Articles By Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, March 5, 2021 – Twitter’s plans to grow Canadian engineering hub; Amazon union showdown; Upskilling challenges

Twitter is launching an engineering hub in Canada this year, all eyes are on Alabama as Amazon warehouse workers seek unionization, and why should companies invest in upskilling? We’ll answer that question in

Published on: March 5th, 2021 Alex Coop

Microsoft announces three new industry-specific cloud offerings

Microsoft quietly announced the preview launch of three new cloud offerings for the finance, manufacturing and nonprofit sectors at its Ignite conference. In the midst of other headlines, like the launch of a

Published on: March 3rd, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, March 1, 2021 – France’s new ‘repairability’ index; Zoom call during surgery; Blame the interns, says former CEO

There’s a lot of chatter about France’s new repairability index, a story about a surgeon’s Zoom call in the middle of surgery turns heads, and the comments of SolarWinds' CEO It’s all the

Published on: March 1st, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, Feb. 26, 2021 – MapleSEC recap; Supreme Court of Canada says no to pricing appeal; Biden signs exec order to address chip shortage

We check in on ITWC’s latest MapleSEC satellite series event, the Supreme Court of Canada says no to big telcos’ cries for a pricing appeal, and President Biden signs another exec order, this

Published on: February 26th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, Feb. 22 – Robinhood gets grilled; Canada issues warning to Facebook; Instacart’s anti-fraud policy causes headaches

Robinhood gets grilled over its position during the Gamestop fiasco, Canada issues warning to Facebook after the tech giant bans news on its platform in Australia, and Instacart's anti-fraud policy causes headaches with

Published on: February 22nd, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, Feb. 19 – CRA locks users’ online accounts; Facebook banks news in Australia; Uber takes down UberChats app

The Canadian Revenue Agency says online accounts were locked because of an “external threat”, Facebook picks the nuclear option and bans news on its platform in Australia, and Uber takes down the UberCheats

Published on: February 19th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Canada and Huawei partnership; Netflix office in Canada; Unemployment hotline in Reddit

Canada is partnering with Huawei on a long-term project leaving some critics stunned, Netflix is is eyeing Toronto and Vancouver for its new outpost, and Reddit has become the unofficial unemployment hotline. It’s

Published on: February 16th, 2021 Alex Coop

AWS becomes official cloud infrastructure provider for NHL

Fans of the National Hockey League can expect their broadcasts to sport a bit of extra pizazz in the near future. This week, Amazon Web Services confirmed that the NHL has tapped into

Published on: February 12th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Farmers hacking tractors; Bitcoin’s carbon footprint; Frustration over Uber Eats’ pay system

Farmers are having to hack their own tractors just to keep it running, a new study suggests Bitcoin uses more electricity annually than the whole of Argentina, and frustration swells over Uber Eats’

Published on: February 12th, 2021 Alex Coop

Technicity West: A full recap in case you missed it

The innovative chops on display in Western Canada deserves special attention. A struggling economy ravaged by uncertain oil prices since 2014 has forced Western provinces to bet big on emerging technology. Not only

Published on: February 11th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Police seize $60M worth of bitcoin; Tech helping teens’ mental health; Microsoft won’t back lawmakers who voted against Electoral College confirmation

Police seize $60 million worth of bitcoin from a man who won’t give up his password, Bloomberg says tech can help with teens’ mental health during lockdowns, and Microsoft says it’s not backing

Published on: February 8th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Google engineers resign over Gebru firing; Amazon’s “Megacycle” shift for warehouse workers; Clearview AI troubles in Canada

Two Google engineers resign over the firing of two women at the company, the internet groans after hearing about Amazon’s plans to introduce a 10-hour graveyard shift, known as the "megacycle,” and the

Published on: February 5th, 2021 Alex Coop

Ford picks Google as preferred cloud provider to leverage AI and ML, meaning QNX is out

Ford's vehicles are about to get a lot Googlier. The automaker is the latest one to bet big on Google and recently confirmed that it will use Google's Android platform to power "millions"

Published on: February 2nd, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Apple’s App Privacy has holes; Google deletes Robinhood reviews; More job listings

Apple’s new App Privacy labels fall short of expectations, Google deletes negative Robinhood reviews, and a fresh list of companies hiring for new positions. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now.

Published on: February 1st, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Robinhood faces lawsuit; #BellLetsTalk; Apple’s record-setting Q4

Robinhood faces a class-action lawsuit, Bell raises mental wellbeing awareness, and Apple’s record earnings in Q4 2020. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, January

Published on: January 29th, 2021 Alex Coop