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Hong Kong's political crisis isn't a deal breaker for investors right now
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
(CNN) -- Protests have paralyzed many parts of Hong Kong for months, trashing its retail economy and prompting an outflow of money to Singapore. But most investors still see the city as an ...

SE Asia Stocks-Philippines jumps on policy easing hopes; weak data weighs on Malaysia
Reuters - 2019-10-04
Philippines September annual inflation slower than expected ... especially following waning confidence over the health of the world's largest economy," said by Han Tan, market analyst at FXTM. Among other markets, Indonesia gained 0.3%, buoyed by financial ...

Asia stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
On Wall Street, shares were boosted Thursday by strength in technology industries ... Adding to their unease, the Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said ...

US tested new missile in the Pacific as China paraded weapons
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
(CNN) -- As China paraded some of its most powerful weaponry during celebrations marking the Communist state's 70th anniversary on Tuesday, the United States Navy tested its newest piece of ...

Revolutionizing impact: 4IR and humanitarian efforts
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-04
The world of work is gearing up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the era of high-speed internet, artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, and cloud technology. The impact of these new technologies ... James Cook University that throws ...

Duterte tags 2 generals in illegal drug trade, but no names mentioned
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said two generals are involved in the illegal drug trade, but did not name names or identify if they are from the military ...

It pays to get personal in hospitality sector
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
Developed by Roxaco Land Corp., one of the companies behind Batangas luxury destinations Peninsula de Punta Fuego and Terrazas de Punta Fuego, together with VJ Properties Inc., Anya sits on a ...

Inflation continues downtrend in September
philstar.com - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Consumer price growth continued its downtrend in September on the back of lower food prices and utility costs, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Friday. Inflation eased to 0.9% in September, slower than 1.7% registered in ...

Duterte: 2 generals still playing with illegal drugs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
SOCHI, Russia -- Two Philippine generals are "still playing" with illegal drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte disclosed in a Russian think tank forum. "And right now, even as I fly here and go ...

Cloudy Friday with isolated rain showers - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
and Catanduanes will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to a low-pressure area (LPA), the weather bureau said in its 4 a.m. Friday bulletin. Localized ...

LRT-2 operations suspended indefinitely after electrical fire
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4) -- Train operations of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) remain suspended on Friday and officials are unsure when trips will resume, an official said.

Senate OKs distribution of rice to 4Ps beneficiaries
philstar.com - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate approved on second reading on Wednesday a joint resolution directing the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to use part of its budget for the conditional cash transfer program to buy rice from local farmers.

Microsoft's Surface Earbuds is a pricey, strange-looking AirPods rival
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
(CNN) -- For months, there were rumors that Microsoft was gearing up to take on Apple's AirPods with wireless earbuds of its own. On Wednesday, Microsoft finally offered a first look at the new ...

Instagram takes another page from Snapchat's playbook with new Threads app
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
(CNN) -- The future of Instagram continues to look more and more like Snapchat. The latest example: a new camera-focused app for messaging close friends -- which reads like a product description ...

Frustrated with news coverage, Trump suggests launching own network
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
New York (CNN Business) -- President Trump, frustrated with news coverage as he faces an impeachment inquiry, suggested on Thursday the idea of starting a new television network. The suggestion ...

Bomb threat in Mapúa University in Manila a hoax
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 3) -- The bomb threat Mapúa University in Intramuros, Manila, received on Thursday morning once again turned out to be a hoax. School authorities suspended ...

Duterte back in Moscow for rest of Russia trip
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
SOCHI, Russia -- President Rodrigo Duterte returned to Moscow late Thursday (early Friday in Manila) where he would finish the rest of his scheduled activities in his five-day official visit to ...

Mocha should be covered by 1-year ban--Guanzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Thursday said she will propose that nominees of losing party-list groups, like other political candidates, be banned from being appointed to public office ...

DOE on recent price cuts: Oil firms may have shortchanged customers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
Customers deserved a price cut of 14-24 centavos more per liter in their gasoline purchases this week, the Department of Energy (DoE) said. The DoE added diesel prices should have gone down by 6 ...

