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  • FWD PH launches Shop@FWD online insurance shopping site
    on November 16, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Fast-growing insurer FWD Philippines, part of pan-Asian FWD Group, recently launched its new online insurance-selling platform Shop@FWD that offers exclusive insurance products and rewards only available online.

  • TCL brings display expertise to smartphones
    on November 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    TCL Communication recently announced the launch of TCL PLEX, a smartphone that brings the brand’s renowned display expertise to a mobile form factor.

  • Safe Christmas made brighter with Firefly LED
    on November 16, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Last year, Firefly LED lit up a 71-foot Christmas tree at SM By the Bay Mall of Asia. That feat is quite difficult to follow or is it?

  • Food technology: Nutriset an ally in fight vs malnutrition
    on November 16, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    One in three Filipino children below five years old suffers from either acute malnutrition or stunting.

  • RedDoorz reveals 2 new appointments
    on November 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Singapore—RedDoorz, Southeast Asia’s largest and fastest-growing hotel management and booking platform, recently announced several new leadership appointments, further bolstering its regional team as the firm eyes significant growth in 2020. 

  • Recto calls for Senate inquiry on ‘deepfake’ tech
    on November 16, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto is set to call for a Senate inquiry on the proliferation of "deepfake" technology that involves image, video, or audio clip that is doctored using deep learning to make it appear like the real thing.

  • Threat Landscape Report for Q3 2019
    on November 15, 2019 at 11:33 am

    While many of us may have taken a well-earned vacation over the summer, cybercriminals were hard at work looking for new ways to target and exploit our networks, devices, and services. 

  • Globe, ABS-CBN Foundation to offer toll free calls to Bantay Bata #163 for all Globe customers
    on November 15, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Globe and ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. have joined forces to advocate for the health and safety of all Filipino children by offering toll-free calls to Bantay Bata #163 helpline for all Globe and TM mobile phone users beginning November 18, 2019.

  • PLDT Home ushers in Christmas with the biggest holiday sale!
    by glasic on November 15, 2019 at 11:22 am

    With the holidays right around the corner, leading digital services provider, PLDT brings back a much-loved Christmas tradition, gift-giving. Start your Christmas shopping for your family as PLDT Home rings in the most wonderful time of the year with the return of Holideals – PLDT’s biggest holiday sale.  Holideals feature huge discounts and exclusive offers The post PLDT Home ushers in Christmas with the biggest holiday sale! appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • PLDT Home ushers in Christmas with the biggest holiday sale
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

    With the holidays right around the corner, leading digital services provider, PLDT brings back a much-loved Christmas tradition, gift-giving. Start your Christmas shopping for your family as PLDT Home rings in the most wonderful time of the year with the return of Holideals – PLDT’s biggest holiday sale. Holideals feature huge discounts and exclusive offers

  • First transgender videogame hero to debut next year
    by Noreen Jazul on November 15, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Microsoft and DONTNOD Entertainment will debut the first playable transgender videogame hero next year.

  • Instagram goes global with test of hiding likes
    by nguno on November 15, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Instagram is taking its test of hiding likes to the rest of the world after rolling it out to a handful of countries in the past months. The social networking platform announced the move today, Nov. 15: “Starting today, we’re expanding our test of private like counts globally. If you’re in the test, you’ll no The post Instagram goes global with test of hiding likes appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Write to Win 10 Million Pesos: Webnovel Spirity Awards Calling
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 15, 2019 at 9:01 am

    You’ve never imaged how writing could change your life? TheBlips, one of Webnovel’ s top authors (the author of “The CEO’s Woman” and “The Villain’s Wife” )had never written anything before but she made over one million pesos and received total 10 million pageviews in less than one-year time on Webnovel. GMA interviewed TheBlips on

  • Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after US ban
    by clopez on November 15, 2019 at 8:44 am

    BEIJING — Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling a folding smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington. The Mate X went on sale Friday on Huawei’s online store in China priced at 16,999 yuan ($2,422) and competes with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launched in September. Huawei Technologies Ltd. is scrambling The post Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after US ban appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Acer, realme partner to spread holiday cheer with free smartphones
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 15, 2019 at 7:09 am

