Articles By Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Facebook takes a left hook, Uber Works, ‘Get to the choppa’

Facebook gets an earful from the Court of Justice of the European Union, Uber’s new gig economy and helicopter service. If Europe’s top court has its way, countries can order Facebook to delete

Published on: October 7th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Zuckerberg is nervous, Facebook unlikes ‘likes’, Amazon Go-ing mainstream

Democratic presidential candidate hopeful Elizabeth Warren makes Mark Zuckerberg nervous, Facebook tests the removal of its ‘likes’ system, and Amazon’s cashierless Go stores are reportedly expanding to hundreds next year.   Facebook CEO

Published on: October 2nd, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – WeWork Canada in limbo, sued, Facebook standards confusion

WeWork Canada’s plans are in limbo after its CEO exits, allegedly tricked hundreds of thousands of users into buying subscriptions, and Facebook confirms that politicians aren’t held to a higher standard on

Published on: September 27th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Google wins privacy case, SAY WHAT AGAIN, Trump talks CrowdStrike

Google wins a big European privacy case, Amazon introduces a celebrity guest voice, and a controversial phone call between President Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine raises eyebrows.   It’s all smiles

Published on: September 26th, 2019 Alex Coop

Kik lays off staff, shuts down messenger app amid crypto legal battle

Kik Interactive announced Monday that Kik will be shutting down its messaging service and shrinking its team to 19, a reduction that will affect more than 100 employees. Kik is now focused exclusively

Published on: September 24th, 2019 Alex Coop

Microsoft’s Exchange Server 2010 has its end of support pushed back by nine months

Microsoft Corp. is pushing back its January 14, 2020 end of support date for Exchange Server 2010 by nine months. In a blog post published this morning, Greg Taylor, Microsoft's director of product

Published on: September 16th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Seniors love Alexa, terrible-looking websites, and Google changes algorithm

A new report says seniors enjoy the benefits of voice-assistants like Alexa, another report highlights the websites that don’t know what they’re doing, and Google is changing its search algorithm to prioritize original

Published on: September 16th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Uber cuts hundreds of jobs, California’s new bill, e-scooter scorn

Uber cuts more than 400 jobs, California introduces a bill that will require companies like Uber and Lyft to treat contract workers as employees, and Toronto discusses banning e-scooters from its sidewalks. Trending

Published on: September 12th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Yahoo goes down, an Android update, Canadian cybersecurity talent shortage

Yahoo goes down, the latest Android update brings with it a bunch of new features, and a story about Canada’s cybersecurity talent shortage goes viral. There are a lot of reactions on Twitter

Published on: September 6th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Canada’s top startups, messaging app usage explodes, Amazon hotline

LinkedIn lists Canada’s top startups, downloads for a specific messaging app explodes, and former Amazon employees create a hotline to report unsafe working conditions. Montreal’s Element AI is this year’s top startup, according

Published on: September 5th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Classrooms ban phones, Facebook rethinking ‘likes’, Airbnb versus rental market

Ontario says no to cellphones in classrooms, Facebook isn’t sure about its own ‘like’ button, and a new study sheds light on Airbnb’s impact on Toronto’s rental market. While several schools have implemented

Published on: September 4th, 2019 Alex Coop

DX 2019 – Adeel Liaqat

IT World Canada's Steve Proctor sits down with Adeel Liaqat, one of Slalom's IT strategy leaders, to discuss the importance of partnerships to gain better insights into your data, the role of today's

Published on: September 3rd, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – An unlikely team-up, cool office perks, Jack gets hacked

Alphabet teams up with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, are office perks still cool, and Twitter CEO’s gets hacked. Alphabet has teamed up with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to create an infrastructure

Published on: September 3rd, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Apple reverses stance on repairs, coffee shop etiquette, Facebook addiction

Apple reverses its stance on iPhone repairs, some tips on proper coffee shop etiquette for those who write in them a lot, and research finds heavy Facebook users make impaired decisions like drug

Published on: August 30th, 2019 Alex Coop

DX Awards 2019 – ServiceNow’s VP of innovation Chris Pope

IT World Canada's Steve Proctor chats with ServiceNow's vice-president of innovation Chris Pope about some of the common mistakes organizations make when adopting digital tools, the importance of not "over-engineering things", and more.

Published on: August 29th, 2019 Alex Coop