds iOS support

Your employees' iPad, Apple TV and iOS devices can now be managed under one roof. Apple-focused company Addigy announced this week the launch of its new Mobile Device Management (MDM) platform, a function

Published on: April 20th, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadians’ private Facebook messages may have been shared in data harvesting scandal, official says

It’s possible Canadians’ private Facebook messages may have been shared without their consent as part of a massive data extraction scandal, a senior leader at Facebook confirmed to the House of Commons Standing

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

Home Depot stores in Canada follow U.S. strategy, hire over 100 tech professionals

Home Depot is hiring 1,000 new hires to its technology teams this year, 100 of whom will be stationed at the Store Support office in Toronto. A spokesperson told ITbusiness.ca that the Canadian

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

Voice technology helps Canadians compare clinical and cost-effectiveness of their medication

Alexa has become an expert on prescription drugs. Reformulary Group, a healthcare technology group, launched a first of its kind Alexa voice skill called DrugFinder, allowing Canadians to research their prescriptions and save

Published on: April 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

Google invests more than $2 million in Canadian STEM fields

In addition to opening its first community space in Canada, Google is pumping $2.1 million in funding for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in Canada. The company announced today that it

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Robot e-learning platform SmartGurlz arrives in Canada

It’s no secret that women women represent the majority of young university graduates, but are still underrepresented in STEM fields. While 50 per cent of boys surveyed are very or extremely interested in

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Canada boasts growing ecosystems, especially in AI and manufacturing, according to report

Startup hubs such as Silicon Valley, London and New York are still the world’s top players, but several Canadian cities are punching above their weight class when it comes to AI, advanced manufacturing

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Thinking global, innovation keys to growing healthcare companies in Canada, CEOs explain at summit

Innovation and a focus on front-line workers are common themes among several Canadian healthcare companies. “The health industry is cash strapped,” said Fariba Anderson, CEO of AcuteNet during the Impact Health 2018 Summit

Published on: April 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

Gmail is getting a facelift

It’s official - a new version of Gmail is on the way. A leaked email from Google, meant only for the eyes of G Suite customers, was recently picked up by the Verge

Published on: April 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

PC market continues to decline

The PC market experienced a 14th consecutive quarter of decline, dating back to the second quarter of 2012. According to Gartner, worldwide PC shipments totalled 61.7 million units in the first quarter of

Published on: April 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Former Liberal aide goes to jail; #Searspocalypse continues; Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe explodes

A former chief of staff goes to jail for deleting emails, Sears stores are being auctioned off online, and the Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe campaign makes history. The gas scandal has concluded. David Livingston,

Published on: April 12th, 2018 Alex Coop