Articles By Alex Coop

Veritas country manager says cloud governance misconceptions still a problem

While businesses are becoming more cloud-savvy, misconceptions about cloud governance remain, according to Garth Scully, Veritas country manager for Canada. Large enterprises have “without question” gained a better understanding of multi-cloud management and

Published on: February 18th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – The ‘Tech Clash’ is coming, Macs and viruses, tech startups flood Kenya

A new report says the collision between business and technology models is causing headaches, the latest stats suggest Macs are more prone to adware infections than PCs, and tech startups are closing in

Published on: February 14th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – MWC 2020 canceled, U.S. accuses Huawei of spying, Youtube looking to gatekeep streaming

MWC 2020 gets cancelled, the U.S. once again accuses Huawei of spying, and Youtube is looking into gatekeeping streaming. Amid concerns of the coronavirus, many major vendors began pulling out of MWC 2020

Published on: February 13th, 2020 Alex Coop

Platforms key for the future of today’s ‘immature’ smart environments

Most smart environments today, whether that’s at home or at the office, are a hodgepodge of different applications of varying quality, at times collecting information largely unbeknownst to the people nearby. “It’s still

Published on: February 12th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – IBM picks Slack, Samsung Unpacked, robotic workforce stops growing

IBM selects Slack over Teams as its official communications platform, Samsung Unpacked yields a few surprises, and Robots loosen their grip on the American workforce. IBM has officially gone with Slack over Teams

Published on: February 12th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Amazon is watching what you read, crypto scams make billions, Equifax breach update

Amazon is really into our reading habits, scams involving bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency brought in at least $4.3 billion from investors in 2019, and the US charges four Chinese military hackers

Published on: February 11th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Google Maps revamp, Airbnb restricts age for rentals, France fines Apple

Google Maps gets a facelift, Airbnb is making changes in Canada, and France fines Apple for $27 million   Google Maps is getting a major update to ring in its 15th birthday. The

Published on: February 10th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Google eats its vegetables, Visa explains Libra concerns, Spotify doubles down on podcasts

Google is engineering a way to encourage its employees to eat healthier, Mastercard's CEO says he withdrew from Facebook's Libra because Libra's leaders wouldn't commit to observing laws, and Spotify doubles down on

Published on: February 7th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Amazon engineer dunks on Ring, Apple and Broadcom in hot water, Avast fallout

An Amazon engineer criticizes home-security camera company Ring, saying it should be "shut down immediately”, Apple and its wifi chip company Broadcom have been ordered to pay $1.1B, and Avast shuts down its

Published on: February 3rd, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Amazon and the climate, Google and law enforcement, Spotify for pets

Amazon staff are criticizing the company’s climate policy, Google is charging law enforcement for access to your data, and Spotify targets your pets because why not. A group of Amazon employees have spoken

Published on: January 28th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – A carbon negative Microsoft, Norwegian Consumer Council slams advertisers, China’s high-speed train

Microsoft says it wants to go carbon negative by 2030, the Norwegian Consumer Council releases a new report highlighting how digital marketing are breaking the rules - a lot, and Twitter can’t get

Published on: January 17th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Ikea closes pick-up and order stores, Google and its cookies, new facial-recognition tech

In today’s episode, we talk about Ikea Canada closing its pick up and order stores, Google cutting web cookies, and the U.S. military’s plans to build long-range facial recognition technology. Citing “urbanisation, technology

Published on: January 16th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Goodbye Windows 7, Uber’s Ontario fight, Microsoft CEO slams backdoors

People say their farewells to Windows 7, Uber drivers in Ontario want to unionize, and Microsoft’s CEO says encryption backdoors are a “terrible idea”.   Windows 7 is no more. The ex-operating system

Published on: January 15th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – AI goes Hollywood, Twitter’s new reply rules, old vs new on the farm

Hollywood thinks AI has the answers to better film management, Twitter users will soon have more control over who can reply to their tweets, and farmers are buying 40-year-old tractors because they’re actually

Published on: January 13th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Political ads on Facebook, TikTok vulnerability, awful photoshop job goes viral

Facebook is sticking to its advertising policy despite it not making much sense, a recently published report highlights a serious TikTok vulnerability that was addressed last December, and someone’s attempt to skip work

Published on: January 10th, 2020 Alex Coop