    The holiday season is just around the corner. The lights are on; the streets are busy, and the people are merry. Nothing beats the excitement of gift-giving and seeing the eyes of the recipient light up. Multinational technology company and the Philippines’ No. 1 PC brand, Acer, and country’s fastest growing smartphone brand, realme, forge

  • Upgrade your lifestyle through technology at TechLife Expo 2019
    on November 15, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Enjoy multiple products of innovation brought by the marriage of lifestyle and technology at the first TechLife Expo, on November 15-17, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

  • BPI expands digital ecosystem to boost banking convenience
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 15, 2019 at 6:18 am

    The Bank of the Philippine Islands has enhanced its digital ecosystem to provide a more convenient and secure banking experience to its more than 8.5 million local clients. Among the services that BPI introduced along with the said announcement are new features on its website and mobile applications including sending money to client’s own accounts

  • Globe, ABS-CBN Foundation to offer toll free calls to Bantay Bata #163 for all Globe customers
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 15, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Globe and ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. have joined forces to advocate for the health and safety of all Filipino children by offering toll free calls to Bantay Bata #163 helpline for all Globe and TM mobile phone users beginning November 18, 2019. Through the recent signing of a memorandum of agreement, the two parties will be

  • 4 Reasons to Get Attached: Why you should ‘Fuse It’ with HP
    by fmilitar on November 15, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Today’s fast-paced world puts a prime on few but largely important things: productivity, comfort, experience. While it may be challenging to achieve these on a day-to-day basis, at times, what we need is just a little bit of assistance to keep us on the right track. It’s imperative to invest in technology that reflects the The post 4 Reasons to Get Attached: Why you should ‘Fuse It’ with HP appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • A real game-changer? InnoVantage CEO Gian Dela Rama talks about his digital experience with Globe...
    by kvillan on November 15, 2019 at 5:55 am

    The rapid advancement of digital technologies has simplified the way we live in several ways–from accessing information and paying bills to communicating with family, friends, and colleagues. And with the apparent and endless opportunities that come with digital evolution, it goes without saying that the internet is the real game-changer, making an enormous impact on The post A real game-changer? InnoVantage CEO Gian Dela Rama talks about his digital experience with Globe At Home Air 5G […]

  • Gamers find allies with TNC, Acer Predator
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 15, 2019 at 5:15 am

    The inclusion of esports as a medal tournament in the coming Southeast Asian Games is proof that gamers, in their relentless pursuit of recognition, have finally won the battle over skeptics. What was once a small niche community has morphed into a worldwidew mainstream battlefield. As it forges a partnership with TNC Premium Cafe and

  • Shopee Wraps Up an Outstanding 11.11 Big Sale
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 15, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Shopee wraps up its largest Shopee 11.11 Big Sale. Shopee continued to drive the 11.11 shopping phenomenon in the region as it set new records on November 11. Highlights include: – 70 million items sold on November 11 – 3 times more orders were recorded in the 1st hour compared to 2018 Shopee also delivered

  • The Future of Payment is In Your Hands
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 15, 2019 at 2:01 am

    By 2020, payments technology will never be the same again when Tappy and Mastercard roll out contactless payment functionality through tokenized chips on fashion accessories, starting with analogue watches from Timex Group. Imagine using your collection of mechanical watches, bracelets, eyeglass and the likes to purchase at any merchant that accepts Mastercard Digital Enablement Services

  • Lenovo, Schneider Electric announce strategic partnership on smart green manufacturing
    on November 14, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group and France-based Schneider Electric on Thursday announced a strategic partnership on smart green manufacturing solutions in support of China’s factory sector.  

  • Bill filed to keep kids under 13 years old off Facebook, Twitter
    on November 14, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    A measure has been filed at the House of Representatives restricting children under 13 years old from accessing social media sites like Facebook and Twitter amid the "pervasive-driven digital marketing system" targeting them.

