Articles By Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Amazon cancels HQ plans; Google, Apple probe Saudi app; Spicey AI

“This podcast is brought to you by Amazon Web Services. Companies build more of their IT infrastructure on AWS than the next four cloud providers combined. Visit aws.amazon.com to learn how AWS can

Published on: February 15th, 2019 Alex Coop

IBM makes Watson available in any cloud environment, boosts hybrid cloud offerings

San Francisco --- IBM Corp. is bolstering its hybrid cloud offerings and making its AI crown jewel available on any cloud environment. This means businesses can deploy Watson Assistant and Watson OpenScale, for example, and

Published on: February 12th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Flickr deleting photos; Spotify buys podcasters; New period emoji

Flickr is deleting users’ photos, Spotify says it’s buying podcast producers; and the latest emoji update aims to represent people with disabilities and remove the stigma and taboos surrounding periods. Flickr has started

Published on: February 8th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Lost password locks out millions in crypto; Suicide prevention on Instagram must improve, says CEO; New York best place for tech

A lost password results in $190 million in cryptocurrency being locked, the head of Instagram says more has to be done to protect users from content promoting suicide, and a new study says

Published on: February 6th, 2019 Alex Coop

Logitech launches Tap, a ‘much better’ solution compared to SmartDock, head of marketing says

Logitech’s latest device aims to address the awkward and clunky issues that continue to sting collaboration platforms today. Logitech Tap is the company’s refined approach to collaboration tools and takes up less space,

Published on: February 5th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – CBC boss dunks on Netflix; Amazon applications spike; Fake news at it again

This podcast is brought to you by Amazon Web Services. Companies build more of their IT infrastructure on AWS than the next four cloud providers combined. Visit aws.amazon.com to learn how AWS can

Published on: February 4th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Deleting Facebook leads to happiness; A super-speedy 3D printer; Computer science demand soars

This podcast is brought to you by Amazon Web Services. Companies build more of their IT infrastructure on AWS than the next four cloud providers combined. Visit aws.amazon.com to learn how AWS can

Published on: February 1st, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Facebook pays teens for data; San Fran looks to ban facial recognition; Wanzhou in court

Facebook has been paying teens to install a VPN to get dirt on its competitors, San Francisco is introducing legislation to ban the government use of facial recognition tech, and Huawei’s CFO is

Published on: January 31st, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – US files charges against Huawei; A serious FaceTime bug; Cybersecurity worker shortage

The U.S. has filed charges against Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, Apple disables a Group FaceTime feature because of a nasty security bug, and a new study points to a

Published on: January 30th, 2019 Alex Coop

Global results for Dell’s Digital Transformation Index suggest Canada slightly more digitally mature than global average

Only 6 per cent of Canadian businesses are considered digital leaders, according to a study published last October, and the study’s global figures, released today, suggest that’s higher than the global average. The

Published on: January 29th, 2019 Alex Coop

Avaya launches location reporting platform for EMS

Austin, Texas - Avaya Inc. announced on Tuesday new device location reporting capabilities that are available as part of Avaya communications solutions for emergency response management. A pilot project using this solution was successfully

Published on: January 23rd, 2019 Alex Coop

Avaya CEO: ‘We’re going to make history in 2019, not repeat it’

Austin, Texas --- Avaya Holdings Corp. is doing away with its complicated product names and lumping them under what it’s calling Avaya Intelligent Xperiences (Avaya IX). This will affect the company’s entire portfolio

Published on: January 21st, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Tim Cook’s op-ed; Netflix competes with Fortnite; Cortana throws in the towel

Apple’s Tim Cook says the government should introduce new tools for digital privacy, Netflix says Fortnite is their biggest competition, not HBO, and Microsoft admits Cortana won’t compete with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Published on: January 21st, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Flip phone returns; Auto-lacing sneakers from Nike; Kremlin’s Facebook pages deleted

The flip phone is making a comeback, Nike has new auto-lacing sneakers, and Facebook finally gets around to deleting Kremlin-backed pages on its website. LinkedIn is buzzing about Motorola’s comeback attempt. A decade

Published on: January 18th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Executive leaves Snap; Fake job interview leads to hack; Roku pulls InfoWars

Another executive has left Snap, a fake job interview over Skype leads to a nasty hack, and Roku pulls the plug in InfoWars. On LinkedIn, a lot of chatter about Snap’s chief financial

Published on: January 17th, 2019 Alex Coop