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Box CEO Aaron Levie: Why Big Companies Need Small Teams
Fortune - 2018-10-05
Like most startups Box, the San Francisco business software company, was only a handful of people when it was started by CEO Aaron Levie and his three co-founders in 2005. Today, it has almost ...

Brain organizes forgettable, indelible memories during sleep
Upi.com - 2018-10-05
Oct. 5 (UPI) --Previous studies have highlighted the important role sleep plays in learning and memory formation. New research suggests, during sleep, a person's brain replays memories that go un-recalled when awake. For their study, neuroscientists in ...

Study: Many young drug abusers not tested for hepatitis C
Upi.com - 2018-10-05
FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 -- Too few teens and young adults with an opioid addiction are tested for hepatitis C, even though they're at high risk for the liver infection, researchers say. In 2016, hepatitis C killed more than 18,000 Americans, making it the ...

Diokno: Inflation has peaked, prices to go down
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- Inflation may have already peaked this September, according to one of government's economic managers. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, in an ...

Amputations and Lacerations: Your Front Lawn Is a Jungle
The New York Times - 2018-10-05
The accident typically happens on a spring or summer weekend, mostly to men, and the results can be severe: lacerations, fractures and even amputations. From 2006 to 2013, an estimated 51,151 people were injured while mowing the lawn, and 12,243 of them ...

Private-sector campaign for Pinoys abroad launched to spur tourism-industry growth
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-05
Balik Pinas Balik Saya originated from a business concept of addressing the usual concerns of Filipinos as regards the lack in services that could provide tour activities for them and their ...

The 25 richest tech execs in the U.S.
Business Insider - 2018-10-05
Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has definitively been the richest guy in Silicon Valley since "Friends" first aired on television. But leave it to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to dethrone the king and blow the rankings out of the water with a fortune that now tops ...

12 female founders represent PHL at SWITCH Singapore 2018
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-05
This is because Singapore is widely recognized as the Southeast Asian hub for technology start-ups and is often the launchpad for business expansion to the region. SWITCH, co-organized by the ...

Leftist undersecretary fired by Duterte was doing a good job, Bello says
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod, the left-leaning official fired by President Rodrigo Duterte, was doing a good job. This was according to ...

Workplace discrimination? Business groups warn against expanded maternity leave
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- Several business organizations have expressed misgivings that Congress' move to extend maternity leave may result in workplace discrimination for women.

Former defense officials tell court Trillanes' amnesty valid
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV satisfied all requirements in applying for amnesty, former defense officials said Friday as they took the witness stand ...

Another rate hike looms as September inflation hits 6.7%
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-05
"Business cashes on selling as much as they can even when price ceiling is imposed. The high demand dictates that these goods find their way in the marketplace and had to leave the warehouses ...

Duterte Should Disclose Health Status, Spokesman Says
The New York Times - 2018-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says the Philippine leader should consider publicly disclosing the state of his health to stop speculation after revealing he underwent medical tests that may show if he has cancer. Presidential ...

Share prices sink on inflation concerns
philstar.com - 2018-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market was back in turmoil yesterday, sinking deeper into bear territory and hitting the 7,000 level again, a day before the government is set to announce the inflation in September which is expected to hit a new peak once ...

Inflation hits fresh 9-year high in Sept
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-05
Ricafort, economist at the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. "As a result, higher prices and higher interest rates could lead to slower economic growth in 3Q 2018." The Duterte administration believes growth could recover during the third quarter ...

Philippines' Duterte spokesman promises to tell public about leader's health
Reuters - 2018-10-05
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will let the public know if he has a "serious illness", his spokesman said on Friday, a day after the leader said in a public address that he had gone to a hospital for tests. Rumors of Duterte ...

ALI issues P8-B in fixed rate bonds
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-05
AYALA Land, Inc. (ALI) raised P8 billion from the issuance of fixed rate bonds on Friday, which are expected to fund several mall, office, and hotel projects it has in the pipeline. The property developer listed the bonds -- due 2023 -- at the Philippine ...

