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Fintech Firm Revolut Reaches $1.7 Billion Valuation After Integrating Cryptocurrency
Yahoo Finance - 2018-04-28
For many years, TransferWise, the fintech company that allows users to send bank payments with extremely cheap fees and shorter verification periods was the most dominant fintech business in Europe. This month, Revolut reached a $1.7 billion valuation ...

PayPal's Earnings Show Its Future Is Intact
Yahoo Finance - 2018-04-28
Going into PayPal's (NASDAQ: PYPL) first-quarter financial report, investors were still digesting the announcement made in February by eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY). The company revealed that it had decided to process its own payments as soon as allowable under its ...

You may soon be able to control your home with a smart wall
The Verge - 2018-04-28
Forget a smart speaker, soon you may be able to control your smart home with a few taps on your wall. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have developed a way to make your walls smart, at a cost of $20 per meter, as spotted by NBC ...

Anti-measles vaccination starts April 25
philstar.com - 2018-04-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Parents should have their children vaccinated against measles. Health Secretary Francisco Duque made the appeal yesterday ahead of the launch of the National Ligtas Tigdas Supplemental Immunization Activity. Duque said free anti ...

Crowdfunding campaign leads to major discovery of healthy Tasmanian devils
Mashable - 2018-04-28
Tasmanian devils are on the brink of extinction, but there's a glimmer of hope. And it's shining brightly. Scientists exploring Tasmania's southwest wilderness discovered a group of the animals that so far appears to be completely free of the contagious ...

Digital transformation: think globally, act locally
ZDNet - 2018-04-28
When you move your database to the cloud, it's digital transformation. When customers can make payments through a secure website, it's digital transformation. When employees can manage and track their work schedules via mobile phone, that's digital ...

Study: College students can still learn while on their cell phones
Upi.com - 2018-04-28
SATURDAY, April 28, 2018 -- Social media use in college classrooms is generally frowned upon. But new research suggests it's possible to check posts and tweets -- and still absorb the lecture material. University of Illinois-Chicago researchers found that ...

All the new rumored Instagram features that might kick Snapchat's ass
Mashable - 2018-04-28
Snapchat is really, really screwed. While Snapchat distracts itself with new Spectacles 2 camera glasses, Instagram is arming itself with new firepower to nuke the crap out of its adversary app. SEE ALSO: Go download your Instagram history now (then delete ...

Some developers are furious ahead of Facebook's annual conference: 'They're declaring war on their partners'
Business Insider - 2018-04-28
On Tuesday, Facebook is kicking off its keynote event of the year: F8, an extravagant two-day conference dedicated to showcasing new products, interacting with developers and generally celebrating all things Facebook. But following months of bad press and ...

Top TNVS exec revolutionizes ride sharing in PHL, Asean
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-28
A finance graduate of the National University of Singapore ... As a result, Grab Philippines has expanded its operations in eight key cities: Manila, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Bacolod, Baguio as well as Angeles in Pampanga--and counting ...

FastCat lets you travel the Philippines in 11 days
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-28
"An archipelago like the Philippines, with its 7,107 islands and with many of ... the couple also proved that the strategy also worked well with the business. "We believe having only one type of vessel is a good business model for a shipping company.

AirAsia Manila-Bangkok takes off with 100-percent load
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-28
We have 100-percent load for this inaugural flight and we hope to do more inter-Asean routes to serve every Filipino traveler needs and enable them to connect, do business and build socio-economic ties with neighboring economies," Comendador said.

Why A Handful Of Companies Leave The Rest In The Dust
Forbes - 2018-04-28
Rising income inequality causes a lot of concern. Inequality across companies does not; we tend to view it in a more benign light, as the natural consequence of competition. But inequality across firms is rising and could hold back living standards and ...

E. coli outbreak spreads to 3 more states, a total of 22
YAHOO! - 2018-04-28
The multistate outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce has spread and now affects 98 people in 22 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The three additional states reporting ill people are Mississippi, Tennessee ...

Engineers from Apple and Google are loving this viral Twitter challenge about describing their job in 5 words
Business Insider - 2018-04-28
There's nothing a programmer likes more than a problem to solve. Perhaps that's why when Abstractions, a Pittsburgh-based conference about software development, issued a challenge on Twitter to find the best solution to a simple problem, it went viral.

S&P raises Philippine credit outlook
philstar.com - 2018-04-28
MANILA, Philippines -- S&P Global Ratings has raised its credit outlook for the Philippines to positive from stable, raising the possibility of a rating upgrade for the country on the back of solid economic growth, healthy external position, and ...