Dole warns possible OFWs to Yukon vs illegal recruiters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has warned job seekers against illegal recruiters who may take advantage of the reported 2,000 available jobs in Yukon, Canada. In a ...

Body of 3rd Pinoy in bridge collapse found
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
The body of a Filipino fisherman reported missing after the collapse of a bridge in Taiwan on Tuesday has been found, the labor department said. Romulo Escalicas Jr. became the third fisherman ...

NCRPO vows tighter security of Metro tourist sites as Christmas season nears
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-03
"As in all business investment endeavors, peace and order is a prerequisite to the success of our tourism industry," he said at a recent media briefing in Taguig City for the upcoming Investor ...

Briones book from Fortune Life
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-03
Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones shows a copy of Boiled Green Bananas, a compilation of her columns published in the BusinessMirror from 2006 to 2016. Fortune Life Insurance Company ...

Governments calls on Facebook to pause encryption efforts
CNET - 2019-10-03
Government officials are requesting that Facebook pause its encryption plans. Government officials from the US, the UK and Australia want Mark Zuckerberg to pause Facebook's pivot to privacy, arguing that complete encryption on services like Facebook ...

How Open Systems Offers Secure SD-WAN for the Masses
eWeek - 2019-10-03
eWEEK PRODUCT ANALYSIS RESOURCE PAGE: SD-WAN vendor Open Systems established itself in Europe and is now ready to make a strong push into the U.S. market. Software-defined WANs (SD-WANs) are moving out of the early adopter phase into mass adoption.

Google commits to White House job training initiative
Associated Press News - 2019-10-03
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Google pledged Thursday to help train a quarter of a million people for technology jobs, adding its name to a White House initiative designed to get private companies to expand training opportunities for Americans. CEO Sundar Pichai ...

Imprinting on mothers may drive new species formation in poison dart frogs
Phys.org - 2019-10-03
The old saying that people marry their parents may be true for poison dart frogs, and it may even lead to the formation of new species, according to a new study in Nature based on work at the ...

Why NBA star Steph Curry is investing in tech
VentureBeat - 2019-10-03
NBA star Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors closed out the first day of Disrupt SF by introducing his new investment arm, SC30, which manages all of his off-court brand partnerships, media ...

Tokyo under scrutiny
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-03
This September 25, 2019, photo, shows the new National Stadium, main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, in Tokyo. An international labor union investigating worker safety and the ...

Robbers kill woman in Cavite subdivision
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
SAN PEDRO CITY -- Suspected robbers shot and killed a woman before taking off with a safety deposit box, which, as it turned out, contained only personal documents and records. Police Major ...

ESPL launches national amateur esports tournaments and media network in Asia
VentureBeat - 2019-10-03
The eSports Pro League (ESPL) is announcing today that it will create a global esports tournament and media network, starting with national esports competitions in Asia, starting in 2020.

Destiny 2: Key Early Tips For Shadowkeep, New Light, Season Of The Undying
GameSpot - 2019-10-03
GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers. Destiny 2 has changed dramatically with the release of update 2.6.0.1, which coincided with the launch of Shadowkeep, Season of the Undying, and the free-to-play New Light version. Whether it's weapon mods ...

Global Business Power assures Visayas of optimum operations
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-03
GLOBAL Business Power Corp. (GBP) said Thursday its power plants in Panay and Cebu recently completed preventive maintenance in anticipation of increased demand in the region during the last ...

JBL Link Bar review: three devices rolled into one average soundbar
The Verge - 2019-10-03
First announced way back at Google I/O 2018, the JBL Link Bar is an ambitious device that aims to combine the functionality of a soundbar, an Android TV streaming box, and a Google Assistant smart speaker. Now, over a year later, the $399.95 soundbar is ...

Digitization is changing the way business operates - and one CEO thinks tech could 'make us happier'
CNBC - 2019-10-03
David Tomas was speaking on a panel held at Innovation Summit Barcelona on Wednesday. He was asked by CNBC's Steve Sedgwick whether digitization could create happiness. Digitization has an important role to play when it comes to how small and medium ...

