Articles By Alex Coop

Interac e-Transfer transactions jumped more than 50 per cent in 2017

Canadians used the Interac e-Transfer service in record numbers last year, especially on mobile devices, according to the company behind the popular platform. More than 241 million transactions, worth a total of more

Published on: February 27th, 2018 Alex Coop

Sony announces two new smartphones at Mobile World Congress

If entertainment is your priority, then you need the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, according to Sony Mobile. The company introduced the two new smartphones this morning at the Mobile World Congress in

Published on: February 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

Nokia mixes old with new at Mobile World Congress

HMD Global is betting on nostalgia and curved glass to get people to buy their new lineup of smartphones. The makers of Nokia-branded phones introduced four new smartphones at Mobile World Congress in

Published on: February 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

HPE begins 2018 with a strong start

It's been a good start to 2018 for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., the company said during its first-quarter earnings call of 2018. During the fiscal quarter ending on Jan. 31, HPE’s revenue went

Published on: February 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Smartphone sales record first-ever decline in Q4 2017

The fourth quarter of 2017 saw worldwide sales of smartphones decline for the first time since 2004, according to Gartner’s latest smartphone market report. There are two main factors why this happened, says

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Women entrepreneurs are using tech to innovate, but still being overlooked by investors, says new report

Canadian investors and governments should reconsider how innovation is measured and place a greater emphasis on how existing technology is being used to transform old ideas, according to a new report. The Everywhere

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Telecoms take note: customers do have some power, CCTS commissioner says

If telecoms weren’t sure how customers would react to having the rug pulled out from underneath them, Public Mobile’s decision last week to suddenly increase its data plans by 25 per cent should

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Alex Coop

Hyundai Canada bringing online shopping tool to local dealers across Canada

Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. wants to make what is perhaps a person’s second biggest purchase in life much easier across Canada. The car company is piloting its existing Hyundai Express Shopping platform -

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Alex Coop

Effective email campaigns drive website visits and sales, especially among millennials, says new report

American consumers are equally likely to visit a brand’s website or make a purchase after receiving an email campaign, suggests a new report from Fluent. More than 26 per cent of consumers spurred

Published on: February 20th, 2018 Alex Coop

SAP announces new president of SAP North America

There’s a new president leading the way for SAP North America. The company announced today that DJ Paoni will oversee all day-to-day operations, strategy and profitability across the United States and Canada. “This

Published on: February 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

Data privacy issues contributing to eight-week sales delays, says new report

Data privacy concerns are clogging up sales cycles for 65 per cent of businesses worldwide, according to a recent report from Cisco. Cisco's 2018 Privacy Maturity Benchmark Study, which surveyed nearly 3000 global

Published on: February 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

Tech sector still Canada’s most trusted – but that trust is slowly degrading

The tech industry continues to be Canada's most trusted, but that trust is slowly declining, according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer report. Since 2014, Canadians' trust in the tech sector has dropped

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

OpenText buys Hightail

OpenText Corp. has purchased Hightail Inc., a U.S company that specializes in cloud-based file sharing, the Waterloo software firm announced this morning. Hightail, formerly known as YouSendIt, has approximately 5.5 million customers globally,

Published on: February 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadians love to spend money online on Valentines, says Mastercard

When love is in the air, Canadians do a lot of shopping online, according to Mastercard’s annual Love Index. E-commerce transactions jumped by 216 per cent in Canada on Valentine’s over the past three

Published on: February 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

Want to reach a younger audience? Advertise outside of Facebook, expert says

Facebook is still the king of social media, but different platforms are grabbing the attention of its younger generations, and advertisers have taken notice. “Advertisers are concerned about fishing where the fish are,

Published on: February 13th, 2018 Alex Coop