Highlighting role of local entrepreneurship thru Bossing Awards
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-28
The event featured an assembly of past MVP Bossings, including 2016 Grand MVP Bossing Awardee Tony Tan Caktiong, founder and chairman of Jollibee Foods Corporation; 2013 Grand MVP Bossing Awardee Bernie Liu, chairman and CEO of Golden ABC; 2014 Bossing ...

As states consider taxing opioids, drugmakers push back
YAHOO! - 2018-04-28
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Facing a rising death toll from drug overdoses, state lawmakers across the country are testing a strategy to boost treatment for opioid addicts: Force drug manufacturers and their distributors to pay for it. Bills introduced in at ...

2 farmers beheaded in Maguindanao
philstar.com - 2018-04-28
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Unidentified gunmen beheaded two farmers in Parang town in Maguindanao Friday night, causing panic among local residents. Relatives of the decapitated Ceasar Deamada Fermin, 42, and his companion, the 21-year-old Jabon Bistas ...

Duterte admits firing DOLE Usec on corruption allegations
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday admitted to firing Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say and a high-ranking official because of corruption. In a speech released by Malacañang Friday, Duterte said Say kept ...

Labor groups light candles to call for better working conditions ahead of May 1
Rappler - 2018-04-28
ALU-TUCP spokesperson Alan Tanjusay said they are urging the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to improve its enforcement of occupational safety and health standards after a series of workplace fires and mishaps in the past months. "Gravely ...

The 8 most in-demand job skills for 2018 and the online courses you can take to learn them
Mashable - 2018-04-28
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Round out your résumé by taking these online classes. We live in a technological age -- and there is no going back. For anyone looking to get ahead in ...

10 reasons to love the secret Surface Phone
Computerworld - 2018-04-28
Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows 10 Mobile -- all too little, too late. But I think Microsoft could succeed with its next device. [ To comment on this story, visit Computerworld's Facebook page. ] Rumor has it that Microsoft is working on a two ...

'Comfort women' memorial removed from Manila baywalk
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-04-28
But his Foreign Affairs Secretary, Alan Cayetano, said the Philippines cannot strengthen its relationship with Japan if it keeps inflaming a matter that is considered "settled."

ASEAN: Recent militarization in S. China Sea 'erodes trust, confidence'
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 28) -- Regional leaders expressed concern over the militarization of contested areas in the South China Sea, as the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore drew to a close. "We discussed ...

Special Report: Who is to blame for the drug problem?
Sun Star - 2018-04-28
She said 522 barangays were moderately affected, 521 slightly affected, while 160 had been "declared drug-cleared by the Oversight Committee led by the PDEA and also composed of the Department of Health, Department of the Interior and Local Government ...

ASEAN seeks 'complete, irreversible' denuclearization of Korean peninsula
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 28) -- After a vow of peace from the two Korean nations, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) said it seeks a "complete and irreversible" denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. In the 32nd ASEAN ...

Officials get firsthand look, and feel, of substandard housing for Zamboanga siege survivors
philstar.com - 2018-04-28
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Rep. Alfonso Benitez (Negros Occidental), chair of the housing and urban development committee, got glaring evidence of defects in government housing when a wooden bridge gave way and dumped him in the water during a fact ...

Duterte offers Beijing '60-40' deal in S. China Sea joint exploration
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte offered a sharing deal with China on joint exploration in the South China Sea. In a speech in Davao City on Thursday, Duterte said he suggested the deal instead of going to war with the ...

Overeating? It may be a brain glitch
Rappler - 2018-04-28
The hand that dips into the cookie jar is driven by the activation of a wire that was encoded during stress long before and unleashes chemical and electrical impulses that make us overeat in our currently daily life ... at the University of California ...

Palace relieved with Korean leaders' move to end war
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 28) -- The Palace welcomed the commitment of North and South Korea to end their long-standing war and agreeing to denuclearize the peninsula. "Of course everyone is relieved because we are all looking at the prospects ...

Measles "code blue" alert raised in Cebu
philstar.com - 2018-04-27
CEBU, Philippines -- The Department of Health in Central Visayas raised a "code blue" alert status in Cebu following a report of cases of measles. As of April 21, the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU-7) counted a total of 143 ...

Duterte talked about South China Sea arbitral ruling with Vietnam leader - Palace
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has discussed the international arbitral ruling on the Philippines' dispute with China in the South China Sea with Vietnam's head of state, who was all praises for the way Duterte ...

Jeff Bezos says Blue Origin's next rocket test flight will be livestreamed Sunday morning
YAHOO! - 2018-04-27
Blue Origin's first launch of 2018 is scheduled for Sunday. Founder Jeff Bezos says "livestream info" for the launch will be coming soon. The rocket company is moving steadily toward its goal of launching humans to suborbital space, with hopes of its first ...

