Articles By Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 17, 2021 – Twitter subscription service; Remote worker engagement; Ireland Health Services ransomware attack

Twitter unveils its subscription service, remote worker engagement comes into question, and Ireland Health Services is hit with a ransomware attack. It’s all the tech news that’s got people buzzing right now. Welcome

Published on: May 17th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 14, 2021 – Tesla tanks Bitcoin; ebay to sell NFTs; Wattpad expands its business

Tesla pausing Bitcoin payments wipes $366 billion from its value, eBay starts selling NFTs, and Wattpad plans to add 100 jobs in Canada. It’s all the tech news that’s got people buzzing right

Published on: May 14th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 13, 2021- Xiaomi removed from trade ban list; Amazon ‘hire-to-fire’; new Google data centre in Quebec

Chinese tech company Xiaomi is no longer on the U.S. trade ban list, Amazon is accused of hiring and firing workers to meet a turnover quota, and Google is building a new data

Published on: May 13th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 11, 2021 – High pressure sales tactics at The Source; Apple doubles down on Corning; Zoom CEO tired of Zoom

A story about high-pressure sales tactics at a Toronto consumer electronics store gains national attention, Apple invests a few more millions into glassmaker Corning, and guess who's suffering from Zoom fatigue? It’s Zoom’s

Published on: May 11th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 10, 2021 – Most users’ like Apple’s ATT feature; Cyberattack shuts down pipeline; What’s up WhatsApp?

Researchers say only four per cent of iPhone users in the U.S. have agreed to app tracking after updating their device, a cyberattack shuts down a U.S. pipeline, and WhatsApp scraps its May

Published on: May 10th, 2021 Alex Coop

Amazon delays Prime Day in Canada and India due to COVID outbreaks at fulfillment centres

Amazon is putting a hold on its Prime Day marketing event in Canada due to recent COVID-19 outbreaks at its facilities in Ontario's Peel Region. According to The Canadian Press, a notice to

Published on: May 7th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 7, 2021 – Canada’s top tech companies in 2021; Facebook shuts down Signal ads; Google Docs VS Word

LinkedIn publishes its list of Canada’s top companies, and the tech industry is well-represented, Facebook shuts down advertisements from Signal, and it’s Google Docs versus Word on Twitter It’s all the tech news

Published on: May 7th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 6, 2021 – #DeleteFacebook; Halting bitcoin mining; Amazon sued for false advertising

The #DeleteFacebook hashtag is trending after a court upholds Donald Trump’s Facebook ban; New York bill aims to temporarily halt bitcoin mining, and Amazon is being sued for telling false advertising around its

Published on: May 6th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 5, 2021 – Wealthsimple snags $750M in funding; Bill and Melinda split; Use of ad blockers surge

Wealthsimple snags $750 million in funding from venture funds and Canadian celebrities, Bill and Melinda Gates are calling it quits, and ad blockers are growing in popularity It’s all the tech news that’s

Published on: May 5th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 4, 2021 – Ethereum quadruples in value; Verizon sells Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion; Intel investing $3.5B in fab upgrade

Ethereum is quadrupling in value this year, Verizon sells Yahoo for $5 billion, and Intel announces a $3.5 billion upgrade to a chip manufacturing plant in New Mexico. It’s all the tech news

Published on: May 4th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, May 3, 2021 – Big Tech’s ‘bonkers’ dominance; Another Amazon fulfillment centre in Peel Region closes; Ransomware cases spike

Big Tech’s dominance is highlighted by some recent earnings calls, another Amazon fulfillment centre in Peel Region closes due to COVID-19 outbreaks, and ransomware cases spike, causing experts to sound the alarm. It’s

Published on: May 3rd, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, April 30, 2021 – Netflix picks Toronto, Facebook’s Q1 earnings; Oracle exec suspended on Twitter

Toronto is the next home for Netflix’s new headquarters, Facebook’s Q1 earnings exceed expectations despite all the controversy surrounding the social media giant, and an executive from Oracle had his Twitter account suspended

Published on: April 30th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, April 26, 2021 – Bitcoin’s environmental impact; John Deere owners doxed; Who’s hiring in Canada?

The chatter around Bitcoin’s negative impact on the environment intensifies, owners of John Deere tractors get doxxed, and it’s another LinkedIn list of Canadian tech companies looking for talent. It’s all the tech

Published on: April 26th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, April 23, 2021 – SolarWinds name change; Signal hacks the cops; Canada’s scale-up challenges

SolarWinds changes its name to N‑able, Signal’s CEO peels apart the cops’ favourite phone cracking tool; and Canada’s tech industry is desperate for talent. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now.

Published on: April 23rd, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, April 19, 2021 – Apple reveals streaming payments; IBM unveils hybrid work plans unveiled; Rethinking business travel

The Wall Street Journal reveals that Apple Music pays a penny per stream, some tech giants like IBM are unveiling their hybrid work plans, and struggling airlines are concerned about businesses rethinking necessary

Published on: April 19th, 2021 Alex Coop