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Now Corp. inks MoU with TransCo for use of fiber assets

NOW CORP. on Thursday announced it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Transmission Corp. (TransCo) for the use of the latter’s fiber and microwave assets for the establishment of a nationwide fixed broadband network.

Twitter to predict what you want to see, when it happens

Twitter Inc. will personalize news for users and send them notifications of events, trying to attract a bigger, broader audience with one of its...

Apple to fuse iOS, Mac applications, making developer work go further

APPLE, INC. said it will combine the different software systems underpinning iPhone and Mac apps, creating a larger, more-attractive ecosystem for millions of developers.

PHL govt’s ‘friendly attitude’ lures Indonesian crypto startup

Pundi X aims to deploy its blockchain-powered products Pundi XPOS to the country as part of its global expansion plan.

Edukasyon to expand presence in provinces

EDUCATION technology platform Edukasyon has received funding which will help the start-up in its expansion in Visayas and Mindanao.

Long-soaring smartphone market heading to earth

San Francisco, United States -- After a decade of sizzling growth, the smartphone market has suddenly cooled. Surveys show smartphone sales last year shrank slightly...

World’s biggest AI startup raises $1.2 billion in mere months

SenseTime Group Ltd. has raised $620 million at a valuation of more than $4.5 billion just months after scoring a similar amount from investors...

Atari co-founder Ted Dabney dead at age 81: reports

San Francisco -- Atari co-founder Samuel "Ted" Dabney, who helped create hit video game "Pong," has died at the age of 81 at his...

Turning disruptions into opportunities

By Romsanne R. Ortiguero Oftentimes, disruption is negatively defined as a disturbance or a problem that interrupts an event, activity, or process. In this day...

BusinessWorld Economic Forum 2018 tackles realities of disruption

By Francis Anthony T. Valentin Special Features Assistant Editor Last May 18, BusinessWorld, the most read and most respected business newspaper in the Philippines, triumphantly staged...

Alibaba shows off smart wine store at Vinexpo

HONG KONG -- With no shop workers or cash tills and payments made using facial recognition, China’s largest e-commerce platform Alibaba created a fully automated wine store at Hong Kong’s Vinexpo fair on Tuesday.

Promoting youth entrepreneurship for employment and career growth

BPI Foundation Inc. (BPIFI), the Department of Education (DepEd), and YGOAL Inc. have initiated programs that are aligned with the goals of the Republic...

Developing human capital for economic growth

To a layman, the relationship between education and economic growth is relatively straightforward. An educated population is a productive work force, and higher productivity...

Uber fatal crash revealed self-driving blind spot: night vision

Since the Uber accident in March, autonomous car researchers’ eyes have been opening to the need to teach robots how to drive in the dark and avoid people who wander into the road.

De Beers made diamonds a luxury, now it’ll make them cheap

De Beers, which almost single-handedly created the allure of diamonds as rare, expensive and the symbol of eternal love, now wants to sell you some party jewelry that is anything but.

How a Filipino Silicon Valley investor spots potential startups

Filipino Silicon Valley investor Jojo Flores, who holds over 30 years of combined experience in running and investing in companies, began his stellar career...

Looking into the future of health care

The health care industry stands to benefit greatly from the strong economic growth of the Philippines, but it may also face new, unprecedented challenges....

Reinventing how care is delivered

As technology evolves through time, it has become the driving force of all the improvements in every industry including health care. Digital innovations are...

X-ray technology may speed up miners’ search for hidden gold

A breakthrough x-ray technology that can detect and analyze unseen gold is now up and running in Australia, the world’s second-biggest producer, with plans...

Silicon Valley start-up looking to sell AI system to BPO firms

By Janina C. Lim, Reporter A Silicon Valley-based tech start-up is set to sign a contract with a major business process outsourcing player in the...

Acer to unveil new Chromebooks, next step in Google’s business pitch

SAN FRANCISCO -- Acer, Inc. will unveil its first line of high-end laptops running Google’s Chrome OS on Wednesday, an executive told Reuters, as...

