Articles By Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, April 16, 2021 – Shopify execs exit; U.S. sanctions on Russia over SolarWinds; Proposed EU legislation takes hard stances against AI

Three of Shopify’s top execs announce their exit, the U.S. announces sanctions on Russia over the SolarWinds hack; and the EU considers a ban on AI and facial recognition. It’s all the tech

Published on: April 16th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, April 12, 2021 – Clubhouse data leak; Amazon workers vote against unionization; Pregnancy discrimination at Google

A clubhouse leak leads to 1.3 million people’s data exposed, Amazon workers say no to unionization, and a woman’s story about her ongoing fight against Google continues. It’s all the tech news that’s

Published on: April 12th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, April 9, 2021 – Chip shortage keeps auto manufacturers idle; Facebook won’t notify users of leaked data; Verizon too hot to spot

Chip shortages are hurting auto manufacturers, Facebook isn’t going to notify the half a billion users whose data got leaked, and Verizon issues a recall for its hotspot devices due to a fire

Published on: April 9th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, April 5, 2021 – Millions of Facebook users’ data leaks online; Amazon admits it was wrong – sorta; Stats Can reports on remote worker

533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data gets leaked online, Amazon says ‘hey, other companies have workers that pee in bottles too!’ And Stats Can releases a report that suggests most

Published on: April 5th, 2021 Alex Coop

MLSE’s new ‘digital arena’ for Raptors and Leafs fans is the future of sports viewing, says CTO

Humza Teherany’s crystal ball suggests that in five years, you might be watching the Toronto Raptors or Maple Leafs on your coffee table. That doesn’t sound very compelling until MLSE’s chief technology and

Published on: April 1st, 2021 Alex Coop

Reddit opens new office in Toronto

This morning, Reddit announced that its new office in Toronto is officially open. The new headquarters boasts Canadian management, sales, community and engineering teams to help foster and grow its third-largest user base

Published on: March 29th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, March 29 – Amazon says its workers don’t relieve themselves in bottles; Call centre nightmares; Windows 95 easter egg found

Amazon PR on Twitter says its warehouse employees don’t relieve themselves in bottles but they're wrong, one of the world’s biggest call centres says it’s going to spy on its workers with webcams,

Published on: March 29th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, March 26, 2021 – Ontario considers remote education for the future; Out of touch CEOs; Amazon union showdown

Ontario is considering making remote learning a permanent part of public education, another report shows just how out of touch many CEOs are, and Amazon is trying REALLY hard to dissuade its workers

Published on: March 26th, 2021 Alex Coop

Amazon Games opens development studio in Montreal

With the addition of a development studio in Montreal, the Amazon Games family grows to four. This week Amazon Games announced that the Montreal studio, alongside its development teams in Seattle, Orange County,

Published on: March 25th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, March 22, 2021 – Oscars ban Zoom; Amazon driver quits after camera tracks his every move; Acer hit with $50M ransomware attack

The Oscars say no to a Zoom-event, an Amazon driver’s story about his decision to quit because of an AI-camera in his van goes viral, and computer maker Acer gets hit with ransomware.

Published on: March 22nd, 2021 Alex Coop

Tata Consultancy Services to hire 600 employees with new Montreal hub

Global IT services and consulting firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) says it's planning to expand its Montreal presence and hire more than 600 employees. TCS will hire more than 100 employees immediately and

Published on: March 18th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, March 15, 2021 – Amazon says no to Pickering and appeals orders to close a Brampton warehouse; Google accused of tracking users in ‘Incognito’ mode

Amazon says no to a Pickering warehouse opening while appealing orders to close a Brampton location due to a COVID-19 outbreak, and Google is accused of tracking users in 'Incognito' mode It’s all

Published on: March 15th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, March 12, 2021 – NFT fever; Uber proposes new labour model; Fire destroys French data centres, knocks out millions of websites

NFTs are making people go wild, we try and find out why, Uber is asking Canadian provinces to change labour laws, and a fire destroys data centres in France and knocks out millions

Published on: March 12th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, March 8, 2021 – Another global cybersecurity crisis; 100TB hard drives; Digital accessibility

Another day, another global cybersecurity crisis, Seagate’s latest product roadmap teases a 100TB hard disc drive arriving by 2030, and a story about a legally blind man’s lawsuit against Dell sparks a discussion

Published on: March 8th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, March 5, 2021 – Twitter’s plans to grow Canadian engineering hub; Amazon union showdown; Upskilling challenges

Twitter is launching an engineering hub in Canada this year, all eyes are on Alabama as Amazon warehouse workers seek unionization, and why should companies invest in upskilling? We’ll answer that question in

Published on: March 5th, 2021 Alex Coop