Articles By Alex Coop

Fewer than 25 per cent of Canadian companies will invest in AI between now and 2020

Artificial intelligence is knocking on the front door, but not all companies are welcoming it in with open arms. In its latest IT Trends in Large and Medium-Sized Canadian Businesses report, Montreal-based IT

Published on: February 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Twitter posts a profit; Samsung and Roku Smart TV owners beware; Amazon Whole Foods groceries

Twitter posts a profit but struggles to attract new users, Samsung and Roku smart TVs are vulnerable to hacking, and Amazon starts delivering Whole Foods. There’s a lot of chatter about Twitter’s first-ever

Published on: February 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

Kaspersky bundles security products into single solution

Kaspersky Lab is amalgamating some of its cybersecurity products into a single platform called Kaspersky Threat Management and Defense solution. In addition to the financial services and healthcare industries, the new product, available

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

The Toronto area’s available inventory for Amazon’s HQ2

A new Amazon headquarters in Toronto would bolster local talent and encourage other companies to follow suit, proponents of the project suggest. But where would HQ2 be located? Below, we have collected the

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Twitter struggles to gain new users while revenue jumps

Twitter’s total number of monthly active users showed no increase from the previous quarter, but its overall revenue certainly did. Despite a stagnant number of monthly active users - 330 million to be

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Goodbye to CDs; Cryptocurrency’s richest people; Uber breach

Best Buy is pulling CDs off shelves this summer, Forbes introduces its first list of Cryptocurrency's richest people, and Uber confirms the two hackers who breached their data were found to be in

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Business leaders split down the middle when it comes to how tech will impact them, says new report

Business leaders are torn about how new technologies are going to impact them in the near future, but agree that sweeping changes are on the horizon, according to a new report from Dell

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

CRTC exec director reconfirms Canada’s commitment to net neutrality

Telecom watchdog Chris Seidl reiterated the importance of net neutrality in Canada during a House of Commons committee meeting yesterday. The executive director of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) appeared before

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

Flexibility, mentorship, digital transformation key drivers for workplace diversity, report says

Employers should offer more flexible working arrangements and mentorship opportunities, and embrace digital transformation if they want to do a better job of retaining female employees, who leave the tech industry at a

Published on: February 6th, 2018 Alex Coop

Avocados From Mexico dominated the Super Bowl on social media

Unlike the showdown between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, there was no contest between Avocados from Mexico and the rest of the competition on social media. The company was the

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

Android shut down 700,000 bad apps last year

Google stomped out more than 100,000 bad apples and more than 700,000 bad apps that violated the Google Play policies in 2017. That’s 70 per cent more than the apps taken down in

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

Few private Canadian companies expect their businesses to be disrupted, Deloitte finds

A new Deloitte survey suggests that fewer than half of Canada's private companies expect emerging technologies to impact their business, and even fewer are planning to digitally transform themselves to accelerate their growth.

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

Instagram introduces carousel ads to Instagram Stories

Online marketers can now create ads on Instagram that users can tap through, swipe back and forth or pause whenever they want. Instagram announced Carousel Ads for Instagram Stories this morning, nearly two

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

Blockchain-powered safety deposit boxes can store your cryptocurrency, says Versabank

People who collect cryptocurrencies typically do so to move away from traditional banking systems, but Versabank is welcoming them with open arms. “We’re a very unusual bank,” David Taylor, Versabank’s president and CEO

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

Microsoft’s cloud services drove the company’s Q2 growth

Led by Azure, Microsoft’s cloud businesses helped the company reach a strong 2018 second quarter. Azure revenue grew 98 per cent during the quarter, on par with previous quarters, and while Microsoft didn’t

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Alex Coop