Samsung unveils Galaxy A6, A6+

SAMSUNG PHILIPPINES launched this week its latest smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+. Both handsets feature Samsung’s bezel-less display with Super AMOLED screen....

Sony rolls out latest soundbars

SONY PHILIPPINES, Inc. announced the availability of its latest Dolby Atmos supported soundbars, the HT-Z9F and HT-X9000F. The premium HT-Z9F with Dolby Atmos/DTS:X was...

The future of recruitment is here

By Gilbert Camasura, AFPM president and CEO, Asia Select Inc. Imagine waking up one day when everything in the world is automated. Individuals go about...

YouTube revamps streaming music service

San Francisco -- YouTube is launching a revamped, standalone streaming music service as part of an effort to step up competition against fast-growing rivals...

PLDT opens Cebu data center, its 10th in PHL

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — PLDT, Inc. has launched its tenth data center in the country. The telecommunications giant on Tuesday...

Heading towards a ‘cash-light’—not cashless—society

The Philippines may have to cross a long road yet before becoming a totally “cashless society.”

Partners for a better work force

In any country, a healthy staffing industry can be a surefire sign of a developing economy. Staffing agencies deal with one of the primary...

The Future of Recruitment is Here

By Gilbert Camasura, AFPM, President, Asia Select, Inc. ​Imagine waking up one day when everything in the world is automated. Individuals go about their business...

ZTE woes loom as trade tensions rise

WASHINGTON -- With a major Chinese smartphone maker on the rocks following US sanctions, the trade spat between Washington and Beijing appears to be...

Netflix says these smart TVs are best for binge-watching

Netflix released a list of its recommended smart TVs that are ideal for watching Netflix content. The internet TV streaming giant came up with its...

Beyond Bitcoin: Global companies showcase business potential of blockchain technology

By Santiago J. Arnaiz Multimedia Producer SINGAPORE -- Of all the buzzwords saturating the tech industry today, perhaps no other budding system is as veiled as...

AI-powered tool helps PHL companies build customer communities

By Janina C. Lim, Reporter Telco firms said a marketing platform powered by artificial intelligence helped improve their business decisions, in turn, boosting their revenues and performance...

Google takes on Yelp by adding personalized features to maps

Google Maps is getting a face-lift, and the new features could tread further into the local-listing business of rivals such as Yelp Inc. Alphabet Inc.’s...

Zuckerberg unveils plans for Facebook dating service

San José, United States — Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday the world's largest social network will soon include a new dating feature --...

Digital transformation in the insurance sector

Existing for nearly 200 years now, the insurance industry in the Philippines, according to the Oxford Business Group (OBG), has been expanding steadily in...

HP unveils 3D printing solutions in the Philippines

By Patrizia C. Marcelo HP Inc. has launched its 3D printing solutions in the Philippines. The California-based technology company on April 26 launched its two 3D...

Now Corp’s strong revenue growth fuels profit surge

NOW Corp.'s profit in 2017 surged on the back of higher revenues from software licenses and services and broadband services. In a disclosure to the...

Google aims to lure Microsoft Outlook users with biggest Gmail redesign

SAN FRANCISCO -- Alphabet, Inc.’s Google unveiled on Wednesday its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company says was an expensive overhaul...

Jack Ma says nations need tech to sidestep US grip on...

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma argues that nations from Japan to China need to develop their own semiconductor technology to get around America’s grip on...

Student loan platform InvestEd just got a $100,000 grant to expand

The startup ran by a 24-year-old matches borrowers with lenders who want to invest in their education.

Ayala Corp pouring more money into emerging technologies

Ayala Corp. (AC) is increasing investments in emerging disruptive technologies to help the country’s oldest conglomerate stay relevant amid a rapidly changing business landscape. During...

Ideas are not enough to build a sustainable business

There's a secret sauce for success that few founders know of.

Smart prepaid subscribers get free one-hour daily YouTube access until July

PLDT Inc. wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) is giving prepaid customers free access for one hour daily to YouTube until July 15. Smart said...

Data management company sees opportunities in Philippine market

DATA management company Veritas Technologies LLC is looking to take advantage of opportunities in the Philippine market, amid the rising interest of corporations, government...