How Filipinos can invest in Asia Pacific companies, real estate
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- So you have extra cash ... As you search for options, real estate investing may have caught your eye. No, we are not talking about regular houses, but assets ...

5 PDEA agents killed in Lanao del Sur ambush
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- Five agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) were killed while two others sustained injuries in an ambush Friday in Kapai town, Lanao ...

'Growth' in Duterte's body prompted another medical test
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- Doctors found a "growth" in President Rodrigo Duterte's body, his spokesperson said Friday. "Endoscopy was recommended, from his own words ha, in the ...

15 dead in Cebu drug raids, shootings
philstar.com - 2018-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Ten persons were killed in anti-drug operations while the bodies of five alleged victims of summary execution were recovered in Metro Cebu in the past two days. Weaven Vinculado, Sherwin Dabasol, Cresencio Rafaran, Jerome Sonsona ...

Roque mulls resigning after remarks about Duterte's health
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday said he might quit his post as it seemed he has not been up-to-date with some of the President's affairs.

Baguio starts to chill at 15°C
philstar.com - 2018-10-05
BAGUIO CITY , Philippines -- The signature morning chill in this city has come early. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the temperature was recorded at 15 degrees yesterday morning. The state weather ...

P15-million drugs seized at NAIA
philstar.com - 2018-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized at least P15 million worth of illegal drugs in five parcels at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), officials said yesterday. The parcels, which arrived at the Central Mail Exchange ...

Mayor: No Red recruitment in 'Caloocan City College', other schools in city
philstar.com - 2018-10-05
It was previously called Caloocan City Community College when it was established in 1971 then Caloocan City Polytechnic College from 1974 to 2011. Malapitan also denied that there are supposed recruitment efforts by the communist rebels in the schools ...

Food processors push for sugar imports
philstar.com - 2018-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The competitiveness of the domestic food processing industry may be threatened if the government will not allow the special importation of 100,000 metric tons of sugar following the high prices of the local commodity. The Philippine ...

Duterte clears Davao businessman from alleged drug ties
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte cleared a Davao businessman who was tagged as an alleged drug pusher. He said a certain Michael Yang owns Davao City Los ...

Detained ex-Senator Bong Revilla to run for public office in 2019
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- Detained former Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. will seek a Senate seat in the 2019 midterm elections. Former solon Martin Romualdez, president of ...

Cats of BGC will not be forcibly removed from condominium area, group says
philstar.com - 2018-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- After stray cats roaming in Bonifacio Global City were under threat once again, an animal welfare organization assured the public that the spayed or neutered felines would not be forcibly removed in the area. Advocate group CARA ...

Typhoon 'Queenie' to weaken, exit PH Thursday night
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4) -- Expect fair weather with occasional rains in most parts of the country as typhoon "Queenie" moves to make its exit, weather officials advised.

PDP-Laban, Liberal Party firm up senatorial slate ahead of COC filing deadline
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4) -- A week before the filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COC) for the 2019 midterm polls, political parties are now in the process of finalizing their ...

Manila government opens HIV/AIDS center
philstar.com - 2018-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manila city government has inaugurated a health facility as part of its campaign to reduce the rising cases of HIV/AIDS in the city. Mayor Joseph Estrada led the opening of Klinika Rosario Sundown clinic in San Andres, Malate.

Ateneo de Manila vows extensive probe against professor on sexual harassment complaint
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) promised to conduct a thorough investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against a member of its faculty.

Most Filipinos satisfied with how democracy works - survey
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- Most Filipinos are satisfied with how democracy works in the Philippines, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed Thursday. The latest survey ...

Despite sickness rumors, Duterte won't 'give' presidency to Robredo
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- Amid rumors surrounding his failing health, President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not resign to relinquish his post to his duly constituted successor ...

Latham, Paul Weiss Steer $175M Infusion Into Philippines Co.
Law360 - 2018-10-04
Under the terms of the transaction, KKR and Tencent will become minority shareholders in a PLDT business unit called Voyager Innovations by way of separately buying newly issued shares of the unit, according to a statement. In total, the investment could ...