  • Apple announces most powerful MacBook ever created: The 16-inch MacBook Pro
    by rrcadio on November 14, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Apple finally revealed the 16-inch MacBook Pro, a model that the company refers to as "The most powerful MacBook ever." The post Apple announces most powerful MacBook ever created: The 16-inch MacBook Pro appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • WATCH: Cute ‘Garden Story’ demo makes you think twice about smashing ‘Zelda’ pots
    by rrcadio on November 14, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Dip your toes into the "Garden Story" gentle Autumn Town demo and you will encounter village wards populated by anthropomorphized plants. The post WATCH: Cute ‘Garden Story’ demo makes you think twice about smashing ‘Zelda’ pots appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Huawei ships 200M smartphone units for 2019 in record time
    on November 14, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Huawei’s relentless focus on cutting-edge technology and innovative ID design, with its complete commitment to consumers worldwide, has reinforced the trust and commitment of more Filipino consumers to the brand. 

  • Flagship NEX 3 smartphone now available in Vivo stores, Lazada and Shopee
    on November 14, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Vivo NEX 3, the leading global technology company’s latest flagship smartphone, is officially available in the local market starting today.

  • Microsoft launches first Experience Center for Asia Pacific in Singapore
    on November 14, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Singapore---Microsoft opens its first-ever Experience Center Asia located within the new regional headquarters for Microsoft at Frasers Tower in Singapore.

  • Metro Retail Stores Group boosts digital transformation with G Suite and Globe Business
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 14, 2019 at 6:36 am

    (From left) Globe Business Industry Sales Head Jojo Rafaeles, Globe Business Cluster Sales Head Carlo Ortiz, MRSGI Chief Technical Officer Rex Cabanilla, and MRSGI Vice President and Comptroller Lucille Malazarte make the partnership between Globe Business and MRSGI Official Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. (MRSGI) has partnered with Globe Business, the enterprise arm of Globe

  • Facebook says AI getting better at spying unwanted content
    by Noreen Jazul on November 14, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Facebook on Wednesday said that its software is getting more skilled at spying banned content at the social network, then working with humans to quickly remove terrorist videos and more.

  • Google checking account service on its way: report
    by Noreen Jazul on November 14, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Google plans to launch a checking account service next year in a collaboration with Citigroup and a credit union in Silicon Valley, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

  • Facebook nixes billions of fake accounts
    by Noreen Jazul on November 14, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Facebook on Wednesday said it has taken down some 5.4 billion fake accounts this year in a sign of the persistent battle on social media against manipulation and misinformation.

  • Facebook nixes billions of fake accounts
    by Glenn Chapman on November 14, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Facebook on Wednesday said it has taken down some 5.4 billion fake accounts this year in a sign of the persistent battle on social media against manipulation and misinformation.

  • Facebook says it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts in 6 months
    by Dennis Maliwanag on November 13, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook says it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts from its service from April to September, up slightly from 3 billion in the previous six months. Nearly all of the bogus accounts were caught before they had a chance to become “active” users of the social network, so they are not counted in The post Facebook says it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts in 6 months appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Former YouTuber accused of abusing adopted kids has died
    by Dennis Maliwanag on November 13, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    PHOENIX — An Arizona woman accused of abusing her adopted children who starred on her popular YouTube channel has died, authorities said Wednesday. Maricopa Police Department spokesman Ricardo Alvarado said Machelle Hobson died Tuesday at a Phoenix-area hospital. Her death was ruled natural and there was no crime suspected in it, according to Scottsdale police. The post Former YouTuber accused of abusing adopted kids has died appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook removes 3.2 billion fake accounts, millions of child abuse posts
    on November 13, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Facebook Inc removed 3.2 billion fake accounts between April and September this year, along with millions of posts depicting child abuse and suicide, according to its latest content moderation report released on Wednesday.

  • Growth of contraceptive use highest in African countries — report
    by clino on November 13, 2019 at 11:49 am

    The number of women in poor countries embracing modern contraception has leaped by tens of millions with Africa recording the biggest gains. The post Growth of contraceptive use highest in African countries — report appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Apple’s AR headset and glasses are still years away, says report
    by clino on November 13, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Apple will likely launch an augmented reality headset in 2022 and a set of augmented reality glasses in 2023. The post Apple’s AR headset and glasses are still years away, says report appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Discounts, perks await at the 4-day Robinsons Warehouse Sale
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 13, 2019 at 9:23 am

    The much-awaited #RobinsonsWarehouseSale2019 is finally happening from November 14-17, 2019 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City! It has everything all in one place—for exciting and convenient holiday shopping where Robinsons Rewards members can get first dibs on exclusive deals from their favorite brands using their rewards cards or mobile app to get discounts

  • Facebook messaging apps getting unified payment system
    by Noreen Jazul on November 13, 2019 at 2:05 am

    Facebook on Tuesday said it is consolidating the system that handles payments at the social network and in its family of messaging apps.

