Articles By Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, June 9, 2021 – Fastly’s Major Outage; Apple Talks EV Batteries; Tech’s Firms Shifting

With files from Jori Negin-Shecter A Fastly server error takes down huge swaths of the web, rumblings on Apple’s Electric Vehicle batteries continue to emerge, and Tech Firms are changing the way they

Published on: June 9th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, June 8, 2021- Bezos going to space; Toronto’s HQ2 loss brings benefits, Apple WWDC kicks off

Jeff Bezos announces his trip to space, Toronto’s loss in the 2017 HQ2 contest resulted in some unexpected benefits, and Apple announces key software updates at WWDC 2021.  It’s all the biz/tech news

Published on: June 8th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, June 7, 2021 – US elevates ransomware investigations; Tank Man censorship; El Salvador adopts Bitcoin as legal tender

The U.S. says it’s going to start treating ransomware investigations much more seriously, Bing censors Tank Man image search results, and El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt bitcoin as a legal

Published on: June 7th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, June 4, 2021- Twitter Blue launches in Canada; Self-driving trucks make progress; Survey says workers will quit without hybrid work model

Twitter launches a new subscription service, self-driving trucks are slowly hitting the roads, and employees are considering quitting their jobs if employers aren’t flexible about remote work. It’s all the biz/tech news that’s

Published on: June 4th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, June 3, 2021 – Return to the office? No thanks says survey; Microsoft’s next gen of Windows; Ransomware attack hits meat producer

More than 85 per cent of tech workers don’t want to return to the office full time, Microsoft plans to reveal the next generation of its operating system later this month, and a

Published on: June 3rd, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, June 2, 2021- US target for disinformation campaigns; Acer affected by chip shortage; Uber-style apps for off-duty policing

Facebook reports that the US is the most frequent target for disinformation campaigns, Acer is feeling the impact of the global chip shortage, and some companies are considering creating Uber-like apps for off-duty

Published on: June 2nd, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, June 1, 2021- Amazon sharing customers internet; Silicon Six tax accusations; Chip shortage could take years to fix

With files from Samira Balsara Amazon devices will soon be able to share its customers' internet with neighbours, The ‘Silicon Six’ are being accused of inflating tax payments, and Intel’s CEO says the

Published on: June 1st, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 31, 2021 – $600M class-action lawsuit against Google; Iran bans cryptomining; Google’s collection of location data

A lawsuit against Google gets class-action status, Iran bans cryptomining after rolling blackouts, and unredacted documents show Google made it hard to keep location data private. It’s all the biz/tech news that’s popular

Published on: May 31st, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 28, 2021 – Jeff Bezos to step down in July; Facebook updates its fact checking process; Canada Post hit with malware

Jeff Bezos is handing over the Amazon CEO reins, Facebook is trying to help us see less from the worst people on the platform, and Canada Post suffers a malware attack. It’s all

Published on: May 28th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 27, 2021 – Amazon buys MGM; FICO report reveals ethical AI not top of mind among companies; Amazon under criticism for poor working conditions

Amazon buys MGM film studios, a new report reveals companies are not prioritizing inclusive AI, and Amazon is under global criticism for poor working conditions.  It’s all the tech news that’s got people

Published on: May 27th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 21, 2021- Microsoft retiring Internet Explorer; Colonial Pipeline CEO explains ransom payment; Bill Gates in the hot seat

Microsoft to retire its Internet Explorer browser, Colonial Pipeline CEO explains why the company paid ransom, and has Bill Gates ruined his public image?  It’s all the tech news that’s got people buzzing

Published on: May 21st, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 20, 2021 – Bitcoin plummets; Montreal a hot spot for tech workers; Amazon extends the ban of facial recognition tools for police use

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies plummet, Montreal could become the new hub for tech workers, and Amazon extends the ban on its facial recognition tool for police use indefinitely. It’s all the tech news

Published on: May 20th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – May 19, 2021- Redesigned MacBook Pro; Google reveals new products; Canada the next Silicon Valley?

Revamped MacBook Pros are rumoured to arrive this summer, Google details the upcoming Android 12 operating system along with several other new features, and is Canada in line to be the next Silicon

Published on: May 19th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 18, 2021 – South Korea boosts domestic chip production; Apple lossless music streaming; Sharp’s big camera phone

South Korea works with the private sector to invest in a domestic chip supply chain, lossless music streaming comes to Apple music at no extra cost, and Sharp announces a new smartphone with

Published on: May 18th, 2021 Alex Coop

Google Canada commits $2 million to reskill job seekers

This morning, Google Canada announced a $2 million commitment to help train Canadian job seekers for new careers in technology. The initiative includes a three-year Google.org grant to NPower Canada to deliver Google

Published on: May 17th, 2021 Alex Coop