Articles By Alex Coop

Ceridian Dayforce offers single payroll function to Microsoft Dynamics 365 customers

Workforce management regulations vary from one country to another, and through a new partnership with Microsoft Dynamics 365, Winnipeg-based Ceridian Canada says its Dayforce software will help streamline that process for organizations who

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Voices.com now offering access to unionized talent

Compounded by the fact that it's adding access to talent agents and their unionized voice actors to the site’s current offering of professional non-union voice actors, Voices.com is seeing an exponential increase in

Published on: January 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

Vancouver cryptocoin mining company enters into $26 million deal, adds 5,000 mining rigs to arsenal

Less than a month after entering the Canadian stock exchange and a $26 million bought deal with Eight Capital, a Vancouver-based cryptocurrency mining company will soon be on the receiving end of 5,000

Published on: January 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

App development platform BuddyBuild snatched by Apple, drops Android support

Apple Inc.’s ongoing efforts to make it easier for people to create and modify their apps has led to the acquisition of Vancouver-based startup BuddyBuild. BuddyBuild made the announcement on Jan. 2, saying

Published on: January 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Lawyers and accountants increasingly turning to legal technology for real estate issues

Lawyers and accountants put the technology available to them to good use last year, especially when it came to real estate issues. That's according to the review recently released by Blue J Legal,

Published on: January 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Cybersecurity tops BLG’s legal business risks for 2018

Cyber security is the biggest legal challenge that organizations must confront in 2018, according to Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP. Businesses across Canada will have to follow in Alberta’s footsteps, currently, the only province

Published on: January 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry, Baidu team up to develop driverless car software

BlackBerry Ltd. and China’s largest search engine provider have signed a deal to develop autonomous vehicle software. Under the deal's terms, Baidu Inc. will combine its Apollo autonomous open driving platform, which gives

Published on: January 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

How legal marijuana will be distributed with blockchain

As the legalization of marijuana in Canada inches closer, companies are tapping into blockchain technology to help distributors, and provincial governments, minimize fraud and potential criminal activity. Budbo, a California-based analytics company focused

Published on: January 2nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Storify is no more, but a few alternatives exist

As Storify prepares to close its doors permanently in May, and existing users export their content, one might wonder what other social curation services are available. The simple drag-and-drop method of online storytelling

Published on: January 2nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadian companies spread holiday joy through video Christmas greetings

Digital season’s greetings can be a fun alternative to the nice picture accompanied by some writing. While there’s certainly still a place for traditional holiday cards in our lives, videos have the potential

Published on: December 22nd, 2017 Alex Coop

HP printer gets the green light for use aboard the International Space Station

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) print more than two reams of paper per month, and HP’s latest custom printer is NASA’s choice for all of their printing needs in space. But

Published on: December 22nd, 2017 Alex Coop

BlackBerry’s software and services division continues to shine in third quarter

After achieving what BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen described as “historical highs” during the company’s second quarter, the company saw that momentum continue in its latest quarter. More importantly, the company's record software

Published on: December 21st, 2017 Alex Coop

Automation alienating Canada’s older workforce – and hurting its economy, new study warns

The rise of workforce automation is leaving many Canadians behind, and its economy is paying the price. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) 2017 Golden Age Index, 42 per cent of the employed Canadian labour

Published on: December 21st, 2017 Alex Coop

Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative expected to fuel Canada’s innovation capital market by $1.5B

Gender balance within a company is a key criteria for Canada’s newly launched $400 million Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative (VCCI), which is also expected to inject approximately $1.5 billion into Canada’s innovation capital

Published on: December 20th, 2017 Alex Coop

CryptoKitties, Crytek gamify blockchain technology

If mining for cryptocurrency doesn’t sound appealing, maybe buying and selling virtual cats will. As the hype around cryptocurrencies continues to rise, game developers are beginning to gamify blockchain technology. One of the

Published on: December 20th, 2017 Alex Coop