Articles By Alex Coop

TransferWise announces partnership with Montreal fintech Flinks

Six months after launching its Borderless account, international money transfer company TransferWise has found another way to improve its platform for Canadians by collaborating with a Montreal fintech startup. The partnership was a

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

$12 million investment will help Ratehub expand its insurance services, digitize mortgage process

For the past seven years, Ratehub Inc. has laid the foundation for its company without external help, but with a new $12 million financing deal, the company is poised to expand its online

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry launches new cyber security product: Jarvis

Manually scanning code for issues is nearly impossible, but automakers still have to make sure their software is working correctly. BlackBerry Ltd.’s new cyber security product Jarvis will make that much easier. Announced

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Top 10 wackiest gadgets from CES 2018

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Cogeco Peer 1 adds Managed Microsoft Azure Services to cloud portfolio

Cogeco Peer 1 is adding Managed Microsoft Azure to its list of cloud portfolio services. The global provider of business-to-business products and services made the announcement this morning, adding its customers can now pick

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Deloitte: 25 per cent of Canadians will get internet from cellular mobile networks this year

It doesn’t take long to reach an internet blackzone in Ontario, which is why more and more Canadians will get their home data access from cellular mobile networks in 2018, according to Deloitte Canada.

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Sidewalk Toronto will ‘stitch’ city together, Sidewalk Labs CEO says during AMA

The first 21st century neighbourhood won't isolate itself from the rest of Toronto, the CEO of Google sister company Sidewalk Labs said Wednesday. “It should be fully integrated into the fabric of the

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

New Jabra headphones designed for music and voice-first devices like Alexa

Jabra says its latest lineup of headphones are designed for both music and voice capabilities. The Elite franchine was shown off at CES Monday and includes four new products: the Elite 45e, Elite

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

HP’s newest POS system aims to turn retailers white

HP Inc. is expanding its retail solutions line by adding a white version of the all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) system, the HP ElitePOS. Packed with Windows 10, 32 GB of DDR4 memory and the

Published on: January 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Kodak enters blockchain and cryptocurrency market with KodakOne, KodakCoin

Kodak has jumped on the blockchain bandwagon. In a licensing partnership with Wenn Digital, Kodak announced Tuesday the launch of the KodakOne image rights management platform and KodakCoin, a new token that will

Published on: January 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Dell unveils suite of new products at CES

Dell says its latest suite of products unveiled at CES are not only thinner, lighter and more stylish than their predecessors, but also backed up by serious horsepower. The company introduced a bevy

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

TomTom launches new services and announces new partnerships with Baidu, Qualcomm, at CES

Navigation tech firm TomTom further embedded itself in the world of autonomous driving Monday by announcing a series of new partnerships and software launches at CES. The Amsterdam-based announced Baidu and Zenuity are

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

TD Bank acquires enterprise AI firm Layer 6

TD Bank Group’s digital transformation strategy has led to the acquisition of Toronto-based artificial intelligence (AI) firm Layer 6. In a Tuesday statement Michael Rhodes, TD's head of innovation, technology, and shared services,

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

Former Google engineer’s lawsuit has no foundation, Toronto lawyer says

James Damore’s class action lawsuit claiming that Google unfairly discriminates against white men with unpopular political views is surprising, considering the overwhelming evidence of systemic sexism and underrepresentation of women and minorities in

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Deloitte: Machine learning will reach ‘prime time’ status by 2020

A lower barrier to entry and a spike in the number of pilot projects involving machine learning will lead to various industries doubling its implementation this year and again in 2020, according to

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Coop