Articles By Alex Coop

Canadian tech companies are growing, but not as fast as firms in the U.S., says report

Not only are more Canadian companies becoming successful on the world stage, but they’re not being lost to foreign buyers, according to the University of Toronto's Impact Centre. Compared to 2016, the centre's

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Apple HomePod release date announced; Canada still waiting

Apple Inc.'s long-awaited wireless speaker, the HomePod, will be available for online orders this Friday - but not in Canada. Consumers from the U.S., U.K. and Australia will have the first chance to

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Apple partners with Malala Fund

The Malala Fund is expecting to double the number of grants awarded by its partners after Apple Inc. announced it's teaming up with the organization. Apple will help the Malala Fund, which supports

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadian government announces recipients of $50 million CanCode initiative

More than one million teachers and students, across 21 organizations in Canada, will receive training in digital literacy, the Canadian government announced this morning. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Sciences and Economic Development,

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Why Amazon HQ would be good for Toronto

In addition to 50,000 new well-paying, knowledge-sector jobs, a new Amazon headquarters in Toronto would bolster local talent and encourage other companies to follow suit, proponents of the project suggest. But Amazon HQ2

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Bitcoin or bust – How Canada’s crypto-mining market booms while other blockchain solutions remain nascent

On its surface, the massive, decentralized ledger of information known as the blockchain is a wondrous innovation in information registry and distribution: At its centre is the concept of owning your digital identity

Published on: January 20th, 2018 Alex Coop

Researchers test AI-powered program to detect early stages of Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Wilfrid Laurier University are testing an AI-powered program on 10,000 patients to detect early stages of Alzheimer’s. Led by Saint Elizabeth Healthcare, BrainFX will collect patient data, combine it with information from the Canadian

Published on: January 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

IBM and Maersk want to use blockchain to improve global trade

A pending joint venture between Maersk and IBM looks to improve cross-border supply chains across the world with the help of blockchain technology. The two companies announced Tuesday they are joining forces to

Published on: January 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

Legal, finance and medical industries could benefit from new reading AI, expert says

A new reading AI that beat humans for the first time in one of the world’s most difficult reading comprehension tests could have a significant impact on various industries, says the academic director

Published on: January 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

Toronto asks public for input on Smart Cities Challenge ideas

The City of Toronto is asking for the public’s input on how technology and innovation can address some of its biggest challenges. Toronto is participating in the federal Smart Cities Challenge, a competition

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

TransferWise announces partnership with Montreal fintech Flinks

Six months after launching its Borderless account, international money transfer company TransferWise has found another way to improve its platform for Canadians by collaborating with a Montreal fintech startup. The partnership was a

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

$12 million investment will help Ratehub expand its insurance services, digitize mortgage process

For the past seven years, Ratehub Inc. has laid the foundation for its company without external help, but with a new $12 million financing deal, the company is poised to expand its online

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry launches new cyber security product: Jarvis

Manually scanning code for issues is nearly impossible, but automakers still have to make sure their software is working correctly. BlackBerry Ltd.’s new cyber security product Jarvis will make that much easier. Announced

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Top 10 wackiest gadgets from CES 2018

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Cogeco Peer 1 adds Managed Microsoft Azure Services to cloud portfolio

Cogeco Peer 1 is adding Managed Microsoft Azure to its list of cloud portfolio services. The global provider of business-to-business products and services made the announcement this morning, adding its customers can now pick

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Alex Coop