Here's Why Microsoft's New Dual-Screen Smartphone Will Probably Fail
TheStreet.com - 2019-10-03
Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) has had an unrelenting history of failure in the mobile computing market, with the exception of laptops. So what could possibly go wrong as the company returns to the smartphone market with the announcement Wednesday of the ...

Wikipedia has only granted one takedown request. Here it is.
Mashable - 2019-10-03
You can find pretty much anything on Wikipedia. The reason the internet encyclopedia is such a wealth of information is largely due to it being an open collaboration platform where anyone can ...

Notarize and Guaranteed Rate partner on new product that allows homebuyers to complete the entire closing process online
TechCrunch - 2019-10-03
Notarize, a startup that enables people to get documents notarized online, announced today that it has partnered with Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the U.S ...

Box expands key software integrations as part of continued enterprise push
ZDNet - 2019-10-03
Box is expanding its integrations with key software players -- including Adobe, Splunk, IBM, Slack and Microsoft -- as it continues to build up its enterprise appeal. Specifically, the cloud storage company said it's bringing a full-featured Acrobat web ...

High Medical Bills Set Up Major Legal Showdown in California
New York Times - 2019-10-03
In a less than a week, Sutter Health, a sprawling system of 24 hospitals and 5,500 doctors, will face a court trial over accusations that it used its dominance in Northern California to stifle competition and force patients to pay higher medical bills.

Novel, Low-Sodium Drug Promising for Narcolepsy
Medscape - 2019-10-03
A novel, low-sodium drug is safe and effective for treating symptoms of narcolepsy in adults, new research suggests. Results of a phase 3 trial show participants who received the investigational drug JZP-258 (Jazz Pharmaceuticals) had greater decreases on ...

First-Ever Image of the 'Cosmic Web' Reveals the Gassy Highway That Connects the Universe
Live Science - 2019-10-03
In the cold wilderness of space, galaxies huddle together around the campfires of stars and the assuring pull of supermassive black holes. Between these cozy clusters of galaxies, where empty space stretches on for millions of light-years all around, a ...

Scientists discover interaction between good and bad fungi that drives forest biodiversity
Phys.org - 2019-10-03
Scientists have long understood that forest biodiversity is driven in part by something called rare-species advantage--that is, an individual tree has a better chance of survival if there are ...

Like a plane: Poe suggests business coaches for MRT-3
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 3) -- Would you pay ?200 for a speedy and comfortable trip on the Metro Rail Transit-3? Senator Grace Poe presented an out-of-the-box suggestion for the ...

Tardigrades Could (Maybe) Survive a Nuclear Attack. And Now We Know How.
Live Science - 2019-10-03
Scientists recently deciphered a key ingredient in tardigrades' arsenal of superpowers, unraveling how a unique protein protects everyone's favorite microscopic water bears from harmful radiation. Though tiny, tardigrades are notoriously tough. They can ...

2 Bicol towns declared drug-free
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
LEGAZPI CITY--Two towns in as many provinces in the Bicol region had received a coveted certification of being cleared of drugs but would need to keep heeding at least 14 conditions to keep the ...

A. Brown buying Vires Energy ahead of LNG plant project
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-03
PUBLICLY listed firm A. Brown Co., Inc. (BRN) is buying Vires Energy Corp. (VEC), which is joining the LNG (liquefied natural gas) bandwagon. BRN said Thursday that it entered into a memorandum of ...

Duterte backs Supreme Court ruling on LGU revenue hike
philstar.com - 2019-10-03
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- President Duterte has agreed with the Supreme Court that local government units deserve more internal revenue allotment (IRA) to further improve the delivery of services to their constituents. "Tama siguro talaga ang Supreme ...

Tax on digital economy under study
philstar.com - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is exploring ways on how to properly tax online-based shops as part of efforts to capture the digital economy and improve revenue collections, according to officials. In a text message, Finance ...

Increasing product diversity key to wealth accumulation
philstar.com - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Increasing the diversity and complexity of products and services offered by the country, as well as the skills of the workers in industries, are key to generating equitable wealth, according to industry experts. In a presentation ...

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