Articles By 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

Canada is the perfect place to innovate, Amazon’s head of Canadian advertising says

TORONTO - Tamir Bar-Haim was nervous about continuing his career in Toronto after working out of Amazon’s corporate headquarters in Seattle. Canada was home, and the idea of relocating his family was enticing.

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

Software and IT is Ontario’s most globally connected industry, LinkedIn says

A new study from LinkedIn says Ontario’s software and IT sectors are the most globally connected industries in the province. Almost 35 per cent of connections in the software and IT services sector

Published on: March 2nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Dropbox announces integration with Google Drive, Gmail and Hangouts

Some of Google’s most popular tools on the cloud will soon be accessible on Dropbox. Dropbox, which first helped make cloud storage popular only to be surpassed by platforms such as Google Drive

Published on: March 2nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Toyota announces new company dedicated to self-driving cars

Toyota Motor Corp. announced Friday morning it plans to spend more than $3.5 billion CAD on a new company that will build automated driving software. Toyota, Aisin Seiki Co. and Deso Corp. have

Published on: March 2nd, 2018 Alex Coop

BMO taking over Sears’ former Eaton Centre headquarters with new ‘tech campus’

BMO Financial Group is gobbling up 350,000 square-feet of commercial space in downtown Toronto to build a new "tech campus." The campus, which will repurpose bankrupt retail giant Sears' former headquarters at the

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

Toronto tech community is turning heads, but needs to learn to brag more, says mayor at TechTO event

TORONTO - One of the most recent and tangible success stories in Toronto’s tech community involves a food ordering app and several frustrated downtown businesses. A perfect example of a technology developed in

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

Save tweets without liking them with Twitter’s new bookmark feature

People wanted a way to set Tweets aside for later consumption, and Twitter has responded. Today, Twitter introduced Bookmarks, an easy way to save Tweets for quick access later, according their blog post.

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Nearly 9 out of 10 consumers willing to give up more personal info for better online shopping experiences

Consumers are okay with companies knowing more about them if it leads to a better online shopping experience. Some, in fact, are willing to give up their social security number, according to a

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Amazon makes up 2 per cent of all tech-related postings in Canada, Indeed finds

Tech giants are hiring in Canada, and Amazon is leading the way. Approximately two per cent of all tech-related job opportunities in 2017 were at Amazon.com, followed by CGI Group and RBC with

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – California says yes to driverless cars; Apple pushes into healthcare; Google bans shopping searches for guns

California green lights driverless cars, Apple is making not-so-subtle strides into healthcare, and Google Shopping bans everything with the word gun in it.   For the first time, California will allow fully autonomous

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Salesforce.org partners with United Way to launch Philanthropy Cloud

Salesforce.org is teaming up with United Way to launch a cloud service that connects corporations, employees and nonprofits at scale, the social enterprise company announced this morning. Philanthropy Cloud will be a social

Published on: February 27th, 2018 Alex Coop

Bell teams up with Huawei to successfully test 5G in Ontario

Huawei and Bell Canada want to bring Canadians living in rural communities 5G internet by spring 2018. The two companies conducted trial runs of Wireless to the Home (WTTH) technolgoy in Orangeville, Feversham

Published on: February 27th, 2018 Alex Coop