Articles By Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Alleged discrimination at Google; AT&T employees bribed; Japan offers $1B grant

This episode is brought to you by ServiceNow - Transforming old manual ways of working into modern digital workflows and unlocking productivity for employees and the enterprise. A memo alleges Google is discriminating

Published on: August 7th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Nostalgia sweeps Twitter, U.S. city wants to ban facial recognition, China stealing IP

This episode is brought to you by ServiceNow - Transforming old manual ways of working into modern digital workflows and unlocking productivity for employees and the enterprise. Another U.S. city wants to ban

Published on: August 2nd, 2019 Alex Coop

Why the Raptors will be just fine without Kawhi Leonard

Pascal Siakam was passed up by 26 NBA teams in the 2016 NBA draft, and it’s understandable why. The late first-round draft pick didn’t pick up a basketball until he was 15, and

Published on: July 24th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Local ISPs shine, Prime Day haul or bust, EU targets Amazon

Local internet service providers shine in new study, Amazon says sale its Prime Day sale netted more than last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, and the European Union has its crosshairs

Published on: July 19th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Elon Musk and your brain, sneaky TurboTax, robots eyeing our jobs

Elon Musk wants to tap into your brain, TurboTax targets low-income taxpayers to pay for its services, and a new report says robots ARE going to take our jobs. Have you seen the

Published on: July 18th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – #AmazonStrike, social media linked to depression, FTC approves $5B Facebook settlement

Today’s episode is brought to you by CDN’s Channel Innovation Awards, celebrating Canadian managed service providers’ clever use of technology to solve real world problems. Celebrate with us Aug. 8. For more information

Published on: July 16th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – A new streaming service, Google Assistant recordings, Former Tesla employee in the hot seat

Another player enters the streaming wars, it turns out human workers are listening to recordings from Google Assistant, and a former Tesla employee is in the hot seat.   What’s that? Another streaming

Published on: July 12th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Instagram tackles bullying, Juggalo makeup to the rescue, IBM closes Red Hat deal

Instagram is stepping up its efforts to stomp out bullying on its platform, Juggalo makeup, it turns out, can block facial recognition technology, and IBM finally closes its acquisition of Red Hat.  

Published on: July 10th, 2019 Alex Coop

DMG says Facebook’s new Libra coin is a ‘great idea’ and will push crypto into the mainstream

Facebook is probably not the company most people want to see dabbling in cryptocurrency, but the corporation's launch of its new digital coin next year could finally lead to crypto's mainstream acceptance, according

Published on: July 9th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – AI and the Beatles, British Airways gets fined, Steve Jobs was a ‘wizard’

AI helps unlock some of the Beatles greatest secrets, British Airways gets slapped with a fine by the GDPR, and Bill Gates describes Steve Jobs as a wizard. A team of researchers from

Published on: July 9th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Facebook goes down, Amazon snaps back, Elizabeth Warren wants answers

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down, Amazon says everything is fine at its warehouses, and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has her eyes locked on  the FCC. Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have are

Published on: July 4th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – The Walkman turns 40, Cloudflare outage, China’s surveillance campaign

The Sony Walkman turns 40 today, Cloudflare outage impacts services across the web, and China forces tourists to install text-stealing malware.   Sony’s Walkman recently turned 40, and naturally Twitter went down memory

Published on: July 3rd, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Electronic scooters in Canada; Bitcoin goes up and down; Longtime Apple exec leaves

The dockless scooter craze is coming to Canada, The price of Bitcoin doesn’t know what to do with itself, and a longtime Apple executive announces his departure. Citizens of Calgary and Edmonton will

Published on: July 2nd, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Creepy deepfake; The robotics revolution; New York’s “Supernode”

A disturbing new deepfake app is making its rounds, a new report about how robots will change the world is getting people worried again, and New York’s strategy to provide affordable broadband continues

Published on: June 28th, 2019 Alex Coop

Sidewalk Labs decision to offload tough decisions on privacy to third party is wrong, says its former consultant

After over two years of controversy, Sidewalk Labs finally presented a 1,500-page draft master smart city plan for a government-owned stretch of Toronto's eastern waterfront, but critics immediately pointed out how it doesn't

Published on: June 27th, 2019 Alex Coop