Articles By Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Anger over big tech’s success during the pandemic; Bitcoin exceeds $23K; Alibaba helped clients identify Uighur people

Anger flourishes over the massive profits made by large enterprises while workers are laid off, the Bitcoin hype train sends the cryptocurrency’s value to $23,000, and a new report suggests that Chinese tech

Published on: December 18th, 2020 Alex Coop

IBM acquires Montreal fintech solutions provider Expertus Technologies

IBM has acquired Expertus Technologies Inc., a Montreal-based fintech company. Expertus, a financial technology firm that processes more than $50 billion in transactions per day, according to a Dec. 15 press release, will

Published on: December 16th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Canadian SMBs revolt against Amazon; Schools purchase spy tech; And big tech firms move to Texas

Canadian small businesses revolt against Amazon, schools in the U.S. are buying surveillance tech, and what’s up with these big tech firms leaving California? It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now.

Published on: December 14th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Boston Dynamics acquired by Hyundai; Airbnb valued at $101.6B; Facebook hit with antitrust probe

Hyundai scoops up Boston Dynamics, Airbnb makes a huge splash after it opens for trading; and Facebook’s in trouble for tying the use of the Oculus to Facebook accounts. It’s all the tech

Published on: December 11th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – A new map of the universe; Google employees seek answers regarding fired AI researcher; Steve Wozniak starts fresh

The European Space Agency's satellite has provided precise new data about outer space, Google employees sign a letter demanding to know why an AI researcher was fired, and Steve Wozniak is starting another

Published on: December 7th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – US labour board dunks on Google; The dire future of business travel; COVID vaccine supply chain targeted by hackers

The U.S. labour board dunks on Google for allegedly spying on workers who were organizing employee protests and firing them, LinkedIn gets chatty about business travel, and a COVID vaccine supply chain gets

Published on: December 4th, 2020 Alex Coop

ServiceNow is acquiring Canadian AI services startup Element AI

Another one bites the dust. After launching in 2016, raising US$102 million in Series A funding and opening offices across five cities in North America, Europe, and Asia, one of Canada’s superstar startups

Published on: November 30th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Amazon Sidewalk; Banks extend WFH policies; Black Friday data

Amazon faces a privacy backlash for its Sidewalk feature, some of Canada’s big banks extend WFH policies, and we’ve got some Black Friday data from Shopify. It’s all the tech news that’s popular

Published on: November 30th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Amazon server outage; Shopify gets a shoutout in the NYT; Raspberry Pi hacks a Tesla

An Amazon outage knocks out connected vacuum cleaners and other “smart” objects, Shopify gets a shoutout in the New York Times as its compared to Amazon, and a Tesla gets hacked with a

Published on: November 27th, 2020 Alex Coop

Scaling up in rural Canada: BC tech firm’s success a blueprint for growth outside of big tech’s shadow

One of North America’s largest Salesforce consulting and app development firms is betting big on rural Canada, a move its chief executive officer thinks other small enterprises should mimic to help Canada accelerate

Published on: November 23rd, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Windows turns 35; Go SMS Pro removed from Google Play; Goodbye office perks

The internet takes a trip down memory lane as Windows turns 35, Go SMS Pro gets taken down from Google Play due to some serious security issues, and LinkedIn gets chatty about the

Published on: November 23rd, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Apple slashes developer fees and settles for $113M over phone throttling; Solomon Islands to ban Facebook

Apple is slashing developer fees on one end and putting fires out in the other, and the Solomon Islands is looking at banning Facebook. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now.

Published on: November 20th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – HP removes free tier from payment plan; Massive data breach in Texas; Chaos at Ubisoft Montreal

People are not happy about HP’s latest decision to remove its print-free-for-life plan, nearly 28 million licensed Texas drivers have been hit by data breach, and a claim of hostage-taking at  Ubisoft Montreal

Published on: November 16th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – YouTube goes down for the count; New device puts music in your head; Arm-based MacBook Air speed controversy

YouTube experiences widespread technical problems playing videos, a new device can apparently inject the music into your head without headphones, and the internet argues over how fast the new Arm-based Macbook Air really

Published on: November 13th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Canada takes aim at streaming giants; AI helps identify COVID; Vatican enlists bots

Canada is holding streaming giants’ feet to the fire, a new AI program can spot COVID from a cough, and the Vatican is turning to bots for help to combat an onslaught of

Published on: November 9th, 2020 Alex Coop