Dollar lifted by yield surge, Asia stocks slugged
Yahoo Finance - 2018-10-04
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan skidded 1.1 percent in response, with South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan all down. Even the Nikkei eased 0.2 percent ...

As some pricey coding camps fade away, Codecademy barrels ahead with affordable paid offerings and a new mobile app
TechCrunch - 2018-10-04
Between 2013 and last year, the number of boot camp schools tripled to more than 90 in the U.S. alone, according to Course Report, an outfit that tracks the industry. Some -- including The Iron ...

Duterte not sick, just took day off - Palace
philstar.com - 2018-10-04
Duterte also met with former president Fidel Ramos, who invited Duterte to the launch of his new book. The President also met with Metrobank awardees, said Special Assitant to the President Bong Go.

The company accused of selling Apple and Amazon data servers compromised by Chinese spies is getting crushed -- it's lost half of its value today
Business Insider - 2018-10-04
On Thursday, Bloomberg published a blockbuster investigation that found that Chinese spies were able to plant tiny microchips on motherboards in data servers bought by American tech giants including Amazon and Apple. The goal of the Chinese spies was ...

3 Googlers turned startup founders have been using the same old-school tool since their first day on their own
Business Insider - 2018-10-04
For the three founders of Beeswax, the journey from working at Google to leading their own startup has one common thread: whiteboards. The company, which pioneered a new way for marketers to bid for ads, is the brainchild of three former Google ad ...

Salmonella, listeria fears prompt beef, ham recall
Upi.com - 2018-10-04
Oct. 4 (UPI) --An Arizona company has recalled 6.5 million pounds of beef over potential salmonella contamination after 57 people were sickened across 16 states, federal officials said Thursday. The recalled products include raw ground beef packaged from ...

Irish MPs hold first abortion bill debate
YAHOO! - 2018-10-04
Dublin (AFP) - Legislation to allow abortion was debated in the Irish parliament for the first time on Thursday -- with indications a three day "cooling off period" will be fiercely contested. Historically Catholic Ireland voted overwhelmingly to ditch its ...

A Global Health Evangelist Is Shocked To Hear He's A 'Genius'
NPR - 2018-10-04
Gregg Gonsalves took a wild, meandering path to the Ivory Tower. His route to becoming a professor at Yale started in street protests and spanned the globe. On Thursday he was honored with a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. Gonsalves is one of this year's ...

Scathing Report Accuses the Pentagon of Developing an Agricultural Bioweapon
Gizmodo - 2018-10-04
Crops in Kansas as seen from space. Image: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team A new technology in which insects are used to genetically modify crops could be converted ...

Apple and Amazon fire back at an explosive report linking them to a giant Chinese microchip hack: It's 'hard to count' the inaccuracies
Business Insider - 2018-10-04
Apple and Amazon have strongly refuted a Bloomberg report linking them to a giant Chinese plot to hack into the databases of US companies using tiny microchips. In unusually robust on the record statements, the two trillion dollar tech companies said they ...

The Central Question Behind Facebook: 'What Does Mark Zuckerberg Believe In?'
NPR - 2018-10-04
Last week, Facebook announced the most serious security breach in its history, in which unknown hackers were able to log onto the accounts of nearly 50 million Facebook users. Journalist Evan Osnos, who wrote about Facebook and Zuckerberg recently for The ...

Police nab suspect in ambush on Ilocos Norte court staff
philstar.com - 2018-10-04
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- A suspect in an ambush that killed a clerk of court and injured a process server in Batac City, Ilocos Norte has been arrested in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. Sherwin Daguipon Rinen, who was identified by Regional Trial Court branch ...

Interesting debate
philstar.com - 2018-10-04
There has been so much interest generated by a bill filed in the House of Representatives last August proposing to grant a company called Solar Para sa Bayan Corp., a franchise to operate nationwide. The company, though new, is said to be already bringing ...

4 BIFF gunmen killed in firefight in Maguindanao town
philstar.com - 2018-10-04
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Four Islamic militants were killed and two others were wounded in a firefight with soldiers in Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao on Tuesday. The skirmish erupted when members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom ...

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