Articles By Alex Coop

Women at Microsoft filed 238 discrimination and harassment complaints – only 1 was deemed ‘founded’

New details have emerged in the on-going gender discrimination lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. Women working in U.S.-based technical jobs at Microsoft filed 238 internal complaints about gender discrimination or sexual harassment between 2010

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

Google, Apple see reputations fall in new survey

Apple Inc. and Google’s reputation have taken a hit according to an annual survey, while Amazon.com Inc. topped the list for the third straight time and earned an “excellent” reputation rating for the

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

Salesforce targets small businesses with release of Essentials

Small businesses spend 23 per cent of their workdays manually inputting data, so Salesforce is optimizing its sales and service apps for small businesses to help them focus on their customers and business

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

In today’s world, integrating marketing with other business functions is key, says TD CMO

TORONTO - When asked if there’s more overlap with other departments in today’s world of marketing, Theresa McLaughlin’s response was a resounding yes. “There’s no question,” TD Bank Group’s chief marketing officer said

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

Smart speaker boom coming to Canada, CES organizer says

TORONTO - Every five to six years, something hits the market that becomes an instant must-have among consumers, and right now, that device is a smart speaker. “This is not a normal growth

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

Toronto’s CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium now accepting China’s biggest mobile payment services

Last year, nearly 320,000 visitors from China spent $304 million on attractions, hotels, retails and restaurants in Toronto, so it only made sense that two of the city's biggest tourist draws would begin

Published on: March 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Technology sector has strong showing in Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies list

Four technology companies made it on Deloitte’s latest Best Managed Companies list. The 25th annual list, released yesterday, which represents the leading privately-owned Canadian companies with revenues over $15 million, reflects a growing

Published on: March 9th, 2018 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