Articles By Alex Coop

Software-testing hopes to inspire Indigenous communities after winning business pitch contest

An Aboriginal software-testing company has ambitious plans after winning a business pitch competition in Ottawa. Minutes after accepting the award at Ottawa's Lockheed Martin Canada’s IMPACT Centre, Chelsea Griffith, team-lead for software Plato

Published on: March 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Health Canada recalls 27 USB chargers; Apple unveils new iPad; Hollywood, meet Apple

Twenty-seven USB chargers have been recalled by Health Canada, Apple goes back to school at its latest event, and Apple is entering alien territory: Hollywood. If you bought your USB charger in a

Published on: March 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Apple unveils new iPad, software at education event

Apple Inc. is pushing further into the education sector, and at its education event in Chicago this morning, unveiled a new iPad and some complementing software. The new 9.7-inch iPad, with support for

Published on: March 27th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Facebook saga continues; Uber gives up Southeast Asia; Walmart expands robot fleet

The Facebook saga continues, Uber gives up on Southeast Asia, and Walmart expands its robot fleet.   The Federal Trade Commision has confirmed that it’s investigating Facebook’s data practices on the heels of

Published on: March 27th, 2018 Alex Coop

Workday and Slack announce partnership; Google, Microsoft and Facebook on the horizon

Workday is partnering with Slack and “actively partnering” with Google, Microsoft and Facebook, the company announced last week. The partnership with Slack, announced March 21, will let customers access Workday from within the

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

IBM and Apple announce new partnership to create smarter mobile apps

LAS VEGAS - IBM and Apple’s relationship went to another level when they announced yesterday that they were going to make business apps running on Apple devices more intelligent by combining IBM Watson

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

Bitcoin-based tax fraud ramping up in Canada, expert says

Fraud campaigns during tax season are nothing new, but according to the VP and country manager for Symantec Canada, it’s at an “all-time peak” in Canada, and fraudsters have fallen in love with

Published on: March 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

IBM Think 2018 at a glance

Published on: March 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Canada has strong showing during IBM Think 2018 keynotes

LAS VEGAS - Canadian companies were in the spotlight this week as IBM touted its various AI, cloud and blockchain platforms at Think 2018. The week-long event is combining IBM’s two separate business

Published on: March 21st, 2018 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