Articles By Alex Coop

Apple Business Manager available in U.S. today, Canada by end of June

Canadian IT companies will soon be able to manage Apple’s tight-knit ecosystem through the new Apple Business Manager. Available to Canadians and 65 other countries by June 31, the service will, for the

Published on: June 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – McDonald’s launches more kiosks; MyHeritage gets hacked; Facebook confirms data sharing with China

McDonalds plans to launch thousands of new self-serve kiosks, DNA testing and genealogy service MyHeritage admits it got hacked; and Facebook faces tough questions - again. Trending on Facebook, McDonald’s is rolling out

Published on: June 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

CTS 2018: CRTC’s push to stomp out nuisance calls ‘aggressive’ but necessary, says Neustar exec

While technology continues to improve the omnichannel experience for customers, more than half of Canadians still prefer to get answers quickly over the phone. But there’s a serious problem - when the phone

Published on: June 6th, 2018 Alex Coop

Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion

It’s official - Microsoft Corp. has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the $2 billion startup that boasts 28 million software developers. Microsoft made the announcement this morning, and was quick to emphasize

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

What to expect at Apple’s WWDC 2018

The rumour mill has been pretty quiet leading up to Apple’s upcoming annual developer conference in San Jose, Calif., but there are a few things we’re expecting to see at this year’s event.

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Reddit surpasses Facebook in popularity; Waymo buys minivans; California supports net neutrality

Reddit surpasses Facebook to become the third most visited website in the U.S., Waymo is getting more than 60,000 minivans, and California approves some strict net neutrality rules. After surpassing Facebook earlier this

Published on: June 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

Canada still a ‘fast follow’ market, says ServiceNow country manager

Canada is a hotbed for tech talent, but the country is slow to adopt new technologies, especially in the enterprise space, says ServiceNow’s Canada country manager. “We do have a lot of customers

Published on: May 30th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – HomePod adds multi-room function; Startup ICO raises $4 billion; Papua New Guinea bans Facebook

Apple’s HomePod adds multi-room functionality and sets a date for its launch in Canada, a startup company from the Cayman Islands is on track to raise more than $4 billion through its initial

Published on: May 30th, 2018 Alex Coop

Auditor general calls Phoenix pay system rollout an ‘incomprehensible failure’

Michael Ferguson didn’t mince words this morning when he cited a new report that slammed the federal government’s Phoenix pay system, describing it as an “incomprehensible failure of project management and oversight.” “Phoenix

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Alex Coop

Samsung launches AI centre in Toronto

Samsung Research America (SRA) is launching a new artificial intelligence centre at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. The new AI centre will be Samsung’s second in North America, with the other in

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadian banks, TMX, use open source blockchain pilot to process security settlements instantly

An ongoing pilot project is continuing to transform the Canadian financial infrastructure and recently proved that blockchain can instantly settle both cash and security settlements. The Bank of Canada, Payments Canada, TMX Group

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Alex Coop

Round-trip car sharing firms remain confident about Toronto operations after Car2Go exit

Round-trip car sharing firms still expect sunny days ahead after Car2Go announced it's suspending its service in Toronto starting in June. “I think it was a bit of a shock for users here

Published on: May 25th, 2018 Alex Coop

Advances in flexible electronics could lead to better air travel experience, says Bombardier designer

TORONTO --- The aerospace industry isn’t too concerned about flexible and hybrid electronics, but it has the potential to significantly lighten the burden on passengers and airline operators, said Bombardier’s Robert Grant. Grant,

Published on: May 25th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Car2Go pulls out of Toronto; New details emerge about pedestrian killed by Uber’s self-driving car; Elon Musk bashes media

Car2Go pulls out of Toronto, new details emerge about Uber’s self-driving car that killed a woman in March, and Elon Musk gets roasted online after bashing the media and saying he plans to

Published on: May 25th, 2018 Alex Coop

Re-decentralizing search engines will improve access to information, says SingularityNET CEO

TORONTO --- A decentralized internet, resembling the early days when no one had to rely on governmental and corporate servers, will not only improve basic search engine capabilities, but change how people access

Published on: May 24th, 2018 Alex Coop