Articles By Alex Coop

Toronto tech community is turning heads, but needs to learn to brag more, says mayor at TechTO event

TORONTO - One of the most recent and tangible success stories in Toronto’s tech community involves a food ordering app and several frustrated downtown businesses. A perfect example of a technology developed in

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

Save tweets without liking them with Twitter’s new bookmark feature

People wanted a way to set Tweets aside for later consumption, and Twitter has responded. Today, Twitter introduced Bookmarks, an easy way to save Tweets for quick access later, according their blog post.

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Nearly 9 out of 10 consumers willing to give up more personal info for better online shopping experiences

Consumers are okay with companies knowing more about them if it leads to a better online shopping experience. Some, in fact, are willing to give up their social security number, according to a

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Amazon makes up 2 per cent of all tech-related postings in Canada, Indeed finds

Tech giants are hiring in Canada, and Amazon is leading the way. Approximately two per cent of all tech-related job opportunities in 2017 were at Amazon.com, followed by CGI Group and RBC with

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – California says yes to driverless cars; Apple pushes into healthcare; Google bans shopping searches for guns

California green lights driverless cars, Apple is making not-so-subtle strides into healthcare, and Google Shopping bans everything with the word gun in it.   For the first time, California will allow fully autonomous

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Salesforce.org partners with United Way to launch Philanthropy Cloud

Salesforce.org is teaming up with United Way to launch a cloud service that connects corporations, employees and nonprofits at scale, the social enterprise company announced this morning. Philanthropy Cloud will be a social

Published on: February 27th, 2018 Alex Coop

Bell teams up with Huawei to successfully test 5G in Ontario

Huawei and Bell Canada want to bring Canadians living in rural communities 5G internet by spring 2018. The two companies conducted trial runs of Wireless to the Home (WTTH) technolgoy in Orangeville, Feversham

Published on: February 27th, 2018 Alex Coop

Interac e-Transfer transactions jumped more than 50 per cent in 2017

Canadians used the Interac e-Transfer service in record numbers last year, especially on mobile devices, according to the company behind the popular platform. More than 241 million transactions, worth a total of more

Published on: February 27th, 2018 Alex Coop

Sony announces two new smartphones at Mobile World Congress

If entertainment is your priority, then you need the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, according to Sony Mobile. The company introduced the two new smartphones this morning at the Mobile World Congress in

Published on: February 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

Nokia mixes old with new at Mobile World Congress

HMD Global is betting on nostalgia and curved glass to get people to buy their new lineup of smartphones. The makers of Nokia-branded phones introduced four new smartphones at Mobile World Congress in

Published on: February 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

HPE begins 2018 with a strong start

It's been a good start to 2018 for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., the company said during its first-quarter earnings call of 2018. During the fiscal quarter ending on Jan. 31, HPE’s revenue went

Published on: February 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Smartphone sales record first-ever decline in Q4 2017

The fourth quarter of 2017 saw worldwide sales of smartphones decline for the first time since 2004, according to Gartner’s latest smartphone market report. There are two main factors why this happened, says

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Women entrepreneurs are using tech to innovate, but still being overlooked by investors, says new report

Canadian investors and governments should reconsider how innovation is measured and place a greater emphasis on how existing technology is being used to transform old ideas, according to a new report. The Everywhere

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Telecoms take note: customers do have some power, CCTS commissioner says

If telecoms weren’t sure how customers would react to having the rug pulled out from underneath them, Public Mobile’s decision last week to suddenly increase its data plans by 25 per cent should

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Alex Coop

Hyundai Canada bringing online shopping tool to local dealers across Canada

Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. wants to make what is perhaps a person’s second biggest purchase in life much easier across Canada. The car company is piloting its existing Hyundai Express Shopping platform -

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Alex Coop