Bill Gates launches $12M challenge for universal flu vaccine
Upi.com - 2018-04-27
April 27 (UPI) --Billionaire Bill Gates has announced a $12 million Grand Challenge to fund research of universal flu vaccines in preparation for the next flu pandemic. "The goal is to encourage bold thinking by the world's best scientists across ...

Wayne State researchers working with US Army to optimize vehicle engine performance
EurekAlert! - 2018-04-27
DETROIT - Army missions can be drastically impacted due to engine failures caused by erosion in fuel injectors. Fuel injectors are used in both air and ground vehicles that have reciprocating (piston) and gas turbine engines. Cavitation damage can alter ...

EU bans use of three neonicotinoid insecticides blamed for bee decline
Upi.com - 2018-04-27
April 27 (UPI) --After an extensive scientific review and intense debate, the European Commission, a legislative body of the European Union, voted on Friday to ban three neonicotinoid insecticides blamed for killing both wild bees and honeybees. Farmers ...

Fourteen more fall sick from E. coli linked to romaine lettuce: CDC
YAHOO! - 2018-04-27
(Reuters) - Fourteen more sick people from eight U.S. states were added to an investigation of an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday. Three more states - Mississippi ...

Sprint, T-Mobile deal may cast shadow over tower companies
Reuters - 2018-04-27
(Reuters) - Shares of the U.S.-based telecom tower companies fell as much as 4 percent on Friday after Reuters exclusively reported that T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) and Sprint Corp (S.N) could announce a deal as early as next week. Tower companies earn money ...

NASA's $1 billion mission to Jupiter may end this summer -- here are the best images Juno has taken of the giant planet so far
Business Insider - 2018-04-27
All good things must come to a end, and Juno-- NASA's $1-billion mission to study Jupiter like never before -- is no exception. The probe launched from Earth in August 2011, reached Jupiter in July 2016, and is scheduled to make its last two of 14 high ...

Amazon is on track to beat Apple in becoming the first trillion dollar company
Business Insider - 2018-04-27
Amazon could beat Microsoft to be the first trillion dollar company, Macquarie says. The bank's new price target translates to a market cap of $1.19 trillion. Follow Amazon's stock price in real-time here. Amazon's blowout earnings on Thursday has Wall ...

Tom Brokaw Cancels Commencement Speech Amid Allegations
Bloomberg L.P. - 2018-04-27
Fairfield, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut university says former news anchor Tom Brokaw has withdrawn as commencement speaker after facing allegations of sexual harassment. Sacred Heart University says Brokaw notified school officials of the cancellation Friday.

Dead zone in the Arabian Sea is getting bigger, underwater robots confirm
Upi.com - 2018-04-27
April 27 (UPI) --The dead zone in the Gulf of Oman, part of the Arabian Sea, is getting larger and the environmental damages are worse than expected. Dead zones are large portions of the ocean where little to no oxygen exists, making it impossible for most ...

U.S.-China Trade Fight Takes Shape in Geneva
Bloomberg L.P. - 2018-04-27
Spat comes as Lighthizer, Mnuchin prepare for talks in Beijing Just a month after President Trump upended the global order with threats of tariffs against allies and adversaries alike, his ambassador to the World Trade Organization took aim at both China ...

Palace: Duterte tells Vietnam PM illegal fishing issue not a big deal
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 27) -- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc personally thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for releasing Vietnamese fishermen who were caught fishing off the coast of Pangasinan last year, Presidential Spokesman ...

Over 50,000 bees were rescued and given a new home at the Cincinnati Zoo
Mashable - 2018-04-27
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Farmers Plaza, SM Megamall anti-PWD, anti-senior citizen
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-27
There are far less food outlets at the fastfood center at the basement, which is now called a food court. Patrons who linger beyond business hours are instructed to leave through a service exit, which is accessible only by passing through two humid ...

Suspects in ?6.4-B shabu smuggling case barred from travel
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 27) - The Bureau of Immigration on Friday issued a hold departure order against eight suspects in the smuggling of ?6.4 billion worth of illegal drugs from China. Barred from leaving the country are Chen Ju Long ...

Severe penalties, fines face 186 Boracay businesses not connected to sewer lines
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-27
Resort-to-resort inspections conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources ... to institute corrective measures by connecting to the sewer lines of water concessionaires Boracay Island Water Co. and Boracay Tubi Systems Inc., as early ...

IDC Philippines sees growth of smartphone and PC usage in 2018
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-27
For instance, if a town is celebrating its fiesta, Cherry Mobile is going to be present," added Jubert Daniel Alberto, head of operations, IDC Philippines. Ooi added demand for fourth-generation smartphones (4G) also grew with a 54-percent share.

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