  • New York City beats Tokyo to become world's most innovative city
    on November 12, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    New York took first place in a list of the world's most innovative cities on Tuesday, with the United States performing strongly for its embrace of smart technology and start-ups.

  • China imposes gaming curfew for minors to curb video game addiction
    by Gabriela Baron on November 12, 2019 at 10:37 am

    China announced that they will implement a curfew on online gaming for minors to curb video game addiction.

  • Globe announces additional Free 1 GB for Facebook, Instagram, YouTube daily
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 12, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Globe is giving its Prepaid customers an additional Free 1 Gigabyte (GB) of access daily to popular social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to further enhance their digital experience. To avail of the additional data allocation for Facebook and Instagram daily, Globe Prepaid customers only need to register to any Prepaid promo

  • Cleanfuel opens Lemery station
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 12, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Cleanfuel, the country’s fastest growing independent fuel company, has officially opened today its 60th service retail station in Lemery, Batangas. Strategically located at Calaca Highway in Barangay Bucal, Lemery, Batangas, the 1,400-square meter station offers top-quality fuel including Clean91, Premium 95 gasoline, and Euro-4 diesel—all designed to deliver excellent mileage and high performance to any

  • PH Android users at higher risk of being hacked
    by Rizal Obanil on November 12, 2019 at 6:16 am

    The Philippines was ranked third among countries in Southeast Asia with the highest Android mobile malware attempts detected and blocked by a mobile cybersecurity solutions company.

  • Smart, TNT unveil free Instagram and Facebook for all with prepaid promos
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 12, 2019 at 2:00 am

    In line with its push to empower Filipinos with easy access to their favorite social media apps, PLDT mobile subsidiary Smart Communications is treating Smart Prepaid and TNT subscribers with FREE 1GB access to Instagram and Facebook with every registration to select promos. With FREE IG+FB For All, millions of Smart Prepaid and TNT users

  • Cleanfuel Expands Metro Manila area; Opens Dagat-Dagatan C3 New Station
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 11, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Using the latest technology to provide quality fuel, Cleanfuel has held the official grand opening of its retail service station on C3 Road, Dagat-Dagatan in Caloocan City. Situated along the northwest section of Circumferential Road 3 (C3) in Barangay 22, Kaunlaran Village, Dagat-Dagatan in Caloocan City, the newly-opened station will cater to the growing number of private and

  • Exciting deals on Nokia phones at the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale!
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 11, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Gift-giving season is in full swing with Christmas just around the corner. Fast-track your gift shopping with exciting deals on Nokia phones. HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, joins Shopee, leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, in its annual 11.11 Big Christmas Sale, offering amazing deals exclusively available for one day. The

  • Scalable enterprise grade technology gives edge for Filipino businesses
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 11, 2019 at 9:45 am

    With its promise of efficiency, flexibility, and improved productivity, just to name a few, it’s unsurprising why so many businesses all over the world consider migrating to cloud for their enterprise resource planning (ERP) needs. But for a lot of businesses, especially those that are small- and medium-sized, the most common barriers that hinder implementation

  • Kwentong Jollibee’s “Choice” and “Schoolboy” showcase special occasions and values, tops...
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 11, 2019 at 9:42 am

    With the brand being a consistent part of the YouTube Ads Leaderboard, Jollibee continues its digital engagement leadership through relevant and insightful storytelling. Two of the well-loved brand’s videos made it to the local ranking list for the most effective ads in the first half of 2019, with Kwentong Jollibee Valentine installment “Choice” and Kwentong

  • Aeta community in Pampanga no longer unbanked
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on November 11, 2019 at 9:40 am

      An indigenous community in Porac, Pampanga can now enjoy secure ways of saving their hard-earned money. The Aetas who live on farming, have recently opened Cebuana Lhuiillier Micro Savings accounts during an Iponaryo cascade. “We are happy that an Aeta community is now part of our growing number of Iponaryos who are a step

  • Game-changing digital platform
    on November 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Almost a year after its launch, the Cemex Go fully integrated digital services platform has set the pace for digital transformation in the building solutions industry and beyond.

