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AboitizPower computers to help Mindanao youth

With the elementary pupils-to-computer ratio in the Philippines at a high 412 to 1 as late as 2014 according to UNESCO, the country faces a big challenge to integrate digital education mainly in public schools. AboitizPower and its partners are contributing to tip the balance in its own little way, especially in Mindanao. Some 16 […]

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Is the HomePod for me?

By Rom Feria Apple’s smart speaker, the HomePod, will start to ship next month (Feb 9), in the US, UK and Australia. At USD349, it is not cheap! That being said, I am tempted to get one, but is it for me? First off, I am deeply entrenched in the Apple ecosystem! “Hey Siri!” is […]

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The Year of AI

If the history of human advancement has taught us one thing it is this: genuine step-change progress does not occur because of a single technology breakthrough, but a combination of multiple complementary factors coming together at the same time. The Industrial Revolution, which began in the UK around 1760, was driven by an amalgamation of […]

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TrueMoney poised to grow in 2018

Just a short four months after achieving its 1 million unique transacting customers, TrueMoney Philippines has now reached 2 million transacting customers by the end of 2017. The Fintech challenger only started commercial operations in late-2016 but has now grown into one of the largest payments and financial services players in the local scene. “We […]

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Lenovo kicks off Legion of Champions

Lenovo has officially kicked off the “Legion of Champions Series II” Grand Finale (LoC; former League of Champions). This three-day gaming extravaganza, held in partnership with Intel, is expected to bring together over 60 gaming talents in Asia Pacific together in a Bangkok, Thailand. Following last year’s successful debut, the competition has expanded its footprint […]

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Hino gears up for robust market with new Euro 4-powered fleet

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP) kicks off 2018 with a new line of trucks and buses running on Euro 4 engine. An affirmation of its commitment to deliver Total Support to Filipinos, the company’s shift to the Euro 4 emission standard complies with government regulations while responding to the industry’s call for innovative transport solutions. Powered […]

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ZAP raises funding, pushes for growth through merchant-branded loyalty program

ZAP, the country’s leading creator of loyalty programs for businesses, recently raised P27.5 million (US$550,000) from a new funding round backed by investors including Venture Capital Holdings and Kickstart Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom. This brings ZAP’s total funding to about P70 million (US$1,400,000), after it also bagged P42.3 million (US$850,000) in […]

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Acer Predator Cestus 500 kills!

The cestus. That’s a word that means different things to different people. To a history buff, it’s an ancient weapon worn like a boxing glove. To a gamer, it’s a fist weapon found everywhere from Final Fantasy to Dark Souls. If you asked me, the Cestus is an amazing piece of hardware. Part of the […]

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PayMaya announces QR-based payment availability in Boracay

PayMaya, the digital financial services arm of PLDT and Smart’s V Voyager Innovations, announced recently the launch of its QR-based mobile payment system in Boracay, Aklan, initially available at the Hue Resorts & Hotels Boracay and its adjacent food and retail complex, Station X. Boracay’s pioneering food park called Street Market, including other establishments at […]

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