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Microsoft expands 'Highway to a 100 Unicorns' initiative 

chrome_reader_modeOctober 22, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

Microsoft for Startups launches the Highway to a 100 Unicorns initiative in Asia Pacific to strengthen the region’s startup ecosystem. This follows the initiative’s success in India, where only 56 startups were selected to the Emerge X program from six states, which have o...

Digital money entail risks and benefits

chrome_reader_modeOctober 20, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the push by central banks to develop digital currencies entails both risks and benefits at the global and local levels, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.   According to a new report by the international financial body, rapid progress in ...

Facebook launches machine learning translator 

chrome_reader_modeOctober 20, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Facebook has unveiled software based on machine learning, which the company said, was the first to be able to translate from any of 100 languages without relying on English, according toa  report by GMA News. The open-source artificial intelligence software was created to help the massive soci...

Twitter suffers from service interruptions 

chrome_reader_modeOctober 16, 2020 loyalty account_circleMalaya

Twitter worked to resolve a global outage of the social media platform used by hundreds of millions worldwide according to a report by Agence France Presse. "We know people are having trouble tweeting and using Twitter. We're working to fix this issue as quickly as possible," a compan...

Digitalization of businesses to boost GDP

chrome_reader_modeOctober 15, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

The digitalisation of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the Philippines   could add between US$26 to US$28 billion (PHP 1.17 to PHP 1.36 trillion) to the country’s GDP by 2024 and contribute to economic recovery post COVID-19, according to the 2020 Asia Pacific SMB Digital Maturity St...

Facebook to remove ads against vaccines 

chrome_reader_modeOctober 14, 2020 loyalty account_circleNoah James

Facebook vowed to ban ads that discourage people from getting vaccinated, as it also announced a new flu vaccine information campaign, according to a report by GMA News. advertisement Ads advocating for or against legislation or government policies around vaccines, including a COVID-19 vaccin...

Apple launches iPhone 12

chrome_reader_modeOctober 14, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

Apple Inc has launched the iPhone 12 with faster 5G connectivity starting at $799, which the Cupertino, California company hopes will spur a wave of upgrades and keep its sales booming through the end of the year, according to  a report by GMA News. The iPhone 12, with a 6.1-inch display, has ...

Pepsi launches online platform for deliveries 

chrome_reader_modeOctober 07, 2020 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI), the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country, expanded its e-commerce business to widen customer reach amid community quarantine measures, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.   In a statement Tuesday, PCPPI said i...

Payoneer, GCash partner for seamless transactions 

chrome_reader_modeOctober 01, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

As recent economic changes drive new market behaviors, businesses and private individuals adapt by exploring online commerce opportunities in the “new normal”. Now more than ever, Filipinos embrace contactless payment options, in observance of physical distancing measures and other safet...

Valenzuela signs agreement with Online Palengke 

chrome_reader_modeOctober 01, 2020 loyalty account_circleNoah James

Valenzuela City led by Mayor Rex Gatchalian signed a memorandum of agreement with Ms. Donna Aguirre, administrator of Valenzuela Online Palengke and Valenzuela Online Tiangge.  Through this agreement, the city government will help with the promotion of the online community groups and pages to ...

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