  • Mr Jeff Laundry: The super app
    on November 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Following the launch of its laundry franchise sales six months ago, Spanish start-up Mr Je? continues to gain momentum franchising its on-demand laundry services across Asia using an app which customers can download to avail of laundry and drycleaning services without leaving home.

  • Singapore targets e-scooters after accidents
    on November 10, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Tiny Singapore had embraced electric scooters in a big way, but deaths and fires linked to the two-wheelers have prompted authorities to introduce tough rules that could put a brake on their runaway success.

  • Pokemon Go maker Niantic making a game of the world
    on November 7, 2019 at 10:06 am

    San Francisco-based Niantic opened the door for outside developers to build titles to add to its current lineup of mobile games which includes Pokemon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Ingress.

  • California reveals Facebook probe, says social media company stonewalling investigation
    on November 6, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    California revealed for the first time an 18-month investigation into Facebook Inc's privacy practices and accused the social media giant in a court filing on Wednesday of hampering the investigation.

  • Big data in big businesses: 5 things to consider when migrating to new OS
    on November 6, 2019 at 2:20 am

    In the Philippines, a highly advanced, open source software solution in the form of Linux operating system has been made available, urging a major shift in OS.

  • PHIVOLCS launches web app revealing areas exposed to tsunami hazards
    on November 5, 2019 at 7:35 am

    A website application that calculates the risks of tsunami in a location has been launched by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) on Tuesday.

  • Cyber attack hits Spanish companies including radio network
    on November 4, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    A cyber attack has hit Spanish companies including Cadena SER radio, Spain's National Security Department said on Monday.

  • Facebook launches new company logo
    on November 4, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Facebook Inc on Monday unveiled a new logo for the company to distinguish it from its apps.

  • ‘Hyper-political’ Web Summit opens in Lisbon
    on November 4, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Politics and tax issues will loom large at Lisbon's Web Summit opening Monday, with new mobilities, medical applications, robotics and crypto currencies also on the menu, organizers said.

  • Digital marketers identify top three social media trends to watch for in 2020
    on November 4, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Top digital marketers have highlighted the important trends that brands and companies have to keep in mind as they prepare plans for 2020.

  • Yahoo Groups to use email distribution instead of message boards
    on November 4, 2019 at 4:50 am

    "Today, most Yahoo Groups activity happens in your email inbox, not on the bulletin boards where Yahoo Groups started in the pre-smartphone age," Yahoo said in an advisory. "As our users’ habits have evolved, we have begun the process of evolving our approach to help active Yahoo Groups thrive and migrate to our email platform," it added.

  • Here's a Pinoy-made card game ‘Talinghaga’ inspired by ancient Filipino script Baybayin
    on November 4, 2019 at 3:27 am

    “Talinghaga” is now an educational tool in Assumption Antipolo, Ateneo De Manila University, Ateneo High School, Miriam College, and other schools -- and Game Detective is focusing on introducing the game to even more.

  • HP Laser printers make great workplace companions
    on November 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    It makes sense for small companies to take advantage of the capabilities of a multifunction printer, one that can do more than just print documents, to enable employees to multi-task and become more productive at work.

  • AIA Philam Life brings insurance to the future
    by Alexei Villaraza on November 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    After graduating from college in the early 2000s, I started my days both waiting for Kris Aquino’s morning show to start and getting tossed chores by the parentals.

  • Casio make ICT classroom stress-free
    on November 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Casio Computer Co., Ltd., recently added the 4000-lumen WUXGA projector Superior Series XJ-S400UN and XJ-S400U models with Educational Solutions features to its lineup of lamp-free projectors that do not utilize mercury lamp.

  • Google to buy fitness tracker Fitbit for $2.1B
    on November 1, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Alphabet Inc-owned Google will buy Fitbit Inc for $2.1 billion, as the biggest Web search company looks to take on Apple and Samsung in the crowded market for fitness trackers and smart watches.

  • Enadoc at 100: Transforming organizations through digitization
    on October 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Tech One CEO Lars Jeppesen and COO Wasantha Weerakone started advocating digital transformation (Dx) over two decades ago.